[Editor's note: Jeff Weiss's column, "Bizarre Ride," appears on West Coast Sound every Wednesday. Be sure to also check out the archives.]
It's hard to pinpoint the date when the music industry stopped speaking like a shell-shocked trench poet, but the sky quietly quit falling. Last year, album sal ... More >>
Screamin' M. Dearkins?New York-based techno0pop champ Matthew Dear plays the Vanguard on Friday night, and in honor of that, we've got the exclusive free download of the single, "You Put a Smell on Me."
From his label, Ghostly International: "Its drums are militant, its pace is unswerving, a ... More >>
Ghostly Intl, 'Horizon Line'For over a decade now, Ann Arbor's Ghostly International has been the gold standard in ethereal, beat-driven electronica.
Michigan-based boundary-pushers like the poppy Matthew Dear, the hypnotic Deastro and the rap-steeped Dabrye have become the label's bread and ... More >>
Sal SantanaL.A.-based keyboardist, vocalist and composer Salvador Santana released his solo debut, Keyboard City, this week and he's celebrating that fact tonight at historic Downtown punk venue Madame Wong's.
Word is some pretty hefty guests will be in attendance, so if you can sneak or do ... More >>
Last March a brand new local imprint, Friends Of Friends Music, kicked things off with a conceptually cute first release. Label head Lazy Brow (Leeor Brown, also of independent music marketing group Terrorbird) wrangled beloved L.A. electronicist Daedelus as curator of Friends Of Friends Vo ... More >>