Nestled up in the Echo Park hills just north of Sunset Boulevard lies La Casa Studios, where we wait on 14-time Grammy winning producer Gustavo Santaolalla, an Argentine. The walls in the studio lounge are decorated with album artwork for acts he produced like Maldita Vecindad, Juanes and Café Tacu ... More >>
Flying LotusAvant-garde beatmaker Flying Lotus is the toast of the town right now, the release of his new album "Cosmogramma" having hit the shores of electronic music like a tsunami and folks still buzzing over his eye-popping set at Coachella. For the man born Steve Ellison, this weekend's ... More >>
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Though she has five albums to her name--plus collaborations with Bajofondo and Control Machete, and plenty of praise--Chilean rapper Ana [or Anita]Tijoux is only just making her U.S. debut. After playing a handful of SXSW sho ... More >>
Greg Gillis, aka Girl Talk.
The Coachella message board lit up this morning when someone posted a pretty convincing list of Friday set times, one of the last big secrets the festival reveals. For those of us going, the set times are obviously important because they dictate what we'll be missing, w ... More >>
Yeah, so all the silly speculation probably isn't done yet, as Goldenvoice always adds a few heavy-hitters after the initial announcement, but the initial line-up is up. Click through to see it in all it's glory. We'll start analyzing it soon, but for now: Throbbing Gristle! No Pavement?
Let the ... More >>
(Michel Gondry's video for the Chemical Brothers' "Let Forever Be.")
Here's a list of "confirmed" (so far) acts to appear at Coachella 2009, according to the very reliable Monklish blog. His guarantee: "I've been told that these have been making arrangements to attend the festival as contractuall ... More >>
By Julienne Gage
Americans who still think of Latin music as mariachi bands and gyrating Ricky Martins and Shakiras might want to lend a closer ear to the genre. This country's Hispanic population isn't just growing, it's growing more diverse. More and more unique musical styles are being gobbled ... More >>