[PARTY] FMLYBND, Scouts, Troubadour Parade (+secret guest) 3/29 @ The Satellite

Good thing you weren’t that into your Saturday night plans anyway because now you can drop em like cold fries and come rock out with The Burning Ear at the FMLYBND show tomorrow night! Special guests include Scouts and Troubadour Parade and one that I cant even mention…

FACEBOOK EVENT

Get into the mooood for love/fun/dancing.

SXSW Recap – March 11 & 12

[tps_header] SXSW has been too crazy to give you guys a proper recap but here are the highlights from The Burning Ear Instagram from the first 2 days. I’ve partnered with the awesome guys at California Limited and been down here cooking up some really cool stuff for you guys. I caught some great shows and had some awesome breakfasts. Stay tuned for the full interviews coming soon and make sure you are following The Burning Ear on Instagram for all the action!

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Tuesday – 3/11

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[LA EVENT] The Burning Ear @ The Spare Room Hollywood

If you are in Los Angeles this Thursday night then you know that the place to be is The Spare Room in Hollywood. This week I’ve got some great music lined up from TBE favorites and new comers. AJ Jackson from Saint Motel will be Djing sweet jams between sets. Nicky Blitz will be playing live and we will be hearing his latest killer song “Alex” which is awesome. And newcomer Jerome Holloway will be starting things off slow and soulful. Come out and hang with some great music and fantastic cocktails. And remember, its free!

Saint Motel (DJ)

Nicky Blitz

Jerome Holloway

The Burning Ear 5th Birthday Party // Feb 1 @ The Satellite // Bands – DJs – FUN

HAPPY 5TH BIRTHDAY TO TBE!

February marks the 5 year anniversary of The Burning Ear. 5 years ago I started this music blog with a mission to Read more

[TBE PRESENTS] Scavenger Hunt & Kid Cadaver @ The Spare Room 1.9.2014

As my holiday gift to Los Angeles, The Burning Ear is proud to present a night of cocktails, bowling, and live music with two of my favorite LA bands! Come celebrate the beginning of a new year of live music! The Spare Room is an awesome bar in Hollywood that has fine cocktails, a bunch of cool games, AND a bowling lane! On Thursday January 9th they will also have the sweet sounds of Scavenger Hunt and Kid Cadaver!

Join the Facebook event page.

[LIVE] Vampire Weekend – Apogee’s Berkeley Street Studio for KCRW

Vampire Weekend are an institution. Or at least they feel that way to me. Looking at their name on my invitation to see them live at KCRW’s Apogee Berkeley Street Sessions brought back so many memories. The 2008 Los Angeles live show that left few concrete memories in it’s wake of dancing and fun. Two months later in Berlin they showed up to play ping pong at my all time favorite bar. (Ezra is pretty ace). There was the time a year an a half later when I pecked out my disappointed Contra review from the freezing winter hallway of Jagiellonian University in Kraków. More than most other bands, my Read more

[LIVE] The Cold War Kids – “Miracle Mile” + KCRW Berkeley St. Sessions

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The Cold War Kids haven’t given me much to write about since their awesome 3rd LP Mine Is Yours came out over 2 years ago. Thank goodness then for their new single “Miracle Mile,” a raucous piano-led ode their hometown of LA that gets stuck right in your head. Get acquainted above and then dive into the fantastic Berkeley St Session they did with KCRW that aired this morning. I was privileged enough to be there and it was a damn pleasure to watch these pros tear up the intimate stage setting.

If you have never caught one of KCRW’s intimate Berkeley St Sessions then this is a great time to start. Recorded live at Apogee’s exquisite Berkeley Street Studio in Santa Monica, bands are given an intimate setting to showcase new work as well as sit down for some conversation with a KCRW DJ. Jason Bentley did his best to get some stories out of the guys but frontman Nate’s mind was clearly more focused on the music. I think its always fascinating when such a powerful stage presence doesn’t translate to interview persona. But never mind all that because it’s immediately forgotten when the band is tearing through old favorites like “Audience” and new hits like “Tuxedo” or “Miracle Mile.” Watch the whole video here, catch some great photos here, and then get excited for new LP Dear Miss Lonely Hearts, out April 2.

[WIN] 2 tickets to The Ranch Party – SAT 3/2 Los Angeles [Goldroom, Kisses, Mansions on the Moon, Zak Waters, Mystery Skulls, & more!]

The Ranch Party

Anyone within a days drive of LA should be aware of the 1 day Ranch Party festival kicking off this Saturday. As if the eclectic lineup stacked with TBE faves (see below) isn’t enough, its set on a 20 acre ranch in the Santa Monica mountains. Just look at it! Anyway, you should all come out and join me on Saturday for a day and night of dancing, revelry, and probably a lot of comments on how beautiful the view is. Get into it! Only $40 and you can also camp overnight. I’m sold! So is the LA Times!

One lucky person can win 2 tickets to The Ranch Party right here! Read more