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.
Damien Jurado, Reggae Film Star
The songwriter’s 18th LP is a haunted concept album that brings to life the tired hearts, souls, and minds of characters based in a distant, perhaps parallel, past.
Martin Courtney, Magic Sign
The Real Estate vocalist’s second solo LP can coast by in one moment before jolting you back to bygone days with a sharp turn of phrase or instrumental U-turn.
Wire, Not About to Die
For Wire fanatics, this often-coarse collection of Chairs Missing/154-era demos is a necessity.
A not so Coachella experience in the sand.
Beck is fully embracing his talent for making the kind of music you want to dance to. What’s so bad about that?
The fifth edition of the Vegas festival distinguishes itself with massive art installations and a guest-packed Gorillaz set.
The title of Perfume Genius’s fourth album implies a certain degree of nebulousness in what Mike Hadreas has to offer—and in that sense, it’s not an entirely accurate moniker.
Three years after his debut the LA-based singer-songwriter questions whether bearing witness to history is enough.
The Beastie Boys’ longtime organist and resident savant talks “Check Your Head,” carpentry, and keyboards.
Is this J. Tillman at his most ironic, or his most sincere?
Even with the new regime in power, the musical polymath is still feeling good.
“Oh no, we’re in trouble / TSA always wanna burst my bubble / Always get a random check when I rock the stubble”
The Growlers’ annual Orange County shindig once again takes over The Observatory in Santa Ana.
Flying Lotus, P-Funk, T-cat, and more packed out the Bowl on Saturday night.
Jesse F. Keeler and Alex Puodziukas turn their computers into punk rockers on their new record, “Operator.”
Shauf presents himself as the wallflower, but his prowess at assessing people from afar is surprising.
“Secrets” is a solid combination of grinding guitar riffs, subterranean bass lines, propulsive beats, and the occasional cascade of synthetic beeps.
The record might lull you to sleep but you probably won’t be mad that you did nod off.
A weekend full of female-fronted rock supporting a great cause.
Plus, a special appearance from Miguel.
Getting down at night nine of Red Bull 30 Days in LA.
Accompanied by little more than a baritone ukulele or an acoustic guitar, Barlow still manages to nail the tinny echoes and urgency of garage rock (the fact that the album was recorded in six days might have something to do with it).
In this imagined Garden of Eden, Jamison has found clarity, and the resulting album is mellow without being dull.
Ben Gibbard and co. make their first major appearance in LA since moving back to Seattle in 2012.
You can’t blame Cayucas for heading back to the summer-fun well and trying to draw every last bit of water that’s in there.
Erik Jensen inhabits the mind of the famed music critic—without the Romilar.
Constant feelings of déjà vu aside, “The Fool” is a florid romp that can be enjoyed without the full-on guilty pleasure aftertaste left by Weaver’s sickly sweet peers.
Think less louche despair, more grandiose rock ambition, but just as many leather jackets as before.
Six years and another dare—write twenty songs in twenty-four hours—later, the singer-songwriter’s second LP Assembling was born.
Jacob Dillan Summers discusses his conservative past, the beginnings of Avid Dancer, and what it took to produce his excellent debut LP, “1st Bath.”
Psychedelic surf-rock in outer space—sounds like a lot of fun, doesn’t it?
While his intentions are pure and his messages sound, the LP finds Moss unfortunately falling somewhere in between the spectrum of his obvious influences of Chet Faker and James Blake.
While there might be other trademarked “Songs of the Summer,” none will effectively capture the feeling of the carefree season as well as this.
Born into a family of farmers in Iowa, William Elliott Whitmore learned early on to translate his knowledge of diversifying crops…
If Marina and The Diamonds’ 2012 “Electra Heart” was an delicious tart, then “Froot” is a simple red apple begging to be picked.
Named appropriately for a mythological creature brought to life from dirt and clay, “Golem” is a solid slab of relentless psych-rock aggression.
The Icelandic firebrand has released the first video off of her latest album “Vulnicura.”
“Before the World Was Big” is out June 2 via Wichita Recordings.
