With 232 pages and an expanded 12″ by 12″ format, our biggest print issue yet celebrates the people, places, music, and art of our hometown, including cover features on David Lynch, Nipsey Hussle, Syd, and Phoebe Bridgers’ Saddest Factory Records, plus Brian Wilson, Cuco, Ty Segall, Lord Huron, Remi Wolf, The Doors, the art of RISK, Taz, Estevan Oriol, Kii Arens, and Edward Colver, and so much more.
Black Star, No Fear of Time
Over 20 years since their sole album together, the latest from Yasiin Bey and Talib Kweli never reaches the skies of their debut, or the full flower of the talents of anyone involved.
Florence + the Machine, Dance Fever
The beats on Florence Welch’s fifth album are more physical than ever, and the lyrics are darkly comic—all in service to that thrilling feeling of dancing on the edge of a knife.
Cliffdiver, Exercise Your Demons
The first proper album from the punk seven-piece thrives with a sense of wild abandon and sheer joy at being alive.
Allison Crutchfield, Kyle Gilbride, and Jeff Bolt were just getting started when Swearin’ first called it quits. But then they said fuck all that and made something new.
From his work in his local hardcore scene to his gentler solo efforts, the West Bay riffer continues to do things his own way.
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.”
Before peeling off to Joshua Tree to play at Desert Daze, Pedrum Siadatian talks the art of making covers.
The architect of modernist music and his classically trained son take their playful improvisation to Joshua Tree.
Eduardo Williams’s latest film reads like Linklater’s “Slacker” for the global post-Internet age.
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