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 >>
Months ago, the members of Little Red Lung made the long drive from L.A. to the woods of Felton, north of Santa Cruz. They met with photographer Sarah Sitkin in the middle of the night in a little cabin hidden deep in the woods, using their cellphones as makeshift flashlights, to shoot photos for wh ... More >>
Startups is a new column about new companies, big ideas and bold discoveries happening in the L.A. area.
The idea was simple: Take all those moments captured on smartphones and make something tangible out of them, fusing the online and the offline world. That's what Josh Brooks set out to do when h ... More >>
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October 31, 2011
Better than... Seeing MC 900 Ft. Jesus on Columbus Day.
Gotta admit, perhaps the greates ... More >>
Emperor penguin fathers incubate eggs till they finally hatch.
Yesterday we brought you a fairly depressing post on dads and how they had screwed up (or alternatively inspired) some of the best known musicians in the world. Today we bring you lighter, more pleasant fare: rad dads! Dads who ... More >>
Damn, it's hot. And cold. And hot again. May gray makes you misty, then the sun breaks through, shiny and new and full of promise, reminding you that sometimes, the anticipation of a coming sultry summer can be every bit as delicious as summer itself. Light through yonder windshield breaks, b ... More >>
www.pinkcakebox.comGoth nuptials of the decade: Amanda Palmer and Neil Gaiman get hitched (illustration, like that of Sea Monkees, is fanciful)
The nerdery on the interwebz is all aflutter with news that Boston's eyebrowless princess of musical theater Weimarlesque Amanda Palmer (formerly of ... More >>
[Neil Young has been exploring the possibilities of multi-media work for decades now. So it wasn't much of a surprise when his 2003 concept album Greendale, a narrative falling somewhere between heavy social commentary and mystical fable, reemerged a year later as a feature film.
Now Young's ... More >>
Gustavo TurnerThe Great Thom Yorke in the Sky
Sunday was the hottest day of the Coachella weekend and it felt like the most crowded, a change from previous years when (thanks to the one-day passes) the last day had shown a welcome self-weeding-out of the masses.
In terms of festival logisti ... More >>
Few DJs have ridden the wild waves of club-land as long as Armand Van Helden has and still survived with their careers intact. The New York spinner's anchor is soul, disco and hip-hop, and no matter how far dance music drifts from its roots, he's in the mix, a buoyant reminder of where it all comes ... More >>
Liz OhanesianEmilie Autumn
In 1996, I saw The Cure at The Forum, where the band played for three hours and offered no opening band. It was phenomenal, mostly because it was The Cure, a band that was celebrating its twentieth anniversary and had accumulated a mountain of (mostly) amazing albu ... More >>
This weekend in LA: music.
Three Mile Pilot was one of the oddest avant-punk bands of the 1990s, a San Diego outift whose members went on to gig with Pinback and the Black Heart Procession. They've reunited, and are performing at the Echoplex with Optigonally Yours, which features Rob Cr ... More >>
At least 171 Los Angeles-area acts will represent at the South by Southwest Music Conference in Austin, Texas, next week, and they range from metal (Ancestors, Metallica, Black Math Horseman), acoustic (Jim Bianco, Tom Brosseau, Tori Amos) and punk (Japanese Motors, the Mae Shi, DEVO) to hip-hop ( ... More >>
Wanna be famous as a superstar musician? Learn how to bed groupies by the sheer force and magnetism of your stage strut? Find out which hallucinogens will help best develop the plot of your career-defining Concept Album? Before now, you'd have bang your head against your snare a few times, have to s ... More >>