Friday, August 3
Quite possibly the most honest man in dubstep, Leeds-born, L.A.-dwelling producer Rusko has taken responsibility for the existence of the much-maligned "brostep" trend -- which is to say, injecting the dark atmospherics and effects of the original genre with a distinct ... More >>
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Dance music is fighting for its soul. The charts (Rihanna, Flo Rida) are filled with tracks that borrow from the ecstatic trance and pulsing grooves of electronic dance music. The last time pop was so infatuated with the floor was 1979, the ... More >>
Near the end of Royksopp's set at The Wiltern Tuesday night, Torbjorn Brundtland thanked the crowd, calling us "true fans." It was hard not to wonder what makes a "true" Royksopp fan.
With some artists-- Lady Gaga, X Japan and Emilie Autumn immediately come to mind-- you can s ... More >>
Sam HoldenGreg DulliGreg Dulli's estimable swagger and charm have been playing awfully well on his first-ever solo tour.
The former Afghan Whigs and current Twilight Singers frontman (and one of Los Angeles' favorite saloonkeepers) is winding down a five-country, 29-stop tour on which he's p ... More >>
Boom Boom Satellites emerged in the 1990s, but you wouldn't know that from watching the audience Monday night at The Troubadour. This was a largely young crowd, with many people who were clearly not old enough to be hitting up dance clubs when Michiyuki Kawashima and Masayuki Na ... More >>
View more photos from HARD night one and night two here.
Anna WebberUrgent rush for the dead alienHalloween at the HARD Haunted Mansion brought out the big guns for L.A.'s all-age night walkers and candy ravers. The sold-out event was held at the historic Shrine Auditorium, a landmark event ... More >>
There's so much big stuff going on this weekend -- Massives, Mansions, Avalon parties, sweaty packed clubz -- that it's very tempting, if not necessary, to cower from all the huge stuff and head to something more manageable. Yes, sweat and Basement Jaxx makes for a good combo, as does sweat ... More >>
Larry Tee has floated through contemporary club history like Forrest Gump on ecstasy, seemingly everywhere you'd want to be. Growing up in Atlanta, he hung out with R.E.M. and co-wrote fellow Atlantan Ru Paul's 1992 hit "Supermodel (You Better Work)." In 1990s New York he became a DJ on the club kid ... More >>
The LA Weekly's annual Detour Festival, which over the past three years has brought to downtown Los Angeles Basement Jaxx, Beck, Justice, Cut Copy, Gogol Bordello, the Mars Volta, Hercules and Love Affair, and dozens of other bands and DJs, is on hiatus. As in: there isn't going to be one this year. ... More >>
No, dummy, we made the Dexy's rumor up. But a few names are starting to trickle out re: Coachella 2009, which runs from April 17 to April 19. The Consequence of Sound blog has a pretty extensive rundown of confirmations it has gathered from culling MySpace pages and band tour dates, and a decent ... More >>
The morning after the Grammy nominations are announced is usually a pretty harrowing moment for many music fans as we struggle to come to terms with what the rest of America is listening to. And not even in a snobby way; just in an ignorant way. By not listening to pop radio when we're driving (or e ... More >>
Some performances from last year's Detour Festival...
Beck - Mixed Bizzness
Beck - Clap Hands
Oh No! Oh My!
The 2nd annual Detour Festival is this Saturday in downtown L.A. Click here for ticket information and the full list of bands, including Kinky, Turbonegro, Satellite ... More >>