Captain Murphy Shares Origin Video, New Track

Bear witness to his divine presence

August 19th, 2014
Winnie Fan
Category: Video
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Flying Lotus’ rapping alter ego Captain Murphy is back with a new track and an origin video. Adult Swim shared The Birth of Captain Murphy via Noisey last week, and this week “Cosplay” was released as part of Adult Swim’s Singles program (and is available to download now!).
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Play This Playlist: Best of OC’s Pacific Festival

This tracklist will keep you dancing all week long

August 18th, 2014
Janelle Miranda
Category: Staff Pick, Video
Pacific Festival

Bummed you missed Pacific Festival at the Newport Dunes in Orange County this past weekend? Turn that frown upside down with this tasty musical compilation designed to help you shake that groove thang all week long. Bonus, disco appears to be alive and well, and there is enough cowbell in this mix to make your head spin. Play these tracks, and your bad dance moves will instantly look cool again!
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LA Music Blogcast: August 14, 2014

With musical guests Valley Queen!

August 15th, 2014
Kristin Houser
Category: Lead Story, Video
Valley Queen LA Music Blogcast

Who gets pneumonia in their twenties in the middle of the summer in California? DJ Fisch, that’s who! With our fearless leader usual LA Music Blogcast host out sick, Naomi filled in on hosting duties this week alongside Mike and Marcus, and another LAmb staffer was in the house as well: The Doot himself, Gerry!
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Capital Cities Reveal Fall Tour Dates

Don’t wait “one minute more” to check out this duo

August 13th, 2014
Janelle Miranda
Category: Video
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Capital Cities has announced their own headlining tour for the fall following their support of Katy Perry’s Prismatic tour this summer. The tour will launch on October 1st in Denver, CO and will include appearances by Night Terrors of 1927 and special guests Sneaky Sound System and Cherub on select dates. This traveling dance party is going to bust a move across America, so check out the schedule and don’t miss your chance to join in!
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Play This Playlist: Danceable Tunes of Summer

My top dance tracks for summer fun!

August 11th, 2014
Twila Grissom
Category: Staff Pick, Video
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As we’re grooving our way through summer, I have been enjoying discovering new music and taking it with me to beaches, rooftops, and everywhere else I can get out into the sunshine. This is a funky playlist of tracks that are perfect for grilling, pool partying, dancing, or simply chilling and taking in the beautiful weather. Hope you enjoy these tracks as much as I do!
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Top Five Dave Grohl Beats

One of the best drummers and rock stars ever

August 8th, 2014
Gerry Doot
Category: Staff Pick, Video
Dave Grohl - Them Crooked Vultures

Listen, everybody. We in the drumming world have this term for Mr. Grohl. It’s “God.” I pretty much learned how to play drums by playing through Nirvana’s Nevermind and Foo Fighters’ The Colour and the Shape. Those are two of the most amazing rock albums of all time and largely because of Dave Grohl’s contributions as not only a badass drummer, but also a singer, songwriter, and guitar player.
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LA Music Blogcast: August 7, 2014

With special guest Neon Hitch!

Kristin Houser
Category: Lead Story, Video
Neon Hitch LA Music Blogcast

How is it August already? This summer is flying by, and for the first Blogcast of the new month our hosts David Fisch, Mikiel Houser, and Marcus Slater were treated to a visit by performer hot enough to match the heat of the season: Neon Hitch!
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Glass Animals Share Live Performances

Menacing jungle funk on stage

August 7th, 2014
Winnie Fan
Category: Video
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Glass Animals’ debut album, Zaba, is named after William Stieg’s The Zabajaba Jungle, and the LP definitely reflects its namesake. Sultry, tropical beats are interspersed with electronic beeps to create an atmosphere that carries the listener through some dark jungle with Dave Bayley’s sensual croon as guide.
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