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.
6 days ago | Festivals
A music and festival brand based in China, Modern Sky will have its first California event this Saturday, Sept. 23 at Santa Anita Park.
19 days ago | Indie Rock and Stuff
On his solo debut, "Half-Light," the former Vampire Weekend producer-keyboardist finds ambitious new ways to mix sonic experimentation with pop songcraft.
1 month ago | Yay for Humanity
Arshia Fatima Faq's album of field recordings, "Ishq Ke Maare: Sufi Songs From Sindh and Punjab, Pakistan," captures a style of music the Taliban is trying to wipe out.
3 months ago | Festivals
Once more, the fest will take place at the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Institute of Mentalphysics in Joshua Tree.
4 months ago | Folk You Very Much
After the maximalism of last year's "Singing Saw," the acclaimed ex-Woods singer-songwriter returns with a darker, more insular but no less brilliant set of new songs.
4 months ago | Hardcore
The Arts District mural, which was sponsored by L.A. City Councilmember Jose Huizar, will be unveiled this Sunday, after which Suicidal Tendencies will play a free concert.