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 American Dreamers: The Great Gatsby, Pain and Gain

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The American Dream-success, excess, money, more money—is the subject of two very entertaining films attracting the crowds to your local cinemas. The bigger draw is the latest adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel, The Great Gatsby, brought to the screen with maximum 3-D (or 2-D if that’s your choice) razzle-dazzle--and a surprising degree of sensitivity by Baz Luhrmann.

Nohoartsdistrict.com is dedicated to promoting local musicians/bands.  Sarah D caught our attention!  Here is what she has to say.... 

Thursday, 02 May 2013 02:24

Music Festivals in Los Angeles

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Kick off the summer enjoying live music.  Check out the festivals below and for more events, visit our calendar

May

CINCO! Hottest Concert Of The Year! 30 Of Social Media's...5 May 2013 at 2:00 PM
CINCO! Hottest Concert Of The Year! 30 Of Social Media's Most Popular Stars
Avalon Hollywood, 1735 Vine St, Los Angeles, CA

http://avalonhollywood.com/ai1ec_event/cinco/?instance_id=5100


May 5 2013 at 11:00 AM
30th Annual Topanga Blues Festival
Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum (Topanga, CA) 1419 North Topanga Canyon Boulevard Topanga, CA 90290

http://scbsevents.org/


Starts May 11, 2013
Eat See Hear Festival 2013
Culver City

http://eatseehear.com/music/#.UYH8hLU3uHA

 

May 12, 2013 at 3:00PM
10th Annual Mother's Day Jazz & Blues Extravaganza
Ford Ampitheatre 

http://www.mothersdayjazz.com/Welcome.html

 

June


June 7th, 8th, & 9th, 2013
Ink-N-Iron Festival
Queen Mary – Long Beach

http://ink-n-iron.com/

 

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June 20 & 21 2013 11:00 AM
Vans Warped Tour 2013
Pomona Fairgrounds

http://www.vanswarpedtour.com/bands/


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Playboy Jazz Festival 2013
**** Father’s Day Weekend! ****
Hollywood Bowl

http://www.playboyjazzfestival.com/

 

MARIACHI USA - Hollywood, CAJune 29, 2013 at 6:00 PM
24th Annual Mariachi USA Festival
Hollywood Bowl

http://www.facebook.com/MARIACHIUSA

Friday, 26 April 2013 08:35

Music Review >> James Blake

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Good vocals go with just about any genre and can also save many ill composed songs. Luckily James Blake has not only good vocals, but also good instrumentals to go with it. The London born singer-songwriter and producer has recently released his sophomore album ‘Overgrown’ and just like his debut self-titled release ‘James Blake’ he has taken his talents and shared them with the world.

Tuesday, 23 April 2013 20:45

Movie Review >> 42 and The Company You Keep

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Jackie Robinson (Chadwick Boseman) is at the plate many times in 42, Brian Helgeland’s effective, occasionally rousing film that focuses on Robinson’s first few years in the majors with the Brooklyn Dodger organization.

Wednesday, 17 April 2013 11:48

Music >> Deftones bassist, Chi Cheng, dies at 42

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Deftones bassist, Chi Cheng, has died.

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It’s the End of the World: Olympus Has Fallen, G.I. Joe: Retaliation

Tuesday, 02 April 2013 09:41

Movie Review >> DORFMAN IN LOVE

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The wonderful thing about the movie Dorfman in Love, playing at the NoHo 7 theater on Lankershim Boulevard, is that it is an extremely well acted story with quite a few unusual twists.

Friday, 29 March 2013 11:55

British Music Review >> Daughter

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Daughter, originally just the solo work of Elena Tonra, have spent the past few years making a name for themselves, so their debut album was highly anticipated and it is safe to say that they truly lived up to their expectations. ‘If You Leave’ is a wonderful collection of songs from the three piece band.

