For years, Berlin-based singer/multi-instrumentalist Chris Corner has been working alone. Originally from the U.K. and having first came to prominence in the 1990s as part of the electronic group Sneaker Pimps, he has self-produced his last four albums as IAMX. Sometimes, he even directed his own vi ... More >>
Screen shot from The Beat Is LawJarvis Cocker on stage at GlastonburyOn August 10, L.A. Pulp fans gathered at Cinefamily for a sold-out screening of The Beat Is Law: Fanfare for the Common People, part of this year's Don't Knock the Rock film festival. The movie is Eve Wood's follow-up to the ... More >>
Shannon CottrellShibuya-kei influenced band The Aprils played Meltdown Comics in L.A.
In our recent posts on bands like Anamanaguchi, The Aprils and The Lady Spade, you might have noticed references to Shibuya-kei, the '90s-centric style of indie, almost always electronic, pop that centered ... More >>
photo by Siran BabayanBraids
Had we known we'd be stuck in the middle of a riot trying to catch Death from Above 1979, we would've stayed put for art-pop group Braids on the festival's final night. Another one of the SXSW's buzzed-about and hardest working bands, the four Canadian 20- and 21 ... More >>
Friday, June 23 is Star Wars Day at San Diego Comic-Con. Bring a lightsaber. SDCC announced its Friday schedule this morning. Even if you're one of the few that isn't into Star Wars, there will be plenty to do. Here are our picks from the schedule. Feel free to leave your own in the comment section. ... More >>
There are dance club songs that scream "Hit!" Tunes like "Can't Get You Out of My Head" by Kylie Minogue or "One More Time" by Daft Punk encompass everything that is larger-than-life about the clubland, from massive, happy synths to sing-along hooks to beats that force you to keep on dancing. Then t ... More >>
In the strange wake of music's digital rebirth, vinyl has experienced a modest boom in popularity, seen by many as a replacement for the awkward middleman that is the compact disc. INCHES reviews the output of L.A.'s healthy vinyl community (artists and labels, indie or other), believing that good m ... More >>
Larry Tee has floated through contemporary club history like Forrest Gump on ecstasy, seemingly everywhere you'd want to be. Growing up in Atlanta, he hung out with R.E.M. and co-wrote fellow Atlantan Ru Paul's 1992 hit "Supermodel (You Better Work)." In 1990s New York he became a DJ on the club kid ... More >>
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Shannon CottrellOn the second Monday of every month, World on Wheels, a seemingly ordinary Mid-City roller rink, transforms into one of the most eclectic parties in town. At Wumpskate, a play on EBM/industrial artist :wumpscut:, ret ... More >>
Looking for a good, weekly dose of obscure tunes, then tune into Radiocore.org tonight from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. for Minimal LA. Hosted by Eden Saiga, founder of the DIY promotion group of the same name, and friends, the show focuses on minimal wave, noise, post-punk and whatever el ... More >>
In a few short years, IAMX, the dark, electronic pop project of Sneaker Pimps co-founder Chris Corner, has developed an intense cult following. Back in 2007, his shows at Safari Sam's sold out with little in the way of major press. At LA nightclubs, selectors like DJ Xian regularly s ... More >>
(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 >>
By Liz Ohanesian
barely 11 p.m. on the day after Thanksgiving, but the modest, early
evening crowd inside Koreatown goth party Ruin Hollywood is already
congregating on the dance floor. Underneath the chandeliers inside
the Monte Cristo, about two dozen people pirouette and snake their
way acr ... More >>
As anyone who read our Nightranger columns about the recent Toyota Antics events featuring Squeak E Clean at the car wash and Ladytron in a bowling alley is aware, these bashes are bananas.
If you're reading this Monday afternoon, you still have a shot at attending tonight's sure-to-rollin' event, ... More >>