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The Grammys

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Is it just us or are the 47th Grammy Awards Nominations woefully lacking in Los Angeles based artists and bands? Oh sure, the Black Eyed Peas and No Doubt make a few appearances and Snoop Dogg's Neptunes produced "Drop It Like It's Hot" rightfully competes for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group but these are all the usual suspects.

Was this really that bad a year for local music?

Local indie fave Rilo Kiley, despite great critical acclaim for their most recent release are nowhere to be found and neither is usual Grammy darling Ozomatli. We really can't complain about the rock categories much,though, when a band LA has adopted as it's own, The Killers, got so much love.

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Are we missing something? With so much music being created, performed, and played in this town every day, why are there so few Angelenos up for awards this season?