In this week's Nightranger column, we cover last week's Macy's Passport "Glamorama" event at the Orpheum Theatre downtown. The event was scaled back from years past live music-wise (Macy Gray and Eric Hutchinson performed short sets in between the runway looks) but the production was still top-notch ... More >>
Sadness unspooled.Last week, we hipped you to a free Friday night event hosted by the Dublab crew over at Silver Lake's Hyperion Tavern. This special edition of the typically great Calling All Kids night was to be soundtracked completely by DJ'd cassette music and thus, it was dubbed Top Tape ... More >>
The late, great Jay DeeAs West Coast Sound scribe Drew Tewksbury just reported, Wednesday marked the fourth anniversary of the tragic passing of legendary hip-hop producer J Dilla, a.k.a. James Yancey. After years of excellent behind-the-scenes production work, Dilla rose to fame as a member ... More >>
The Arcade Fire have released a statement urging everyone to donate to help relief efforts in Haiti. Win Butler and Régine Chassagne, whose family is from Haiti, have a strong connection to the island.
Haiti needs your help in her darkest hour.
We just got off the phone with our frie ... More >>
By Ben Westhoff
Hip-hop A-listers including Rick Ross, Akon and Plies were caught grossly exaggerating their gangster credentials this year. (Turns out they were painfully law-abiding. The horror!) But even if your favorite rapper wasn't caught in a lie, you can bet he or she put out a hilariously ... More >>