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Running Away with Carly Rae Jepsen

The cult pop star loves traveling, and says it has shaped both how she looks at the world and at herself.

August 21, 2019
Looking On the Bright Side with Cut Copy

We had a brief catch-up with the Australian band at Spain’s Bilbao BBK fest. 

July 31, 2019
Local Natives on Turning Chaos Into Something Beautiful

Between recording + touring their recent album, the SoCal rockers search for long-term solutions to managing waste.

July 15, 2019
Four Rising Icelandic Artists You Should Know

Inspired by this year’s lineup at Secret Solstice in Reykjavík, we spoke to some of the local scene’s unsung heroes.

July 10, 2019

Janelle Monae. Photo by Laura Studarus

LIVE, IN PHOTOS: Janelle Monáe at the Manchester International Festival

Nothing but respect for our queen. 

July 09, 2019
A Day with Local Natives’ Favorite Side Projects

Talking cycling, soccer, and art with the SoCal indie rockers.

June 18, 2019
Art & Culture
Fifty Concert Photographers From the Past and Present You Should Know

These lens jockeys are skilled at snapping musicians in the thick of a show.

March 22, 2019
Art & Culture
Lost in Translation? An Ultimate Japanese Kit Kat Power Ranking

Valentine’s Day is a time for love—but more importantly, a time for candy.

February 14, 2019
Art & Culture
Explore the Soviet Union’s Wild Past at Tallinn’s KGB Museum

The forces that kept Estonia enclosed on the wrong side of the Iron Curtain are laid out in startling detail.

January 22, 2019
Bradford Cox Gives Us the Secret to Deerhunter’s Success: Bad Planning

The songwriter opens up about the role fate played in his band’s new record (just don’t ask him its release date).

January 18, 2019
Soccer Mommy Is Taking Time to Reflect

Sophie Allison talks fate, knowing your angles, and what you can’t learn in school.

December 14, 2018
Finstas, Ringo, and Wine: Catching Up with Jenny Lewis

Working with Ryan Adams and Beck, Lewis has a new album almost ready to release. But for now, let’s talk spirit animals. 

September 19, 2018
Art & CultureFilm + TV
I Always Wanted to Eat Like a Tenenbaum: Celebrating Wes Anderson at Chicago’s Elizabeth Restaurant

The moment the Life Aquatic–inspired dish is delivered, Sigur Rós’ “Starálfur” begins playing.

March 30, 2018
Art & CultureEvents
This Exhibit Goes to Eleven: A Walk Through Reykjavík’s Punk Museum

The Icelandic Punk Museum features a sizable collection of Nordic punk history dating from the late ’70s to early ’90s.

February 21, 2018
Art & CultureEvents
Montreal Shines Light on Leonard Cohen’s Legacy With “A Crack in Everything”

The Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal exhibit commemorates Cohen with mixed-media installations ranging from a replication of the artist’s work space to interactive Wurlitzers.

January 02, 2018
Art & Culture
Warsaw’s Neon Muzeum Lights Up the Night

Taking a tour through the lights that shined through a regime.

October 30, 2017
Art & Culture
Welcome to the Hotel Katajanokka, a Former Prison in Helsinki

You can check out anytime you like, but—well, you know the rest.

September 10, 2017
Art & Culture
Don’t Step Out of This House if That’s the Clothes You’re Gonna Wear: Eli Bonerz on X-Large Streetwear

Looking back at the unlikely history of the Beastie Boys–affiliated clothing line.

August 10, 2017

photo by James Richards IV

Art & CultureEvents
Gear Up: Your Festival Survival Kit

Passes? Check. Everything else? Not so fast.

August 02, 2017
Art & Culture
The Beastie Boys’ Guide to Los Angeles

To the Five Freeway.

May 01, 2017
Art & Culture
Breaking: Polly Wales

Besting Tiffany’s and Ivanka Trump at their own game is just another jewel in the crown of the LA-based maker.

December 08, 2016
M83: Wasted on the Youth

Coming off of the biggest record of his career, Anthony Gonzalez regroups and looks to the past for inspiration.

April 04, 2016

2016. Lucius cred Piper Ferguson

Breaking: Lucius

Grabbing breakfast with Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig to talk the soul sisters’ new LP “Good Grief.”

March 08, 2016

Miike Snow / photo by Nick Zinner / Joachim Belaieff / Henrik Korpi

Miike Snow: Pop Culture Invaders

One of Sweden’s greatest exports rides again.

February 29, 2016

Natalie Prass / photo by Shawn Brackbill

To the Roots: Natalie Prass Gets Back to Basics

After a big 2015, the Virginia singer/songwriter returns to her home state and drops a stripped-down EP.

November 19, 2015

Moby. Little Pine. Photo by Melissa Danis

Art & Culture
Breaking: Little Pine

Moby’s new vegan eatery opens November 19 in LA’s Silverlake neighborhood.

November 18, 2015

Dam-Funk in 2015

In Conversation
In Conversation: Going from the Streets of LA to Outer Space with DâM-FunK

The funk maestro tells us about the making of his sprawling new LP, “Invite the Light.”

September 14, 2015

Other Lives / photo by Emily Ulmer

Other Lives: Love and the Great Unknown

Lead singer Jesse Tabish talks life, lore, and “Rituals.”

May 18, 2015

2015. OOFJ, “Acute Feast”

OOFJ, “Acute Feast”

It’s a haunting combination of talents, one that offers no way out. Then again, why would you want one?

April 24, 2015

Porter Robinson / photo courtesy of Capitol Records

Galaxy Quest: Exploring Worlds Within Worlds with Porter Robinson

The twenty-two-year-old musician on leaving EDM behind and making a place for himself in the electronic world with his colorful debut album.

April 09, 2015
Purity Ring, “Another Eternity”

Purity Ring’s sophomore album doesn’t come bundled with the same level of mystery as their debut, “Shrines.”

March 02, 2015

2015. Dan Deacon, “Gliss Riffer”

Dan Deacon, “Gliss Riffer”

Keeping up with Dan Deacon is a fool’s errand. His new album “Gliss Riffer” only serves to prove a point already established by the previous fifteen: when it comes to sheer speed of idea presentation, Deacon has the ability to outfox even the most quick-witted and fleet of ear.

February 23, 2015

2015. José González – Vestiges & Claws

José González, “Vestiges & Claws”

His first cover-song-free album, “Vestiges & Claws” showcases González’s ever-flourishing songwriting skills.

February 16, 2015

Caribou / 2014 / Photo by Thomas Neukum

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Caribou: Feeling The Love

Dan Snaith on the state of mind of “Our Love,” Caribou’s first record in four years: “…Relationships change over time. It’s thinking as much about loss as it is about the beginnings of things.”

November 10, 2014

2014. Korallreven, “Second Comin’” album art

Korallreven, “Second Comin'”

Second Comin’s production straddles the line between summer bliss and autumnal melancholy, cloaking even the sunniest of melodies in a cloud of reverb.

November 04, 2014

Les Sins Michael album cover artwork

Les Sins, “Michael”

Celebratory and strange, with Michael, Bundick pulls off just about any damn genre he pleases.

November 04, 2014