Friday, March 29 Fol Chen BOOTLEG THEATER Fol Chen is one of the most creative bands in the local electro-pop underground, conjuring unusual sounds that flutter, mutate, shimmer and trail sparks just as colorfully as the flying fish and luminous butterflies in Oz the Great and Powerful. While the m ... More >>
Rachel CarrA young Fol Chen hopeful "tries out." For their third week of their Monday night residency at the Echo, Fol Chen decided to do things a little differently. It was announced that they were going to "try out" ten different singers that they had found on Craigslist to be their new lea ... More >>
Timothy NorrisFol Chen's Samuel BingYou have to give it to L.A. art-pop ensemble Fol Chen: They keep it interesting. They're building up steam behind their second release for Sufjan Stevens' Asthmatic Kitty label, "Part II: The New December," an ear tickler of glitchy pop and falsettoed funk ... More >>
With all the enigma Fol Chen collective seems to ooze, it wouldn't be entirely surprising to find out that the Highland Park band has deep-seated ties to Freemasonry. And now this mysterious missive from Fol Chen's label, Asthmatic Kitty: "The pyramid was built, the plans set in motion, necessary ... More >>
Ten to watch: The next Ford jingle?
At least 171 Los Angeles-area acts will represent at the South by Southwest Music Conference in Austin, Texas, next week, and they range from metal (Ancestors, Metallica, Black Math Horseman), acoustic (Jim Bianco, Tom Brosseau, Tori Amos) and punk (Japanese Motors, the Mae Shi, DEVO) to hip-hop ( ... More >>