11 days ago | Cityscape
It's not as famous as Ventura Boulevard. It's not as useful as hill-crossing roads like Laurel Canyon and Sepulveda. It doesn't hit as many neighborhoods as Victory. Still, if you want to drive down one street that's truly representative of 818 li...
18 days ago | Metal
Al Jourgensen didn't intend to start another band. He and engineer Sam D'Ambruoso went into Jourgensen's home studio simply to record odds and ends that might later be assigned to one of the musician's myriad projects. That's how Jourgensen normal...
19 days ago | Synthful
John Carpenter is happy that he's talking music. "I've done 40 years of movie interviews," he says by phone, "so I don't need anymore." With Carpenter, though, it's difficult to treat the movies and the music as two separate parts of his career. F...
22 days ago | Clubland
I trainwrecked. It happened sometime during the peak hours of a Friday night party I was DJing in Chinatown. The crowd had been dancing hard to my string of '80s alternative, '90s Britpop and modern indie hits. In haste, I grabbed a record more fo...
24 days ago | Culture
It's easy to hate Metro's Orange Line. After all, the San Fernando Valley route is a bus. Sure, it rides on a designated road, but it's still smaller than a train. You think rush hour on the Red Line is packed? Try making the North Hollywood Orang...
1 month ago | Culture
The dinner-and-a-movie date is a classic component of the American courting ritual, but sometimes that shit gets old. You're tired of movie theater popcorn and crowded Friday nights at the restaurants you really wanted to try. You and your partner...