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October 31, 2011
Better than... Seeing MC 900 Ft. Jesus on Columbus Day.
Gotta admit, perhaps the greates ... More >>
photo by Siran BabayanBraids
Had we known we'd be stuck in the middle of a riot trying to catch Death from Above 1979, we would've stayed put for art-pop group Braids on the festival's final night. Another one of the SXSW's buzzed-about and hardest working bands, the four Canadian 20- and 21 ... More >>
Timothy NorrisSchool of Seven Bells"Look! The people from the Internet! They're here! They're real"
The dude saying these words at the School of Seven Bells show at the Echo on Wednesday night was being facetious, but there was a kernel of truth in there. The place was packed with a very mix ... More >>
School of Seven BellsBenjamin Curtis became every wannabe-shoegazer's idol in 2008, when School of Seven Bells unleashed its floating-through-the-stratosphere fuzz-pop on the world -- finding the ex-Secret Machines guitarist situated squarely in between fetching identical twins Alejandra and ... More >>
"Hey Oscar! Take your paperwork and shove it up your gold-plated arse!" screams Brian EnoWe fess up to not having paid much attention to the current film The Lovely Bones, a remake of 1990's Ghost with the Patrick Swayze part played by a prepubescent girl and the Demi Moore part played by Mar ... More >>
Cover songs are a massive gray area for music fans. If a band sticks too close to the original, they might be perceived as a cheap knock-off, but if the band makes a drastic diversion, the results might only be amusing for a moment. When a cover works, though, the payoff can be massive. Fans can be ... More >>
Click here to view Shannon Cottrell's slideshow from Hello Kitty's Bats and Cats Masquerade.
If there's one song that can drag me to the dance floor anytime it's played, it's "Lady Shave," a weird, minimal synth gem from Fad Gadget. Friday night, when DJ Amanda Jones (Maled ... More >>
Cover for Blacklist Night of the Century
Last week, I put together a small playlist of mostly '80s tunes that reminded me of Halloween, but weren't the usual holiday hits. The response was great and I couldn't help but take notice of reader Alexander Tregaskis' comment:
" I really wish the ... More >>
Now that you're probably engaged in the almost-last minute Halloween costume cram session, you might be in the need for some tunes to get you through the hours of skirt-hemming and wig-styling. At the same time, though, we figured you might be a little tired of hearing Ministry's "Every Day i ... More >>
Shannon CottrellSunday night at midnight, The Venture Bros. returns to Adult Swim for another season of mad scientist and supervillain misadventures. While we have heard bits and pieces about what to expect for the upcoming episodes at Comic Con, when LA Weekly caught up show architects Jacks ... More >>
When I stumbled upon Emily Gordon's Lemondrop post "A Secret Most Dark (I Was a Teenage Goth)," I read it eagerly. While it was an amusing, slice-of-life piece, I couldn't understand why Gordon would be embarrassed by her goth past. Is it any different than having been a hippie in the '60s or a punk ... More >>
Last June, monthly party Violaine returned to its Chinatown digs after nearly a year-long hiatus, filling the void that had been left when host venue Roberto's temporarily stopped live entertainment. For eight years, the club named for a Cocteau Twins song has been ground zero for LA lovers of big, ... More >>
Are me and Jimmy Tamborello the only people who appreciate the power and glory of Susumu Yokota? Holy crap, that fella can make some beautiful music. Tamborello usually does his dying mixes for Dublab, but he's tossed off an excellent, gorgeous mix for XLR8R that the zine has on its site right now. ... More >>