1 month ago | Hip-Hop
Michael Quattlebaum Jr. isn't happy. It's three days after his Labor Day weekend set at Union, where he performed as his alter ego, fierce female rapper Mykki Blanco. By Quattlebaum's account, it did not go well. Security was rude. The show was un...
2 months ago | Marijuana
The U.S. is in the grips of a well-documented opiate epidemic. More people in the country now die from heroin and prescription opiates than they do from car accidents. In 2014, nearly 19,000 fatal overdoses were related to legal opiates like Oxyco...
2 months ago | Pop Music. Ever Heard of It?
First, a few things we know for sure about electronic producer/singer/songwriter Ramsey: She was born Rebecca Fisher in Las Vegas 20 years ago, has the kind of exaggerated lips that a lot of people in this town pay money for, sports an intricate w...
3 months ago | EDM
The history of electronic music in Southern California, while vibrant, is shadowed by its accompanying death toll. In the past decade alone, more than a dozen people in SoCal and Vegas, several of them teenagers, have died from drug-related c...
4 months ago | Downtown
The name Jefferson Tangradi is one often dropped among L.A.’s electronic music scene in-crowd. Tangradi is not, however, a DJ, manager, promoter or drug dealer — he’s the scene’s de facto hair stylist. “I used to go out every night,” Tangradi says...
5 months ago | Nightlife
Throughout their nearly 50 year history, Fleetwood Mac has played hundreds of shows around the world. But there's one place they have never played: Burning Man. So a pair of U.K. DJs/producers decided to bring the spirit of the ubiquitou...