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FIGFest continues June 21 with Buscabulla + Reyna Tropical at FIGat7th!

June 18th, 2019

Downtown L.A.'s FIGFest is back for another session on Fri., June 21, with polymathic pop duo Buscabulla and pan-tropical analog/electronic outfit Reyna Tropical! The show starts at 6 PM with KCRW (and more) DJ Anthony Valadez, then Reyna Tropical at 7 PM and Buscabulla at 8:30 PM. Like all FIGFest shows, this is free and all ages! Get more info and complete FIGFest line-up here, thanks in part to our advertising partners at DoLA!

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VIDEO PREMIERE: NYXE “PISCES MOON”

June 17th, 2019

L.A.'s Nyxe and director Lexie Alley made this intensely symbolic video that's directly plugged in to the fundamental forces of nature—fire, water, light and darkness, of course. And it was even filmed on the night of that January lunar eclipse to add yet another source of power. Between Nyxe's unsparing musical clarity (check out the Spotifyography here) and Alley's unwavering focus on her subject, "Pisces Moon" is almost more like watching a ritual than a simple music video. (Or at least like watching some undiscovered Kenneth Anger project.) The whole project was something of a reawakening or rebirth, too, says Nyxe:

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VIDEO PREMIERE: ELECTRIC LOOKING GLASS “SOMEDAY SOON”

June 14th, 2019

L.A.'s new crew Electric Looking Glass revel in aspects of psychedelia often neglected these days. No harsh fuzz or caveman clumsiness here—instead, ELG are concerned with the finer things, and "Someday Soon" is a lovingly architected (because this is just too sophisticated for a word as blunt as "built") UK-style pop-psych song with every shimmering detail rendered just-so. "Someday" comes from a twin-spin double-A-side 45 due in July from Hypnotic Bridge Records, who already boast a top-notch roster of L.A. RECORD-a-delic favorites like Mad Walls, Creation Factory, Frankie and the Witch Fingers and Triptides. They'll play a private show on June 29 at L.A.'s historic and gorgeous HM157you can RSVP here—as well as a set at Harvard and Stone on July 18.

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WIN TICKETS TO NILE RODGERS + CHIC + MORE AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL ON JULY 2-3-4!

June 13th, 2019

It's nothing but good times this Independence Day when Nile Rodgers and CHIC team up with the LA Phil for a three-night star-spangled celebration. And be sure to catch DRUMLine Live in the Hollywood Bowl Plaza before the show for a disco party to kick off the night! It's the party of the summer at the Hollywood Bowl on July 2-3-4, and we've got tickets! Want to enter to win? Email us at rsvp@larecord.com with subject 'CHIC' and the date you'd like to attend, and we'll pick winners week of show!

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FIGFest continues June 14 with Oddisee + Good Company and more at FIGat7th!

June 11th, 2019

Downtown L.A.'s FIGFest returns on Fri., June 14, with the unstoppable rapper/producer Oddisee and band Good Company—who teamed up to make Mello Music Group's first-ever live album last year—and support from prior L.A. RECORD cover subject Sudan Archives! The show starts at 6 PM with Mr. Choc of the Beat Junkie Institute of Sound, then Sudan Archives at 7 PM and Oddisee and Good Company at 8 PM. Like all FIGFest shows, this is free and all ages! Get more info and complete FIGFest line-up here, thanks in part to our advertising partners at DoLA!

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VIDEO PREMIERE: TOLLIVER “TWISTED”

June 10th, 2019

Never-predictable L.A. musician (as well as L.A. RECORD contributor) Tolliver has a special appearance at School Night tonight and a surprise new video to go with it. "Twisted" is the closing track from last year's Rites EP on the Swedish ICEA label, available here. It's unflinching personal relevation set to a crystalline R&B track—the kind of sound 1984 hoped we'd actually have by 2020—and it's matched to a homage/re-enactment video that includes some winning personal touches and the heroic obliteration of a couple clocks and a giant bowl of flour. He'll perform tonight at a special Pride edition of School Night at the Avalon with Desi Valentine, L.A. RECORD alums Object as Subject and more—as always, free with RSVP here. Flyer below!