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Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith – “Becoming Ferromagnetic”

Earlier in this cursed month, the experimental musician Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith announced that she'll follow up 2017's The Kid with the new album The Mosaic Of Transformation this spring. Smith described The Mosaic Of Transformation as her "expression of love and appreciation for electricity," and she shared the album closer, the stunning 10-minute suite "More »
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Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith – “Expanding Electrity”

Since her 2017 debut album The Kid, experimental musician Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith has founded the multidisciplinary label Touchtheplants and focused on various other projects. But now she's returning with a new album called The Mosaic Of Transformation, which she describes as "my expression of love and appreciation for electricity." Although she's … More »
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Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, Sept. 21-28

  Edison Eskeets, from Hubbell Trading Post in Arizona, discusses the artistry, history and production of Navajo rugs at the Navajo Rug and Jewelry Show and Sale at King Gillette Ranch in Calabasas. (Photo courtesy of Western National Parks Association)   There’s always something fascinating to do in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area. Here is a sampling of entertainments this week and also save-the-date events to put on your calendar.   EVENTS     Old Town Newhall Ch...
Tags: Books, Events, Local News, Movies + TV, Music + Concerts, Theater, Things to Do, Art, Comedy, Dance, Movies, Museum, Music, San Fernando Valley, Top Stories LADN


Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, Sept. 14-21

  The Calico Winds perform a noontime concert on Sept. 19 in Glendale. (Photo courtesy of Glendale Noon Concerts)   There’s always something fascinating to do in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area. Here is a sampling of entertainments this week and also save-the-date events to put on your calendar.   EVENTS     Los Angeles County Fair: “Get Your Kicks at the LA County Fair” reflects a Route 66 theme for the 96th annual event, through Sept. 23. Attractions include exhi...
Tags: Books, Events, Local News, Movies + TV, Music + Concerts, Theater, Things to Do, Art, Comedy, Dance, Events calendar, Museum, Music, San Fernando Valley, Top Stories LADN


Stream Stadiums & Shrines’ Dreams Comp Feat. Julie Byrne, Mutual Benefit, Ricky Eat Acid, & More

There’s a lot of layers to sound connoisseurs Stadiums & Shrines' new multimedia compilation album Dreams. It’s an expansive 18-track double LP (with three digital bonus tracks) that features artists like Julie Byrne, Mutual Benefit, Ricky Eat Acid, Maria Usbeck, and more, in the works since 2012. Each composition interprets a black and white collage … More »
Tags: Music, Headaches, Mutual Benefit, Album Stream, Cemeteries, Ricky, Teen Daze, Gem Club, Julie Byrne, Sound Of Ceres, Yumi Zouma, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Foxes In Fiction, Ricky Eat Acid, Emily Reo, Eaters


Ambient Explorations: Cool Maritime / Sam Gendel

Cool Maritime is the work of Sean Hellfritsch. A modular synth composer, he is the spouse of fellow modern electronic pioneer Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, and shares her sense of ambient adventure in crafting exploratory soundscapes that reach beyond the tangible and into unseen worlds. His latest outing, Sharing Waves, due out June 1 via Leaving […]
Tags: Music, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Sam Gendel, Cool Maritime, Sean Hellfritsch


The National Brought Boxer, Ecstatic Vibes, And A Lit-Up Matt Berninger To Their Inaugural Homecoming Festival

"OK, let's party." Those were the first words out of Matt Berninger's mouth Saturday night, and man, did he ever. More »
Tags: Music, Concert, Feist, Matt Berninger, Sounding Board, The National, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Big Thief, Alvvays, Homecoming Festival


The Music Behind the Guru: Inside the Making of the ‘Wild Wild Country’ Soundtrack (EXCLUSIVE)

One of Netflix’s biggest success stories this year is unquestionably directors Chapman and Maclain Way’s “Wild Wild Country” docuseries. Now, an official soundtrack is set to be released this fall on Western Vinyl Records, home to Dirty Projectors, Caroline Says and Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, among other indie darlings, Variety has confirmed. The compilation includes most of […]
Tags: News, Netflix, Chapman, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Caroline Says, Maclain Way, Wild Wild Country, Western Vinyl Records


tix for Grizzly Bear at Wellmont Theater on BV presale (password here)

