[Editor's note: Weekly scribe Jeff Weiss's column, "Bizarre Ride," appears on West Coast Sound every Wednesday. His archives are available here.]
Kendrick Lamar attributed L.A.'s primacy to the women, weed and weather. He was quoting Biggie, who consecrated the left coast via song, despite his long ... More >>
Friday, October 19
Nosaj Thing's 2009 album, Drift, was arguably the first in the trio of holy-shit records that made Low End Theory regulars -- and by extension, Los Angeles electronic music -- a global phenomenon. (The other two? Gaslamp Killer and Gonjasufi's A Sufi and a ... More >>
We are impeccable thieves, transplanting artists both from burgs bearing but a single Waffle House and metropolises where they measure the cold in Celsius. Biggie credited the centripetal pull of L.A. to the weather, the women and the weed. The ability to work was implied. The city has been a music ... More >>
*50 Cent, Eminem, and the Best of SXSW Yesterday
*Nick Waterhouse meets a Sports Illustrated swimsuit model
Better than...worrying if your shoes match your purse.
Nylon magazine and Guess Jeans teamed up for a SXSW day party in the chic W hotel in Austin, on a balcony where stylish couc ... More >>
In August Sunset Junction was denied a permit by the Board of Public Works, due to unpaid fees. This left everyone scrambling to get money they were owed, including ticket buyers, vendors, and bands themselves.
Sunset Junction Neighborhood Alliance proceeded to file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protec ... More >>
*Nick Waterhouse: The Young Man Who Makes Old R&B
*Top 10 Los Angeles Albums of 2011
The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue came out this week, and for some reason it went all indie on everybody's asses. A-Trak, the world's most hipster DJ, graces the pages, and the models' videos a ... More >>
Jennie WarrenThe Allah-LasRemember new love, that burbling feeling of excitement you feel upon playing a new group and realizing you can't live without them? "Who is this?" your friends exclaim. "Make me a copy!"
Here are our five favorite upstart local bands who released EPs in 2011 that ma ... More >>
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On the cover of Feeding People's debut LP, a lifeless pink lady with blue nipples is sprawled out over a three-eyed rainbow-colored lion and a blue devil with blood spilling out of its mouth over a row of tiny jagg ... More >>