After being purchased by Buzzmedia last week, Spin Magazine looks to be on its last legs -- the magazine part of it, anyway. Though Buzzmedia representatives haven't said it's going digital-only, they haven't committed to maintaining the print edition, either. It seems likely that we won't see much ... More >>
James "Nocando" McCall titled one of his first solo releases, "Nocando is a Virus." And like any virus, he's innately aware of the importance of mutation. By 25, the Leimert Park-raised rapper had toured the country with Project Blowed avatar, Aceyalone, won Scribble Jam, dropped a pair of al ... More >>
Fran HealyFran Healy could charm the fedora off a hipster. In fact, he pretty much did Sunday night in one of the closing sets at Filter's Culture Collide festival.
The frontman of the Scottish quartet Travis played an acoustic set inside a crowded, steamy church in Echo Park, starring as mu ... More >>
Leslie and a coupl'a BadgersWe've always loved L.A.'s Leslie Stevens and her Badgers.
So naturally we were pleased as punch to learn that Nashville-based Americana label Thirty Tigers is going to be re-releasing the indie country band's quite stunning 2009 album, Roomful of Smoke, on August ... More >>
De La Soul, back in the day
Only a handful of rap groups can be bandied about as G.O.A.T: Wu-Tang, Outkast, EPMD, Tribe Called Quest, Public Enemy, Run-DMC, UGK, The Geto Boys, and De La Soul. If you need an introduction to the De La -- Posdnuos, Dave/Trugoy the Dove, and Maseo -- you obviously hav ... More >>