Los Angeles Stuff

1.6.16

Meet Hit Bargain, the LA Queencore Band That Stands on Men's Faces

With songs about gender, power, and the movies, Hit Bargain takes you beyond the visceral thrills of punk while still indulging in them.

1.6.16

Get Your Jujus Out: An Interview with Jennylee

The Warpaint bassist talks going solo, stage jitters, and the future of guitar bands.

12.30.15

This is My Reality as a Woman Music Journalist

Looking back, I realise that I’ve accepted inappropriate behaviour from male subjects and disregard from male editors because I was just grateful to be there in the first place.

12.15.15

Getting Vulnerable at A$AP Ferg's Art Exhibit

"I don’t care if you’re a 12-year-old kid that’s not showing your face. If you’re talking shit on a comment, that shit affects you, you know what I’m saying?"

12.7.15

After Two Decades, LA's Latino Ska Scene Is Still DIY as Hell

Born in the early 90s, the local ska scene of inner-city LA has evolved from its origins in grassroots backyard gigs into a cultural youth movement still alive and skanking today.

10.19.15

Sex, Drugs, and (Selling) Rock and Roll: Tower Records Founder Russ Solomon Has No Regrets

'All Things Must Pass,' Colin Hanks's documentary about the rise and fall of Tower Records, hits theaters this weekend.

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10.15.15

Meet Ladybaby, Japan's Kawaiicore (and Pro-Wrestling) Answer to Andrew WK

Fans lined up at 6 AM to see the teens and their bearded, cross-dressing frontman play their first LA gig.

8.25.15

Meet the Guy Who Claims to Be the Saddest Morrissey Fan at FYF

He's got a prayer candle, a bouquet of roses, and a vest custom-made by his mum.

8.24.15

We Talked to Sad Frank Ocean Fans at FYF Fest

"I shared the FYF Facebook post about it on my friend's wall with a cry face emoticon."

2.21.13

A.Chal's 'Ballroom Riots' EP Sounds Like All of the Drugs

This EP sounds like the sonic manifestation of a billion late L.A. nights fueled by a metric shit-ton of drugs.