2 months ago | Festivals
Big music festivals almost always require tough decisions. There will be two-hour chunks in which you care very little about any of the bands playing on umpteen stages — and then, bam, three of your favorites are playing at the same time in the th...
10 months ago | Last Night
Cannabis Corpse started out as highdea: "What if we took the songs of death metal icons Cannibal Corpse and made them about marijuana?" But the band might as well have been born in a marketing meeting. The Venn diagram between death meta...
11 months ago | Last Night
The show begins like a strange protest in an absurd country. Veiled women walk into the room carrying septagram-bedecked banners. Then comes a masked dude on an adult-sized tricycle, loaded up with speakers, followed by other masked men carrying m...
1 year ago | Last Night
I probably don't have anything to say about smartphones at concerts you haven't heard before. And by that I mean, screw smartphones at concerts. If you want to snap a quick picture, sure, whatever, go ahead and manufacture your online persona. But...
1 year ago | Odd News
Street couches are a complex part of Los Angeles' urban tapestry. A discarded sofa tells stories, and you don't need a degree in archaeology to read them. Are there still cushions? It hasn't been outside very long. Is the couch on the curb with a ...
1 year ago | Festivals
This week, 68,000 revelers will descend on Nevada's remote Black Rock Desert. (That is, assuming the rain lets up.) They will travel from Los Angeles, London, Melbourne, Mexico City and places you've never heard of. They will take part in the temp...