Wednesday, 27 March 2013 09:37

Music Interview >> Every Time I Die

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"You let your hair grow out," says Andy Williams as we soundcheck for the interview. "You look like a fucking hippie."

Real Magic is Lacking in Oz and The Incredible Burt Wonderstone

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Monday, 11 March 2013 10:53

Movie Review >> Jack the Giant Slayer

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Jack the Giant Slayer reunites the formidable team of Bryan Singer and Christopher McQuarrie (Usual Suspects, Valkyrie) for an entertaining spin on the Jack and the Beanstalk/Jack the Giant Killer fairy tales.

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Wednesday, 06 March 2013 08:56

Band Review >> Glass Battles

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The NoHo Arts District dot Com team likes to showcase the immense talent we have in our growing one-mile neighborhood. We had the pleasure of meeting and chatting with North Hollywood band Glass Battles.

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Monday, 25 February 2013 13:03

Album Review >> Bobby Long - "Wishbone"

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The British folk scene is one that is truly thriving at the moment.  Each week it seems that we are introduced to a new fresh-faced artist or act that claim they are going to take the genre further.

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Perhaps you’re sitting home right now, wondering which February release not to see…or you might be consulting the list of Oscar nominees to determine which you should see before Oscar night. Then again, you may just want to catch up on some nice things you (and Oscar) might have missed.

Tuesday, 19 February 2013 09:35

LA Music >> Between the Buried and Me

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It's the last day of the Summer Slaughter tour and things are hectic in Anaheim.

Wednesday, 30 January 2013 09:44

Album Review >> Funeral For A Friend

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Funeral For A Friend has finally released their eagerly anticipated album ‘Conduit’ and things are sounding interesting. This band is without a doubt a huge influence on the current British post-hardcore scene. Their debut CD ‘Casually Dressed & Deep in Conversation’, was of such high quality it has been said by many that the band have never really matched up to the standard they so highly set themselves. As the albums went on we heard the band start to stray from their roots that started it all, not to say they were any less appealing, they just didn’t seem to have that nostalgia that they possessed in their first record. 

Monday, 28 January 2013 09:05

Movie Review >> Broken City and Quartet

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In Allen Hughes’ modern-day noir throwback Broken City, Mark Wahlberg has big problems: he’s a troubled former NYC cop (after a controversial, incendiary shooting years earlier put him in the crosshairs of ambitious police commissioner Geoffrey Wright and seemingly sympathetic mayor Russell Crowe) ekeing out a living as a private eye.

Wednesday, 23 January 2013 08:56

LA Music Scene >> And So I Watch You From Afar

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"It was surreal being there," bassist Johnny Adger says of touring Europe in 2010 with Them Crooked Vultures. "On the first night, [Dave Grohl, John Paul Jones, and Josh Homme] introduced themselves to us. I was like 'yeah, I know who you are,'" he laughs.

Tuesday, 15 January 2013 14:54

Movie Review >> Zero Dark Thirty, The Guilt Trip

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Kathryn Bigelow’s gripping Zero Dark Thirty portrays the search for Osama Bin Laden in the aftermath of 9/11, through the eyes of a determined, young, lone-wolf CIA officer (Jessica Chastain)-- and the movie pulls no punches.

Ryan Minic is the creator of Ryan's Rock Show.  Ryan's Rock Show is a daily resource for music news and candid video interviews covering the most relevant bands in the rock music community.

Monday, 07 January 2013 09:08

Music Review >> Shooting Pigeons

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Manchester alternative rock newcomers Shooting Pigeons have just release their debut EP ‘City of Peace’. Consisting of a mere four tracks, the band really had to focus in on their talents to get people to listen to them; and that is exactly what they did.

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When I first learned that Quentin Tarantino’s next project (after the grand Inglorious Basterds) was going to be the spaghetti western homage Django Unchained, I’ll admit I was a trifle concerned; for every classic A  Fistful of Dollars, there are at least twenty messy spaghetti-o rip-offs with titles like Eat My Lead and Die, Zartana!


