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In 2013, ALT 987 will feature some of your favorite bands at our Penthouse, which has spectacular views of the Hollywood sign to the north and the heart of Hollywood to the south. Those lucky enough to attend are treated to an intimate live performance, great food, soda, beer, and wine, and appearances by your favorite 987 on-air personalities.
Highlights of 2011 and 2012 at the Penthouse include performances by Vampire Weekend, Florence & The Machine, The Temper Trap, Foster The People, 30 Seconds to Mars, Mumford & Sons, My Chemical Romance, and Broken Bells, as well as breakfast with Weezer, Linkin Park's CD release party, and Old School Game Night with Jimmy Eat World.
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We've been playing "Team" by Lorde for some a few months now, and today she released the music video for the song. It actually overloaded the servers and many people were unable to watch it for sometime. And it's understandbale, and it's one of the standout songs on Lorde's debut album, Pure Heroine.
Here's what Lorde had to say about the song on her Facebook page:
"WE'RE ON EACH OTHER'S TEAM
this video was borne from a dream i had a few months ago about teenagers in their own world, a world with hierarchies and initiations, where the boy who was second in command had acne on his face, and so did the girl who was queen. i dreamt about this world being so different to anything anyone had ever seen, a dark world full of tropical plants and ruins and sweat. and of this world, i dreamt about tests that didn't need to be passed in order to be allowed in: sometimes the person who loses is stronger. enjoy xx"
What do you think of the song and video?
It was just over a month ago at the Life Is Beautiful Festival in Las Vegas that Brandon Flowers of The Killers revealed to Kade the details of The Killers' annual Christmas song. (Watch the interview here)
Brandon mentioned that he had just left the studio where they were working on "Christmas In L.A." with local LA band Dawes. Watch the brand new music video for "Christmas In L.A." with Owen Wilson.
Since The Killers' are on hiatus... I wonder if this is the last new song we'll hear from The Killer. What do you think?
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This Year's Best New Song... of the Week is "Any Weather" by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts.
The song is from the newly released album, Unvarnished, their first studio album in 7 years! "Any Weather" was co-written by Dave Grohl from the Foo Fighters, who also plays all the instruments on the song! It's one of our favorite songs and we're calling it This Year's Best New Song... of the Week.
We’ll being playing "Any Weather" Monday through Friday this week at 8:10a, 12:10p, 6:10p and 10:10p.
Get your FREE download of the song HERE and watch the video below:
ALT 987 Presents PAPA at the El Rey on December 6th.
PAPA was formed by Darren Weiss and Danny Presant a few years ago in New York, but the two met in LA as children. They recently released their album, Tender Madness, and we're excited to host their upcoming show at the El Rey. You can buy tickets here, or win them below!
This Year's Best New Song... of the Week is "(Everything Is) Debatable" by Hellogoodbye.
The upbeat track is the first song from their recently released album, which is also called Everything Is Debatable. It's definitely one of the catchier songs and will instantly get stuck in your head, and we really don't mind it!
Check out the music video for the song, and grab yourself a FREE download while you're here.