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DJ Michael Stock at a Part Time Punks live event; Credit: Dylan Gordon

Best Rock Radio Show

If you're looking for rock radio stations in L.A., your choices most days of the week are basically the station that plays alt-rock from the mid-2000s and the two stations that play jock rock from the '70s. That's why it's always a moment of instant joy to hear the messy......
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Best Dance Music Radio Show

Los Angeles is a city best experienced at night and in motion, and the best soundtrack for your after-dark walk, drive or bus ride is house music. In a club setting, a good house DJ can read the crowd and give them what they didn't even know they wanted. DJ......
L.A. Club Resource's Jimmy Mock (left)

Best Dance Music Label

If John Carpenter made techno, it probably would sound like an L.A. Club Resource record. The label, founded and run by Delroy Edwards,ostensibly is in the business of putting out dance music, but this isn't the fun, disco-imbued sound of Chicago house or the shiny anthems of EDM. L.A. Club......
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Best L.A.-Centric Podcast

Busdriver is a cultural and intellectual treasure in Los Angeles. Since the early '90s, the Leimert Park native has expressed complex thoughts about the intersection of racism, history, economics, politics, technology and culture as a rapper affiliated with the Project Blowed experimental hip-hop collective. Busdriver (born Regan John Farquhar) is......
A previous Sleepless event at the Music Center; Credit: Photo courtesy of the Music Center

Hip-Hop Takes Over Disney Concert Hall Tonight

This Friday night, the Music Center in downtown Los Angeles will continue its late-night Sleepless concert series with a night at Walt Disney Concert Hall dedicated to the music and culture of hip-hop. Sleepless is a series of events, curated and organized by the Music Center, Dublab, ArtDontSleep and Monalisa,......