*Marilyn Manson Rambles, Makes Jokes About the Dark Knight Killer
*Our review of X at the Roxy for Sunset Strip Music Festival, 8/17/12
While the Sunset Strip Music fest has primarily been seen as a head-banger hullabaloo attracting faithful longhairs and babes in studded belts -- and no ... More >>
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Mickey Avalon, party rapper extraordinaire, is set to drop his new solo album Loaded today. We last checked in with him for a 2006 cover story depicting his utterly-wild ways; plenty has happened for him in the ensuing years, including many shows and ... More >>
Lina Lecaro Camerata's got a lotta. See Sunday. The traffic sucks and yes, you will encounter clubster schmucks, but block for block there is nowhere better than Hollywood to get your groove on--and your ya-yas out--club-wise. DTLA comes a close second, especially in the summertime. This week ... More >>
Jay-Z gazes upon the glory of BevMo!It's a top ten of the hip-hop verses we all know and love, that promote the liquor we've all loved but can't remember (because of how much we loved it).
10. In a very special Snoop Dogg track called "Stoplight," Snoop educates the layman on the proper way ... More >>
Margaret Cho's sassy humor often veers on the nasty, even the scandalous, but what's really shocking about her new CD, Cho Dependent, out next week, isn't the explicitness of tunes like "Your Dick," "My Puss," and "Gimme Your Seed," or even the super-stellar list of musicians who join her on each tr ... More >>
SoulwaxThe two most pressing questions about Saturday's HARD Summer in downtown Los Angeles have nothing to do with quality.
With Soulwax, Crystal Castles and Major Lazer topping a bill that includes the likes of Flying Lotus and Diplo, promoter Gary Richards has assembled the kind of dance ... More >>
Dum Dum GirlsIf it's hard to regard the Dum Dum Girls' moody, distortion-drenched pop as anything more than the hipster flavor of the month, it's probably because of the creative left turn taken by frontwoman Kristin Gundred.
She was the straw that stirred the drink as drummer-singer in Gran ... More >>
Girls with homeless-hag hair and pricey designer bags, boys in fugly (desperate for irony) t-shirts, and cartoon characterish cliques grooving geekily (yet self-consciously) to tunes spun by Shepard Fairey (M.I.A., The Go-Gos and The Beastie Boys). Last Tuesday night's grand opening of The Cobrashop ... More >>
Echo Park producer and mastering engineer Dave Cooley, who owns Elysian Masters, has worked with a lot of LA bands you know. He's produced Silversun Pickups, Darker My Love and Mickey Avalon, among others. But it's as a mastering engineer that Cooley really seems to thrive. He's been the final ear ... More >>
By Shelley Leopold
Not much street art found on a recent trip to Japan, but what was there was conveniently located in a compact area.
EVIL deconstructs a construction site in Shibuya.
London Police makes an appearance in an alley.
NeckFace, ERAS, London Police, OBEY, Mickey Avalon all ... More >>
If I hear Outfieldâ€™s "Your Love,â€ť one more time Iâ€™m gonna hurl. Itâ€™s definitely this yearâ€™s answer to Hall & Oatesâ€™ â€śI Canâ€™t Go For Thatâ€ť- the ironic, catchy yet cheesy sing-a-long popâ€“rock anthem of choice for deejays right now, and a fave with todayâ€™s dance floor fiends who p ... More >>