20 hours ago | Bizarre Ride
In the decade since his death, J Dilla has become a deity. And as in all subterranean cults that ossify into religions, certain scriptural interpretations began to take root. Snap-backed evangelicals in “J Dilla Saved My Life” T-shirts eulogize th...
8 days ago | Bizarre Ride
Let’s get this out of the way: Sam Outlaw’s real name isn’t Sam Outlaw. The bills mailed to his Glendale apartment are addressed to “Sam Morgan.” “Outlaw” is a nom de guitar selected after he quit his ad-sales job to pursue his dream of making “co...
15 days ago | Bizarre Ride
When your crew’s credo is “Kill people, burn shit, fuck school,” it’s easy to give off the wrong impression. During the Odd Future ascendency of 2010, the misinformation levels reached heights eclipsed only by North Korean dictators. But rather th...
22 days ago | Bizarre Ride
Only elderly shamans and energy healers can remember the dark ages before the Coachella Music Festival first bloomed out of the polo field–riddled deserts east of Los Angeles. Popular lore holds it was founded in 1999, when Beck, Rage Against the ...
29 days ago | Bizarre Ride
Before it became the epicenter for $12 watermelon juices infused with moondust, Venice was a locus of left-coast culture. In the ’90s, it rivaled Melrose for the city’s most eclectic vortex, a grimy warren overrun by skate rats and graffiti writer...
1 month ago | Bizarre Ride
For a city with a million entertainment options, the L.A. tourist checklist can be streamlined with relative ease. There’s Griffith Park and the Observatory; your preferred beach and favorite taco spot; the Getty Museum or Villa; and a trip to the...