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TopTune Is L.A.'s Most Fun Live Music Game Show

Xaque Gruber | Posted 03.14.2015 | Los Angeles
Xaque Gruber

Los Angeles is a city rich with live music, but there has been no live music event that pays tribute to the songwriting talent in this city quite like TopTune, part talent showcase, part songwriting competition, part improv comedy - a "Circus of musical alchemy" and a rollicking good time.

Rediscover Your Favorite Bands at These Incredible Los Angeles Venues

Party Earth | Posted 06.30.2013 | Los Angeles
Party Earth

Whether you're looking for an amazingly exclusive experience or an escape under the stars, you are guaranteed to find your fix somewhere within the Los Angeles area.

Where Have All The Rock Gods Gone?

Sasha Bronner | Posted 04.03.2013 | Los Angeles
Sasha Bronner

Music takes my breath away. That's not an expression. It actually takes my breath away. I've given it a direct line to my beating heart and when I hear a magical song, it feels like my chest is being cracked open -- ice cubes popped quickly out of a plastic freezer tray.

BGG Weekly Playlist: Dolly Parton, Artisanal Pizza, & More Bands Than You'll Know What To Do With

Broke Girls Guide | Posted 03.19.2013 | Los Angeles
Broke Girls Guide

Don't worry, broke girls, we're feeling more well-adjusted to our non-holiday lifestyle now that we're suddenly halfway through January. What better way to celebrate our new sunny outlook, than to bundle up and take ourselves on the week-long joyride that we deserve?

Will Sergeant - From the Rock Stage to the Gallery

Gregory Linton | Posted 05.18.2012 | Los Angeles
Gregory Linton

Some artists never stop creating. Will Sergeant has spent 30 years as the lead guitarist for Echo and the Bunnymen, and now he is coming to Los Angeles for his first U.S. art show.

Public Pianos Bring Music To The Streets Of LA

The Huffington Post | Lucy Blodgett | Posted 04.12.2012 | Los Angeles

Feel free to call Luke Jerram The Piano Man. Since 2008, his public art experiment, "Play Me, I'm Yours" has brought melody to the streets all around ...

All About Eve: An Interview with IAMEVE on the Release of Her Album, The Everything Nothing

J.L. Sirisuk | Posted 06.11.2012 | Los Angeles
J.L. Sirisuk

A powerful lyricist, Tiff Randol has previously been nominated by the Songwriters Hall of Fame as an up-and-coming writer. Released this week is the first single off Randol's The Everything Nothing.

LISTEN: The Best 99 Songs About Los Angeles

The Huffington Post | Lucy Blodgett | Posted 04.11.2012 | Los Angeles

We love Los Angeles. We love it even if traffic makes us anxious, even if we don't have a football team, even if we're so spread out we can barely mee...

Wild Ride: Busdriver Plays SoCal

Tanja M. Laden | Posted 04.22.2012 | Los Angeles
Tanja M. Laden

Some people have been following Busdriver since 2001, and others only get to know about him now. But it's never too late to discover new music, even if it's more than 10 years into an artist's already-successful career.

Getting Off on Handel With Emmanuelle Haim and LA Phil

Laurence Vittes | Posted 01.21.2012 | Arts
Laurence Vittes

If Emmanuelle Haim can be signed to a long term pact she could become a conductor of superstar proportions, with a repertoire all her own. The riches reaped would be indescribable, and the advancement of classical music would be exponential.

Live LA Music This Week: Gayngs, The Ettes, Deadmau5

| Katie Bain | Posted 10.24.2011 | Los Angeles

Once upon a time, a rather pushy French man pressed himself up against me at a Ratatat show and whispered “joos daahnce” in my ear, which was kind...

Live In LA: The Week's Best Music Picks (VIDEOS)

| Katie Bain | Posted 10.16.2011 | Los Angeles

This week, we've got Sade and Diplo, but not together, unfortunately. Still, it's a hot week for music in LA, especially if you want to dance, or sedu...

Live Music For Every Day Of The Week

| Katie Bain | Posted 10.09.2011 | Los Angeles

In Los Angeles, some weeks are stacked with so many can't-miss events that going out every single night is simply necessary. This is one of those week...

Live Music In LA: The Week's Best Shows

| Katie Bain | Posted 10.02.2011 | Los Angeles

We've got some big shows on the LA concert radar this week with Phish at the Hollywood Bowl (rad) and Katy Perry at the Nokia Theatre (polite smile). ...

LA Live Music This Week: The Cool Kids' Guide

| Katie Bain | Posted 09.26.2011 | Los Angeles

Yeah, this week’s Yuck and Cults shows are sold out hard, but fret not dear ones. There are still plenty of musical options in that oh-so-delicious ...

LA's Electro Kings: 5 Underground Artits To Watch

| Katie Bain | Posted 09.18.2011 | Los Angeles

Los Angeles’ electronic music scene is a multi-dimensional beat machine pumping out explosive sub-bass vibrations and good vibes. These artists--all...

Weird Wonders: Lightning in a Bottle Festival Draws Artists, Musicans, Crowds

| Katie Bain | Posted 07.31.2011 | Los Angeles

The panda bear, tarot card reader and mad hatter sat side by side on the grass, passing around a green smoothie and waving to the woman on stilts who ...

Who's Afraid of the LA Record?

Nikki Darling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Nikki Darling

Make no mistake: The LA Record is punk rock.