Watch: Homeboy Sandman – “Nonbelievers”

Off his new album, Kindness for Weakness

May 26th, 2016
Sean Kramer
Category: Video
homeboy sandman nonbelievers

Queens emcee Homeboy Sandman — currently promoting his latest Stones Throw release, Kindness for Weakness, on a national tour as direct support for Aesop Rock — has dropped a music video for the song “Nonbelievers.”
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Exclusive Video: Eat|See|Hear with Faulkner!

Rockers discuss big plans before covering Bowie!

May 25th, 2016
Mary Bonney
Faulkner Eat See Hear

I headed to Pasadena City Hall last Saturday for a Bowie-filled night and for an excellent dinner and a show thanks to Eat|See|Hear, the summer outdoor movie series that rounds up savory local food trucks, beloved movies, and live performances from some of the best Los Angeles bands!
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Exclusive Video: Eat See Hear With Mothlight!

Testing dream-pop band’s Princess Bride knowledge

May 19th, 2016
Mary Bonney
eat see hear mothlight

Last Saturday, I headed to Santa Monica High School with the LA Music Blog to experience another stellar Eat|See|Hear, the outdoor summer movie series that combines beloved movies, delicious local food trucks, and, of course, live performances from some of the best bands in the area!
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Watch: Kaytranada – “Lite Spots”

Music video features one funky dancing robot

May 18th, 2016
Sean Kramer
Category: Video
kaytranada lite spots

Montreal-based DJ/producer Kaytranada recently dropped his pretty-awesome debut album, 99.9%, a fun and uptempo collection of songs that builds on the buzz that the young artist has developed through his fresh remixes of Janet Jackson, Erykah Badu, Robert Glasper, and more.
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Play This Playlist: De La Soul’s Best Music Videos

Four decades of hip-hop greatness

May 17th, 2016
Sean Kramer
Category: Staff Pick, Video
De La Soul

With the impending release of their long-awaited, crowdfunded new album And The Anonymous Nobody slated to see the light of day later this year — along with last week’s 25th anniversary of the classic album De La Soul Is Dead — there’s no better time to look back and appreciate the catalog of De La Soul.
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Exclusive Video: Eat See Hear With Summer Twins!

Interview with local duo at first event of series

Mary Bonney
ESH-Summer-Twins

We here at the LA Music Blog kicked our summer off right last weekend with the first 2016 event of Eat See Hear, the outdoor movie series that screens beloved movies under the stars while also delivering delicious food trucks from all around Los Angeles and live performances from some of the best local bands in the area!
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Watch: Nardwuar Interviews Drake & 40

Drake talks Views, nearly getting arrested & more!

May 9th, 2016
Kristen Meza
Category: Video
drake interview

First, Zane Lowe had the inside scoop on Drake’s latest release, but now the hip-hop gods have blessed us with another hour-long interview, this time courtesy of Nardwuar The Human Serviette.
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Play This Playlist: Best Covers of Prince

Bidding farewell to a pioneering artist

April 25th, 2016
Anthony Marks
Category: Staff Pick, Video
prince again

Prince was never one to jump on the bandwagon, but by joining the growing list of tragic celebrity deaths filling up 2016, I suppose he finally did.
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