With most of their music being made on inanimate machines, synthpop acts face a challenge come tour time: how to marry technology to visible motion and visceral emotion.
The Hercules and Love Affair of two years ago successfully hung flesh on digital bones by incorporating live drums, percu ... More >>
In our upcoming Nightranger column (out Thursday) we joined the mainstream masses in a major way (the American Idol finale at Nokia Theatre, a Sex and the City 2 party at Arclight and Jack Johnson on the Santa Monica Pier) but for Memorial Weekend it was all about a homier locale (as in "what up, ho ... More >>
Night number two of Manimal Vinyl's Echo residency began with its feet planted on the ground and worked its way up the body. Loving Thunder's loud metal-ish music loosened toes, Rainbow Arabia rapped knees using tropical percussion, Jessica 6 sent blood rushing to the pelvis, and then We Are The Wor ... More >>
You better believe they serve Pepsi at Medieval Times.
30. Los Campesinos-Hold On Now, Youngster (Wichita/Arts and Crafts)
Gareth Campesinos and Co. clearly grew up not just liking music but being obsessed by bands, and they've done the only honourable thing you can in that position: they've ... More >>
Despite foreboding clouds and a few rounds of mist-like rain, dancing began in the early afternoon at this year’s Detour Festival and continued until the witching hour. For much of the day, the electronic grooves were confined to the courtyard of City Hall, where DJs like Paparazzi and Kid Lightn ... More >>