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EVENT: L.A. RECORD ARTIST DAVE VAN PATTEN’S ALBUM ART SHOW, FEB. 28 AT FINGERPRINTS IN LONG BEACH

February 28th, 2015 · No Comments

L.A. RECORD (and of course so much more) illustrator Dave Van Patten is exhibiting artwork he’s used for various album covers tonight at Fingerprints in Long Beach, with performances by Forest of Tongue and Rufrano! 7 PM—go!

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EVENT: L.A. RECORD PRESENTS THE TIMES OF L.A. WITH DJs NEIL SCHIELD (ORIGAMI VINYL) AND MUKTA MOHAN (HONEY POWER) ON FRI., FEB. 27, AT THE ACE HOTEL DTLA!

February 26th, 2015 · No Comments

Take the elevator up to the Times of L.A. at the Ace Hotel rooftop this week for selectors Neil Schield of Origami Vinyl and Mukta Mohan of KXLU and Honey Power! 9 PM, 21+ and free at the Ace Hotel DTLA! RSVP for guaranteed entry here!

NEW TRACK: WAND “REAPER INVERT”

February 26th, 2015 · No Comments

Chrome’s spirit of dread drifts into Hawkwind-ian dead space on Wand’s new track “Reaper Invert,” which is the kind of slow burn you get when your space capsule makes a re-entry error. Stick around for the outta-nowhere Thin Lizzy twin-guitar break somewhere past two minutes. They play March 13 at Echoplex and their new album Golem is out March 17 on the mighty In The Red.

NEWS: SUPERIOR VIADUCT TO RELEASE PUNK SINGLES BUNDLE – X, GERMS, DILS, FLIPPER, AND THE RESIDENTS OUT APRIL 2015!

February 23rd, 2015 · No Comments

Reissue juggernaut Superior Viaduct (home of Hardcore Devo, Craig Leon and more) have just announced a five-deep punk singles package vital to any L.A. music fans who don’t have these yet. They’re out April 15. Buy ‘em a la carte or get them all for $40—cheap, as people used to say! Full details below. Listen to that Flipper 45 and get ready to do your shopping! Release date: April 14th, 2015 We are releasing five limited edition singles by THE RESIDENTS, THE GERMS, THE DILS, X and FLIPPER. Each pressed on color vinyl and sold separately in stores. Buy individual titles right here or get them all in our special-priced vinyl bundle. “THE RESIDENTS‘ 1976 version of The Stones’ “Satisfaction” is nearly everything the…

MIXTAPE: PROTO-PUNKY-GLAM 45s FOR LIGHT IN THE ATTIC’S THIN LIZZY REISSUE CELEBRATION TONIGHT, FEB. 23, AT THE ACE HOTEL DOWNTOWN

February 23rd, 2015 · No Comments

L.A. RECORD will be helping Light In The Attic celebrate the reissue of two of Thin Lizzy’s crucial LPs tonight at the Ace Hotel downtown, so we put together this mix for a punky-proto-glam party: big drums, loud guitar and charismatic singers across the board … possibly even including Peter Frampton? Listen below and come visit these 45s in person tonight at the Ace. And yes, they would appreciate a sip of Guinness or a jar of whiskey! Henry Turtle “You Turned Your Back and Walked Away” Chris Spedding and pals riff out like they thought Led Zeppelin had no access to copyright attorneys. Supposedly the French release of this had a (justified) warning sticker saying something like, “Yes, the beginning is annoying, but…

NEWS: DESERT DAZE ANNOUNCES 2015 LINE UP w WARPAINT, FAILURE, RJD2, TEEBS w LIVE BAND, PSYCHIC ILLS AND MORE MAY 2 IN MECCA, CA

February 23rd, 2015 · No Comments

Desert Daze 2015 line-up is out and it’s even more of a monster than usual, especially with undercard action from Teebs (with a live orchestra!) as well as Follakzoid, Psychic Ills, Mr. Elevator and the Brain Hotel, the Farmer Dave Expansion, Zig Zags, L.A. Witch, Wyatt Blair, Gap Dream, Feels, Dirt Dress and more awesome stuff we can barely even read down there! Desert Daze happens on Sat., May 2, at the Sunset Ranch Oasis, 69-520 South Lincoln Street, Mecca, CA. Tickets on sale now at desertdaze.org, which has all the info you need. Complete line-up as of press time below: DESERT DAZE 2015 LINEUP: WARPAINT FAILURE RJD2 MINUS THE BEAR (Performing They Make Beer Commercials Like This) THE BUDOS BAND DAN DEACON CHELSEA…

NEW TRACK: CROCODILES “CRYBABY DEMON”

February 20th, 2015 · No Comments

Propulsive new track from Crocodiles that finds the exact point of intersection between like … Psychedelic Furs, Primal Scream and the Telescopes, with nice loud drums, too! From the upcoming Boys LP on Zoo Music, releasing May 12!

EVENT: THIN LIZZY REISSUE RELEASE PARTY w LIGHT IN THE ATTIC x L.A. RECORD ON MON., FEB. 23, AT THE ACE HOTEL DTLA!

February 19th, 2015 · No Comments

Light In The Attic are doing the rockin’ world a welcome service with their twin reissues of Thin Lizzy’s vital 1972 LP Shades Of A Blue Orphanage and 1973 LP Vagabonds of the Western World, and they’ve invited L.A. RECORD to crack out some apropos rippers on the Ace Hotel rooftop on Mon., Feb. 23! So get ready for iron virgins, beauty queens and chewinggum rock from 8:30 til the power shuts off—21+ and free!

NEW TRACK: BIG SEARCH “LOVE IN RETURN”

February 19th, 2015 · No Comments

Matt Popieluch (of Foreign Born, long ago) returns with his newest as Big Search—a desolate Chris Isaak-meets-old-school-Kris-Kristofferson guitar bummer-outer that comes pre-approved by Marc Maron! Tour dates and L.A. show with Rodrigo Amarante below: Tour Dates w/ Rodrigo Amarante 3/31 Los Angeles, CA – Bootleg Theater 4/03 Chicago, IL – Constellation 4/04 Minneapolis, MN – Bryant Lake Bowl 4/07 Philadelphia, PA – MilkBoy 4/08 New York, NY – Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2 4/09 New York, NY – Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2 4/11 Boston, MA – Cafe 939 4/12 Washington, DC – Sixth & I Historic Synagogue

EVENT: L.A. RECORD PRESENTS THE TIMES OF L.A. WITH DJs STEVE HARRINGTON (NATIONAL FOREST) AND CHRIS ZIEGLER (L.A. RECORD) ON FRI., FEB. 20, AT THE ACE HOTEL DTLA!

February 19th, 2015 · No Comments

We’re back for the Times of L.A. at the Ace Hotel rooftop downtown and this week our selectors are Steve Harrington (of design firm National Forest) and Chris Ziegler of L.A. RECORD! Get ready for a practically endless rotation of 7″s from across all four dimensions! 9 PM, 21+ and free at the Ace Hotel DTLA! RSVP for guaranteed entry here!