| Apr 7, 2010
| 4:35 PM
Checking in with the continuing Coachella Countdown coverage over at the Pop & Hiss blog -- coming at 'cha fast and furious -- I noticed that August Brown's roundup of local Los Angeles acts includes adventuresome hip-hop producer Flying Lotus (there is...
| Mar 25, 2011
Danny Preston of Rainbow Arabia has the rare day job that might actually inspire his songwriting. By night, he mans the production duties for the global-noise electronica duo with his wife, Tiffany. But on weekdays, he charters private planes for the...
| Jul 10, 2011
We live in a pop age gone loco for retro and crazy for commemoration. Band reformations and reunion tours, tribute albums and box sets, anniversary festivals and live performances of classic albums: Each new year is better than the previous year for music...
| Jul 3, 2010
In the troubled aftermath of last week's mega electronic music festival at the L.A. Memorial Coliseum, artists and local promoters are confronting a dauntingly familiar question: what to do about the "R" word and the "E" word.
"R" stands for "rave," as...
| Sep 17, 2009
| 8:52 AM
For spring, Thakoon Panichgul, whose floral print dresses are favorites of the first lady, injected some sportiness into his girlish look with mixed results. The focus was on a new, more body-conscious silhouette. SCUBA-inspired dresses with draped,...
| Dec 30, 2009
| 9:34 PM
A few years ago, the majority of kids turning out for DJ A-Trak shows were what he called âuber DJ fansâ who preferred to film him for YouTube clips, as opposed to doing what his mixing suggested: dance. But more......
| Jan 26, 2010
| 9:34 PM
We rarely go out of our way to congratulate Brooklyn-based musicians in these pages (they do enough of that themselves). But I have to hand it to the Agriculture, a Brooklyn label focused on out-there permutations of Jamaican dub run......
| Sep 7, 2008
LOOKING classic-casual in a summer blazer, gray fedora and matching silk scarf, Ne-Yo leaned over his laptop in a West Hollywood recording studio one mid- August afternoon, playing selections from "Year of the Gentleman," his third solo album, out Sept....
| May 3, 2008
When Nortec Collective emerged on the world stage seven years ago from its base in Tijuana, the group was hailed as a cutting-edge exponent of a dynamic border culture on the rise. Recently, however, the artistic promise of that teeming, edgy metropolis...
| Aug 7, 2009
"We did a string of shows a couple of years ago and started to notice that something extraordinary was happening in the U.S.," says Karl Hyde, frontman for pioneering British electronic music outfit Underworld, in regards to the resurgence of dance...