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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

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The 5 Most Overplayed Songs at EDM Festivals

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Tue, Jun 17, 2014 at 9:17 AM
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Electric Daisy Carnival goes down this weekend in Las Vegas. West Coast Sound will be there providing full coverage!

But will you be there yourself? If you are, expect to hear, well, lots of songs you've heard before. In fact, whether it's Hard, Coachella, or countless other big EDM festivals, we're getting a bit tired of these moments of musical déjà vu.

Here, then, are the five most overplayed songs at festivals today:

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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

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Why Do We Keep Making Child Molester Gary Glitter Rich?

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Tue, Jun 3, 2014 at 4:00 AM
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The music, film, TV, and sports industries are in bed with a convicted child molester: Gary Glitter.

You know Gary Glitter, even if you don't think you do. He's famous for "Rock and Roll Part 2," which is played during sports events from coast to coast.

(Ring a bell? "Da da da - Hey!" The video is below.)

NME reported that Glitter earned £300,000 (about $450,000) in 2012 alone, largely from U.S. music royalties.

You may not know what a creep Gary Glitter is. Let us enlighten you. 

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

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Why Does Practically Every Music Video Feature a House Party?

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Wed, May 28, 2014 at 3:29 AM
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Upended tequila bottles, pizza boxes, kegs, and people jumping in backyard pools: Why does seemingly every video these days feature a house party?  

You may have seen recent works from indie-leaning artists like Charli XCXTegan and SaraEd Sheeran, and Smallpools, but that's just the tip of the iceberg. 

Why are recent music videos so darned un-original? We have some theories.

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

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Why Do So Many Boy Groups Have Girly Names?

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Wed, May 21, 2014 at 3:53 AM
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We've talked about how these are trying times for band names.

Whereas groups once named themselves after animals or simple concepts that described their character or sound, in recent years they've tended to prefer the arbitrary and twee.

The latest trend is for male-dominated bands to name themselves after females. 

You may have noticed this, but if not, you will be shocked by just how many examples there are. (Please let us know who we missed.) Oh Twisted Sister, what hath you wrought?

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

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7 People Who Are the Same Age as Pitbull

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Tue, May 13, 2014 at 9:16 AM
Of popular music's enduring phenomena, the Miami rapper Pitbull is the most surprising. Seemingly hated by everyone, Pitbull only grows more ubiquitous.

If you've watched even one NBA playoff game on ESPN or ABC, you've doubtless heard Shitbull's customized version of "Timber" as the stations cut to commercial. And if you're planning on watching any World Cup coverage, you're sure to hear "We Are One (Ole Ola)," his collaboration with J-Lo.

What's more, FOX recently announced that it was giving Shitbull his own New Year's Eve special. Shitbull in the ring with Dick Clark, Carson Daly and Ryan Seacrest? That's one we sure didn't see coming.

But more startling than his ever-rising zenith is the fact that he's only 33. Look at Shitbull; dude looks old. He's bald. He has forehead creases. He scowls a lot. He's perpetually dressed in monochromatic formalwear. He looks to be at least 43, if not 53.

The true test of how old Shitbull looks, however, is to compare his visage to those of other celebrities born in 1981. Here are 7:

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

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Oasis Is Done. Get Over It

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Tue, Apr 29, 2014 at 3:50 AM
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On Twitter last week, Liam Gallagher hinted at a possible Oasis reunion. Though it's not the first time there has been Oasis reunion chatter, it was particularly strange, considering that Liam has said he'd rather eat his own shit than be in a band with his brother Noel again. 

But Liam's string of Tweets this time nearly broke the internet in the U.K. (In the U.S. we think of Oasis as one of many decent British bands, but over there they're like, I don't know, Kylie Jenner famous.)

But you know what? An Oasis reunion is never going to happen. Here's why. 

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

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UCLA and USC's Music Scenes Have Nothing on Loyola Marymount

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Tue, Feb 11, 2014 at 4:00 AM
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Last week, two USC and UCLA graduates went head-to-head on which school has the better music scene. Our editor reviewed the passionate arguments and declared UCLA the winner.

I'm not here to argue UCLA's superiority over USC, only to say that both fall short in comparison to my alma mater, Loyola Marymount University. While USC and UCLA are the famous schools, LMU is the cool one.

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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

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Shitty Band Names: A History

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Tue, Dec 10, 2013 at 4:00 AM

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It's widely known that band names, which once were mainly nouns and sometimes even gave you a sense of what the artist's music sounded like, have devolved into an apocalypse of in-jokes, cleverness, punctuation, and strange capitalization. It's almost impossible these days not to look at a festival lineup without feeling dumber for the experience.

But how exactly did the exercise of musical moniker application devolve into a no-man's land of pretentious cacophony? How did we get from The Byrds to 3OH!3? From the Rolling Stones to Fartbarf? Below, we trace the descent decade by decade.

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Friday, November 29, 2013

Friday, November 29, 2013

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Let's Admit It: Arcade Fire Is No Longer Any Good

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Fri, Nov 29, 2013 at 4:00 AM

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First things first: Back in 2004, I, too, drooled over Win Butler and Régine Chassagne and their intriguing French-Canadian brand of slightly-rocking je ne sais quoi. I danced to Arcade Fire music at parties. I nabbed overpriced tickets to their, very enjoyable, Neon Bible tour.

But in 2013, the year of Reflektor, mandatory formal-wear arena tours, and overwrought music videos -- I mean "short films" -- I think it's high time to admit that Arcade Fire is no longer any good.

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Thursday, November 14, 2013

Thursday, November 14, 2013

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How to Piss Off the Sound Guy in Five Easy Steps

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Thu, Nov 14, 2013 at 4:15 AM

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Recently we profiled some of the best live sound engineers in Los Angeles. These dudes, with their deft hands and sharp ears, make concerts a joy to take in.

Seven of the Best Live Sound Engineers in L.A.

If you're a musician, they hold your fate in their hands. As such, it might be a good idea not to piss them off. Here's what will accomplish that:

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