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NEW VIDEO: “LUKA FISHER” BY LOVEYDOVE

November 17th, 2014 · No Comments

This new video, recorded by LoveyDove and directed by Violet Chiyo, is a tribute to Mr. Fisher, but it’s also a tribute to Los Angeles and some of the funnest people makin’ the music in it: watch closely, and you’ll see cameos from Colin and Lee from Terminal A, Nick and Ashley from HOTT MT, Kizzy Kirk from Feral Kizzy, Neil Malick from the Sixth Son, and of course Dan West and Azalia Snail of LoveyDove.

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VIDEO PREMIERE: IRENE DIAZ “I LOVE YOU MADLY”

November 6th, 2014 · 3 Comments

L.A. RECORD presents the video premiere for “I Love You Madly” by Irene Diaz.

Q+A WITH THE KILLS’ JAMIE HINCE

November 4th, 2014 · 2 Comments

all photos by angela ratzlaff In order to have the Kills guitarist Jamie Hince show some of his most personal photos in a gallery setting, it would take one motive – a love for animals. New York-based animal charity Rational Animal approached Hince and band mate Alison Mosshart about getting involved by contributing a photo to print and sell in order to raise money for the charity. Through sewing beds and promoting pet safety, the charity focuses on bringing comfort to at-risk animals in shelters. Susan Brandt, the charity’s founder, reached out to the Kills this year and asked Mosshart, who is a self-proclaimed fan of the ‘Artists With Animals’ notecards that benefit Rational Animal, if she could model for a photo based off…

MURDER BALLADS NIGHT AT THE ECHOPLEX

October 28th, 2014 · No Comments

It’s the 5th annual Murder Ballads and Dark Songs tribute show at the Echoplex.

APPLIED PROG WITH SK KAKRABA + L.A. TAKEDOWN + DYLAN RYAN/SAND

October 24th, 2014 · No Comments

Triple album release show tonight for prog explorers SK Kakraba, Dylan Ryan/Sand, and L.A. Takedown at Center For The Arts Eagle Rock.

BANDS TO SEE AT MOON BLOCK PARTY 2014 (PLUS Q+A WITH BRMC + DEAP VALLY)

October 15th, 2014 · No Comments

The Party has quite a lineup. Spoon, The Black Angels, Band of Skulls, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Metz, Black Lips, Cosmonauts, Unknown Mortal Orchestra and so many others will be busting the ear drums of anyone willing to drive out for the show at the Fairplex. So let’s break a few of these down.

BOMBAY: BARS AND BEATS FOR US

August 1st, 2014 · No Comments

photo by NADIA Producer Bombay is responsible for the beats on Good To Be Home, the new album by L.A.’s Blu. (Who performs Aug. 1 with MED at the Terrace in Pasadena.) He speaks now about his beloved Playstation 1, the back and forth that finally brought him to Blu and the kind of grit and grime he loves best. This interview by sweeney kovar. I go by the name of Bombay a.k.a. Bass God. You know—bang in your trunk. You have a new album with Blu—Good To Be Home. Blu told the story about how you guys linked up. How do you recall meeting Blu? Oh man—that’s a crazy story. To sum it up, he was buying my beats off a cat and…

VIDEO PREMIERE: HABITS – “ALL THE FIGURES”

July 29th, 2014 · No Comments

The video is the message and the message is dancing and the dancers are the notes and the notation is video … enjoy the latest video by HABITS!

CORNERS: LIKE TO MAKE MUSIC MUCH

July 25th, 2014 · No Comments

angela ratzlaff Corners dismantled a classic L.A. punk sound—something between the Plugz and the Gun Club, and/or a slightly more alternate-world Repo Man soundtrack—and reassemble it for their own personal purposes, as documented on a series of Lolipop releases and a recent split with Dirt Dress. They conclude their residency at the Echo on Mon. July 28 and speak here about the limited opportunities available for totally losing one’s shit. This interview by Anna Badua. There is no biographical info on you guys anywhere online—why? How important do you think a personal online presence is for your band? Billy: Tracy and I like to keep up to date. We love making fliers for the shows and try to use all the free resources out…

VIDEO: ALICIA MURPHY “BE A DOCTOR”

June 11th, 2014 · No Comments

[Murphy's] new video … directed and edited by Gabriel “Gabotron” Gaete and L.A. RECORD’s own Sé Reed, points her words straight at the thin veneer us common folk use to cover our hearts!