• Issue Archive for
  • Jun 19-25, 2014
  • Vol. 36, No. 31
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  • The Death of the Star Wars Universe

    Recently, Star Wars fans, along with much of the planet's pop-culture collective, nearly ruptured the Internet in their enthusiasm to share set-building photos from next year's long-awaited new feature film. But these weren't shots of just any set. They depicted the construction of the Millennium Falcon. You've never heard of...
  • The Heart Animates MS Doc When I Walk

    "Wherever you live in this world, basically … you are alone. Even if have support systems, we're really alone." Those words, shorn of sentimentality, are offered — and received — as motherly balm in the documentary When I Walk. Filmmaker Jason DaSilva, having turned his camera on himself to capture...


  • Should I Choose My Band or My Career?
  • Should I Choose My Band or My Career?

    Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to...
  • Planets' Insane Live Show
  • Planets' Insane Live Show

    Planets, The Diamond Light, ModPods, Mizz Absurd Silverlake Lounge June 24, 2014 Last night at the Silverlake Lounge, the 15+ member band Planets performed a "psych rock opera." There were shadow puppets, face paint, fake blood, and a series of bizarre characters - including a robot with a television for a head...
  • Matthewdavid's Brave Journey
  • Matthewdavid's Brave Journey

    After exploring the outer reaches of his sonic capabilities, L.A.-based producer Matthewdavid has found a familiar (to many), yet foreign (to him) source of inspiration: love. It may seem too ubiquitous a subject for the Brainfeeder mainstay who's known for his fondness of found sounds and cassettes, but with a renewed creative spirit...


  • Where to Find Bulletproof Coffee in L.A.
  • Where to Find Bulletproof Coffee in L.A.

    We recently reported on the butter coffee trend. Some folks tout the health benefits of adding saturated fats to coffee and some swear by the morning ritual for a weight loss aid. The drink has been largely popularized by Dave Asprey, creator of the Bulletproof Coffee brand and the trademarked Bulletproof name...
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  • <i>SNL</i> Vet Jeff Richards Mixes Comedy With Dance Music
  • SNL Vet Jeff Richards Mixes Comedy With Dance Music

    “I always wanted to be weird,” admits Saturday Night Live veteran Jeff Richards. On his new album, Jeff Richards: The Shingles 2009-2014, which came out last week, he reaches new levels of musical-comedy weirdness, combining dance beats and lyrics as weird and out-there as they come. The performer discovered a talent...

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