| Oct 5, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Artist Doug Aitken, back home in Venice after three weeks crossing the country by train with the artists and musicians who joined his "Station to Station" traveling art exhibition, has yet to lose his sense of movement.
"It's weird," he said. "I...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 10:47 AM
Part ritualistic ceremony, part public art show, part corporate media event, artist Doug Aitken's “Station to Station” railroad art tour arrived at downtown Los Angeles’ Union Station on Thursday night, parading through the grand waiting...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 6:00 AM
BARSTOW — In the dark, Doug Aitken's art train could be any other industrial locomotive parked at this Amtrak outpost, except for the trail of soft blue-and-white LED lights glimmering along the length of its nine cars. Since it left New York on...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 8:15 AM
This year's fall pop music season offers your average 21st century bounty, one with so many colors, textures, varieties, personalities and avenues for consumption that it's pretty easy to frame an argument depending on mood or agenda.
| Aug 26, 2013
| 5:00 AM
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Those looking for evidence that the 10th annual FYF Fest had hit a Saturday afternoon peak found it during songwriter Ty Segall's set. As he and his band pushed a hard-strummed...
| Aug 17, 2013
| 10:00 AM
While working on her well-received 2012 album "Ekstasis," Los Angeles singer-composer Julia Holter crafted a song that was such a departure that she set it aside. The piece, "Maxim's II," was inspired by a famous scene in the 1958 movie musical "Gigi" and...
| Aug 25, 2013
| 2:16 PM
There’s a difference between “electronic music” and “dance music,” and the FYF Fest has long lived in the spaces between them.
Maybe FYF’s bookers don’t have a particular interest in more orthodox dance music...
| Jan 20, 2011
| 3:28 PM
When Walter Hill was flipping through the first 40 pages of the science fiction/horror script that became "Alien," he considered it turgid, a snooze.
"I thought it was just terrible," said Hill, who co-wrote and co-produced the movie with his partner,...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 8:45 AM
Wesley Case is a features reporter for the Baltimore Sun and b. Since October 2008, he's covered Baltimore's burgeoning music and arts scene, including b cover stories on Dan Deacon, Beach House and Rome Cee. Between March and August 2011, he launched and...
| Mar 25, 2011
| 3:57 AM
Halfway through their recent show at 2640 Space, Celebration parted the sky.
Giant white orbs already hovered over the crowd, and lightning-like flashes bathed the stage in red and purple and back to red again.
But now clouds bounced from side to side,...
| Mar 18, 2011
| 2:28 PM
It's Thursday afternoon, and downtown is awash in live music. Guitar solos shriek through the air, and the crisp snap of snare drums echoes from inside live music clubs. Hundreds of bands are crammed into every nook and cranny, vying to impress the tens...