From the Misfits to the Chicks: The 135th LA Weekly playlist, reviewing the musicians that we’ve been writing about all week, is live now. There’s electronic music from deadmau5 and CHEE, hip-hop from 2Rare, punk from the Misfits and Murphys Law, pop from Valley Latini, and so much more.

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Jimmy Eat World Preps for Another Almost Acoustic Christmas

Jimmy Eat World (Jimi Giannatti)

From the Misfits to the Chicks

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In our preview to Almost Acoustic Christmas, Jim Adkins of Jimmy Eat World told us, “KROQ has been a supporter of us since 1999, when they started playing our song ‘Lucky Denver Mint’ from our Clarity album. In fact, that was one of the first times I remember hearing one of our songs on the radio, in our van playing gig that we were booking ourselves, coming over Laurel Canyon and hearing that on KROQ. We go way back with them. I remember, we’ve been playing their Almost Acoustic Christmas since then. I remember one year, Muse played, and being real glad I wasn’t going on after them. Because that’s really tough. I remember telling them they handed everyone their ass that night, and then had to get into a conversation explaining what having one’s ass handed to them meant. They’d never heard that before.”

In Not Another DJ, CHEE said, “For the longest time, the most fascinating thing for me was how far a sound could be pushed before it turned into complete sludge. Sound design has always been my favorite aspect of making music, but as of late, my taste and approach has been more focused towards composition, rhythm and melody. Being able to restrain and hold back from going too hard is a skillset on its own & I’m still trying to hone that in. Getting there slowly but surely— it’s been a lot more fun.”

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