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Pop & Hiss The L.A. Times music blog
With new music festival Panorama, Goldenvoice pushes east

Several times during his politically charged set at the Panorama music festival Saturday night, Kendrick Lamar referred favorably to the host city.

“New York started some of my most dedicated fans,” he said at one point, to raucous cheers. “Do you agree?"

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Panorama music festival: Arcade Fire and FKA Twigs help Goldenvoice push east

NEW YORK — Toward the end of his headlining set at the inaugural Panorama music festival Friday, Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler looked around and offered an assessment of the outdoor grounds.

"We were here in 2007 and it was like a dustbowl,” he said. “Now they put in technology and Internet cafes,” he added. “It looks a little gentrified."

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Autolux explores the six-year cycle of creativity that spawned its recent album

Like the life-cycle of a rare species that blossoms at odd intervals, the Los Angeles trio Autolux arrived with its recent album, “Pussy’s Dead,” after six years of germination.

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The O'Jays sound off against GOP's 'unauthorized' use of their music at Republican convention

Two founding members of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame vocal group the O’Jays have joined the expanding list of pop musicians voicing opposition to the use of their music at the Republican National Convention this week in Cleveland.

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L.A. Soul Music Festival founder says this weekend's inaugural event is just the beginning

Launching a new music festival in Los Angeles is a massive undertaking for any promoter. It’s an even bigger challenge for one that’s new to the city.

Last year that was Mark Douglas. The chief executive of Airborne Tickets had relocated to L.A. after spending two decades in the Bay Area producing and promoting events. Upon his arrival in L.A.

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