Iron & Wine At The Wiltern

Iron & Wine, or Samuel Beam, is making a two-night appearance at the Wiltern, located in Los Angeles, CA, on January 25th and 26th. Tickets are going for $35.00 at livenation.com. Iron & Wine will be releasing a new album next week entitled, Kiss Each Other Clean.

Special guests include: Laura Marling on the 25th and The Low Anthem on the 26th.

Iron & Wine has released three albums since 2002 (not including Kiss Each Other Clean). His previous album, The Endless Shepard, was critically acclaimed by many music critics, and made it all the way to number 24 on the Billboard 200.

The Strokes, Finally Ready To Release New Album

The Strokes made a name for themselves when they released, Is This It, in 2002. Since then, they have become a staple of the alternative rock scene. Their most recent album, First Impressions of Earth, was released back in 2006. So, it's been roughly five years since The Strokes released an LP. But, thanks to an article by Rolling Stone, there is proof that the band is releasing a brand new album, tentatively titled, Angles, scheduled to be released on March 22nd, 2011.

Nick Valensi, guitarist of The Strokes, told Rolling Stone, "This is the first one where we are truly working democratically. It's taken a long time because this is a new model for us." Prior albums were said to be largely written by Strokes frontman, Julian Casablancas.

The Starland Ballroom Welcomes Less Than Jake

Less Than Jake, along with The Supervillians and Off With Their Heads, will be playing a show at one of NJ's best rock venues, The Starland Ballroom. It's an all-ages show (although, you can drink if you are 21+). Doors open at 6:30pm and tickets are only $16.50 in advance, and $19 at the door.

Less Than Jake is a long-running ska punk band, who formed in 1992, in Gainesville, FL. Since then, Less Than Jake has become one of the more popular third-wave ska bands, and have toured numerous times with notable bands, such as Streetlight Manifesto and Reel Big Fish.

DJ Roundups!

Recession Free Fridays 10:00 PM - 2:00 AM

Level 3 Nightclub

6801 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles CA (Hollywood)

Age 18+

The first 100 people to arrive get in for free,

Dress Code: Dressy

DJ Triple XL: Despite being from Seattle, the home of grunge, Triple XL fell in love with hip hop and house music. Straight out of high school, he made a name for himself in the Night Life scene. Within a year, he was asked to DJ for the #1 radio station in Seattle, KUBE 93. He has opened for Jay Z, Snoop Dogg, and Ciara. He has also personally DJ'd for Diddy.

Underoath + Thursday On Tour

Fans who have stuck with Underoath over the past decade, should be commended. There is nobody left from the original that formed Underoath back in 1997. The band has been through countless changes, additions, subtractions, and personal dilemmas. They have been revamped and reorganized enough times, for the music to actually shift and transform. Try listening to their first album, Act of Depression, and their most recent, Ø (Disambiguation), and decide for yourself.

The one constant that has remained for the band, is touring and performing. Whether playing at small venues, or major tours, Underoath is one of the most intense bands to see live. They put their bodies on the line, literally, when they perform. They climb equipment, jump into the crowd, everything.

Rubix Kube Will Take You Back To The 80s

Yello, Rubix Kube! I know that you probably already know about them and have seen them over 5 times at The Canal Room on Saturday Nights, but the 80’s cover band is Crackalackin’ bigger than Star Wars. If you haven’t checked them out and have any love for Debbie Gibson or Eddie Money then clear your Saturdays. The covers are so perfect there is no reason to bootleg this on your walkman, and you’ll only find a more entertaining show if you get your Delorean up to 88 mph (not the recommended driving speed on West Broadway).

The 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards (Nominations!)

The Grammy's will be taking place on February 13th at the Staples Center, located in Los Angeles, California. Recently, the nominations have been released and it's looking to be a good one.

Here are some of the noted nominations.

1.Album of the Year

The Suburbs - Arcade Fire

Recovery - Eminem

Need You Now - Lady Antebellum

The Fame Monster - Lady Gaga

Recent and Upcoming CD Releases For January

Cage the Elephant - Thank You, Happy Birthday (11th)

Cake - Showroom of Confession (11th)

The Decemberists - The King is Dead (18th)

Social Distortion - Hard Time and Nursery Rhymes (18th)

The Aquabats - Hi-Five Soup (18th)

Cold War Kids - Mines Is Yours (25th)

Iron and Wine - Kiss Each Other Clean (25th)

Stay tuned for album reviews!

The Mobile Beat Las Vegas Show

The Mobile Beat Show and Conference will be back at the Riviera Hotel, located in Las Vegas, for four days (January 31st through February 3rd). Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the Mobile Beat Show is a multi-day event, that includes seminars from professional Dj's and other important figures in the business, equipment advice, celebrity appearances, tips and tricks, live demos and so much more.

This event is extremely important if you want to succeed in the entertainment industry or just to experience an event that showcases everything the genre has to offer.

The four-day pass is, currently, going for 239 dollars and can be purchased on mobilebeat.com

2Pac Can Rest In Peace....Or Can He?

He sold over 25 million albums world wide, lyrically changed the landscape of Rap, inducted a train of thought and lifestyle he dubbed "Thug Life," and managed to stay relevant and adored, through the hearts and poetic minds of his endless fans long after his senseless death.

It has been 14 years since Shakur was gunned down in what appeared to be a premeditated "drive by," while riding in a car, after leaving a Las Vegas club. Shot several times, Shakur later died of internal bleeding. Since then, the case has been dissected to no avail.