[Editor's note: Weekly scribe Jeff Weiss's column, "Bizarre Ride," appears on West Coast Sound every Wednesday. His archives are available here.]
We usually imagine scientists as mad or mild-mannered. But the North Hollywood-raised, synthesizer freak named Computer Jay splits the difference. He has ... More >>
Saturday, July 28
Dirty Projectors, Wye Oak
What few critics there were of Dirty Projectors' 2009 magnum opus, Bitte Orca, took issue with the LP's idiosyncrasies. As thrilling as those songs were, they clearly weren't written for anyone other than main brain David Longstreth. But on new al ... More >>
*The Problem Solverz Creator Ben Jones: Using Video Games 'Like Religion'
*Five Cheap Ways You Can Support Your Favorite Artists
*UCLA Game Art Festival Features Caine's Arcade Made by a 9-Year-Old, and More
With E3 ready to take over downtown Los Angeles this week, it makes sense that G ... More >>
Paul Robertson makes some of the coolest video game-inspired art you will ever see. In his prints -- several of which are on display right now in GR2's group show, "Diversions" -- the past clashes with the present in a brightly colored, pixelated fashion. Robertson artfully pieces together familiar ... More >>
Paul T. BradleySouth, Powered by Vizio: This is the Sports Bar...of the Future
In the bars of the future, will we all be sharing beers around android tablets...bespectacled with 3D glasses...eating Dippin' Dots?
Santa Monica sports bar South and local electronics giant Vizio hope so (well, ... More >>
Kevin ScanlonAbout 12 years ago, my wife and I pulled her original Atari 2600 out of storage and hooked it up to our television. We set it on the floor, next to my Sega Genesis, and showed it to our kids.
"What's that?" One of them asked.
"This is how we started playing video games at home when we ... More >>
If you Google the phrase "Giant Joystick," one of the first names that comes up isn't a well-endowed porn star, but artist Jason Torchinsky, who actually built a scale-model of the classic Atari 2600 controller, except at 15x the size of the ones we had as kids.
Dozens of people showed up at M ... More >>