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PLAYLIST: “ONE REPORTERS OPINION” (DUBLAB, FEB. 15, 2017)

February 17th, 2017

Here's the playlist from L.A. RECORD editor Chris Ziegler's monthly radio show "One Reporter's Opinion," aired on dublab on Wed., Feb. 15, with new music from Froth, Saucyhorn, the Koreatown Oddity, Tara Jane Oneil, Smokescreens and more! Listen to the show here!

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VIDEO PREMIERE: THE CREATION FACTORY “YOU GOT IT”

January 19th, 2017

L.A.'s Creation Factory—two rad labels make one rad band name for some Mystic Braves members and their friends—had our attention since the first riff of their pulverizing "Today's Satisfaction," a song that truly captures the fuzz-pedal flame-out sound of the best Back From The Grave bands. Now they've finally hit vinyl, and here's the video for their just-out "You Got It," which has the '66 East L.A. b-side sound absolutely down—and the video is period perfect, with not a single cellphone or random background Prius to offend the eye.

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WIN TICKETS TO SURF CURSE RECORD RELEASE w PALM READER (REUNION SHOW) AND BOYO ON FRI., JAN. 13, AT THE EL REY!

January 6th, 2017

Hard-charging indie-pop-punk duo Surf Curse come from Nevada but they got a lot of friends in L.A.—maybe you saw them at Beach Goth or Viva Pomona last year?—and now they're gonna blow out the back doors on the El Rey with this extra special record release show. This is gonna be a big night for the boys—like a birthday, a homecoming and a graduation all at once—so you'll probably wanna get in there and help them celebrate, right? Just email us at rsvp@larecord.com subj SURF, and we'll pick winners at random before the show. (Must be 18+ to enter, and please include your full name!)

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THE SMELL 19TH ANNIVERSARY BENEFIT w HEALTH, BEST COAST, NO AGE, BLEACHED, VICE COOLER AND TY SEGALL ON SAT., JAN. 7, AT THE BELASCO!

January 5th, 2017

$35 to help the Smell relocate (since they're slated for demolition sometime this year) and see this all-killer line-up, too—how can you not? Tickets here!

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LIVE AFTER FIVE w DJs FROM L.A. RECORD, BEAT BAIT, BLOODY DEATH SKULL AND MORE ON THURS., JAN. 12 IN DOWNTOWN LONG BEACH!

January 5th, 2017

Coming up next week: a new installment of Long Beach's Live After Five series with L.A. RECORD's Chris Ziegler, Beat Bait/Confidential (and more) DJ Lee Set—who was also an L.A. RECORD interpreter—as well as L.A. RECORD and Bloody Death Skull's Daiana Feuer, dreamy Long Beach-beloved selectors Fando Y Lis, Ye Ye and World Pacific! Free all across downtown Long Beach's East Village starting at 5 PM on Thurs., Jan. 12—all the info you need here!

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COACHELLA 2017 LINEUP ANNOUNCED! KENDRICK LAMAR, BEYONCE, RADIOHEAD AND MORE!

January 3rd, 2017

This year's Coachella lineup was announced this morning, with Radiohead, Kendrick Lamar, Lorde, Bon Iver, the xx, Father John Misty, Car Seat Headrest, Four Tet, S U R V I V E, Justice, New Order, Future Islands, Kaytranada, Real Estate, Mitski, Whitney, Hans Zimmer, the Allah-las, Preoccupations, Banks & Steelz, New Order, Future, Gucci Mane, Schoolboy Q, Thundercat, Floating Points, Lil Uzi Vert, DJ Khaled, Travis Scott, GoldLink, Chicano Batman scheduled to appear. Tickets will surely go fast so buy them here while they have em!