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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Bear In Heaven Shares “Autumn” Music Video

Psychedelic music with psychedelic visuals

August 28th, 2014
Winnie Fan
Category: Video
bear in heaven

Bear In Heaven is the kind of band that makes you question your place in reality. Their newest album, Time is Over One Day Old, is probably their most grounded release, but don’t worry — it’s still weird.
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Play This Playlist: Best Taylor Swift Music Videos

The best clips from Swifty’s past and present

August 26th, 2014
Mary Bonney
Category: Staff Pick, Video
taylor swift shot

Taylor Swift is our modern day Helen of Troy, although rather than being the woman whose face launched a thousand ships, it’s more like she the woman whose Instagrams launched a million likes. This past week, she completed her move from young, ringleted country singer to outspoken pop superstar with the release of her newest single, “Shake It Off,” off her upcoming, sure-to-be-bestselling 1989.
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New Music From The Old Kids On The Block

Nick Carter & Jordan Knight, you are…our fire…

August 25th, 2014
Alice Carson
Category: Video
Nick and Knight

Anybody else who enjoyed Lisa Frank folders and gel pens in elementary school will know that the teen stars of the ’90s will always occupy a special section of my heart, a fortress of adoration that cannot be breached. The keepers of this fortress include the members of The New Kids On The Block, The Backstreet Boys, N*Sync, and occasionally 98°. Recently, two of those acts’ members, Backstreet boy Nick Carter and new kid Jordan Knight, have been making music together. No, I am not joking. Your 15-year-old fantasy has finally come true.
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