21 hours ago | Indie Rock and Stuff
Jason Voorhees' gimmick in Friday the 13th is that he never stays dead. He's the campy horror equivalent of '60s garage rock, back from the grave whenever we need knuckle-dragging escapism to tickle our prepubescent fancy. In 1964,...
2 days ago | Garage
After six years of pummeling Orange County with colorful cassette tapes — roughly 300 releases a year — America's most prolific underground record label is opening a store in L.A. In a joint partnership with cassette label Gnar Tapes, t...
7 days ago | Got Beef?
Did Scarlett Johansson's new band steal its name? That's what an L.A.based pop-rock group called The Singles are now claiming. The duo, fronted by Vince Frederick, with Nicky Veltman on drums, have hired legal counsel to send a...
15 days ago | Indie Rock and Stuff
Nobody rocks a pair of knockoff Wayfarers like Colleen Green. Onstage, they protect her sleepy eyes from the bright lights, placing a thin plastic veneer between the punk auteur and her followers: slackers with medical marijuana cards who relate t...
1 month 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...
1 month 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 '...