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NEWS: SKIRBALL CENTER PRESENTS “ROCK N ROLL BILLBOARDS OF THE SUNSET STRIP” PHOTO EXHIBIT, OPENING THIS MARCH

January 30th, 2015 · No Comments

all photos by robert landau from ‘rock n roll billboards of the sunset strip’ Opening on March 24 at the Skirball Cultural Center: “Rock ‘n’ Roll Billboards of the Sunset Strip,” an exhibition of photos documenting the extravagant music biz advertising along Sunset from the 60s to the 80s, shot by then-teenage photographer Robert Landau. If this sounds a little familiar, it’s because Landau released a book collecting this photography a few years back, which was reviewed by none other than Jonathan Lethem in the New York Times: Landau’s book documents nothing less than a kind of triumphalist tribal ritual, an unlikely moment in the heedless monetization of countercultural dreams by a recording industry briefly high on a myth of its own transformational influence.…

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NEWS: PROG LEGENDS MAGMA TO PLAY ECHOPLEX ON APRIL 6! TICKETS ON SALE JAN. 29!

January 28th, 2015 · No Comments

French prog legends Magma will be performing at the Echoplex on April 6! Get ready to get cosmic, and get tickets here when they go on sale tomorrow!

NEW TRACK: MILD HIGH CLUB “WINDOWPANE”

January 28th, 2015 · No Comments

Left Banke-y and/or first-Bee-Gees-album vibes plus a visual nod to David Peel from Stones Throw’s new signee Mild High Club, an Ariel/R. Stevie/Mac DeMarco cohort with a 7″ just about ready and an album on the way. But until then: live shows Feb. 7 at Jewels Catch One, Feb. 12 at Marine Room in Laguna Beach and Apr. 16 at Wayfarer (formerly Detroit Bar) in Costa Mesa.

EVENTS: GOLDENVOICE AND FYF FEST ANNOUNCE COACHELLA SIDE SHOWS!

January 27th, 2015 · No Comments

illustration by luke mcgarry Gigantic list of Goldenvoice and FYF Fest‘s L.A.-area Coachella bonus shows scheduled for April! First tickets go on sale Jan. 29.

NEW TRACK: OOFJ “I FORGIVE YOU”

January 27th, 2015 · No Comments

Heavily Portishead-y torch song from L.A.’s OOFJ, releasing their Acute Feast album April 21 on Ring The Alarm. Recommended if you ever wanted to marry a Mellotron.

NEW RELEASES: WARP RECORDS ANNOUNCES PRE-ORDERS FOR BROADCAST REISSUES!

January 27th, 2015 · No Comments

‘i see, so i see so’ from broadcast and the focus group’s 2009 investigate witch cults of the radio age mini-album Welcome news from Warp Records—a reissue campaign for Broadcast’s long out-of-print (and pricey) (and amazing) (and vital) albums! They’ll be reissuing all the LPs that came before the recent Berberian Sound Studio, as well the singles-and-rarities comps Work And Non Work and Future Crayon. You can get them individually or in a complete six-volume package, and initial copies come with a special booklet. They’ll be officially out in March!

EVENTS: L.A. RECORD PRESENTS THE TIMES OF L.A. WITH NEIL (ORIGAMI VINYL) + STEVE HARRINGTON (NATIONAL FOREST) ON FRI. JAN. 23 AT THE ACE HOTEL DTLA!

January 23rd, 2015 · No Comments

This week our selectors are Neil Schield (Origami Vinyl) and Steve Harrington (National Forest)! Says Neil: “You may hear fine selections from such magical places like Lagos, Kingston, Stockholm, Kyoto, San Pedro, Houston, and Ottawa.” 9 PM, 21+ and free at the Ace Hotel DTLA!

EVENTS: L.A. RECORD PRESENTS ZIG ZAGS + BASS DRUM OF DEATH + RUDY DE ANDA (WILD PACK OF CANARIES) ON WED. FEB. 4 AT ALEX’S BAR!

January 23rd, 2015 · No Comments

All killer show—thanks to Porch Party and KXLU for helping spread word! Get tickets here!

NEW MIX: MATTHEWDAVID x OUTKAST “EVEN THE SUN GOES DOWN”

January 23rd, 2015 · No Comments

Leaving Records mastermind Matthewdavid grew up in Atlanta as a beyond-committed Outkast fan (see his earlier mix for us here) and has just released this new mutation of the Outkast discography!

NEW TRACK: TUXEDO “NUMBER ONE” (MAYER HAWTHORNE + JAKE ONE)

January 23rd, 2015 · No Comments

Boogie-funk teaser from Jake One and Mayer Hawthorne, releasing their debut album as Tuxedo on Stones Throw this March!