When they landed in Philadelphia after an 8-hour flight from France, Hypno5e's bassist Gredin and their light guy were denied entry into the US. "Customs wouldn't let them in," drummer Thibault Lamy says, smoking a hand-rolled cigarette on the front patio at Bonnerhaus.

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Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln gets off to a shaky start; after (what is for Spielberg) a rather perfunctory Civil War battle scene, various Union soldiers, black and white, talk to a seated, pensive President Abraham Lincoln (Daniel Day Lewis) about the war, injustice, equality, and the speech they’ve all taken to heart, …you know, The Gettysburg Address.

Thursday, 06 December 2012 09:41

Music Review >> Wiz Khalifia - o.n.i.f.c.

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Wiz Khalifa is currently one of Hip-Hop’s hottest musicians and has recently realised his latest album ‘O.N.I.F.C.’. So how does it compare to ‘Rolling Papers’?

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How did you get started in the music industry?
Noah:  I started recording myself around sixteen. I started with an actual 4 track tape recorder and worked my way up to teaching myself 
Pro-Tools and some other software. Now I pretty much do the same thing, just at a slightly bigger scale. I record everything at home,
and work independantly for the most part. I guess the only difference now is that more people listen to what I make, so that's cool.

What makes your music unique?
Noah: I'm a big fan of juxtaposition. It seems like bands can go in a very electronic direction, with synths and drum machines, or a very natural 
direction with acoustic guitars and natural drums, slide guitar ect. I like to take my favorite elements of both and try to play them 
against each other. And then find a harmony between the two that's compelling.  I think that juxtaposition is what makes a lot art 
compelling. Something that you want to look at or listen to more than once.

What would you call your style of music?
Noah:  Acoustic songs with a lot of electronic elements. 
Indie is probably where I fit in the best, literally and genre-wise, but I've always made music similar to what I make now. 
And I've never felt like I fit in comfortably into any genre. But I think a lot of artists feel that way, so I'll leave it to other people to 
decide what to call it. 

What has been your favorite gig so far and why?
Noah:  I was playing at someone's house in Northern California. I was outside and the place was in the mountains. As soon as I started playing 
there was a really strong echo coming from the mountains on both sides. At first I thought it was going to be distracting but after a 
few minutes it got really addicting. After a while I was just making sounds to hear what they would sound like coming back. 
That was really fun.

Any advice to a band/solo artist trying to cut their first CD?
Noah:  Yeah, people aren't as interested with the specific sound of your music as much as the soul behind it. Don't force anything, 
and keep it simple.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Noah:  Making music no matter what. Hopefully on an even bigger scale. 

What do you like about NoHo?
Noah:  I live in the arts district so there are so many awesome things so close together. One of my favorite things in NoHo is 
"Kulak's Woodshed". It's a music venue that's set up like a TV studio and the perfomances are broadcast live on the internet.
It's a great place to play and there's a very supportive music community there.



The Debut Ep entitled "Life is long, we'll meet again" is available now on iTunes
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/life-is-long-well-meet-again-ep/id475782918?uo=4

www.facebook.com/thesleeptapes

 

Monday, 26 November 2012 08:05

Movie Review >> Skyfall - Angst and Action for Bond

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Daniel Craig’s third outing as James Bond, Skyfall, kicks off with a terrific pre-credit action  sequence that culminates in a ferocious hand to hand battle on top of a speeding train (is there any other kind) and ends with our hero being taken for dead--I won’t spill the salient details, except to say that the circumstances lead Mr. Bond to feeling a little embittered—and--spoiler alert--reduced to drinking  a bottle of Heineken in a wretched room (rest assured, Bond fans, he does not enter a swanky establishment to order one).  This opening sequence, paired with a memorable title song from Adelle, and you have one of the best beginnings in the Bond canon.

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