Tickets to see Grizzly Bear and Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith at Montclair, NJ's Wellmont Theater go on BrooklynVegan presale today (4/5) at 10 AM. Password here... Continue reading… [Author: BrooklynVegan Staff]
Tags: Music, Music News, Tour Dates, Brooklynvegan, Wellmont Theater, Montclair NJ, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, BrooklynVegan Staff, Tickets On Sale, Grizzly Bear, Wellmont Theater on BV


Grizzly Bear expand tour, add Wellmont Theater (BV presale)

The NJ show is right before Grizzly Bear's co-headlining tour with fellow indie vets Spoon. Continue reading… [Author: Jeremy Nifras]
Tags: Music, Music News, Tour Dates, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Grizzly Bear, Jeremy Nifras, Wellmont Theater BV


Mouse On Mars, Kelela, Jon Hopkins & more added to Moogfest 2018 lineup

Plus: KRS-One, Author & Punisher, Suzanne Ciani, Drexciya, Shabazz Palaces, Psychic TV, Torres, Smerz, and more, plus this year's eight-hour sleep concert, robots, and more. Continue reading… [Author: Bill Pearis]
Tags: Music, Technology, Georgia, Kelela, Adam Roberts, Chelsea Manning, Music News, Tour Dates, Lawrence Rothman, Wes Borland, Ezra Miller, Bill Pearis, Gabriel Andruzzi, Torres, Helen Money, Gareth Jones


Video: Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, ‘Abstractions’

Electronic experimentalist Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith has launched a multidisciplinary label for everything good and strange. Touchtheplants will release music, dance, film, poetry, photography, instruments, explorations, experiences, clothing, fortunes and symposiums. “We are open to all ideas and formats that are rooted in the intention to encourage and edify infinite possibilities,” she says. “Anything is possible! Touchtheplants hopes to provide to each artist with encouraging inquiry towards wha...
Tags: Video, Music, New York, Featured, Smith, Local Artist, Kramer, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Hollywood Forever, Morton Subotnick, Gregory Kramer, Harry Everett Smith


Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith Launches New Multidisciplinary Label With 22-Minute Track “Abstractions”

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith has launched a new multidisciplinary label called Touchtheplants, whose website states that they are "open to all ideas and formats rooted in the intent to encourage and edify infinite possibilities." Artists that will be featured on the label include Rob Moss Wilson, Chantal Anderson, Aubrey Trinnaman, Cool Maritime, Tyy Wells, … More »
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A free download turns Reaktor into a powerful Buchla modular emulation

West Coast synthesis is yours for a song, by combining a free/donationware download with Reaktor. And now Cloudlab 200t just got a major V2 upgrade. First, okay – this is not an authorized Buchla product. The Buchla legacy is alive in hardware and software forms. The Buchla Easel got a full-blown remake from Arturia. The Twisted Waveform Generator module has an official remake from Softube – though it’s silly spendy, at US$99. (That’s the price of some actual hardware module kits, or halfway t...
Tags: Downloads, Music, Mac, Windows, US, Tech, Software, West Coast, Modular, Native-Instruments, Music Tech, Emulation, Korg, Moog, Reaktor, Softube


Pitchfork Fest full 2018 lineup (Lauryn Hill, Tame Impala, Fleet Foxes, more)

Lauryn Hill, Tame Impala and Fleet Foxes were revealed as headliners, and other new additions include Blood Orange, Japanese Breakfast, Saba, Open Mike Eagle, Noname, Alex Cameron, Kelly Lee Owens, and more. Continue reading… [Author: Andrew Sacher]
Tags: Music, Tame Impala, The War On Drugs, Kelela, Fleet Foxes, Courtney Barnett, Music News, DRAM, Tour Dates, Earl Sweatshirt, Lauryn Hill, Blood Orange, Moses Sumney, Open Mike Eagle, Lucy Dacus, Julien Baker


Grizzly Bear & Spoon announce co-headlining tour, including Prospect Park

Long-running indie bands Grizzly Bear and Spoon are both still going strong and both had very good 2017 albums, Painted Ruins and Hot Thoughts, respectively... Continue reading… [Author: Andrew Sacher]
Tags: Music, Music News, Tour Dates, Prospect Park, Spoon, Andrew Sacher, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Grizzly Bear, Celebrate Brooklyn


