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Jul 24 Corners’ Residency At The Echo W/ Levitation Room And Mr. Elevator & The Brain Hotel, Monday July 21st 2014
I spotted a few people who were already at Corners’ first week residency, and even talked to two of them,… this wasn’t a surprise, I was certain people would come back to experience Corners’ awesome sound. This time, I didn’t dropped my camera, but the Echo was as crowded and as rowdy as ever
Posted 24 July 2014 by Alyson Camus  Add comment
Jul 24 Wrapped up in the Darkness (or spending your life waiting for a moment that just don’t come) (Bruce essay from a maturing teen)
The years have passed and I still think the “Born to Run” and the “Darkness” LP’s are about the best back-to-back albums ever released by an artist. I still hadn’t seen the man live in concert yet. I lived vicariously through bootlegs, live radio concerts and my brother Jack’s photos of Bruce’s show at The Forum.
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Jul 24 Steven Tyler, Sticking Up For the Farm Animals
Massachusetts holds a very special place in my heart. That’s why I was thrilled to learn from my friends at The Humane Society Of The United States about a critical bill that would ban the extreme confinement of animals used for food”
Posted 24 July 2014 by Helen Bach  Add comment
Jul 24 The Art of Elysium Announces Big Event Curated By Spike Jonze, Karen O, Alex Ebert, Beck, Cat Power….
the event will take place on September 5th at the brand newly renovated (and superb) Theater at Ace Hotel Downtown LA, secondly, the emerging artists will be picked by a totally awesome list of curators,… they seem to be a dream team I would have personally chosen to be honest: Spike Jonze, Karen O, Alex Ebert, Beck Cat Power, Shepard Fairey, Santigold and Jakob Dylan
Posted 24 July 2014 by Alyson Camus  Add comment
Jul 24 Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark Throwback Thursday: We reviewed The Julie Taymor Version In 2010
No messing: the end of the first act, when Spiderman battles Green Lantern, every promise Julie Taymor has made as a savant of the theatre is potentially answered. To say it is eye popping is to understate: Lantern and Spidey literally swing from the rafters and while the wire are visible, it is beautiful in ways Cirque De Soleil never ever is.
Posted 24 July 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment
Jul 24 Lemmy Back from The Dead
The whole thing about Motorhead is they are the most perfect, almost like Ramones perfect, of products: loud fast electric riffs; it is metal stripped bare of all pretension. And because of that Motorhead remain one of the most beloved bands of all times, welcome back Lemmy.
Posted 24 July 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment
Jul 24 Rob Zombie Cuts Set Short, Proceeds To Gross Us Out
Thousands of people have paid to see you, made travel arrangements and plans (some more elaborate than others) just to stare at you for a few hours. If you don’t make it- that’s it- refunds are fine but honestly its the effort that it requires that makes it so awful.
Posted 24 July 2014 by Helen Bach  Add comment
Jul 24 US Top 10 Singles 8-2-14
This is a good summer on the charts, I ca see three songs here which will end up high on my best 2014 and any year when you get Adele done right, which is one of Sam Smith’s many achievements this year, the most prominent one is, of course, making an album which compares favorably to In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning. Makes you happy to be writing about music in the 21st Century.
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Jul 24 US Top 10 Albums 8-2-14
So what’s with Blake? The album was on sale at ITunes for $5.99 and and the moral of this story is: if Itunes and/or the record business wanted to really battle streaming they should drop their prices in half…
Posted 24 July 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment
Jul 24 10 Songs: Thursday, July 24th, 2014
Free Your Mind – Cut Copy – The beat pattern is quite clever and the howling at the “moooon shines brighter than the sun” is a good hook, but the vocal isn’t there and the rest of the track doesn’t pay it off – B-
Posted 24 July 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment
Jul 23 Taping Of Keith Urban For PBS’ “Front And Center” At Highline Ballroom, Monday, July 21st, 2014, Reviewed
Keith was unhappy with the first take on “Till Summer Comes Round” (off Defying Gravity) and played it again, killing the momentum further, though the second version had a much much better ending and it took until that end, 20 minutes into the 80 minute second set, for Keith to get the set back on track.
Posted 23 July 2014 by Iman Lababedi  Add comment
Jul 23 Joyce Manor “Never Hungover Again” Album Reviewed
The album as a whole is short and sweet, and upon first listen, I thought definitely too short. However, upon further listening, I realized that if it had been any longer, it would’ve been repetitive and simply not as good. I feel like I could never get tired of having it on repeat, which is a quality Joyce Manor’s had since the very beginning
Posted 23 July 2014 by Mary Magpie  Add comment
Jul 23 Punk Rock Starter Kit, Availabe Via Etsy
We all want to be punk rockers but where oh where do you start? There is so much to know and what exactly should you wear? Its tricky, you dont want to be mistaken for a biker or a goth, you want to be a legit punk rocker- and I know, youre worried someone will confuse you with bands, Avril? Joan?
Posted 23 July 2014 by Helen Bach  Add comment
Jul 23 Listen to Weezer’s New Song ‘Back To The Shack’
Four years is a long time, and the band also explained that Cuomo wrote the new songs at a pace slower than usual, ‘giving the songs … time to gradually grow into their final forms’, organizing them ‘thematically around three groups of songs’ and utilizing the ‘sound from the band’s earliest days to tell new stories in 2014.’
Posted 23 July 2014 by Alyson Camus  Add comment
Jul 23 Tree Planted as Memorial to George Harrison Killed by Actual Beetles
The tree had grown to ten feet tall as of 2013, but could not resist the onslaught of tree beetles (primarily bark beetles and ladybug beetles) that are common in Griffith Park. Though no date has been set, an LA City Councilman stated that the tree would be replanted.
Posted 23 July 2014 by Paula Iwamoto-Schaap  Add comment

