Friday, April 5
Vum, Esben and the Witch
There's plenty of the spirit of New York synth-punk pioneers Suicide in minimal L.A. synth-wave trio Vum on their new single "I Will Return" -- and is that song title a promise or a threat? This is menacing stuff, built on bare-bones electronic b ... More >>
Zola Jesus, Dean Wareham, Resplandor, The Balconies
Culture Collide Festival
Better Than... losing the last round of Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? on live TV.
Friendly folks came to Echo Park this weekend from far flung places to play the Culture Collide festival. Sure, there ... More >>
*M83's Anthony Gonzalez Makes Soundtracks, Without the Movie
*The Descendents, Kid Dynamite, and Ty Segall at FYF last year
*Pics from FYF Fest 2011: Death From Above 1979, Explosions in the Sky, Descendents, Simian Mobile Disco and More
*Pics from FYF Fest 2010: The Rapture, Dead Man's B ... More >>
Sam BlochLeaving Media Park. Not pictured: riders delighting in agitating financially secure couples on date night, and said restaurant patrons asking each other if this is Critical MassSTORY BY SAM BLOCH
On Saturday, over 200 bicycle enthusiasts descended upon Culver City's Media Park for ... More >>
Photo by John VandersliceThao and MirahBay Area-based indie-folk songstresses Thao Nguyen and Mirah Yom Tov Zeitlyn each has built estimable catalogs over the past several years, Nguyen under her tongue-twisting moniker Thao With the Get Down Stay Down and Mirah as, well, Mirah. They teamed u ... More >>
Randall RobertsSaturday afternoon at the Mess with Texas party.
Yes, they pulled it off.
For the past three years, Sean Carlson and Keith Morris, in conjunction with Transmission Entertainers, the founders of Austin's renegade summer autumn Fun Fun Fun Fest, have thrown the Mess With Texas party ... More >>
Last year one of the most buzzed about parties at South By Southwest was the big-ass Mess With Texas party at Waterloo park. Organized by Sean Carlson and Keith Morris of the F Yeah Fest, along with Austin promoter Transition Transmission Entertainment (which does the great fall Fun Fun Fun Festiv ... More >>
Ah, Memorial Day Weekend, the perfect three-day break, tailor-made for chilling in the comfort of an abandoned LA. As long as you stay away from Hollywood Boulevard and the tourists imported from Hell, you can relax, go out to dinner, catch some music, sleep in, drive to the desert, take some LSD, c ... More >>