LA Music Blogcast: September 18, 2014

With guest Alice Boman!

September 19th, 2014
Kristin Houser
Category: Lead Story, Video
Alice Boman LA Music Blogcast

When they weren’t comparing Apple giving the new U2 album to all iTunes users for free to the spread of sexually transmitted diseases (sure, you can get rid of chlamydia, but wouldn’t you rather not get it in the first place?), our hosts talked about their favorite new releases, Run The Jewels’ creative new Kickstarter campaign, and so much more on last night’s brand new episode of the LA Music Blogcast.
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Top Five Acts Who Stopped Too Soon

These guys, for various reasons, left us hanging

Jay Chirinos
Category: Staff Pick, Video
The postal service lead

I could fill reams and reams of paper with a list of bands that went on a lot longer than they should have. (Have the last couple of decades of Mastercard-sponsored arena tours done anything to enhance the reputation of The Rolling Stones? Didn’t think so.) It’s much more interesting to speculate about bands that cut their careers short for various reasons.
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Premiere: We Are Scientists Perform “After Hours”

From At: Guitar Center with Nic Harcourt webseries

September 16th, 2014
Angelica Corona
Category: Lead Story, Video
We Are Scientists

In the latest installment of Guitar Center’s ongoing webseries, At: Guitar Center with Nic Harcourt, Brooklyn-based rock trio We Are Scientists spoke with the show’s host about the band’s start (meeting at a Dawson’s Creek viewing) and their influences, which range from glam-rock to Marilyn Manson. The band also touched on early recordings in Berkeley, CA and the ultimate decision to transition to New York.
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Play This Playlist: Back-To-School Soundtrack

Did you have a nice summer?

September 15th, 2014
Gerry Doot
Category: Staff Pick, Video
Rn_SFSKFT

Well, summer is officially over, and it’s that time of year again. Time to buy some new notebooks, backpacks, and Jordans. Time to look back through the yearbook for that girl who wrote “K.I.T. C U next YR.” And time to buckle down and get back to studying!
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Top Five Body-Positive Songs

Embrace your body with these five tracks!

Mary Bonney
Category: Staff Pick, Video
destiny's child

With Meghan Trainor’s pro-body anthem “All About That Bass” hitting number one on the Hot 100 charts, I have been combing through my music library seeking other songs praising curvy girls. Pursuing acting and living in LA has been a one-two punch on my body image, and songs like Trainor’s remind me that it doesn’t matter what your body type is as long as you know how to “shake it shake it.”
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Meghan Trainor Hits #1 On The Hot 100 Chart

And performs “All About That Bass” with The Roots!

September 12th, 2014
Kristin Houser
Category: Video
Meghan Trainor

In just the three months since its release, Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Bass” music video has garnered over 61 million views, and just this week the platinum-selling single rose to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Not that any of this is particularly surprising. After all, the song is catchy, the message positive, and the singer damn talented.
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LA Music Blogcast: September 11, 2014

The return of Yell For Help!

Kristin Houser
Category: Lead Story, Video
Yell For Help LA Music Blogcast

Last night’s taping of the LA Music Blogcast featured terrible ideas, a whole lot of U2 talk, and a repeat visit by LA duo and LAmb favorites Yell For Help!
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Peaking Lights Release Video For “Breakdown”

New album Cosmic Logic set for October 7th release

September 11th, 2014
Jay Chirinos
Category: Video
Peaking Lights

I must admit that the charms of Peaking Lights passed me by through the release of their two critically acclaimed albums, 936 and Lucifer. Instead, I simply headed down early for the recent Panda Bear show at El Rey Theatre and happened to catch their opening set. The duo’s dub-influenced beats and shamanic vocal stylings were not only the perfect warm-up for the Animal Collective star, but they proved compelling in their own right.
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LA Music Blogcast: September 4, 2014

With musical guests Badflower!

September 5th, 2014
Kristin Houser
Category: Lead Story, Video
Badflower LA Music Blogcast

Madvillain, M.A.A.D City, and…math? David Fisch, Naomi Robin, and Marcus Slater talked about it all on last night’s live taping of the LA Music Blogcast on TradioV!
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LA Music Blogcast: August 28, 2014

With musical guests Grizfolk!

August 29th, 2014
Kristin Houser
Category: Lead Story, Video
Grizfolk LA Music Blogcast

Last night marked the lovely Naomi Robin’s first show in the co-host chair across from David Fisch, and with Marcus Slater rounding up the lineup, our hosting team was in pique form! During the show they offered up their takes on the weekend’s VMAs, shared the news that The Purple One is back with new music, and even sang some of their favorite new releases!
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