Mtendere Mandowa, better known as the Brainfeeder's beat protegee Teebs, lives and works in a space that seems to be an extension of himself. It's a small, mellow little spot in Glassell Park, nothing flashy. In the living room there is a turntable, lots of art, and live harp music floating i ... More >>
Yes, it is Valentine's Day Weekend. Couples will be canoodling in a desperate attempt to prove to themselves and everyone else that they still have it; singletons, meanwhile, will be in defensive party mode, making Marrieds jealous, or weeping themselves to sleep after engaging in a helpin ... More >>
From Winnetka to the World: Flying Lotus' Cosmogramma
The one album that defined The Sound of Los Angeles in 2010 came from a spiritually minded stoner from Winnetka with deep jazz connections. Sure, his Los Angeles album from 2008 might have already been a cosmic success, but Flying Lotus' ... More >>
Flying LotusFlying Lotus' Cosmogramma was released yesterday and the praise is near universal.
It's been a fertile past few years for music in L.A., and Lotus' third album is a bit of a milestone, drawing from both the electronic production associated with Low End Theory and the city's curr ... More >>
Daiana FeuerMia Doi ToddAt one point during Mia Doi Todd's performance last Sunday at the Bootleg Theater , everyone took a dip in the river of life.
The cool, refreshing waters became irresistible. Todd stood there beckoning on a lily pad. Her voice began and ended in a whisper but the midd ... More >>
Gaby Hernandez's new When Love recalls a different, less regimented era, a time when jazz and soul players converged around a notion of freedom from the constraints of genre, when a singer could team with musicians in the studio and expand the circle. Artists like Roberta Flack and Minnie Ripperton ... More >>