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Gossip on Putting the Necessary Care Into “Real Power”

With the release of the dance-punk band’s first new album in 12 years, Beth Ditto discusses how Rick Rubin, her upbringing in rural Arkansas, and her activity outside of music have helped shape her vision.

March 22, 2024
Art & CultureStaff Picks
The Best Music Books of 2023

From intimate memoirs, to photo-heavy coffee table books, to graphic novel biographies, we look back on 20 of the most invigorating reads of the year.

December 18, 2023

LOS ANGELES – 1967: Love (L-R Ken Forssi, Bryan MacLean, Michael Stuart, Alban “Snoopy” Pfisterer, Arthur Lee, Tjay Cantrelli and Johnny Echols) perform live in 1967 at the Whisky A Go Go in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archive/Getty Images)

You Set the Scene: LA’s Most Influential Music Venues

Love’s Johnny Echols, Redd Kross, Surf Curse, and more local luminaries reflect on LA’s most storied clubs through the decades, from the Whisky to The Smell. 

December 11, 2023
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Christine and the Queens: Saved by Art

In our latest digital cover story, Chris shares how his latest album Paranoïa, Angels, True Love gave him the much-needed structure to push through a difficult time.

June 08, 2023
Iranian Alternative Artists Speak Out for Their Persecuted Compatriots in Iran

Nostalgix, Hengameh, Chain Gang of 1974, Kittens, and more share their thoughts on the current moment of revolution being led by Gen Z in Iran.

March 23, 2023
The Dual Shores of Eli Smart

On the heels of his new Aloha Soul EP, the musician/surfer talks splitting his time between London and Hawaii and learning to approach songwriting as a collaborative endeavor.

January 17, 2023
Suede: Coming Up Again

Brett Anderson and Neil Codling discuss Autofiction, their rare US tour, and the iconic Britpop group’s second act.

November 29, 2022
In Conversation
Opening Up the Jaws of Love

Kelcey Ayer of Local Natives dives into the highly personal subject matter of his sophomore solo album, Second Life.

November 10, 2022
Getting Caught Up in the Whirlwind with Gabriels

Phoning in from their tour opening for Harry Styles, producer Ryan Hope discusses the nu-gospel trio’s quick rise to acclaim.

October 12, 2022
Röyksopp on Returning to the Accessible, Emotive, and Human World of “Profound Mysteries”

Svein Berge and Torbjørn Brundtland, along with visual artist Jonathan Zawada, discuss the newly released part-two to their experimental audiovisual trilogy.

August 25, 2022
TRISHES Is Taking a Look Behind the Mask

Ahead of dropping the final record in her Freudian trilogy, the multi-hyphenate creative discusses identity, community, and what it means to be human.

June 23, 2022
Unraveling Röyksopp’s Profound Mysteries

Along with debuting their new short films project, the Norwegian duo and film production company Bacon offer a look inside Profound Mysteries.

April 21, 2022
In Conversation
Self Esteem Is Finally Doing Things Her Way

Ahead of her performance at FLOODfest SXSW, Rebecca Lucy Taylor details the trajectory of her solo career and how it supports her unique feminist mission.

March 09, 2022
Saving the Music in Los Angeles Schools

Save the Music’s J Dilla Music Tech Grant and Mariachi Grant, supported by Salesforce.org, are helping LAUSD schools get the equipment they need to fuel the next generation of musical innovators.

February 14, 2022


(l to r.) Director Edgar Wright filming Ron Mael and Russell Mael in a Japanese airport from their film THE SPARKS BROTHERS, a Focus Features release.

Credit: Richie Starzec / Focus Features

Film + TVIn Conversation
In Conversation: Sparks and Director Edgar Wright on the Band’s Long Overdue Documentary

Ron and Russell Mael and “The Sparks Brothers” director talk about their unique place in music, past and present.

January 19, 2022

‘THE THE’ at the RAH

A Typically Hectic Day in the Life of The The’s Matt Johnson

Finding a moment in his busy schedule to chat, Johnson details “The Comeback Special,” a new multimedia package from the post-punks that was three years in the making.

November 30, 2021
Tim Burgess on the Staying Power of The Charlatans

Burgess talks new box set “A Head Full of Ideas,” his “Listening Party” book, and 30 years of The Charlatans.

October 13, 2021
Jungle Are Playing for Themselves on “Loving in Stereo”

Josh Lloyd-Watson discusses going indie and returning to their upbeat roots on the duo’s third album.

August 16, 2021
Grouplove, SOFI TUKKER, Portugal. The Man, and More Talk Best Live Stream Practices for a Post-Pandemic World

The artists, along with live stream platform founders, weigh in on balancing live music with streaming concerts, as well as the sense of community the latter has created around artists.

May 14, 2021
London Grammar’s Hannah Reid Discusses Baring Her Soul on “Californian Soil”

The UK trio’s vocalist shares the backstory behind their buoyant and unlikely third album.

April 19, 2021
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