6/13/15 What I’m Listening To

Failure – Hot Traveler

Picturas – Only Lovers

Off The Fence – Howl At The Moon

Kori Lynn – Up Or Down

The Janks – I’m In It Now

Dreadnought – Transpiration

Paradise Lost – No Hope In Sight

Dubs’ Show Picks (2/15 – 2/21)

Here’s my first attempt at highlighting shows that I’m attending and I hope to make this a weekly occurrence…

Monday 2/16

Young Creatures at Silverlake Lounge (FREE, DOORS 7PM SHOW 8PM)

Young Creatures will be joined by LA River Bend, Little Galaxies and Gazoota

Tuesday 2/17

Hot Karate at The Redwood Bar (DOORS 8PM, SHOW 9PM)

Hot Karate will be joined by Splice the Mainbrace and Sketch Orchestra!

Thursday 2/19

The Janks at Bootleg Theater ($10, DOORS 8PM, SHOW 9PM)

The Janks will be joined by P L a N E T S, Rachel Goodrich & the GRRRLS and Kory Dane. Presented by Badass Bands Blog!

Saturday 2/21

Picturas at Mrs. Fish (FREE)

Picturas will be performing two sets! Set 1 starts at 10:45, Set 2 starts at Midnight!

50 Favorite Albums/EPs/Singles of 2014

Since its been such an insanely great year for music, I decided to do a favorite LPs/EPs/Singles of 2014 list!

The releases in this list are organized in alphabetical order by artist name and for each release I’ve embedded my favorite track for your listening pleasure!

I’m really proud of how this list turned out and of the spectrum of musical styles it contains!

3TEETH
“3TEETH”

Los Angeles, California
Industrial

THE ABSOLUTE
“GROW”
Los Angeles, California
Rock

ÆGES
“ABOVE & DOWN BELOW”

Los Angeles, California
Metal

AGALLOCH
“THE SERPENT & THE SPHERE”
Portland, Oregon
Black Metal

ALAIN JOHANNES
“FRAGMENTS AND WHOLES VOL. 1”
Los Angeles, California
Rock

AVERAGE MAMMALS
LIFE UNDER THE INFLUENCE
Hibbing, Minnesota
Indie/Alternative Rock

BARROWS
“RED GIANT”
Los Angeles, California
Instrumental Post-Metal

THE BEARDS
“THE BEARD ALBUM”
Adelaide, South Australia
Comedy

BRIAN BUCKLEY BAND
“WELCOME TO THE HEART OF THE CITY”
Los Angeles, California
Experimental Melodic Rock

Crosses
“†††”
Los Angeles, California
Electronic Rock

DAVID CROSBY
“CROZ”
Los Angeles, California
Rock

DEVIN TOWNSEND & CHÉ AIMEE DORVAL
“CASUALTIES OF COOL”
Vancouver, Canada
Ambient/Alt Country

DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT
“Z²”
Vancouver, Canada
Progressive Metal

EARLY WINTERS
“VANISHING ACT”
Los Angeles, California
Alt Country

EELS
“THE CAUTIONARY TALES OF MARK OLIVER EVERETT”
Los Angeles, California
Indie Rock

THE ELEPHANT PARALLAX
“LOAM & SKY” EP
Los Angeles, California
Progressive Metal

FAILURE
“TREE OF STARS” EP
Los Angeles, California
Space Rock

FARTBARF
“DIRTY POWER”
Los Angeles, California
Electronic

FRACTALLINE
“POLYMATH THEORY”
Los Angeles, California
Technical Death Metal

HARASSOR
“INTO UNKNOWN DEPTHS”
Los Angeles, California
Black Metal

IDES OF GEMINI
“OLD WORLD NEW WAVE”
Los Angeles, California
Progressive Metal

THE JANKS
“LIVING IN DENIAL” EP
Los Angeles, California
Rock

LOVE LETTERS
“LOVE LETTERS” EP
Los Angeles, California
Folk-Americana

MAMMOTH
“POLYMORPHISM”
Los Angeles, California
Progressive Rock/Metal

MARK LANEGAN BAND
“PHANTOM RADIO”
Los Angeles, California
Alternative Rock/Electronica

MARS AND THE MASSACRE
“BLACKOUT” EP
Los Angeles, California
Psychedelic Rock

METIK
“FORGOTTEN RADIO WAVES” EP
Portland, Oregon
Instrumental/Electronic

MODPODS
“WE ARE SO” EP
Los Angeles, California
Electronic/Dance

MOLLY MCGUIRE
“III”
San Diego, California/Kansas City, Missouri
Space Rock

MOSSBREAKER
“TRANSMISSION” EP
Los Angeles, California
Space Rock

NACOSTA
“UNDER THE HALF MOON”
Los Angeles, California
Experimental Rock

OPETH
“PALE COMMUNION”
Stockholm, Sweden
Progressive Metal

PERCEPTIONIST
“EVOLVE”
Los Angeles, California
Progressive Metal

Polaris Rose
“Telescopes”
Los Angeles, California
Alternative Rock

PRIMORDIAL
“WHERE GREATER MEN HAVE FALLEN”
Dublin, Ireland
Black Metal

PRIMUS
“PRIMUS & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY WITH THE FUNGI ENSEMBLE”
San Francisco, California
Experimental Rock

PURPOSEFUL PORPOISE
“PURPOSEFUL PORPOISE”
Los Angeles, California
Progressive Rock

ROCCO DELUCA
“ROCCO DELUCA”
Los Angeles, California
Indie Rock

ROYAL BLOOD
“ROYAL BLOOD”
Brighton, Great Britain
Rock

SKETCH ORCHESTRA
“THE BETTER MUSTACHE RIDE”
Los Angeles, California
Experimental Instrumental Rock

SPLICE THE MAINBRACE
“HIGH FASHION”
Los Angeles, California
Experimental Rock

SURVEILLANCE
“OCEANIA”
Seattle, Washington
Electronic

THAT 1 GUY
“POSEIDON’S DEEP WATER ADVENTURE FRIENDS”
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
EXPERIMENTAL

THURSTON MOORE
“THE BEST DAY”
London, England
Alternative Rock

THE WARLORDS OF ROCK N ROLL THUNDER AND LIGHTNING
“DEAR PERVERTED ROBOT”
Los Angeles, California
Experimental Rock

WAYFARER
“CHILDREN OF THE IRON AGE”
Denver, Colorado
Black Metal

WILL & THE WON’TS
“WAKE UP CLEAN” SINGLE
Los Angeles, California
Folk Rock

WIZARD RIFLE
“HERE IN THE DEADLIGHTS”
Brooklyn, New York
Progressive Metal

YOB
“CLEARING THE PATH TO ASCEND”
Eugene, Oregon
Doom Metal

YOUNG CREATURES
“FEAR ALL THE THINGS”
Los Angeles, California
Indie Rock

LA River Bend – Old Fashioned Singers

Not only did I get to watch two of the best bands in Los Angeles, The Janks and LA River Bend, last night at one of Hollywood’s most intimate venues, Hotel Cafe but also I received a copy of LA River Bend’s first single with their current lineup, Old Fashioned Singers!

I love everything about this song and definitely one of my favorites to see played live. I hope LA River Bend doesn’t kill me for putting this track up, It’s just so good and I wanted everyone to hear it!

Do yourself a favor and see LA River Bend at their upcoming gig at Sassafras in Hollywood on June 17th!

LA River Bend – Old Fashioned Singers