Concert Review: Jai Wolf brings Coachella vibes to The Glass House

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The perk of Coachella season in Southern California is all the supporting shows many of the artists play surround the two-weekend music and arts festival. So those who can’t afford the triple digit price-tag of a Coachella wristband can still have the chance to see their favorite artists. Continue reading

Concert Review: Blaise Moore can please sit down

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Let me just start with saying: MY EYES COULD NOT ROLL ANY FARTHER BACK IN MY HEAD. And I’ll count it as a blessing to avoid having to witness such a clichéd, lackluster performance.

Blaise Moore had all the authenticity of Iggy Azalea (translation: none), enthusiasm of Lana Del Rey (translation: none) and vocal range of a child’s toy keyboard (translation: a single octave).

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Wolf Alice Instigates Grunge Revival from Across the Pond

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The returning trends of Doc Martens, choker necklaces, oversized flannels and crop tops have us wondering what decade it is — but fashion isn’t the only area that ’90s grunge is making a comeback.

Grunge is experiencing a resurgence in music as well, but not in the way you might think. For a male-dominated genre known as the “Seattle Sound,” you wouldn’t expect a female-fronted British band to take on grunge’s revival. Enter Wolf Alice.

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Listen Up: Pop Music with a Message

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When it comes to pop music, we all have our guilty pleasures (tip of the glitter-filled hat to Kesha). Those are the ones you shamefully listen to only with headphones, unless you’re drunk – then you’re suddenly belting out every memorized lyric between proclamations about how they’re your spirit animal. Not that I’m speaking from experience or anything.

But I feel those guilty pleasure artists have given all of pop music a bad name. I’m the last person to jump to the defense of pop music, but it is worth noting that there are some artists out there making pop music with a message beyond party jams and sappy love songs.

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Love Trumps Hate: The 1975’s “Loving Someone” is the Song the World Needs Now

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Fair warning to those who have grown accustomed to my usual quippy posts — I haven’t been in the most quippy mood as of late.

To say tensions have been high since Tuesday’s election results is an understatement. My stomach sank as I watched the U.S. map slowly turn red state by state. I couldn’t even bring myself to wait for the announcement that Donald Trump was our country’s new president-elect. Continue reading

Concert Venues: Small Clubs vs. Arenas

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The title of Music Slut comes with many responsibilities, and being a concert addict is one of them. Did I make up this list of responsibilities myself? Yes. Do I happily abide by them? Oh yes.

Luckily for me, Los Angeles has no shortage of concert venue options, from the historic Troubadour to the atmospheric outdoor Greek Theatre to the newly re-opened Forum. A true music slut must have a taste of them all. Continue reading

Music Discovery: Los Angeles band The Palms

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Los Angeles, entertainment capital of the world, is a music slut’s dream. Up-and-coming artists flock to the city in hopes of “making it big” in Hollywood — and I get to reap the benefits as they play free bar shows to get their names out there. Who sounds like the slut now? Continue reading