When a 15-year-old girl died from a drug overdose after she attended Electric Daisy Carnival at the Los Angeles Coliseum in 2010, L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa was quick to question whether raves should be even be allowed at such a publicly owned venue.
Steve Aoki, along with will.i.am and other ... More >>
"When you're music director at KCRW," Jason Bentley says, "you're kind of music director of Los Angeles."
This may sound a bit presumptuous on its face, but it's basically correct. For many listeners, KCRW is a community as real as any actual physical location in the city, its personalities the fir ... More >>
It's always fun to see who the cool kids -- i.e., celebrities -- line up with come election season, and this year's mayoral race is starting to attract that kind of attention. L.A. City Councilman Eric Garcetti recently rolled out a video starring a gushing Salma Hayek. Now it's City Controller Wend ... More >>
Mark McNultyPeter HookPeter Hook, the potent bassist of Joy Division and New Order, who had just returned from sunny Spain, sat in the comforts of rain and gloom in his native England home while we talked over a crackly phone connection last Thursday morning.
Hook and his backing band The Li ... More >>
With the lineup for Coachella still unannounced, rumors are flying as to the possibilities for the headliners. Here are the some unconfirmed (but widely rumored) potential headliners, as well as our best guesses as to why each will (or will not) make the cut. We'd like you to vote fo ... More >>
Electric Daisy Carnival at the L.A. ColiseumThe organizer of the giant Electric Daisy Carnival rave at the L.A. Coliseum, where this year a 15-year old girl died of a suspected drug overdose, is suing L.A. for not allowing his company, Insomniac Inc., to host a Tiesto show at the L.A. Convent ... More >>
Timothy Norris'EDC' fans.The promoter of the troubled Electric Daisy Carnival rave last month, where a 15-year-old who later died apparently took ecstasy, is moving to an 18-and-older format for his next big event, the Audiotistic Festival July 24 at the National Orange Show Events Center San ... More >>
By Scott Sterling
Every year at this time, a sadly sizable contingent of L.A. media trot out the same tired warhorse in regard to the Electric Daisy Carnival. It's all shock and awe that 800 kazillion people faithfully flock to the annual dance music bacchanal. (Actual numbers are awaiting official ... More >>
They got jokes -- ThemselvesStow away what you think you know about indie rap auteurs Themselves, a.k.a. Doseone and Jel.
Yes, the Anticon duo is performing at The Echo tonight, June 9 (with support from Talkdemonic and Baths). And yes, they plan to slay all comers with their inimitable mix ... More >>
Raymond Roker started Urb magazine out of his apartment in 1990. He initially distributed the newsprint publication out of the back of his car. It was distributed mostly in clothing and record stores on Melrose. The magazine focused on the crossroads of burgeoning dance music and indie hip-hop. Its ... More >>
Saturday night's Rave L.A. event will bring together the old school and new when Swedish Egil, one of the major forces behind popularizing techno and house in the city, joins Bul!m!atron and DJ S!n for a downtown all-nighter.
"Swedish" Egil Aalvik began his DJ career in Europe in the 1970s and relo ... More >>
Untitled (Little Girl #2) David Lynch, 2009Last Saturday's Dark Night of the Soul opening at LA's Michael Kohn Gallery, featuring the work of David Lynch, Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse, wasn't just the hot event ticket of the weekend, it was one of the greatest save's in music history.
By Liz Ohanesian
For Richie Hawtin, 2008 began with silence, ten weeks without so much as a 12-inch single or live engagement from the producer/DJ and his cohorts at Minus Records. It was a time of reflection for the team upon the tenth anniversary of the label and also a time of preparation for ... More >>