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
capital cities

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
summer

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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Play This Playlist: Shamelessly Addicting K-Pop

There’s more to K-pop than “Gangnam Style”

August 4th, 2014
Lesley Park
Category: Staff Pick, Video
k pop

Having spent the past week hopelessly glued to my laptop having made the poor decision to watch the first episode of a Korean drama last weekend (Korean dramas, not even once), I’ve been getting reacquainted with the culture of my motherland. 
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Top Five Los Angeles Acts At Lollapalooza 2014

Get a little taste of the West Coast in Chicago!

August 1st, 2014
Kristin Houser
Category: Staff Pick, Video
Lollapalooza

Lollapalooza kicks off in Chicago today, and with so many great performers filling out the lineup, some of our home city’s best acts risk getting lost in the shuffle. Hence this list! Check out my top five Los Angeles acts at this year’s Lollapalooza!
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