Fri, Jan 4
Oakland's Neurosis have spent 25 years crafting haunting eight-to-ten minute opuses; their tracks slowly build until they explodes in an emotional crescendo. Band leaders Scott Kelly and Steve Von Till tell harrowing tales of apocalyptic plagues and other disasters. ... More >>
When it comes to discussion of the top metal scenes, Los Angeles never gets its due. Maybe it's because we're not known for being pioneers of a single subgenre (Bay Area thrash and Florida death metal for example), but there's still no doubt that the city has been vital in the evolution of metal.
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Seasons in the Abyss (1990)
Seasons in the Abyss is nothing fancy, just pure, sore-neck, eardrum-stripping metal. Full of brutal drum barrages, massive caliber guitar as ... More >>
Oderous Urungus of GWARSee also: Top Five Metal Guest Vocalists That Make You Say "WTF"
When it comes to our musical preferences, we pretend that we value artistic integrity, strong musicianship, and meaningful lyrics above all else. But in truth we often fall for a good gimmick. Whether it' ... More >>
Lainna FaderCypress Hill
Better than . . . smoking at home.
"This is our first time rockin' the Troubadour," said B-Real of Cypress Hill, speaking from the fabled club on the twentieth anniversary of the legendary rap group's multi-platinum self-titled debut. "It took us 2 ... More >>
Femi KutiNeed some positive force? Yeah, so do we.
Olafela Olafemi Anikulapo Kuti (known as Femi), the son of Nigerian Afro-beat legend Fela Kuti, is renowned for live performances that feature exultant saxophone and even more celebratory dancing adding up to a sweaty spectacle of funk.
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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 >>