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Lil Debbie; Credit: Jessie Schiewe

Lil Debbie's New EP, Home Grown, Is an Ode to Weed

It’s Friday night, a little after 10:30, and I’m hoofing it through Hollywood to a spot called Las Palmas where Lil Debbie is premiering her new EP, Home Grown. There are stragglers hanging out front and they’re all young, definitely not over the age of 25, some of them probably......
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I Wore Pasties at EDC and It Wasn't That Bad

It’s easy to make friends when you wear pasties at EDC. I would know. I did it last night. I didn’t plan for this to happen. When I packed for the festival, I chose regular clothes—shorts, tank tops, a sundress. You see, I’m not a raver and I’d never been......
Tokimonsta at the Cosmic Meadow stage at EDC Vegas; Credit: Photo by Marco Torres

Tokimonsta Mixes Hip-Hop and EDM for the EDC Masses

It’s a little past 11 o’clock on Friday and the Las Vegas Motor Speedway is pulsing with sound, lights and bodies. Polyester jellyfish and gigantic LED mushrooms hover above the crowd; the smell of funnel cakes and body odor wafts through the 100-degree air on this first night of EDC......
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Goth Money Records' "Trap Goth" Is Taking Over the Internet

At a Denny’s on Wilshire Boulevard, four of the six members of Goth Money wait eagerly for their first meal of they day. Even though it's two o’clock in the afternoon, they all order breakfast plates. Unfortunately, the cook is behind on his orders; their food won't be out for......
Mani Coolin'; Credit: Jessie Schiewe

With His New "Vibe Rap" Sound, Mani Coolin' Is Heating Up

On a dead end street bordering the Hollywood Freeway, Mani Coolin’ sits on a stool in a makeshift home recording studio. His dad is here, as well as his producer, Jay Kurzweil, who owns the studio and lives in the adjoining apartment. A hazy, piano-laced beat emanates from the speakers......
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