Hollywood Bowl announces jam-packed slate for 2018 season

The Hollywood Bowl this week announced a season schedule that includes performances from Beck, Flying Lotus, Bon Iver and Grizzly Bear, not to mention Randy Newman, Jennifer Hudson, Harry Connick Jr., Queen Latifah, Seal and (as part of the annual July 4 fireworks blowout), the Go-Go’s. Diana Ross performs opening night; composer John Williams celebrates the 40th anniversary of his first appearance at the Bowl; Michael McDonald, Kenny Loggins and Christopher Cross perform over two nights; and Ju...
Tags: Music, News, Mexico, Beck, Los Angeles, Spain, Paris, Corinne Bailey Rae, New Orleans, Beethoven, Jazz, Harry Potter, Savion Glover, Annie, West Coast, George Lucas


The National expand Homecoming lineup, playing 'Boxer' in full at the fest

Additions include Mouse on Mars, Sam Amidon, Spank Rock, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Lisa Hannigan, and more. Continue reading… [Author: Andrew Sacher]
Tags: Music, Father John Misty, Mars, Future Islands, Music News, Boxer, Tour Dates, Feist, Lord Huron, Bryce Dessner, Moses Sumney, Bonnie Prince Billy, The National, Julien Baker, Andrew Sacher, Sam Amidon


End of the Road fest: 2018 lineup

The 2018 lineup was revealed today featuring headliners Vampire Weekend (their first show in four years) and St. Vincent, plus Feist, Yo La Tengo, Ezra Furman, Jeff Tweedy, John Cale, Oh Sees, Gruff Rhys, Fat White Family, Julia Holter, Destroyer, Big Thief, Aldous Harding, Hookworms, Omar Souleyman, Mulatu Astatke, Protomartyr, Japanese Breakfast, Gwenno, and lots more. Continue reading… [Author: Bill Pearis]
Tags: Childhood, Music, Ariel Pink, St Vincent, Road, Shame, Yo La Tengo, Music News, Jim White, Vampire Weekend, Tour Dates, Creatures, Feist, Julia Holter, Protomartyr, Amen Dunes


LxL’s Best Albums of 2017

Below are our favorite albums of 2017. 10. King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard – Sketches Of Brunswick East 9. The War on Drugs – A Deeper Understanding 8. Hurray for the Riff Raff – The Navigator 7. Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith – The Kid 6. Ibeyi – Ash 5. Alvvays – Antisocialites 4. Vince Staples – … Continue reading "LxL’s Best Albums of 2017"
Tags: Top Tens, Kendrick Lamar, Kamasi Washington, Vince Staples, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, End of Year Lists, Perfume Genius, Alvvays, Lizard Wizard Sketches Of Brunswick East, Ibeyi Ash, Alvvays Antisocialites


Best Synth Pop Recording: Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith

Have you heard Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith’s The Kid (Western Vinyl, 2017) yet? Inspired by the loss of a friend, it is an electroacoustic journey from childhood to the loss of innocence, Armed with a Buchla Easel and supple voice, Smith articulates the experiences of childhood with winsome lyricism and an effulgent palette of synth timbres. It is easily one of the best electronica albums of late, and I’m naming it my choice for Best “Synth-pop” release of 2017. [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundc...
Tags: Religion, Best Of, Smith, Experimental music, Synthesizer, Electro-acoustic, Buchla, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, CD Review, Synth pop, File Under, Best Of 2017


2017: Buzz Bands LA’s Favorite Albums of the Year

Talk trash about 2017 all you want — and we have — but it was a bountiful year for Los Angeles musicians. Following is Buzz Bands LA’s “Popular With Us 2017: Our Favorite Albums of the Year,” our annual homegrown year-end list. Contributing were Buzz Bands LA editor Kevin Bronson (K.B.) and contributors Daiana Feuer (D.F.), Andrew Veeder (A.V.), Cassandra Cronin (C.C.) and Roy Jurgens (R.J.). Support the artists by clicking on the album covers to purchase their work. Also find links to the album...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Featured, Father John Misty, Los Angeles, Chicago, Kendrick Lamar, Wisconsin, Manhattan, Tokimonsta, Bronx, Smith, Kelela, Haim, John Williams, EMS


