Often-remarked-upon L.A. duo Rainbow Arabia--a Manimal Vinyl favorite if not a Manimal Vinyl flagship band, too--have just announced they've signed to Germany's storied techno-and-more label Kompakt, home to Superpitcher, the Orb, Gui Boratto and more. If anyone remembers Kompakt's kind wor ... More >>
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See more of Timothy Norris' photos in 'LA 101 with Thievery Corporation, Massive Attack and more.'
By any metric, last night's LA 101 at the Gibson Amphitheatre was a success--save for maybe the fact that the headliners didn't hail from LA. Of course, Massive At ... More >>
Super-club promoter Giant and its founder Dave Dean have quietly returned to Avalon Hollywood to help promote Friday and Saturday nights, club representatives confirmed.
The move marks a reunion for Dean and his onetime home base after he was booted from the club in 2006 (rumors were that his cut o ... More >>
Will Saul is a relatively new name to Los Angeles, but the British dance music artist has tapped a fresh sound that has made him at "it" DJ in global clubland in the last year. The spinner's sound is described in his bio as "deep dubdiscohousetechno with flashes of soul and irresistible melodies tha ... More >>
Greg Gillis, aka Girl Talk.
The Coachella message board lit up this morning when someone posted a pretty convincing list of Friday set times, one of the last big secrets the festival reveals. For those of us going, the set times are obviously important because they dictate what we'll be missing, w ... More >>
In an effort to school those of you debating on whether to drop the $$ for Coachella, we at West Coast Sound will be tossing out MP3s of participating artists over the next three weeks. It's a lot of music, after all, and rather than hoof it back and forth over and over wasting precious time seein ... More >>
Yeah, so all the silly speculation probably isn't done yet, as Goldenvoice always adds a few heavy-hitters after the initial announcement, but the initial line-up is up. Click through to see it in all it's glory. We'll start analyzing it soon, but for now: Throbbing Gristle! No Pavement?
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(Michel Gondry's video for the Chemical Brothers' "Let Forever Be.")
Here's a list of "confirmed" (so far) acts to appear at Coachella 2009, according to the very reliable Monklish blog. His guarantee: "I've been told that these have been making arrangements to attend the festival as contractuall ... More >>