2014’s Lost in Alphaville saw the much-anticipated return of The Rentals, a band with a notorious revolving door policy for band members with…
Omaha, Nebraska’s Twinsmith have spent the last year recording new music and opening for Mac DeMarco and their Saddle Creek…
Guro Gikling and Richard O’Flynn, two-thirds of All We Are, discuss the beginnings and passions of the multi-national band and their melodic, subtly seductive debut album.
Chaz Bundick shines some light on the darkness of death in the latest Toro Y Moi video.
The Irish band sample the best of every musical decade for their latest track.
The singer-songwriter’s latest video takes to the streets of NYC with interpretive dance.
To properly enjoy this album, turn down the lights and let All We Are take you to a faraway place.
After announcing its upcoming tour with Waxahatchee and the release of a new seven-inch, punk two-piece Girlpool has released a music video for…
The Nashville native falls victim to the common pitfall of all style, no substance; his voice has an undoubtedly powerful presence, but any hints of emotional depth are glossed over by slick production value in an effort to craft Ekko into a pop star-crooner hybrid.
Katie Crutchfield, better known as Waxahatchee, has announced the details of her upcoming album and shared a brand-new track as…
Swedish crooner Jens Lekman is here to put your New Year’s resolutions to shame with his latest project. Over the…
Based on a stranger-than-fiction true story, the film takes a young girl from Tokyo to North Dakota in search of buried treasure.
Modest Mouse has just released “Lampshades On Fire,” their first official single in nearly eight years, and it is three minutes of…
Electro-rockers New Hands have an artsy new video for their track “Strange Attractor” that features a random selection of GIFs…
The guitarist brings a dose of chill to Red Bull’s month-long celebration of music in Los Angeles.
The DFA 1979 documentary shows the highs and lows of the duo’s rocky relationship and recent resurrection.
Sarah Jaffe is a musician who always seems filled with infinite potential—her early songs were intelligent, more folk-driven ballads akin to…
The new music video from Broods for the irresistibly catchy “L.A.F” is a hodgepodge of squeezed oranges, lightsaber fights, and…
Listen to “Nurse Ratched” and “Had Ten Dollaz” now.
When Ariel Pink isn’t busy getting into Twitter battles with Madonna fans, he occasionally writes music, and “Black Ballerina” is…
FKA twigs continues to bring her signature brand of weirdness, this time in a new concept film/commercial for Google Glass….
With “Marigolden,” Porterfield shows off his flair for pretty imagery—even the album title evokes the sight of rolling fields of “orange and umber” flowers out in the unblemished Midwestern wilderness he hails from.
Killing Time sounds like the soundtrack to every high-school rager, but like those parties, the fun dies and the buzz fades pretty fast, leaving you with nothing but ringing ears and a splitting headache.
Another endless heatwave in Los Angeles gets a grand finale by the sea
photo by Marshall Astor / Flickr It seems that Prada Marfa, the west Texas art installation of sculptors Elmgreen and Dragset, will…
This weekend was something of a homecoming for Beck Hansen; the forty-four-year-old Angeleno played two back-to-back shows at downtown Los Angeles’s Orpheum Theatre, where his hometown fans were treated to a two-hour set spanning a twenty-year career as varied and unpredictable as the man himself.
Amason—a five-piece comprised of members of Miike Snow, Dungen, Little Majorette, Hajen, and Idiot Wind—has a roster that reads like…
SBTRKT (the masked alter-ego of Brit musician Aaron Jerome) has released an eerie, interactive music video website into the world for his new track “Look Away” featuring Caroline Polachek of Chairlift on vocals.
The L.A. artist releases modern love letter with new track, “Put Your Number In My Phone.”
The Art of Elysium’s sixth-annual Genesis fundraiser was a collaboration of epic proportions between some of the art world’s biggest names and promising musicians, all for the cause of healing the world through art.
André Benjamin (better known to us as Outkast’s André 3000) is having a busy 2014—he and Outkast comrade Big Boi…
Wye Oak have released the latest single “Logic of Color” from their excellent album Shriek, and it’s full of the…
The new video for Nick Waterhouse’s “Sleeping Pills” (off his new album Holly) will either make you nostalgic for the…
Zola Jesus’s new album is titled Taiga. For those of you who don’t remember learning about biomes in middle school,…