Three, maybe four times in the last month, my car has been broken into. I suppose at least a portion of that is my fault, both macro and micro.
Macro: I mean, if I'd have maybe paid more attention in school, I'd probably make more money than I do today, which means I wouldn't have to live across t ... More >>
[Editor's note: Weekly scribe Jeff Weiss's column, "Bizarre Ride," appears on West Coast Sound every Wednesday. His archives are available here.]
Forget phrenology, both the overrated Roots album and the 19th-century pseudo-science. Ignore palmistry, psychotherapy and Rick Warren. The best way to b ... More >>
See also: Our review of Rock the Bells 2011
Last night Guerilla Union announced this year's Rock the Bells 2012 dates, headliners and lineup.
Beginning in 2010, the hip-hop festival's headliners -- famous acts whose first few albums often outshine their later work -- have performed their classic ... More >>
If you're familiar with chaos theory, which in its basic form is the attempt to find patterns in the random acts of shit on Earth, then you may understand the difficulty that comes with describing a full day at SXSW. To break down the bright, scintillating chaos, Village Voice Media's roving music e ... More >>
Fidlar and Superhumanoids
SXSW Black & White Iris Showcase
March 13, 2012
Better than: Playing bridge with your grandma.
Once everyone got over the homeless guys being used as hot spots and the half mile line for tacos made with Doritos shells, folks settled in for the music portion of SXSW. Weekl ... More >>
"What I want from each and every one of you is a hard-target search of every gas station, residence, warehouse, farmhouse, henhouse, outhouse and doghouse in that area."
-- Tommy Lee Jones, The Fugitive
You don't have to spend much time at South By Southwest to know that all of the above building ... More >>
Aaron FrankDanny Brown and Main AttrakionzSee also: Danny Brown is Hip-Hop's Cormac McCarthy
Danny Brown and Kid Sister
Anticipation for rapper Danny Brown's first headlining performance in Los Angeles was already at fever pitch when I entered the Echoplex last night. A ... More >>
Two thousand eleven was the year in which musicians were praised for embracing their essences. M83 gets even more epic! Bradford Cox gets even more introverted! Drake gets Draker! The members of Wild Flag still rock!
Artists were also derided for the obvious: Odd Future proves they don't give a fu ... More >>
Meet Anna. She's 23. She's hot. She's white. And she lip-syncs the N-word in breakout Harlem rapper A$AP Rocky's video "Purple Swag."
But this hasn't caused widespread condemnation. In fact, it only seems to have added to her appeal. (Maybe it's the lip gloss and gold grills.) In a recent i ... More >>
El Rey Theatre
October 11, 2011
Almost a year ago, Yelawolf opened for Wiz Khalifa at the Music Box to little interest. His modest van was parked next to the headliner's tour bus in the lot. Last night at the El Rey Theatre, though, Yelawolf was in his element.
Havi ... More >>
Andrew CourtienWarped Tour, featuring The Devil Wears Prada, Gym Class Heroes, SHARKS, Yelawolf, and more
Cal State Dominguez Hills
Warped Tour is the longest running touring festival in the United States, older than the now dead Ozzfest and the immobile Lollapalooza. Throughout its ... More >>
One of the best parts about being at a festival are those moments you walk by a stage and have that "what the fuck" moment. It's when you hear something that just doesn't fit. It's the feeling some people probably had at Chaos In Tejas this summer when, coming from Unbroken's set, they stumble ... More >>
Nate "Igor" SmithNot to be confused with the Wu-Tang Clan.Last night Wu-Tang Clan, Yelawolf, Wild Flag, Fishbone, Trae Tha Truth, Marz Lovejoy, Rocky Business, Trouble Andrew, Ume, Times New Viking and DJ Erykah Badu all provided music for the Village Voice Media/Frank 151 SXSW Showdown at th ... More >>