Friday, July 13
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A heavy hitter in the early-aughts' onslaught of brainy indie-rap word-slingers, Aesop Rock now is 15 years into a nearly blemishless career. This New York native and San Fran transplant is celebrated for his nearly unmatched ability to braid colorful verbi ... More >>
Sam BlochGallery visitors under the spell of Black Crow Boy ("Shot by Horixon").
STORY BY SAM BLOCH
I'm on the floor of Human Resources, a performance space and art gallery off Broadway in Chinatown, and NewVillager's Ross Simonini is taking me on a physical tour of his band's forthcoming d ... More >>
Carol ChehAsher Hartman's play The All Stars of Nonviolet Communication
Saturday night was the grand re-opening of Human Resources, an eclectic collective of artists, musicians and aficionados who organize one of the few spaces in L.A. dedicated to showcasing performative art practices (they ... More >>
Here's one of the coolest things we've ever offered at West Coast Sound--and it even has a really interesting backstory to go with it. It goes like this:
A while back someone went to visit Los Angeles producer/sonic visionary Madlib at his legendary smoky studio base. After leaving his house ... More >>
Desolate solo acoustic version of the already "Almost There" from Aska Matsumiya, Moonrats singer/keyboardist, L.A. Ladies Choir co-founder and collaborator with Spike Jones and Flea and David Scott Stone and now Ariana Delawari, whose own story leads from Kabul to L.A. to David Lynch's new label. ... More >>
My little fat cat has been staring up at me all summer with hungry eyes, as if to say, "I won't be round and cuddly for much longer if you don't get some regular food up in this joint." It is under that pressure that I decided to enter myself in the LA Record NY City Night Train dance contest held F ... More >>
The Melvins have announced the impending release of remix album with a twist: instead of a single track to work with, each remixer was given a full Melvins album, and then some, to work with. This is remarkable news if only to hear how the producers treat Dale Crover's drum fills; the drummer is, al ... More >>
Sunday night at Family Bookstore on Fairfax found an assorted bunch of artsy types milling around waiting for the The All Ladies Choir and David Scott Stone and Aska to perform. The event was for a screening of Aska's new music video, which was shot by Spike Jonze and Crystal Moselle (which West Coa ... More >>
So much cool information to cram into one informational post.
The duo: AsDSSka is Aska Matsumiya of the Sads and Moonrats, and Sir David Scott Stone, whose thick and rich modular synthesizer sounds have more depth than any state-of-the-art digital sampler.
The record label: Family Bookstore Reco ... More >>
Well ... this is weird. The spring catalog by skate clothiers Altamont just arrived in the mail, and has a big-ass picture of No Age's Dean Spunt on the cover. On the back is a photo of Randy Randall being doused with water. Bully for them, getting their pics on the cover of a fancy catalog. Oh, w ... More >>