One of the fascinating Angelenos featured in L.A. Weekly's People 2013 issue. Check out our entire People 2013 issue here.John O. Dabiri, 32, is the impossibly young chair of faculty at the California Institute of Technology, where he studies jellyfish propulsion and fish schooling behavior — ... More >>
Henry Stone is one of those legends in the music biz; he ran ventures including the mega-successful, disco-heavy TK Records (responsible for KC & The Sunshine Band and many more), and helped pioneer the way popular music is distributed and promoted. Hint: In all the sleazy ways you can imagine.
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KCRW BROADCAST #211
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Fanatics! I hope you had a chance to listen to last week's show by now. Ian MacKaye was our guest and like last year, it was a great night that went by all too quickly. I didn't want to spoil the fun by putt ... More >>
Comic Jeff Ross' balls are as big as his mouth, which is on fire every week on his new Comedy Central show, The Burn with Jeff Ross, where he rips "the world a new asshole, one crack at a time." You probably know Ross as the Roastmaster General, the network's go-to-guy for its annual celeb roasts wh ... More >>
Maura LanahanOur eminent columnist, Mr. Henry Rollins![The one and only Henry Rollins will be contributing a weekly column and far-reaching reportage to the music section of the LA Weekly. Look for your weekly Henry Rollins fix right here on West Coast Sound every Friday and make sure to tune ... More >>
The domino-playing Obama lookalike featured in the 1993 video for Tag Team's "Whoomp (There It Is)," proved to be none other than Los Angeles rapper "LA Sno" Brown.
According to Gawker, who were also responsible for spreading around the rumor/conspiracy/meme that the future president of the United ... More >>
Madlib In AfricaIt's been what -- a week or two since the last Madlib release, or three? Guess that means we should have seen this coming.
Stones Throw has just shared the news that Beat Konducta in Africa -- an MP3, CD, limited 2LP and extra-limited 3LP release that seems to be the next ins ... More >>
Jennie WarrenNew Boyz go globalWell, the New Boyz "You're a Jerk" might be one of the biggest pop/rap tracks of 2009, but it's still making its way across the world and inspiring MCs and producers with its weird, minimal style. More evidence that the world is shrinking, and the sound of LA ca ... More >>
Funk-hop massive Breakestra is, by now, an L.A. institution. The eight-piece big band has been throwing fiery soul blowouts, each show like a miniature festival of funk, since 1996. Impressive in its own right, but the group's stylistic vintage runs much deeper: to the oft-sampled sounds of ... More >>
Any knucklehead with DSL and a laptop can now make an electronic track. With a half hour of clicking and fiddling, you can sample enough cheesy beats and mashups to clog arteries from here to Berlin. Simple dropdown mouse maneuvers can transform electro tracks into progressive house tracks (from dry ... More >>
I'll leave the thorough sample de-constructions to Dan Love or O-Dub, but couldn't help but feel compelled to share a discovery I made the other day in my on-going quest to listen to every known bit of music ever recorded by Fela Kuti. Namely, the afro-beat derived sample for "I Will Not Apologiz ... More >>
I haven't wanted to listen to anything but Fela Kuti for weeks. It's getting a little weird. In the car, Expensive Shit/He Miss Road has monopolized my stereo. and at home, rather than feebly attempt productivity, I've burnt countless hours scrounging around miscellaneous legally dubious corners o ... More >>