3 days ago | Bizarre Ride
The Grammys have misused their influence for three straight decades. Outside of flat earth society champions, no collective body has been so consistently incorrect. The Recording Academy didn’t recognize hip-hop as a worthy album art form until 19...
10 days ago | Bizarre Ride
Santa Ana will never be mistaken for southwest Atlanta, but tonight is as close as it’ll ever get. On a cold Thursday in January, a rowdy, all-ages mob of a thousand Orange County kids chants, bounces, sweats and yelps the most popular hooks and d...
17 days ago | Bizarre Ride
Nothing captures the spirit of a Southern California cookout better than DJ Quik’s “Pitch in on a Party.” So it’s only right that L.A.’s day-off anthem bumps silkily from the speakers at the opening of LocoL, the latest culinary banger from native...
24 days ago | Bizarre Ride
If you want to understand King Lil G, start with Emiliano Zapata. According to family lore, L.A.’s most popular Latino rapper since Cypress Hill descends from the famed Mexican revolutionary. With mild imagination, it’s easy to draw parallels betw...
1 month ago | Bizarre Ride
Near the start of Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight, you’re reminded why he’s Quentin Tarantino. It’s not via violent shootout or gorgeous tracking shot across fresh snow but rather the brutal artfulness with which he uses music. The filmmaker...
2 months ago | Bizarre Ride
Pick the one that doesn’t belong: Chicago, Deep Purple, Cheap Trick, Steve Miller Band, N.W.A. Save for Steve Miller and Eazy-E’s shared affinity for midnight toking, it’s obvious that the Compton gangsta-rap pioneers are outliers in this year’s R...