Psst... Yes you, you look like a discerning psychedelic explorer. Can you spare two million bucks? Ok, ok--how about $1,890,000? That's exactly what it would cost you to purchase Pioneertown's bar and concert venue Pappy & Harriet's, the almost mythical hangout for LA's beardies, mind-expans ... More >>
M.I.A., as shot by Shawn Mortensen
The other night as M.I.A. was winding down her Coachella performance of "Paper Planes," she dedicated the song to longtime L.A. photographer Shawn Mortensen, who died last week at the age of 42. We've received a few notes of remembrance from friends and colleagues ... More >>
During its six year existence, Arthur magazine published some amazing music writing, helped nurture a scene, and crafted a periodical with a singular, and much needed, vision. Unfortunately, we just received this email from editor, publisher and owner Jay Babcock:
A NOTE ABOUT ARTHUR MAGAZINE'S ... More >>
You're going to be seeing a lot of lists in the next few weeks. Lists of bests and worsts of year, lists of disappointments, lists of dance mixes and YouTube clips. We figured we'd begin our weeks of lists with one that captures not the year in music, but one aspect of the decade in music: new wei ... More >>
The less I know about Brightblack Morning Light the better. I once read an Arthur Magazine profile that painted them as the 21st Century equivalent of those zonked out, commune hippies in Easy Rider, who planted crops in the middle of a desert and entertained themselves with acid and horrific mim ... More >>
Well, we lost another one to New York. Damn it! And such a pleasant guy!
LA Times' August Brown published an incredibly revealing glimpse into the mind of Arthur Magazine publisher/editor Jay Babcock, who called Los Angeles a "psychic death hole" after relocating to Brooklyn last month. "New York ... More >>
Earlier today I posted a response to Arthur Magazine founder Jay Babcock's interview with August Brown on the LA Times Soundboard blog. In the interest of fairness, I am reprinting, with Babcock's permission, an email he sent to me in response. (He addresses my post point by point, with excerpts fr ... More >>
As we reported on Friday, the beloved Arthur Magazine issued a panicked email late last week announcing its need to raise $20,000 by July 1 to pay its creditors and keep the enterprise afloat. Well, according to their site, the tally as of Monday morning is at $20,929.00. We're trying to get a hold ... More >>
...and then the cops came.
Jay Babcock of Arthur Magazine, the recently re-launched counter-cultural journal, sent out a hush-hush e-mail Saturday, Nov. 17 inviting people to an "L.A. River Beautification Meeting" featuring a performance from the much-loved band No Age.
Arthur's Babcock is known ... More >>
Come celebrate the happy, all-too-brief life of Arthur Magazine with
free giveaways and a reading featuring Molly Frances, Oliver Hall, and
Thursday, March 1, 7:30pm
Family Bookstore, 436 N. Fairfax Avenue (across the street from
Canter's Deli), Los Angeles, 90036.
They say dressing ... More >>
ARTHUR MAG IS DEAD. This on Pitchfork:
Hippies, stoners, and folk freaks the world over wept today as it was announced that Arthur magazine will close its doors after five glorious years of delivering discourse and pretty pictures on art, music, and more to our marijuana-stained hands. As con ... More >>