By Liz Tracy
The maiden voyage of the S.S. Coachella departed Sunday from Ft. Lauderdale, bound for the Bahamas. It set out to sea rather unceremoniously. There weren't horns, not a streamer in sight, and no one smashed bottles against the body of the ship.
But we'd all been aboard the Celebrity ... More >>
All aboard. Let the Coachella branding begin!
Goldenvoice today announced a pair of Coachella boat tours; each will leave in December from Fort Lauderdale. Pulp will headline, with Hot Chip, Yeasayer, Girl Talk and Sleigh Bells among the bigger names.
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 >>
Cara RobbinsBy Aly Comingore
Better than... a Wednesday night in Boise, Idaho.
Most who turned out for Youth Lagoon's sold-out show at the Echo on Wednesday came wondering: how would the band's much-lauded debut record hold up on stage? It was, after all, onl ... More >>
Sam BlochGallery visitors under the spell of Black Crow Boy ("Shot by Horixon").
STORY BY SAM BLOCH
I'm on the floor of Human Resources, a performance space and art gallery off Broadway in Chinatown, and NewVillager's Ross Simonini is taking me on a physical tour of his band's forthcoming d ... More >>
Leslie KalohiAnand Wilder and Chris Keating rock out
Where: The Music Box
If you don't believe in magic, this is not the band for you. If you are unable to suspend disbelief for an evening, this is not the band for you. If you are unable to trust your imaginati ... More >>
Doesn't Kristen Bell always look a little "Dark Crystal"esque?Yeasayer just debuted a new video for song "Madder Red." The clip was directed by Swede (again, WHAT'S UP WITH SWEDEN????) Andreas Nilsson, who's also made weird clips for Fever Ray and MGMT.
The Yeasayer video features a blobby p ... More >>
N*E*R*DsOr a Hot Chip remix? Or one from Crookers? Or an entire iTunes EP of remixes of the exact same song -- the Nelly Furtado-featuring "Hot-N-Fun," which is neither of the things its title suggests?
The Neptunes have made some of the darkest, weirdest, greatest beats that mainstream hip- ... More >>
Fool's Gold (Andrea Whiting)By Andrea Whiting
Given that it was Father's Day and the dude half-responsible for my existence loves live music, I decided to bring my dad along to the season's first KCRW World Festival.
And via this ploy to beat out my little sister for the Best Daughter Award ... More >>
WarpaintPasadena is used to its parades, but on Saturday its denizens will be traipsing around Old Town to get an earful of music rather than an eyeful of rose pedals. What's impressive about the annual Make Music Pasadena is how many constituencies the festival is serving over one day. With ... More >>
The band-playing-in-a-club remains a classic music video form. More than half the videos that aired on MTV's first day, August 18, 1981, were performance videos. So when local futuristic director duo Radical Friend and pop apocalypse band Yeasayer decided to make a performance video, they pla ... More >>
In the strange wake of music's digital rebirth, vinyl has experienced a modest boom in popularity, seen by many as a replacement for the awkward middleman that is the compact disc. INCHES reviews the output of L.A.'s healthy record-making community (artists and labels, indie or other), believing tha ... More >>
The Coachella message board is doing a good job of tracking the upcoming Coachella Music and Arts Festival in Indio. Now's the time that bands begin leaking confirmations, revealing their hands on MySpace, Twitter and Facebook, and basically spilling the beans one way or another. For example, this f ... More >>
Last year one of the most buzzed about parties at South By Southwest was the big-ass Mess With Texas party at Waterloo park. Organized by Sean Carlson and Keith Morris of the F Yeah Fest, along with Austin promoter Transition Transmission Entertainment (which does the great fall Fun Fun Fun Festiv ... More >>
I can’t freakin' wait until Yeasayer come back to Los Angeles. I feel itchy knowing that last Friday's show at the Ukranian Culture Center on Melrose was their only L.A. engagement.
Yeasayer is one band that requires you to hold your impressions until you’ve seen their live performance. As ... More >>
A Pitchfork party without Sparks? That's like Eliot Spitzer without whores: fatigued, thirsty and miserable. And rest assured, Sparks flowed like the River Ganges, even going as far to sponsor the bash, which wasn't really as bad as it was boring. A bunch of people sitting in bleachers trying t ... More >>
Van Morrison at La Zona Rosa, Austin, Texas; Division Day, The Ting Tings and The Duke Spirit at Buffalo Billiards.
Van Morrison's pretty cool, wearing his trademark cap and sunglasses, holding a saxophone and totally nonplussed about this show. He's got nothing to prove, nothing to hide. He couldn ... More >>
Yeasayer are a jam band, they just aren't aware of it yet. At one point during the Brooklyn four-piece's set Saturday night at the Echoplex, lead singer Chris Keating even paused to extemporaneously inform the crowd that "people call us hippies, but that's just not true. We're from Baltimore." Thi ... More >>