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VIDEO PREMIERE: TARA JANE O’NEIL “CALI”

June 30th, 2017

Tara Jane O'Neil is one of the cover features in our new issue, and so L.A. RECORD is especially happy to premiere her video for the song "Cali," off her recent and excellent new self-titled album on Gnomonsong. This two-part video from James Kidd Studio takes two visits to a single L.A. location and makes them into something simple, clear and strangely affecting—a short little walk in the world that turns into a short story. Visit Tara Jane O'Neil here and look for her local shows later in the summer!

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VIDEO PREMIERE: MONIQUEA “CHECKIN’ OUT” (BLACKWAVEFUNK ALBUM OUT NOW ON MOFUNK!)

June 27th, 2017

L.A. RECORD cover alumna and Mofunk powerhouse Moniquea has a new album out now and a brand new (and hilarious and extremely relatable) video out, too: in "Checkin' Out," she fends off attempt after ill-conceived attempt from a dude who wants to change everything about her, even her preferred brand of bottled water. But of course there's nobody out there who can make Moniquea do something she doesn't wanna do. As the song says: "Take me as I am or else I'm checkin' out!" Her Blackwavefunk album (produced in large part by Mofunk co-mastermind XL Middleton) is available direct from Mofunk and you'd do yourself a favor if you got one!

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WIN TICKETS TO F.J. McMAHON + QUILT ON WED., JUNE 28, AT THE PICO UNION PROJECT!

June 26th, 2017

Singer-songwriter F.J. McMahon made one of those lost-treasure folk-rock albums like Kauffman and Caboor, Gary Higgins, Jim Sullivan or even Rodriguez: his Spirit of the Golden Juice is an intimate and affecting listen, originally released in 1969 after McMahon finished his tour in the U.S. Army and highly sought-after since. Luckily, it's just about to be reissued by Anthology Recordings and—incredibly!—McMahon himself will perform a rare-beyond-rare live set this Wednesday! Want to win tickets? Email us at rsvp@larecord.com subj JUICE and we'll pick winners at random day of show! (Must be 18+ to enter and please include your full name!)

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WIN TICKETS TO THE SWORD + BIG JESUS ON WED., JULY 19, AT THE EL REY!

June 23rd, 2017

The mighty heavy metalloids in the Sword put out the monster live album Greetings From ... last month -- you can get a tiny taste with this video here! -- and now they'll be bringing that very same superhuman live show to the El Rey on Wed., July 19! Want to enter to win free tickets? Just email us at rsvp@larecord.com with subject SWORD and we'll pick winners at random the week of the show! (Must be 18+ to enter and include your full name!)

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TEEBS + MILO + JOSEF LEIMBERG + DJ NOBODY ON THURS., JUNE 15, AT MOCA!

June 9th, 2017

Some of L.A.'s most versatile and visionary musicians—polymath producer and L.A. RECORD contributor DJ Nobody, L.A. RECORD alum and alternate-dimension explorer Teebs, and astral jazz-fusionist Josef Leimberg—join Milwaukee rapper Milo for this evening of off-center sonic exploration at MOCA in Little Tokyo. This is the first in a series of MOCA Music events matching touring artists with L.A.'s best, and you can visit MOCA's site for more info. All MOCA Music shows (including this one!) are free and open to all ages. RSVP for entry here!