Category: MUSIC

King Kunta: The Lyrical Genius Rocks the Grammy’s with 11 Noms

On Monday, Compton’s very own Kendrick Lamar shook the 58th annual Grammy Awards with 11 Grammy nominations— topping pop sensations Taylor Swift and The Weeknd. To Pimp a Butterfly features forceful lyrics about racial injustice and poverty in “Complexion (A Zulu Love)”

Thx, Aubrey: LA Welcomes OVO Flagship

On Thursday, a short film released by October’s Very Own dropped on the company’s Vimeo page announcing the opening of the U.S.’s very first OVO flagship. The video, starring 6GOD himself and Los Angeles model Christina Santini, celebrates the opening of the brand’s Los

Dance Porn: Watch Justin Bieber’s PURPOSE |The Movement

  All right, we’ll admit it. we’re a little bit obsessed with Justin Bieber. And thanks to our pals over at STEEZY, we’ve been playing his latest album on repeat. The kid’s got talent- no one can deny that. And unless

Oh Sheet, Bedstock Brought The Party To Our Rooms

For the second year in a row, we rocked out to our favorite artists – without stepping foot outside the bedroom. There are thousands of children around the world, with the same desires and ambitions as any other, who are spending the

It’s the Holidays—with a Twang

It’s no secret that the ukulele is having a moment. With notable cosigns from Tony Blair, Eddy Vedder, and Zooey Deschanel, to a host of international festivals dedicated to its glory—the ukulele has cemented its status as a universally adored instrument.   This season, the folk staple makes its way from

Soundtrack Sunday: Ethereal Songstress Mr Little Jeans

Monica Birkenes, aka Mr Little Jeans, created an internet sensation with her dreamy rendition of Arcade Fire’s “The Suburbs.” After climbing the ranks on social media, she’s released the album Pocketknife which can be heard across KCRW to the soundtrack

Arts Brookfield Brings Free Music to Downtown for “Holiday Sessions”

Contemporary music authority Arts Brookfield brings live music back to FIGat7th from December 4th-18th forHoliday Sessions. This season, enjoy free weekly concerts featuring contemporary LA musicians performing original pieces with a few surprise holiday covers. It all kicks off on

Camp Flog Gnaw Redefines the Music Festival

  With the successful closeout of its fourth year, Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival continues to prove how well suited Tyler, the Creator is to his arrogant moniker. For one day, the L.A. Coliseum became the rapper-­turned-­mogul’s playground, complete with carnival

Børns: Staying Cool with the Synth-Pop It-Kid

  If you think you can hear the sounds of Los Angeles in the Børns debut album Dopamine, but you can’t quite put your finger on it, it might be the howls of coyotes that he recorded for his song

Your November Live Music Itinerary | 30 Days in LA

  Red Bull Sound Select Presents: 30 Days in LA returns to venues all across Los Angeles this November for the second annual installation of the month-long music fest. The concept of the festival is pretty genius: pair an established

Toro y Moi: How the Chillwave Phenom Found His Groove

    Few modern artists have the ability to mine influences and create work that is truly unique. A handful of names comes to mind—Daft Punk, Neptunes, Dilla, Kenny Dixon Jr, et al. Enter Chaz Bundick. Born and raised in

Kendrick Lamar Drops Video for “These Walls”

  Today is a good day. Our old pal Kendrick Lamar just dropped a short film/video for “These Walls”, the 5th track from his critically acclaimed album To Pimp a Butterfly. In the video, director Colin Tilly chronicles a crazy

Music Exclusive: Droog’s City Fox Experience Playlist

Earlier this year we noted DJ collective trio Droog in our Remix Issue, saluting them for fine tuning five years as LA based label, Culprit Records. Way back then, the label issued its first release that marked the debut of Hot Natured, while setting an

Interview: YACHT on Siri, Taylor Swift, and the Dystopian Future

  It’s been four years since the release of 2011’s Shangri-La, and in that time, LA-based performance artists Jona Bechtolt and Claire Evans, better known as the avant-garde band YACHT (an acronym for Young Americans Challenging Higher Technology), have been busy

Ben Howard Captivates Audiences at the Greek

  On October 9th, English singer/songwriter Ben Howard took the stage at the iconic Greek Theatre for a particularly spine-tingling live performance—a kinetic experience that left the audience both dazed and enchanted. Hypnotic, visceral, and nothing short of breathtaking—his live show has a

Shots from Saturday: KYGO at the Greek Theatre

Norwegian DJ Kygo lit up the Greek Theatre this past Saturday with an interactive live performance for the books. The tropical house pioneer kept the hits coming with significant momentum throughout the entire show, captivating the crowd aural and visual experience.

CMJ 2015: 4 Must-See LA Acts

  Hopped a red eye from LA to NYC. The eagle lands with a parka, winter boots, vitamin D pills, guidance from Siri, and a checklist of must-see Angeleno acts to catch this year at CMJ Music Marathon. With over

21 Questions: Music Duo Benoit & Sergio

We have a handsome duo we’ve manned with 21 feverish questions: music producers who twist out dance songs that sound more like sultry editorial narratives set against sensuous electronic pop music, Benoit & Sergio. (Like right now, we’re listening to their “Shake Shake”  track and

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