Kasabian visited LA on their latest tour, 48:13, with Bo Ningen opening for them. Kasabian opened with their hit song “Bumblebee” and the show just got better from there. The Wiltern is not the biggest venue, but that night Kasabianwas able to get everyone up to the third tier to bounce to their entire set. Front man Tom Meighan hyped the crowd with antics fitting a stadium show. Apparently Jason Statham likes Kasabian too; he could be spotted in the VIP section. Check out the picture to one of the most energetic modern rock groups of our time below.
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Show Review + Pictures: Kasabian @ The Wiltern
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Kasabian visited LA on their latest tour, 48:13, with Bo Ningen opening for them. Kasabian opened with their hit song “Bumblebee” and the show just got better from there.
Album Stream “Your Dead!” + New Music Video: Flying Lotus - “Never Catch Me” feat. Kendrick Lamar
New Music Video and Album Stream: Flying Lotus - Never Catch Me feat. Kendrick Lamar
Los Angeles beat king Flying Lotus has released the video for his upcoming single “Never Catch Me” with Kendrick Lamar. Japanese director Hiro Murai directed the thematic piece for this lead track off of FlyLo’s upcoming album titled You’re Dead!.
You can preview the album below, a proclaimed ‘Psychedelic Death Trip’ starting…
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It was 2006 when I first saw Simian Mobile Disco perform. They had been booked to open for the noize man himself Alex Ridha aka Boys Noize at the Echoplex. I had brought my girlfriend at the time and we had just gotten into the emerging “electro” scene so both of us were familiar with Boys Noize yet unfamiliar with Simian Mobile Disco. Not knowing what to expect we showed up early and got up front for the mysterious openers. Long story short they blew our minds. They had been promoting their upcoming album Attack Decay Sustain Release which has now turn into an iconic album for the era. With bangers like “Hustler” mixed in with disco mixed ambient synth songs like “Wooden”, we were in awe of the ability of two guys running around what seemed to be a portable studio and creating such amazing songs.
Fast forward to FYF 2011. The lineup at the time was very punk/indie with headliners like Death From Above 1979, Descendents, and Broken Social Scene. So when I saw Simian Mobile Disco Live on the lineup I was quite surprised. My friend that I brought with me that year was not an EDM fan at the time and was hesitant to go see Simian. I ended up dragging him along to see what what they had to offer; again, minds blown. Their ability to adapt to the more rock sound that was prevalent at the festival was great. Even though they are by definition EDM they destroyed their set like a rock band would.
In 2013 I brought my younger brother with me to Coachella for his first major music festival. He had always been curious as to why I was so enthralled with Coachella for the past 7 years at the time. Walking around the festival checking out the bands he started to understand Coachella a little better. By Saturday he was comfortable but still curious as to what really made Coachella an amazing experience for me. During Simian Mobile Disco’s set we were having a great time dancing with most of our closest friends, when my brother taps my shoulder gives me a hug and says, “I get it.”
At the El Rey in Los Angeles last Thursday 9/25, Simian Mobile Disco performed their newest album Whorl (released by Wichita ) in its entirety. The new album is amazing. Pitchfork writer Larry FItzmaurice said it best in his article describing the new album “Much of the 64-minute set emphasizes texture over dynamics, content to exist as background music. This, in and of itself, is not the worst thing that could happen.” (via Pitchfork) SMD got together with Jack Featherstone & Hans Lo visual artists to built a custom oscilloscope specifically for Whorl‘s live visuals which you can see below in the video. Catch Simian Mobile Disco at their newest residency in London at XOYO
Show Review: Simian Mobile Disco
It was 2006 when I first saw Simian Mobile Disco perform. They had been booked to open for the noize man himself Alex Ridha aka Boys Noize at the…