Why did the squeal of Jimi Hendrix's guitar cause girls to practically claw their way onstage? Why does the Psycho-like intro to Tyler the Creator's "Yonkers" inspire moshing? Why do furry-booted dubheads turn into a writhing mass during Skrillex's drops?
Researchers working at UCLA think they've d ... More >>
*The Best Of Coachella: Saturday, April 14
*Coachella: The Black Lips' Cole Alexander Goes Full Monty, Plays Guitar With His Ding-Dong
Coachella, Gobi Tent
Better than: The scene at the Sahara Tent.
Flying Lotus' appearance at Coachella felt like an occasion; it ... More >>
Kai FlandersBy Kai Flanders
If you want to be Tyler, The Creator for Halloween this year -- and who doesn't? -- just head over to Urban Outfitters.
The Westwood and Santa Monica locations, in any case, feature ready-to-wear outfits almost certainly directly inspired by the Odd Future leader ... More >>
Timothy NorrisBy Roselle Chen
Guys in rice picker hats and Jabbawockeez masks, and girls in booty shorts, sports bras and furry boots filtered into sunlit, grassy Los Angeles State Historic Park Saturday for HARD Summer Music Festival.
30,000 people were in attendance, so perhaps one should ... More >>
KreayshawnArticle by Shea Serrano
On Sunday, August 28th, MTV's Video Music Awards will wander into town.
MTV, by the way, is a television station. They play music and whatnot, but more importantly, they allow a handsome troglodyte named CT to exist.
Also, younger readers: A television s ... More >>
If Wu Tang, Iggy Pop and the Flaming Lips threw a birthday party, it might approximate Odd Future's swag-as-hell show Saturday night at House of Blues Sunset.
Swinging stateside amidst their first European tour, the horrorcore collective took the stage in full force ... More >>
The PianistSure, you were surprised to hear Tyler, the Creator's "Yonkers" smack dab in the middle of Power 106 DJ Felli Fel's four-hour nighttime mixshow, instead of tucked away in Sunday's midnight "Wake Up Show," but what if you heard him in a jazz club?
Matt Tavares, whose neglected MySp ... More >>
OFWGKTA's Tyler: Top of the world, ma!
Amoeba just tweeted this photograph of Tyler the Creator, mastermind and avatar of OFWGKTA/Odd Future, posing in front of his own billboard on the roof of the hallowed Hollywood record store.
Also--"Yonkers" video about to hit 8 million views!:
The ever controversial Odd Future (OFWGKTA) rap collective is set to perform tonight on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. We're not sure what this means, but we imagine a certain amount of destruction, danger and disrespect will be involved. (At least, we hope.) Earlier today, Roots drummer Quest ... More >>
COMPREHENSIVE THEATER LISTINGSAlso, see the current STAGE FEATURE on The Night Is a Child at the Pasadena Playhouse, and Not to Be, at ZJUTHE LATEST NEW REVIEWSBABY IT'S YOUThe jukebox musical that's been playing since the spring at the Coast Playhouse, will be the final entry in the Pasadena P ... More >>
ConsumerReports.orgAutomatic coffee makers, 1958I don't know about you, but when I was a kid we read the Sears, Robuck catalog, the Farmers' Almanac and Consumer Reports like kids now read Harry Potter or Manga comicbooks. Okay, the windswept prairie circa 1960-whatever was not a cultural Mec ... More >>
FILM is this week's Pick of the Week.
Photo by Darrett Sanders
The Absurdists' convention
Local playwright Patrick McGowan's new play, Film, has no right to be as good as it is. The central character is the late theater director Alan Schneider (Bill Robens) -- known for stagi ... More >>
Candida at the Colony Theatre is this week's Pick. Photo by Michael Lamont.
At your fingertips: The 30th Annual L.A. Weekly Theater Awards NOMINEES.Tickets for nominee's guests and for the general public can now be purchased via http://tinyurl.com/theaterawardsReviewed this we ... More >>
A memorial service was held at Sacred Fools Theatre on Sunday for that company's young and beloved actor who was found in his apartment last week. More on Phil to come in the print edition one week week from Thursday.
At your fingertips: This week's Theater Feature on Jim Leonard' ... More >>
Please see below for comprehensive theater listings that replicate the global format found in the print edition, compiled by Derek Thomas. This new stage blog -- to be posted once a week -- is till in the works, Suggestions are welcome.
A memorial service hosted by Madelaine Shaner was held at t ... More >>
This list has very little to do with Back to the Future II. However, I am writing it from the inside of a Delorean.
19. Pete Rock ft. Styles P & Sheek Louch-"914"
Released by Nature Sounds in January as the single from Pete Rock' s still shelved New York's Finest record, "914" has inevitably bec ... More >>