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Dear Charlene: “I Hate the Holidays”

Every month, writer and actor Charlene deGuzman answers your questions about love, loss, and loneliness.

PREMIERE: Saro Comes of Age on “Boy Afraid”

The title track from the LA-based neo-R&B singer's forthcoming EP is as woozy as it is danceable.

PREMIERE: Ty Segall Melts Faces with “Warm Hands” for Pickathon’s Slab Sessions

With the backing of his Freedom Band, the insatiable riffer introduces his caustic anthem to the bright Oregon sun.

Exchanging Ideas with The JuJu

Nico Segal’s Chicago quartet is exploring what jazz music can and should be in 2017.

Sinziana Velicescu’s Peripheral World

Rather than avoiding the ordinary details of our landscape, the LA photographer is focusing on them—and abstracting them into something new.

Being Pushed and Flying High: A Conversation with Noel Gallagher

The world is a mess and it’s only getting messier, but for the Oasis mastermind, nothing’s wrong. In fact, it’s gettin’ better (man!!).

In Conversation: Alec Ounsworth of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah Talks “Some Loud Thunder,” Ten Years Later

The experimental-indie-rock maestro has a special place in his heart for the band’s sophomore album, even if its initial success was subdued by a well-received debut record and music critic snobbery.

PREMIERE: iLoveMakonnen Strips Down “Tuesday” for Original Tracks

The LA R&B star goes Drake-less on an intimate performance of his 2014 smash.

Rob Huebel Has a Question for You

You’ve seen him everywhere, but you still might want to be careful following Rob Huebel into the woods in his new YouTube Red comedy series, “Do You Want to See a Dead Body?”

Sage Vaughn Gets Real

A true West Coast artist, Sage Vaughn embodies all the color and life that goes along with living next to the Pacific. In this in-depth conversation, we get an inside look at his outside world.  

Sense and Sensuality: Torres and the Healthy Hedonism of “Three Futures”

Mackenzie Scott maps out the mental spaces, color palettes, and newfound sensuality that influenced her third LP.

PREMIERE: Sonny Smith Gets Lost in “Pictures of You” Video

The West Coast garage rock icon goes solo for Dan Auerbach’s Easy Eye Sound label on the forthcoming “Rod for Your Love,” grows nostalgic in video for first single.

In Conversation: Paul Major on Pre-Internet Record Collecting, Outsider Lounge Music, and Dodging Needles

One of the world’s preeminent record collectors talks shop on the occasion of his new comp for Mexican Summer/Anthology, “Feel the Music Vol. 1.”

In Conversation: Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith on the Beauty of Hayao Miyazaki

The composer and synthesist dives into the visually rich world of the greatest anime filmmaker of all time.

LIVE, IN PHOTOS: The Fashion of ComplexCon

It was a meeting of young minds and wardrobes in Long Beach.

PREMIERE: Chromeo Dish Out the “Juice” Video

It’s the first single from Dave 1 and P-Thugg’s upcoming fifth LP Head Over Heels.

The Nominal Potency of Omni

Don’t call it slacker rock, but the Atlanta trio provide only the bare minimum.

PREMIERE: La Bouquet Break Taboos in “Kiss Me Kill Me” Video

The LA duo experiment with dated technology to roll in their new EP, Heavy Sunshine.

A Tale of Two Festivals at Voodoo 2017

There’s a lot to take in at New Orleans’ ~sPoOkY~ Halloween carnival. And a lot of choices to make about what the festival means to you. 

Congratulations Tim and Eric on Your Ten-Year Anniversary, Great Job!

Back before Weird Internet was truly a thing, Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim were practically swimming in it. Ten years after they changed comedy, we look back on the making and legacy of “Awesome Show, Great Job!”

Dear Charlene: “I’m Giving Up Too Much of Myself”

Every month, comic and writer Charlene deGuzman answers your questions about love, loss, and loneliness.

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