Frank Ocean is a Big Phoney. Read our editorial on the questionable timing of Frank Ocean coming out announcement as well as an analysis of the lyrics from Channel ORANGE
Check out the new Bon Iver shoe. Yes a shoe. What is next? - The Bon Iver Grill Master, the Ginsu knife line? Check our article and why Justin Vernon jumps the shark.
Meet the Top 5 The Guard Curators - the tastemakers who have contributed most to the Music Filter with their music finds. And this can be you! Learn more in the article.
The Guard took a second to talk about the best turntables and affordable record players and how to get away from the subpar Mp3 streams and downloads we're accustomed to.
Reactions to 2012 Grammy's. The Guard's Editorial Opinion gets slimy, reacting to the 2012 Grammy Awards and the performances throughout the night.
Get the most of of SXSW with our indie hipster parody Survival Guide to the 2012 SXSW Music Festival, brought to you by LA Music Blog, The Guard. Check it out here!
Simon Cowell announced the launch of a new TV show "The Next DJ Star" to find the next global DJ. Is this guy for real? Check out the stink and why this will never work.
LA Music Blog, The Guard, examines the fall out from Lana Del Rey's Saturday Night Live performance and examines earlier Live Lana Del Rey footage...See the results here.
The Stop Online Piracy Act, or SOPA, a bill that was poised to make its way through U.S. House of Representatives to potentially become U.S. law, would have charged you with committing a FELONY for posting a copyrighted video or song online.
Continuing with the boycotting any "Best Of 2011" theme, our little LA Music Blog is opting for some different "end of year" perspectives. Here is our 2011 List of Songs that we think have changed the future.
The Guard present to you our own special take on those otherwise snore-inducing "Best of" lists: the Turkey Summary... aka, the WORST music of 2011, part 2.