When I was about five, my parents decided it was time for me to become a runner. My sister, two years my senior, had already left a legacy for me to live up to as the latest Chatsworth Chief track team legend. As a somewhat-chubby sandbox dweller, I was ill-prepared for such expectations and was per ... More >>
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See also: The Knux and Kid Cudi perform at Siren Studios, September 24, 2011
Song: The Knux's "Run," featuring Kid Cudi
David BallThe KnuxThe Knux, Kid Cudi
September 24, 2011
Better than ... all those stuffed, see-'n-be-seen Hollywood clubs and hipster dive bars.
Last night, Complex magazine threw a rooftop party to celebrate its October issue, and cover star Kid Cudi dropped by. (Kreayshawn ... More >>
Nocando raps better than you.On Friday frequent LA Weekly contributor Jeff Weiss throws the first in a series of "Passion of the Weiss presents..." shows at Spaceland.
The inaugural fete is headlined by L.A. via Nawlins garage-rap duo the Knux, with support from Philly noir-hoppers 5 O'Cloc ... More >>
If you're looking for the soundtrack to your Mardi Gras 2010, and are interested not in New Orleans' past but the future in all its melting pot glory, you should head to Gypsyphonicdisko pronto to download a great mixtape that touches on the sound of the city without resorting to nostalgia or ... More >>
Yesterday the Knux dropped a five-song bomb called "The Fuck You EP," which features an incendiary, defiant track about Los Angeles and the glamour/club crowd. The brothers Knux -- Kentrell "Krispy Kream" Lindsey and Alvin "Rah Almillio" Lindsey -- who moved to LA from New Orleans after Katrina, ca ... More >>
Thursday's cover story on Gary, Indiana-raised rapper Freddie Gibbs, engendered a substantial response within the hip-hop blogosphere, with prominent sites Rap Radar, Nah Right, Fake Shore Drive, and The Smoking Section, all taking note. Even Wale twittered a congratulations message. Cons ... More >>
Eric VanBeekOzzy Osbourne last month at BlizzConThe Sunset Strip Music Festival occurs this Saturday at Sunset and Doheny in West Hollywood. They're closing down Sunset, will plant a stage at each end, and will open a few clubs for bands all day and night.
Below is the schedule:
East Stage ... More >>
Patrick O'DellFatbeats' DJ Rhettmatic
Celebrating record stores as part of the second annual National Record Store Day, which is tomorrow, should be a no-brainer for Southern Californians. After all, the region is the undisputed center of the vinyl industry, with RTI, Rainbo and Erika all pressing ... More >>
Yeah, so all the silly speculation probably isn't done yet, as Goldenvoice always adds a few heavy-hitters after the initial announcement, but the initial line-up is up. Click through to see it in all it's glory. We'll start analyzing it soon, but for now: Throbbing Gristle! No Pavement?
Let the ... More >>