Monday, March 25
Corima, Upsalon Acrux
There are, in fact, thriving musical styles that have blessedly little to do with the latest pop trends. Roughly intersecting prog-rock and art-jazz is a thing called Zeuhl Music, a very heavy, propulsive sonic form whose roaring rhythm sections and ... More >>
L.A. label Learning Music has just dropped a new music treat just in time for Christmas: a beat-heavy cassette (yes, cassette) in gift-ribbon red -- an album rightly dubbed LARGER (for the size of the sound, not the medium) featuring collabs with Teen Inc., Julia Holter, Adult Swim bro DJ Dou ... More >>
Steve Arrington in his Slave days, fantastic jheri curl in full effect.Things are getting weird at Stones Throw, but we suppose that's what happens any time things get too damn funky That, or someone got into MED's medical marijuana stash.
Former Slave frontman Steve Arrington ("Just a Touch ... More >>
Daiana FeuerTeen Inc. takes up space Study the line between letting loose and letting go. Letting loose is something accomplished with the body. Letting go might be a cerebral thing done at a Nite Jewel and Teen Inc. show.
These two bands participate in a nebulous music cluster residing in ... More >>
Nite JewelRamona Gonzalez may be growing up, but the music she is making as Nite Jewel isn't growing out.
On her new EP, Am I Real?, made in collaboration with Cole Greif-Neill, follows up last year's debut album Good Evening with more spare, spacey explorations of electro-funk and disco-pop ... More >>
Drew ReynoldsMaps & AtlasesIndie-rock has just about exhausted all its permutations, hasn't it?
You think so, and then you stumble across somebody like Chicago four-piece Maps & Atlases, whose don't let their technical prowess and penchant for experimentation (or impressive beards, for that ... More >>
AntibalasBrooklyn-based ensemble Antibalas has been living an enviable double life, for the past two years doing duty at the backing band for the hit musical Fela! (which earned 11 Tony nominations) and, not that rave reviews would go to their head, squeezing in some NYC club dates to keep th ... More >>
Nite Jewel, keyboard queenIs there any question that Nite Jewel, a.k.a. keyboard queen Ramona Gonzales and crew, is a quintessential artist of the L.A. underground?
She's got ties to Ariel Pink and Dâm-Funk -- in fact, the last time we heard new music from her, it was in collaboration with ... More >>