The world didn't end, the new year is upon us, and it's time to get pumped about 2013. While we've all but given up hope that 2013 will be the year we see Detox, there's still plenty of releases either officially announced or highly likely to land that have us excited. It's with the boom-bap baby ne ... More >>
Illustration by Fred NolandHARD Summer Music Festival takes place this Saturday, Aug. 6 at downtown's Los Angeles State Historic Park. It's easily the best electronic music festival to annually pass through town. Not only are the lineups consistently quality, but you can attend without gettin ... More >>
Rx BanditsFew would have thought that the Orange County ska-punk kids who a decade ago started playing as the Pharmaceutical Bandits would grow up to be a Coachella band.
But the quartet now known Rx Bandits has, their party in the desert last spring certifying Matt Embree and crew as musica ... More >>
KeleIt's been a revelatory year or so for Kele Okereke.
His band Bloc Party put on the brakes in 2009, announcing mid-tour that they were going on hiatus. (Surprise.) He quickly retreated to a London studio to make a solo album, The Boxer. (Surprise.) This spring he came out in Butt magazine ... More >>
Musicians, wannabe musicians, unemployable "lead singers," drummers, "producers," flautists, cello players: 2010 IS YOUR YEAR TO SHINE. Dude, you can do it. You just need to find the right situation.
West Coast Sound is here to help. We've scoured Craigslist over the past few weeks looking for g ... More >>
By Timothy Norris
New York's electronic duo Ratatat returned to Los Angeles in support of their latest release, LP3, on XL Recordings with two nights at the Henry Fonda Theater. Audio Dregs founder E*Rock kicked it off ninja rockstar style with his funky electro beats, and Panther rocked the lo- ... More >>
Ratatat at the Echoplex, July 12
By John Payne
The all-seeing Ratatat came into public view in 2004 with a self-titled debut that made some of us scratch our heads as we smiled very wide. They were two New York guys named Mike Stroud and Evan Mast -- on guitar and bass/programming respectively, ... More >>