Chris Kissel is a freelance music and culture writer and DJ based in Los Angeles. His work has also appeared on KCET.org, Consequence of Sound, Noisey, and Paste, among others. He also hosts the Contact Wave radio program on dublab. He lives in Echo Park and loves cats, bicycles, and music that drones.
7 hours ago | Coachella
With all the rap and electronic music at this year's Coachella, the guitar seemed like an endangered species. But a handful of artists proved it still has a vital place at America's biggest festival.
3 days ago | Coachella
From luxury yurts to private jets to ridiculous festival couture, this is how the high rollers burn through their money at Coachella.
26 days ago | Los Angeles Concerts
The Williamsburg venue, which closed in 2012, will be resurrected by its original owners, with help from local artists including Mia Doi Todd, in Frogtown this April.
1 month ago | Coachella
Coachella's parent company Goldenvoice wants the festival's name removed from all Urban Outfitters products.
2 months ago | Longform
The quartet have, over the course of almost a decade, become something like the city's own house band — a band that straddles the classic and the new, the nostalgic and the identity shifting.
2 months ago | Festivals
The local, low-cost Coachella alternative returns with a new location and on a new weekend, so it's no longer directly competing with that thing in the desert.