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LA instrumentalist duo El Ten Eleven debut reinvention with first vocal EP

Los Angeles instrumental duo El Ten Eleven have debuted their first vocal release ever with the Unusable Love EP, featuring vocals by Emile Mosseri of The Dig. Born in the bustling community of bands that cut their teeth in Silverlake back in the early 00s, the band has circulated around the talents of Kristian Dunn on […]

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Ty Dolla $ign gets Budland Day 1 lit with surprise performance

On Friday July 14th Budweiser kicked off the weekend with their new two day festival called Budland to celebrate the launch of their new California bottle’s alongside LA’s music, fashion and food scene. To start off the day rising star and Compton native Buddy went up first. Buddy recently released an EP with Kaytranda called […]

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The Horrors get freaky in video for new single “Machine”

English rock band The Horrors have revealed the music video for “Machine,” the first single from their upcoming fifth album V. In the video, twisted contortions of randomly generated computer simulations inspired by director Jon Emmony’s fascination with Hieronymus Bosch take shape as lead singer Faris Badwan groans over shrieking and buzzing guitar reverb. Eventually, the eeriness […]

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Echosmith announce return with giddy new pop track “Goodbye”

LA-sweethearts Echosmith has finally returned with a new song in the form of the upbeat pop bombast of “Goodbye,” a tune taken from their upcoming highly-anticipated sophomore album Inside A Dream. With a delicately plucked guitar melody opening up the track with lead-singer Sydney Sierota’s breathy vocals, the song soon drops into a percussion driven one that […]

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Lobster Fest brings family-fun and hip performances to Port of Los Angeles

The Port of Los Angeles Lobster Festival has been a tradition since 1999 and although the price of those savory crustaceans might’ve been much more palatable back then, the city’s appetite for them has if anything only grown with each year. Taking place next to the USS Iowa, the Lobster Festival might not be as […]

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Get a first listen of TR/ST newest song “Bicep” and don’t miss him at FYF

Toronto-based artist TR/ST has revealed a first listen from a yet untitled release in the form of the industrial synth-powered track, “Bicep.” Moving forward with the dark electro-pop that garnered his self-titled debut and the subsequent Joyland a cult following, the man behind the provocative atmospherics Robert Alfons took isolation to the extreme in writing much of […]

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Femme-alien rock gods Deap Valley get a little wild in new video for “Julian”

LA-born heavy indie-rockers and femme-alien rock gods Deap Vally have dropped a new music video for their song, “Julian,” off their 2016 sophomore record Femejism. The video, which sees Lindsey Troy and Julie Edwards kidnapping their porn-stache flaunting manager/chauvinist pursuer and inducting them into their glitter-bomb of a wacky extravaganza. The wild, head-banging duo and their […]

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Hot Band Alert: LA’s sexiest new band The Marías is here to soundtrack your love life

Imagine walking into a 70s bar-lounge and sitting in a velvet booth, the air thick with a perfumed nostalgia and smokey intimacy, your head in a spin from the sultry voices and feverishly groovy notes being elicited from the small stage in front of you. Now close your eyes and press play on “I Don’t […]

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Five Must-See (Lesser Known) Acts at FYF 2017

As Los Angeles’ premier music festival, FYF has always made it a point of pride to craft bills that really push the envelope on bringing underground or smaller acts to the forefront of their events. This year’s event holds that sentiment to the extreme, as any festival with Björk as one of its headliners is going […]

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Spaceland Block Party makes its Downtown LA debut with stacked bill featuring Joey Bada$$, Vic Mensa, The Horrors

Spaceland Presents has announced their first ever Block Party! Taking over the streets of downtown Los Angeles this September 16-17, the all-ages Spaceland Block Party is expected to be LA’s biggest end of summer blowout party. From DTLA roof tops to parking lots, the first ever Spaceland Block Party will feature Joey Bada$$, Vic Mensa, […]

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Cults returns with synths and hope to combat the darkness in new song “Offering”

Cults Announce Los Angeles Date at Teragram Ballroom Buzzing with the momentous cascades of synthesizers, New York duo Cults have emerged with the title track of their upcoming third studio album Offering, and the follow-up to 2013’s Static. For a band that honed the controlled use of minimalist melodies on its first two albums, which often […]

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