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Music, West Coast Sound 12th Planet Is Sick of the Dubstep Scene

12th Planet Is Sick of the Dubstep Scene

12th Planet is credited with bringing dubstep to America.  Ahead of his performance at Made in America in Grand Park this Sunday, August 31, we talked to him at the Red Bull Studios in Santa Monica, where he is recording music for his new album. In contrast to his heavy sounds,...…
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Music, West Coast Sound The Chainsmokers Are Blowing the Eff Up

The Chainsmokers Are Blowing the Eff Up

Two years ago DJ Alex Pall and producer Drew Taggart were pretty much unknown. Yet when we talked to them earlier this month, the duo had just lunched with Tïesto in Las Vegas.  Pall and Taggart are better known as NYC-based EDM up-and-comers The Chainsmokers. They were one of our...…
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Music, West Coast Sound The Best and Worst of Hard Summer 2014

The Best and Worst of Hard Summer 2014

This past weekend was the latest incarnation of Gary Richards' Hard Summer, held in new venue Whittier Narrows Recreation Area this year, while L.A. State Historic Park undergoes renovation.  The festival is as popular as ever; a bunch of people snuck in on Saturday, and on Sunday security was ramped up considerably. Getting there was...…
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Music, West Coast Sound The Five Best Acts to See at Hard Summer

The Five Best Acts to See at Hard Summer

The people at HARD have outdone themselves. HARD Summer, arguably the brand’s most famous music festival, is happening this weekend at the Whittier Narrows Recreation Area, boasting a more stacked lineup than ever. The event is sold out, and ravers everywhere are tweeting their excitement. But with so many options, how do...…
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Music, West Coast Sound Why Doesn't UCLA Book Better Concerts?

Why Doesn't UCLA Book Better Concerts?

For years now, UCLA students have been complaining about their on-campus concerts. After all, tuition is an arm and a leg, and a portion of student fees — totaling about $150,000 each year — go toward speaking events, film screenings, and shows.  So you'd think they'd be able to get some big...…
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News, The Informer Why Yik Yak Gets a Bad Rap — and Why It Shouldn't

Why Yik Yak Gets a Bad Rap — and Why It Shouldn't

It's been called “the most dangerous app I’ve ever seen,” “the bullying app tearing through America’s high schools,” “the gossip app wreaking havoc.” It's already led to one student's arrest – and set off concern from numerous high school principals. It's called Yik Yak. And it's awesome.  The app is the invention of Tyler Droll...…
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Music, West Coast Sound The 5 Most Overplayed Songs at EDM Festivals

The 5 Most Overplayed Songs at EDM Festivals

Electric Daisy Carnival goes down this weekend in Las Vegas. West Coast Sound will be there providing full coverage! But will you be there yourself? If you are, expect to hear, well, lots of songs you've heard before. In fact, whether it's Hard, Coachella, or countless other big EDM festivals,...…
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Music, West Coast Sound Ed Sheeran - Hollywood Bowl - 6/16/14

Ed Sheeran - Hollywood Bowl - 6/16/14

Ed SheeranHollywood Bowl 6/16/14 Last night Britpop singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran headlined the Hollywood Bowl. After coming onto the U.S. scene in recent years, his track "The A Team" won song of the year at the 2013 Grammys, and he was featured on a song from Taylor Swift's Red album.  The 23 year-old...…
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Music, West Coast Sound The <em>Epic Rap Battles of History</em> Guy Brings His Live Show to the Troubadour

The Epic Rap Battles of History Guy Brings His Live Show to the Troubadour

Nice PeterThe Troubadour6-1-14 Nice Peter is the mastermind behind the hit YouTube series Epic Rap Battles of History, which, on the off chance you haven't seen it, pits famous characters rapping against each other - say, Dr. Seuss vs. Shakespeare, or Justin Bieber vs. Beethoven - with Peter himself usually playing them...…
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News, The Informer Massive UCLA Gathering in Vegas Draws Police Presence

Massive UCLA Gathering in Vegas Draws Police Presence

This weekend, as happens every Memorial Day weekend, more than 1,000 UCLA students descended upon Las Vegas for three days of drinking and partying, before the final weeks of the school year. The Strip was crammed with Bruins, many of them holding Fat Tuesdays -  giant, slushie mixed drinks.  The weekend's main event...…
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