21 days 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...
2 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...
5 months ago | Pop Music. Ever Heard of It?
Authenticity is a slippery concept in the world of pop music. While a relatable façade is a selling point in the pop star marketplace, the moments in which pop idols have gone rogue — a wild-eyed Britney shaving her head, Miley twerking and toples...
9 months ago | Yay for Humanity
Quddus Philippe is one of those incandescent people. He’s got a certain kind of inner light radiating from his eyes, his face and his mile-wide smile, which appears easily and often while he drinks tea on a Friday morning at La Brea Bakery. His is...
10 months ago | Culture Wars
If you hang out in certain circles, you may hear it discussed at parties, festivals, gallery openings or yoga classes: People are drinking ayahuasca in Joshua Tree, renting an Airbnb in Topanga for a weekend mushroom ceremony or even driving to Ba...
1 year ago | R&B
When Chris Gallant arrived in Los Angeles in his car in the fall of 2013, he was not a happy dude. He was, in fact, straight-up depressed, They say that New York chews you up and spits you out. Gallant had been spit across the country to L.A., a c...