Category Archives: Los Angeles

NYC Petty Fest Raises $15,000 For Charity; Petty Fest West Set To Help Hurricane Relief

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Father John Misty performed at the NYC Petty Fest in October which was a star-studded event that raised $15,000 for the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund. Other special guests at the Jameson sponsored event included Caleb Followill of Kings of Leon, Fabrizio Moretti and Albert Hammond, Jr. of the Strokes, Cyndi Lauper, SNL’s Fred Armisen and John McEnroe. As you can guess these stars covered Tom Petty songs and were very successful at raising money for a good cause as they sold-out Webster Hall.

On November 14 and 15th, the Petty Fest heads to Los Angeles for two Hurricane Sandy Relief Benefit Shows at the El Rey Theater.

Petty Fest West participants include Patrick Carney of The Black Keys, Nick Valensi and Fabrizio Moretti of The Strokes, Sarah Silverman, Members of Eagles of Death Metal, Butch Walker, Matt Sorum & Ace Harper, Jesse Malin, Harper Simon, Nicole Atkins, Har Mar Superstar, Bijou Phillips, Ryan Miller of Guster, Justin Bartha, Jenny O., Rodrigo Amarante, Greg Rogove, Adam Busch, AA Bondy, Petter Ericson Stakee of Alberta Cross and many more surprise guests will cover Tom Petty songs to help those devastated by Hurricane Sandy.

A special limited edition poster of the event has been created and will be available at the shows for a $20 donation.

If you can not attend Petty Fest West but want to chip in please can donate here.

After the Jump is the full set-list from NYC’s Petty Fest.

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Listen: Pac Div ft. “Cross Trainer” ft. Kendrick Lamar & Blu (Prod. Swift D)

Pac Div hooks up with other guys from Los Angeles Kendrick Lamar and Blu for Cross Trainers the latest single off their upcoming album GMB due out November 27th.

Pac Div Euro tour dates after the jump.

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Video: Flying Lotus – “Putty Boy Strut”

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Flying Lotus released a video for his new single Putty Boy Strut off his new album Until the Quiet Comes. The single is accompanied by a short animated film by Cyriak, a Brighton (UK) based animator known for his surreal work.

‘Until The Quiet Comes’ is released on October 2 in the US on Warp Records.

Tourdates after the jump.

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Listen: Flying Lotus – “See Thru To U” ft Erykah Badu

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It’s R+B day here on DW as Flying Lotus teams with Erykah Badu for “See Thru to U” off Lotus’s upcoming album ‘UNTIL THE QUIET COMES’, which drops October 1st &  2nd on Warp Records . Other featured guests  on this album are Laura Darlington, Niki Randa, Thundercat & Thom Yorke.

This album will be available on collector’s edition 180 gram double vinyl, double vinyl, CD and download. You can pre-order Flying Lotus’ ‘Until the Quiet Comes’ here.


Dr. Dre Would Like to See Holograms of Jimi Hendrix & Marvin Gaye


In the days since, it’s been confirmed that Holo-Pac was “Dr. Dre’s Vision,” and now the good doctor admits that he hopes to see the technology spread. TMZ caught up with Dre in Los Angeles, where he graciously — and enthusiastically — answered questions about the hologram, which has been described as his brainchild. Dre didn’t give any predictions for how popular hologram performances might become, but he did reveal the next step, in terms of technology.

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Listen: Kendrick Lamar “the Recipe” ft. Dr. Dre

Kendrick Lamar drops “the Recipe” with Dr. Dre. I think that sentence pretty much says it. Oh, yeah the hook is ode to Cali’s “Women, Weed & Weather”. This is off Kendrick Lamar’s upcoming album on TDE/Aftermath/Interscope.

Video: Julia Holter “Moni Mon Amie” + Tour Dates

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Julia Holter’s  video for the stunning “Moni Mon Amie” (directed by Yelana Zhelezov) is off her album, Ekstasis, which was released March 8th  on RVNG.

Tourdates and info about a free L.A. record release party presented by Dublab after the jump.

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Odd Future Tour England & Hit Paid Dues Festival

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“Oldie” off Odd Future’s recently released OF Vol. 2  is 10 minutes long with no hook and has 8 emcees . Who else in Hip Hop is doing this and selling out  1000+ venues? Granted moshpits, being funny and promoting anti-social behavior help. Tour dates after the jump.

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Video: Odd Future – “NY (Ned Flander)”

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Opposite day meets Lane Bryant on Odd Future’s Hodgy Beats and Tyler, the Creator new video (NY/Ned Flanders).

New OF album Vol 2. March 20th.

Download: Hodgy Beats “Untitled EP”

Earlier this week, Hodgy Beats killed his verse on Rella.
Here he is with a new ep featuring production from the Alchemist, Juicy J, Jonti, & Thelonious Martin..
Download over at Odd