San Diego Is Paradise for Goths
The scene there is both long-lasting and newly burgeoning, something you might not expect from the sunny city known for its beaches.
Ma3azef Brings the Arab World's New Music to the Whole Planet
We speak to Maan Abu Taleb about the challenges of running the world's premier Arabic-language online music magazine
Six Explosive Tracks that Define Mahraganat, Egypt's Wildly Popular Street Music
We spoke with Mahmoud Refat, head of the influential 100Copies label, about what makes the sound so vital.
How Turkish Label Drug Boulevard Is Using Dream Pop to Resist Oppression
"You feel an invisible hand pulling you back from progress," says founder Kubilay Yigit, but that hasn't stopped him from creating an international roster.
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From National Star to Enemy of the State: Iranian Rock Pioneer Kourosh Yaghmaei Fights On
After 27 years of censorship, the 70s guitar great has released the album he was forbidden from making.
Clipping Is Going Back to the Future
After starring in Broadway's 'Hamilton,' MC Daveed Diggs rejoins the LA noise-rap trio for 'Splendor & Misery,' a space opera exploring the hope and terror of the void
Is Shamstep a Made-Up Genre For Hipsters—or a Defining Movement of Arab Youth Culture?
47Soul is a band whose politically-conscious style of Arabic dance music is catching on everywhere from Lebanon to London.
Chuck Palahniuk Posted About The Dabbers on His Facebook Page, and So Should You
Watch the premiere of the San Diego duo's video for "Hidden Tin."
Pulse's Regulars Talk About What the Nightclub Means to Them
"It's very accepting. You can have a beard and wear a dress. You can be straight. You can be a beautiful drag queen. You can be an ugly drag queen."
Why Embattled LA DIY Venue The Smell Is So Important
After LA's DIY music venue The Smell was threatened with a demolition notice, we spoke to some of the bands who came up performing and hanging out there.
Classixx Are Guyys Who Make Slapperzz
The LA electronic duo's Michael David explains the value of smooth jazz, and breaks down their new album 'Faraway Reach' from A to XYZ.
Watch a Serial Killer Get His Groove Back in Mrs. Magician's Video for "Eyes All Over Town"
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