Oldemar Alfaro[L-R] Talib Kweli and Bun B at the 'Trill OG' listening eventIt's 9:27 AM in Houston when rapper Bun B picks up fellow emcee Dizzee Rascal from the airport. In Bun's car they cruise the streets, pull up to a house, and once inside, slide a stack of bills across a table. In excha ... More >>
Timothy NorrisEmily Kokel of Warpaint endured ear-piercing feedback to open the show, but utlimately prevailed
Thursday nights at the Hammer: cheap (free), relaxed (lots of art), and perfectly programmed to highlight some of LA's most intriguing bands. This year's season, which kicked off at the be ... More >>
Richard Swift. Photograph from the album Richard Swift As Onasis.
This is the extended interview from Rena Kosnett's article on prolific musician Richard Swift.
L.A. Weekly: Was there a strategic purpose, or a goal, in releasing Ground Trouble Jaw for free?
Richard Swift: I think it was void of ... More >>