4 days ago | Bizarre Ride
The first time I saw Linafornia, she was mercilessly slaughtering her competition. Last November at the Beat Cinema Beat Battle, the Leimert Park producer artfully incinerated all those vying for the $300 grand prize. The other entrants had talent...
11 days ago | Bizarre Ride
Summer is the most subjective of seasons. It offers infinite options, particularly in Southern California, land of chronic sunshine and birthplace of surf rock, beach goths and G-funk — whose synthesizer whines are as iconic to the time of year as...
18 days ago | Bizarre Ride
A Buddhist R&B singer seems almost as antithetical as a Scientologist psychiatrist or a Mormon beer baron. One tradition is rooted in emotional volatility and the other is a serene religion seeking enlightenment. Bodhisattvas posses wisdom, bu...
25 days ago | Bizarre Ride
The first six months of 2016 rank among some of the most wretched in memory. We lost Prince, David Bowie and Phife of A Tribe Called Quest. Commander-in-Cheeto Donald Trump threatens to unravel the fabric of American democracy, one Chinese-made “M...
1 month ago | Bizarre Ride
There are at most 10 people in the world who could successfully pull off the outfit that Riff Raff wears when he saunters into this Koreatown restaurant on a May afternoon. Even the professionally flamboyant Bishop Magic Don Juan would have to rem...
2 months ago | Bizarre Ride
Let's be unequivocally clear: If they demolish the Smell, it's the gentrification tombstone piledriver to downtown L.A. The killing of culture in favor of coffee shops selling $7 cold brews. Another meaningless triumph for real estate philistines ...