[Editor's note: Weekly scribe Jeff Weiss's column, "Bizarre Ride," appears on West Coast Sound every Wednesday. His archives are available here.]
Thavius Beck might be the least geeky self-proclaimed geek I've ever met. After all, we meet up on a Friday afternoon at Amoeba Records, right before the ... More >>
dublab has been an internet radio station for over ten years now, pioneering the format and introducing L.A.--and the world--to up-and-coming acts from all genres of music. Hip hop, psyche, jazz, funk, punk, beat--you name it, and it's streamed on dublab.com. Flying Lotus, the Gaslamp Kille ... More >>
Learning Music's 'Left Right' LPAre they L.A.'s answer to Broken Social Scene? An experimental reimagining of the Who incapable of selling out by design? Musical angels?
Whatever they are, Learning Music is/are a real force in this city. The musician collective has just launched its third fr ... More >>
Even if you haven't heard of Thavius Beck, you've probably run into him or his work. In fact, used to be you couldn't enter Amoeba's rap aisle without physically running into the natural-sporting, facially pierced producer/emcee. But when he wasn't stocking hip-hop at the record store, Thavius was s ... More >>
This weekend was about two things in Los Angeles: Watchmen and live music. Deadline Hollywood Daily's Nikki Finke reports that the highly anticipated superhero flick brought in $55.6 million over the weekend, but for those who opted to skip the Arclight mayhem there were plenty of good bands in town ... More >>
Want proof that L.A.'s in the middle of an astoundingly fertile period of musical expansion? See the list below. We're going to have our hands full this year. Expect around the clock coverage from Austin.