1 year ago | Hardcore
Keith Morris’ new book is just as raw, fast and fucked up as one of his songs. As the founding vocalist of Black Flag, co-founder of the Circle Jerks and now singer of SoCal quartet OFF!, Morris is one of the great screamers of hardcore punk. Some...
1 year ago | Synthful
Derrick Estrada’s downtown loft is like the Starship Enterprise for synth nerds. In the living room, shelves and desktops are lined with his collection of modular synthesizers and rare drum machines. The adjoining room is filled with yet more gear...
2 years ago | Longform
It's after 8 p.m. on a Tuesday in March, and David Sabastian is running late for an orgy. He doesn't have a car — he doesn't even have a driver's license — but he's expecting to be picked up by a friend and whisked off to a house full of...
2 years ago | Let's Talk Iconic L.A. Music Venues
The parking lot company that applied for a permit to demolish iconic DIY venue the Smell says it won't be bringing in the bulldozers just yet. Kevin Litwin, Chief Operating Officer of Joe’s Auto Parks — a subsidiary of L & R Group of Com...
2 years ago | Music Bidness
The Cherrytree Music Company has long occupied a privileged position in the music business. It's a boutique operation — a recording, publishing and management company boasting an "artist-friendly" business philosophy and a roster of forward-thinki...
2 years ago | Funk-y
Plenty of musicians bang out good songs. But to really get a hit, you have to work for it. That is the lesson songwriter/producer Jeff Bhasker imparts as he discusses the painstaking efforts that went into crafting Mark Ronson’s 2015 hit “Uptown F...