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Artist: Music Festivals

Growing Out Of Warped Tour

I used to be one of those kids. I could barely sleep the night before, woke up stoked, and spent the entire day covered in sweat, running around to catch the fifteen plus bands I wanted to see, and meeting friends. This year, I realized that I’ve officially grown out of Warped

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Kanye West And Iggy Azalea Added To Jay Z ‘s Made In America In Los Angeles.

Kanye (who is already playing at the east coast version in Philly) will play on Sunday and Iggy on Saturday, but she is not headlining, you are still stuck with the always generic Imagine Dragons for that. Will this addition make me spend $200 and go to the two-day festival?

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New York City’s ‘Global Citizen Festival’ Lineup Trickle

So .. is that why we get Jay Z? The ol’ standby guy is back headlining the Global Citizen Festival along with the amazing Gwen Stefani and No Doubt. Personally I would reverse the bill making Gwen the headliner but hey it aint my gig

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Lolipalooza At The Echo/Echoplex, Saturday June 28th 2014 (Part I)

This new Lolipalooza event had 33 bands playing on three stages in just one afternoon-evening, I managed to see 29 of them, and it felt like a marathon! Yes, I am exhausted today, it was a bit crazy and way too much for the same day, but it’s always the case for festivals. There is no way I am gonna remember what the first or even the 15th band sounded like but who really cares?

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Lolipalooza At The Echo/Echoplex, Saturday June 28th 2014 (Part II)

I must say that the Echo/Echoplex is probably my favorite place in LA for many reasons (beside the awesome shows they host), the managers are so cool with any crowd antics, they let people climb on the booth seats when they can’t see the stage, they let people stage diving and crowd surfing their heart out, and nobody felt restrained to do so on Saturday night.

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Coachella Being Uncool With Its Artists

This year was the first year artists saw their names printed on the Coachella poster, obviously a big progress in the recognition process. There was a time when artists were barely paid, had to buy their water like any concertgoer and didn’t even had private toilet or shower

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‘No Cameras Allowed’ By Photograph Renegade James Marcus Haney

James Marcus Haney is a sort of dream fantasy for me, as he has done it at a completely different level, getting into Coachella in 2010 by hopping a fence, using fake bracelets around his wrist and spending a night in a porta-potty – when you know how these things smell, this is award-worthy

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Yuna At Make Music Pasadena, Saturday June 7th 2014

She appears on stage like a gracious and thin statuesque figure, quite dignified and she sang with a soulful and velvet voice,… I read that she interestingly describes her music as ‘a cross between Mary Poppins and Coldplay’, whatever this means, but I didn’t get the Coldplay vibe nor the Mary Poppins side, and I don’t think she was making allusion to her full-clothing

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