It's no secret that some of the most creative and talented artists have also harbored intense feelings of anxiety and depression. (See Whitney Houston.)
Kevin Barnes, lead singer of Athens-based indie rock group Of Montreal, has managed to channel his depression in to spontaneous whirlwhinds of cr ... More >>
In case you need reminding after all these years, Grace Jones isn't like us. If, halfway through her astounding show last night at the Hollywood Bowl, a flying saucer had descended from above and carried her away, few in the crowd would have been too surprised.
Timothy NorrisGrace Jones took the s ... More >>
Mezzanine Owls-"Snow Globe"
Because it never snows in Los Angeles, we're forced to romanticize it. The first draft of "White Christmas," originally chided a spoiled Angeleno,"longing to be up North on December 24," surrounded by sunshine, green grass and swaying palms. The closest you get to w ... More >>
40. The Twilight Sad-Fourteen Autumns and Fifteen Winters [Fat Cat]
Take note Bloc Party. This is how you do histrionic, nostalgic and bombastic arena rock for indie kids without coming off like total fucking pussies. A Weekend in the City wasn't terrible, but it wasn't good either, and by the end ... More >>