Category: MUSIC

On Entering (Sandy) Alex G’s ‘House of Sugar’

Summer’s hitting its closing wave this week, climaxed with today as a formidable Friday the 13th. While we all wait for the goop of this slow season to succumb, (Sandy) Alex G has provided the ultimate soundtrack of finality, reflection,

Zedd in the Park Lights Up the Night

Saturday wasn’t any ordinary night. Zedd blessed LA with louder sound, more food and plenty of Z’s in round two of Zedd in the Park Festival on Sept. 7. Call it a baby rave with the amount of smoke and

Zedd in the Park Returns September 7! Are You Ready?

Zedd is blessing Los Angeles once again. Summer has gone by too fast, but good food and music is approaching for one of the final parties of the season. Zedd in the Park brings community, artistry and cuisine to one

Hot Girl Summer: A Female Empowerment Meme

Calling all the “hotties.” It’s what 2019 calls a #hotgirlsummer, a phrase used by ​women (and men) to be “unapologetically themselves,” to have a “good-ass time,” to “hype up friends” and to just “do you,” according to Houston rapper and

I Love You, Splash House.

Photo courtesy of Splash House I have a confession to make. Every year, I forget about Splash House. I forget how fun it is, I forget the way it feels to be there. Then, suddenly, it pops up on my

Splash House is Coming!

My first foray into the Splash House experience was in 2014. I didn’t know much about the festival, or the concept in general. Was it a pool party? A hotel party? Was it a EDM festival with furry boots and

Ty Segall Takes Over Teragram for Release of “First Taste”

Photo by Denée Segall Ty Segall is treating Los Angeles a full-blown Friday residency at Teragram Ballroom in conjunction with the release of his highly anticipated new album First Taste under Drag City. Beginning last Friday, July 26th, Segall played

July's Best Music

July’s Best Music

Here are the albums, EPs and mixes we’re feeling most this month. Chapter 01 Best albums July 2019 The soundtrack to an educational film about safe sex includes some of the best music the pioneering electronic duo ever recorded. Listen:

DTLA Welcomes Audacity of Sound this Saturday

This Saturday, Grand Performances presents their Audacity of Sound festival to the streets of Los Angeles, a wholly free outdoor affair with vendors, activities, and immersive and interactive performances. Audacity of Sound culminates community and culture in a multi-tiered fashion,

Aly and AJ Create a Sanctuary of Inclusivity

Backstage with Aly & Aj at Irving Plaza. After a decade long break, sister duo, Aly and AJ Michalka return to the music scene as independent artists and advocates for the LGBTQ community. The duo announced their return with the

Young & Sick Takes Over the Echo

Photo by Pooneh Ghana Young & Sick brought insane beats to the Echo on June 20. Opening for the show was North Carolina native Caitlin Linney, also known as Linney, who introduced some new songs that were what she described

The Latinx Influence on Hip Hop Culture and Music

B-Real, DJ Muggs, and Sen Dog. (Photos by Lynn Goldsmith/Corbis/VCG via Getty Images) From the late ‘80s to the early ‘90s, hip hop rose from a community of resilience in the Bronx, New York. Hip hop grew more popular and

Young & Sick Coming to the Echo

Photo courtesy of Drill Down Media Following the release of the EP Size of Relief, Dutch-born musician and visual artist, Nick van Hofwegen, known by the music and art project name Young & Sick, sets out on tour with his

6 Artists Who Empower Women Through Their Music

Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for BET “​Dog​.” “​Ugly​ both inside and out.” “​Horseface​.” “​Y​ou​ never get to the face because the body’s so good.” And finally, ​“​Such a ​nasty woman​.”​ ​ Those are a few words and phrases President

Madonna at Sixty

The night before the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas in May, Madonna was sitting in the arena attached to the MGM Grand hotel, staring at a double of herself. The double, who was standing on the stage many yards

WICKED PARADISE SURFS INTO SUMMER

To kick-off the first official weekend of summer, Wicked Paradise brings a new caliber of nostalgia and underground house funk that embraces the old and new for music lovers of all ages. Ahead of Wicked Paradise’s slew of summer jams,

LA BAND CAPYAC SHUT DOWN 101 AHEAD OF ECHO RESIDENCY

Photo by Drew Longworth Who the hell is CAPYAC? No one can really seem to put their finger on whatever kind of hemorrhage this duo is gushing. After seeing the LA-based band perform a handful of times around town, I

The Gloaming Visit The Theatre at Ace Hotel

Ireland’s The Gloaming hopped from coast to coast, including sold out stints in New York and Boston, before coming to Los Angeles for their only west coast stop. UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance (CAP) welcomed them on April

A Brief Timeline of Appropriation in Music History

Ariana Grande in the “7 Rings” music video (REPUBLIC RECORDS) Since the release of “7 Rings” Ariana Grande has been under fire for the controversial issue of cultural appropriation, yet again. But are the claims really valid? Or is the

LA Phil’s Riotous Night Around the World

Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla approved action photo Feb 2017 courtesy of CBSO The Los Angeles Philharmonic returned to The Walt Disney Concert Hall as they welcomed two esteemed musicians to perform three powerful works from three distinct eras: Russian-Romantic Peter Tchaikovsky’s Violin

DJ Adam 12 releases new mix for Giorgio’s

It’s been a wild weekend. From the stoner festivities of 4/20 to Easter and Passover, and lest we forget the concluding days of Coachella. Rising out of the settled dust today, luckily, is a new mix from DJ Adam 12

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