SPIN's 50 Best Albums of 2017

Usual suspects like Kendrick, SZA, and Lorde, and some more surprising stuff too. Continue reading… [Author: Andrew Sacher]
Tags: Music, Taylor Swift, Lorde, Future, The War On Drugs, Jay-z, Kendrick Lamar, Jessie Ware, Drake, Bjork, Kelela, Actress, Miguel, Fleet Foxes, Music News, Spin


The 20 Best Electronic Albums of 2017

20. Vitalic - Voyager (Citizen) Pascal Arbez-Nicolas (a.k.a. Vitalic) made waves in the French Touch electro-house scene with his 2005 debut, OK Cowboy , which had a hard-hitting maximalist sound, but several albums later, Voyager finds him launching into realms beyond at his own speed. The quirky, wallflower vocals and guitar snippets employed throughout Voyager drop a funk that brings to mind WhoMadeWho or Matthew Dear if...
Tags: Music, UK, London, Berlin, Value, Green, Britain, Sony, Belfast, Electronic Music, Smith, Dubstep, Actress, Ambient, Kerala, Forest Swords


NPR's Top 50 Albums of 2017

As always, NPR's list mixes the pop/rock/rap/electronic/etc choices that most lists have with jazz, contemporary classical, and other stuff you may not have heard of. Continue reading… [Author: Andrew Sacher]
Tags: Music, Lorde, The War On Drugs, Jay-z, Kendrick Lamar, Npr, Kesha, Music News, Vince Staples, Migos, Lil Uzi Vert, Paramore, Thundercat, Mount Eerie, Jason Isbell, Moses Sumney


Pitchfork's 50 Best Albums of 2017

Drake, Lana Del Rey, Kendrick Lamar, SZA, Lorde, Julien Baker, Bjork, Fever Ray & more crack Pitchfork's 50 best albums of 2017 list. Continue reading… [Author: BrooklynVegan Staff]
Tags: Music, Lana Del Rey, Lorde, Future, The War On Drugs, Jay-z, Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Bjork, St Vincent, Run The Jewels, Kelela, Fleet Foxes, Tyler The Creator, Music News, Kamasi Washington


Pitchfork's 100 Best Songs of 2017

Kendrick Lamar appears on the list four times, including at #2 for "DNA."... can you guess who beats him for #1? Continue reading… [Author: Andrew Sacher]
Tags: Music, Lana Del Rey, Beyonce, Lorde, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Future, Father John Misty, The War On Drugs, Jay-z, Charli Xcx, Kendrick Lamar, Harry Styles, Selena Gomez, Jessie Ware, Drake


Mission Creek Festival 2018 lineup (Carrie Brownstein, Built to Spill, Julien Baker, more)

The music, literature, and more festival also includes Wye Oak, Margaret Glaspy, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Algiers, Jamila Woods, and much more. Continue reading… [Author: Andrew Sacher]
Tags: Music, Ohio, Carrie Brownstein, Dorothy, Music News, Tour Dates, William Johnson, Younger, Julien Baker, Andrew Sacher, Margaret Glaspy, Algiers, Xylouris White, Roxane Gay, Jamila Woods, Ono


Moogfest announces 2018 lineup led by female, non-binary & transgender artists

The 2018 edition of Moogfest happens May 17 - 20 in Durham, NC and they've just announced its initial lineup, which is led by female, non-binary, and transgender artists, including Chelsea Manning SOPHIE, Jamila Woods, Kristen Kontrol, LCD Soundsystem's Gavin Rayna Russom, Ellen Allien, Lawrence Rothman, and more. Continue reading… [Author: Bill Pearis]
Tags: Music, Chelsea Manning, Music News, Tour Dates, Lawrence Rothman, Bill Pearis, Sophie, Karyn, Helen Money, Durham NC, Jamila Woods, Annie Hart, Kristin Kontrol, Nadia Sirota, Moogfest, Bonaventure


The Quietus' Albums of the Year 2017

Always one of the most unique year-end lists, UK site The Quietus have just revealed their Albums of the Year 2017. At #1 is Peasant by modern British Folk singer Richard Dawson. Continue reading… [Author: Bill Pearis]
Tags: Music, UK, Lotto, Liars, Snapped, Bjork, Mesh, Mogwai, Kelela, Actress, Gnod, Music News, Laibach, British Sea Power, Circle, Wire