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There are few unforgettable shows I can recall that don't also take in to account more insubstantial factors like lighting, stage presence and the people you happened to see them with. Performers like Mark Kozelek of Sun Kil Moon and Red House Painters ma ... More >>
In 1981, MTV pushed music videos to the forefront of pop culture. In 1999, Napster made mp3s more popular than porn. Now, in 2012, L.A.-based Maker Studios is revolutionizing YouTube.
Created by viral video sensation Danny Zappin, Lisa Donovan and her brother Ben, the crew was frustrated with the H ... More >>
Sam BlochBest Coast, Assembled Multitudes
STORY BY SAM BLOCH
At the dawn of the Napster age, sociologist Tia DeMora wrote eloquently of the relationship between commerce and pop music. "Consumption behavior can be understood as a kind of dance," she wrote. And in a retail environment, it's ... More >>
Did Prince upload all this?
Article and interview by Jade Shames
I got on Skype and called my contact. His name is Ben Westermann-Clark, the VP of Public Relations at Grooveshark's head office in Gainesville, Florida.
While I'm writing this article, I'm listening to a band called Masterfac ... More >>
Robert Pointer is part of a handful of Angelenos responsible for the city's techno renaissance. While the likes of the Droid Behavior crew were already organizing warehouse parties, Pointer's Compression events, starting in 2005, gave the city a legitimate, consistent, accessible venue for the rise ... More >>