1 day ago | Community
Editor's note: What better topic than gentrification to split people in Los Angeles into distinct camps? Below, writers Art Tavana and Isaac Simpson passionately argue the point and counterpoint of L.A.'s gentrification boom. Just Say "Yes" t...
2 days ago | Vinyl
To the MIT grads salivating over audiophile didacticism, I concede the following: Yes, those space-age coasters known as CDs sound cleaner. So to them, the resurgence of vinyl is a bohemian craze — like thrifting for soiled flannel shirts in the '...
11 days ago | Last Night
James Williamson & Friends The Bootleg Theater January 16, 2015 The vainglorious dick measurement contest known as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony — aired annually on HBO for all the Pavlov'd dimwits still paying for cable — offers up ...
23 days ago | Indie Rock and Stuff
The door to Lolipop Records' Echo Park studio is always open. "For me, it's a way of saying everyone is a part of this," says Wyatt Blair, 23, Lolipop's shaggy-haired founder and drummer for one of the label's flagship bands, psych rockers Mr. Ele...
25 days ago | Last Night
The Smell 17th Anniversary Show - Night Two The Smell January 3, 2015 No Wave goddess and spitfire revolutionary Lydia Lunch should have been there on Saturday, kneeling against the brick walls of the Smell (like it was New York, circa '...
1 month ago | Let's Talk Iconic L.A. Music Venues
The Smell is celebrating its 17th anniversary this weekend. For an all-ages DIY venue in L.A., lasting 17 years is equivalent to Darby Crash making it through a set without bleeding. In that sense, the Smell is a miracle, surviving well beyond the...