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.
1 month ago | Festivals
Once more, the fest will take place at the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Institute of Mentalphysics in Joshua Tree.
2 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.
2 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.
3 months ago | Latin Music
Forced to close in 2013, Discos Barba Azul now lives on with a 13-track compilation, "¡Un Saludo! Mexican Soundsystem Cumbia in LA."
3 months ago | People 2017
Since receiving an eviction notice last year, Smith's fight to save his nearly 20-year-old all-ages venue has come to symbolize a greater struggle to preserve underground music spaces all over L.A.
3 months ago | Coachella
Curated by Rene Contreras of Viva! Pomona, the new stage featured art by Sean Solomon and Peggy Noland and such bands as Guided by Voices, Allah-Las and Thee Commons.