If, for the next few moments, we may be entirely liberal with the application of the term, I've remixed a fair amount of things in my short, trivial life.
When I was a pup, several friends and I remixed the skateboard. We made something called a MEGA SKATEBOARD, wherein we took two four-foot-by-fo ... More >>
Big news! There's an album called 50 Shades of Dubstep. It's got, you guessed it, 50 songs of goddamn dubstep. Amazon says it came out in August, but it just arrived in our mailbox this month. And so, we did what any logical person would do: We listened to all of it. Nearly four hours worth.
Excep ... More >>
[Editor's note: Soon-to-be-award-winning gonzo music journalist Danielle Bacher prowls the late late night scene for West Coast Sound. For this installment, she hit the town with Nico Vega, the prolific and talented LA alt-rock band you might know from their collaborations with hitmaker Linda Perry, ... More >>
By Whitney Friedlander
The lobby of Dave Grohl's Northridge-based 606 Studios has a Joan Jett book on the coffee table and a row of classic arcade games like Donkey Kong Jr. against one wall. On top of a photo booth sits an iconic "Moonman" MTV Video Music Award, festooned with a roll of toilet pap ... More >>
[Editor's note: Weekly scribe Jeff Weiss's column, "Bizarre Ride," appears on West Coast Sound every Wednesday. His archives are available here.]
Half of January has elapsed and we've survived. There was no collapse due to fiscal cliff, Central American apocalypse or dubstep deluge. A new year unfu ... More >>
The economy sucked and some news just made you want to bury your head under a pillow.
But if you're in the journalism game, 2012 was the gift that kept on giving, from the worst bands (of all time) to Tom Cruise's relationship woes to awkward dance moves. Yes, awkward dance moves.
LA Weekly had so ... More >>
It looks like the saga of the 13 "Gangnam Style" lifeguards is coming to a close.
While some reports indicated that all the municipal workers, fired after making a spoof of the popular "Gangnam Style" video at the city run El Monte City Aquatic Center, resigned en masse after being rehired this wee ... More >>
From pirate-themed bars to coffee shops shaped like the Titanic, Koreatown has always been known for it's gimmicky fads. But now it's been taken to a new, borderline litigious level with news that a Koreatown eatery has renamed itself after "Gangnam Style," the international mega-super-smash hit fro ... More >>
In which we highlight the past week in food, either at home or abroad.
"Ahh, to be a fly on the wall of the marketing department of KFC." Should KFC Put Chicken Spices In Cookies? No, Really...
"Nachos are not aspirational food." 10 Best Nachos in Los Angeles.
"The glass depicted above, contai ... More >>
The West Hollywood Halloween Costume Carnaval is going down tonight. That means the streets of WeHo will morph into a sweaty, bacchanalian scrum of frankenstorms and binders full of women and guys galloping Gangnam Style, all jockeying for each other's costume compliments.
Incidentally, those stre ... More >>
KCRW Masquerade Ball
The Legendary Park Plaza
Better Than: Left, Right & Center
For a party thrown by a public radio station, things got impressively rowdy at KCRW's fourth annual Masquerade Ball on Saturday night. Thrown at art-deco castle The Legendary Park Plaza, the Ball was a multi ... More >>
Nick Hornby rose to fame for expertly explaining the man-boy world to legions. His memoir Fever Pitch chronicles his devotion to the Arsenal football (soccer) league. His novels High Fidelity, About a Boy and, more recently, Juliet, Naked talk of grown men still struggling with relationships.
But ... More >>
Those 13 lifeguards and one pool manager fired from the El Monte City Aquatic Center for filming a "Gangnam Style" video spoof on taxpayer property over summer might get their jobs back after all.
Mayor Andre Quintero led a proposal on the City Council last night to recommend rehiring the Gangnam 1 ... More >>
By Michelle Woo
Before there was SNSD, 2NE1, Big Bang, and Wonder Girls, there was S.E.S., g.o.d., and H.O.T. Familiar with these names? You must be an O.G. K-pop fan.
*K-pop Till You Drop: The Skinny on the Korean Boy and Girl Groups That Get Major Play in Koreatown
*Our review of 2NE1 ... More >>