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.
The Nominal Potency of Omni
Don’t call it slacker rock, but the Atlanta trio provide only the bare minimum.
Jenny Jaffe Will See You Now
The creator and star of IFC’s webseries “Neurotica” is here to help you deal.
Getting Donuts in Outer Space with Midnight Sister
Fringe representatives of LA, the Jagjaguwar signees are building their own planet right here on Earth.
Breaking: Chastity Belt
On their third album, Seattle’s funniest punks come clean.
Breaking: Benjamin Booker
Three years after his debut the LA-based singer-songwriter questions whether bearing witness to history is enough.
Breaking: Kristen Radtke
What once started as a series of essays about the ruins of civilization eventually turned into a full-blown graphic memoir—”Imagine Wanting Only This.” But it’s not as apocalyptic as it sounds.
Breaking: Amy Shiels
The long-awaited return to “Twin Peaks” isn’t a return for some of its stars—it’s an introduction. And for Amy Shiels, the only newcomer to appear in every new episode, it’s been a long time coming.
Breaking: Kelly Lee Owens
The Welsh producer first made waves working with Daniel Avery and Jenny Hval. Now it’s her turn.
The Chicago quartet give sunny garage pop a melancholy tweak.
Breaking: Mozart’s Sister
The Montreal producer and singer shows a new face on “Field of Love.”
Breaking: Elsa Hansen
This isn’t your grandmother’s cross-stitching. Unless your grandmother has a thing for Paul Thomas Anderson and has sold work to Ai Weiwei.
Breaking: Liza Treyger
With appearances on “Chelsea Lately” and “Horace and Pete”—plus her own Comedy Central special—the New York-via-Chicago comedian is ready to greet the world—if she can get up on time.
Breaking: Shovels & Rope
For the married duo behind the Charleston, South Carolina, Americana act, there is no line between music and life.
Cut from the streets of Memphis, this punk quartet turns the cacophony of city living into a symphony of distortion and dread—as well as hope.
Normal is never normal for the LA experimental hip-hop trio.
The only Brooklyn post-punk quartet with a yakety sax and a devotion to Japanese disco are ready to offer you a dose of “Convenience.”
Breaking: Karina Longworth
What do you do when you’re tired of being a film critic but you still love the movies? If you’re Karina Longworth, you turn the history of film into a longform podcast series.
Breaking: Ken M
Fully employed and only occasionally found underneath a bridge, the Internet troll to end all Internet trolls doesn’t mean any harm—but we should probably be taking him seriously all the same.
Breaking: Charlene deGuzman
The LA-based comedian turned fifty million heads with a viral video and has amassed a devoted following thanks to her radical transparency. Turns out being vulnerable on the Internet can be a good thing.
Breaking: Xenia Rubinos
Classically trained and jazz influenced, the newly minted ANTI- signee is ruling with a golden fist on her sophomore LP, “Black Terry Cat.”
Breaking: The Broad
LA’s latest architectural gem is more than just a home for Warhol, Basquiat, Koons, and Johns. It’s also a valuable member of a growing Downtown community.
Formed out of the dissolution of personal and professional bonds, Max Kakacek and Julien Ehrlich’s new project is a transmission of inner rapids—and their first full-length, “Light Upon the Lake,” is a postcard from the calm on the other side.
Breaking: Joey Purp
The Chicago rapper is ready to join his Save Money cohort in the spotlight with his official debut mixtape, “iiiDrops.”
Breaking: Woodford Reserve Master Taster Elizabeth O’Neill
“The alcohol industry is in my blood.”
Breaking: Jeremy Saulnier
The “Green Room” director is slashing his way to the top.
Breaking: Markus Prime
The LA-based illustrator turned heads last summer when he reimagined the outcome of a shocking incident of police brutality. With his debut book of illustrations, “B.R.U.H.,” he’s taking things even further.
Breaking: Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever
The Aussie jangle-punk quintet harness the daylight on their just-released mini-LP “Talk Tight.”