Album Review: Grandchildren— “Golden Age”
Releasing their first ever full-length album this May, the Philadelphia born band—Grandchildren—successfully dropped 9 tracks of once-around, easy-album-listening music. (more…)
Album Review: Young Statues – “Age Isn’t Ours”
Young Statues are yet another promising up-and-coming band to emerge from the Philadelphia music scene, which gave us such artists as The Wonder Years and Valencia. From the first listen you can tell their new EP, Age Isn’t Ours, is a product of East Coast pop punk. (more…)
Album Review: Paul Mccartney + Wings – “Wings Over America” Reissue
The legendary 1975 Wings tour, Wings Over The World, lives on through this reissue, more clear and in better quality than it ever has before. This is one of the finest live recordings I’ve ever listened to, and it’s all the better for being one of Sir Paul McCartney and Wings. (more…)
Album Review: The Features – “The Features”
The Features are a Southern American indie rock band from Tennessee, first releasing The Beginning EP in 2003, the Nashville-based combo has now released their new album The Features on May 14th of 2013. Falling somewhere in the middle between mainstream and indie-rock, their sound is an amalgamation of influences and inspirations—spanning elements of psychedelic rock, indie, and alternative rock. (more…)
Album Review: Sterile Jets – “Barlights at 2am”
In today’s music scene, it seems that we are flooded by a constant rain of pop and indie songs. Every new band seems to be based around an acoustic guitar and soft lyrics. (more…)
In Studio Review: NO
by Lexi Cary
Today the scruffy, tattooed foursome known as NO came into the station and unpretentiously filled our station with sincerity and soul. Three guitars, a bass, and a little casio keyboard they bought for three bucks at a garage sale made up their sound, along with their voices, which ranged from gruff to melodic with the occasional whistle thrown in.
Devendra Banhart @ The Fonda 5/16/13
Devendra Banhart, a Venezuelan-American singer and song-writer made his stop in Los Angeles this past Thursday night. With his eighth album Mala being release earlier this year in March, Banhart’s tour was sought-out more than ever before. Fans anxiously awaited Banhart on stage. Opening his show was Rodrigo Amarante, a Brazilian guitarist who is known for his singing and songwriting in the bands Los Hermanos, Orquestra Imperial and Little Joy. Rodrigo’s voice was captivating and songs sung in Portuguese created a set that was welcomed well by the audience. Dawning a plaid shirt and a cardigan, Banhart walked on the stage with the strong reverb of the first song on Mala, “Golden Girls”. With Mala’s electic mix of cowboy pop, Spanish, French, English and German lyrics, some lo-fi electro-pop, and well some groovy old disco-like intros the crowd was kept engaged and entertained all night. Swaying bodies and head –bobbing to the second song played “Fur Hildegard von Bingen” got the night started right. Banhart was accompanied on stage by a full band for most of his performance. Fab Moretti, drummer for The Strokes was one of the members along with Banhart’s collaborator/producer, Noah Georgeson. (more…)
Show Review: Tom Odell at The Troubadour 5/7/13
In general, I’m not always immediately drawn to modern acoustic or folk artists but every once in a while I’ll have the pleasure of running into one who transcends any misgivings I may have about that kind of sound. This was certainly true for me and British born singer-songwriter Tom Odell. Not having read much about him before the show, I was ready to walk into the Troubadour with a fresh unbiased perspective. What I got to witness that night was truly an emotionally charged performance.
I had only given his EP “Songs From Another Love” a single spin, and I guess in that time it didn’t really hit me that his instrument of choice was the piano, so watching as the crew set up his piano right in the middle of the stage got me very excited to see what would be of the performance. I was actually thrilled to see this, since I’ve gotten so used to seeing a guy and his guitar with some other guys with guitars around him. While I can still appreciate this, Tom Odell and his piano showed me a great time. (more…)
Advanced Screening: The Hangover Part III on Wednesday, May 22
UCLAradio wants to send you to an advanced screening of the last installment of the Hangover movies, The Hangover Part III! We have front of the line tickets to see what happens when the wolfpack goes BACK to Las Vegas. The film is officially released on May 23rd, but you win tickets to see it early! The advanced screening will take place at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatre at 6:30pm on Wednesday, May 22nd. We’ll be giving you the opportunity to win these tickets over on our Facebook page beginning on Sunday!
It’s been two years. Phil (Bradley Cooper), Stu (Ed Helms) and Doug (Justin Bartha) are happily living uneventful lives at home. Tattoos have been lasered off, files purged. The last they heard from disaster-magnet Leslie Chow (Ken Jeong), he’d been tossed into a Thai prison and, with him out of the way, the guys have very nearly recovered from their nights prowling the seamy side of Las Vegas in a roofie’d haze, and being kidnapped, shot at, and chased by drug-dealing mobsters in Bangkok.
The only member of the Wolfpack who’s not content is Alan (Zach Galifianakis). Still lacking a sense of purpose, the group’s black sheep has ditched his meds and given in to his natural impulses in a big way—which, for Alan, means no boundaries, no filters and no judgment—until a personal crisis forces him to finally seek the help he needs.
And who better than his three best friends to make sure he takes the first step.
This time, there’s no bachelor party. No wedding. What could possibly go wrong? But when the Wolfpack hits the road, all bets are off.
“The Hangover Part III” is the epic conclusion to an incomparable odyssey of mayhem and bad decisions, in which the guys must finish what they started by going back to where it all began: Las Vegas. One way or another…it all ends here.
NBA Votes Down Relocation Deal for the Sacramento Kings
The two year saga of the relocation of the Kings and the most lucrative deal in NBA history ended Wednesday when the NBA Board of Governors, comprised of the owners of the NBA teams, voted down the deal to move the Kings to Seattle. The final vote was 22-8 in favor of keeping the franchise in Sacramento
This story has taken many twists and turns since the Seattle purchasing group, headed by hedge fund manager Chris Hansen and Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, announced their intentions to purchase the Kings in October of 2012. The group hopes to bring back the Seattle Super Sonics after the devastating loss of the team to Oklahoma City in 2008. The deal includes a new arena in Seattle’s SoDo district where Safeco Field and Century Link Field currently reside. (more…)