This year's lineup for Hard Summer is out. Headliners include Knife Party, Duck Sauce, Dog Blood (ie Skrillex and Boys Noize), and Bassnectar See also: Our Hard 2012 slideshow This sixth annual edition of the two-day, EDM-focused festival takes place in downtown's Los Angeles State Historic Park ... More >>
Also, Emmylou Harris & Her Red Dirt Boys, Odd Future, Gillian Welch and others
Also, Ray LaMontagne, Kissing Cousins, the Kills and others
Liz OhanesianWhiteqube live at Das BunkerOn June 17 at Das Bunker, electronic duo Whiteqube played inside a white, LED lit cube on the stage in the largest room of the multi-dance floor club. The duo of Jason Schary and T. Ryan Arnold jumped up and down behind laptops, their LED jackets flash ... More >>
Also Whitechapel, Motorhead, Juanes and others
If the frustrating new documentary The Electro Wars gets any kind of notable media attention (it gives major shout-outs to the significance of music blogs, so we're guessing it will), we guarantee "the war" will end with more than a few artist and DJ casualties and no Jedi mind trick will pr ... More >>
Patrick Range McDonaldNow that the costume stress and sugar rush are history, take some time to check out LA Weekly's Halloween party coverage.
Who Do You Love: Spleen United Vs. Mr. Oizo Tonight!
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 >>
Also, Slavic Soul Party, Pet Shop Boys, the Humpers and others
What's that wafting this way? The stink of well-aged cheese? A ripe bouquet of sex and spilled wine? The craven stench of wartime neutrality? It's far too easy to skewer the French for a cheap laugh, which might help explain why the Consulate General Of France In Los Angeles and the French Embassy h ... More >>
The Ding Bat Show (Starring Clown College Alumni)
When ex-Just Blaze proteges, Kidz in the Hall released their debut album, School Was My Hustle on the newly revived Rawkus Records, I didn't listen to it for a variety of reasons. Chief among them was the "Ivy League Rap" label critics ascribed to the duo of Nawledge and Double-O. Still scarred f ... More >>
Ed Banging; Ponytail checks out; rock-star mash-up; Lemmy see that
You'll have to forgive me this one. I know I'm late. Ian Cohen tossed a 7.8 to Crystal Castles' in his Pitchfork review of their eponymous debut back in March and the blogosphere had been incessantly buzzing about the Toronto duo of Ethan Kath and Alice Glass for well over a year prior. But dance ... More >>
Why you won't see L.A.'s dance underground at Coachella
Saving the spirit of techno
106 FM star hooks up with Jermaine Dupri, rides wave of renewed interest in DJ culture
The buzz surrounding the 23-year old Washington DC rapper Wale has grown pretty loud in the last month or two. Everyone from Entertainment Weekly to Rolling Stone and XXL have profiled the guy. Hell, Urb even put him on the cover of their150th issue (Though I'll admit that when I saw Wale surround ... More >>
Detour's over, but I just got sent a link to a ton of great shots from the DJ stage, including the Ed Banger set, including DJ Medhi and Justice. Great shots of the spinning, crowd surfing, fist-pumping action taken by Cesar Alvarado. Click the link to see the Flickr set from him.
Parisian duo wins the West
Pedro Winter and the French funk of Ed Banger Records