Los Angeles Stuff


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.
Jamie Peck

Get Your Jujus Out: An Interview with Jennylee

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

This is My Reality as a Woman Music Journalist

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

PREMIERE: Listen to Lucy Sunday's Radiant Cover of Chet Faker's "Talk is Cheap"

Sunday's lush electro-pop cover inhabits the tune so well that we thought it was her original.
Andrea Domanick
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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?"
Peter Holslin

This Good-Ass Ambient Music Belongs in a Museum, and LA's MOCA Is Doing Exactly That

LA producer Anenon is brining local musicians to MOCA's galleries for a year of live performances. Listen to the premiere of his new song "Mouth" for a taste of what's to come.
Andrea Domanick

PREMIERE: Get Weird with Psychic Love's Surreal Video for "Nancy"

Inspired by true crime shows, the LA dream grunge project is serving Nancy Sinatra meets David Bowie meets a restraining order.
Andrea Domanick
Scene Reports

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.
John Ochoa
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"Screw Was Just as Slow as His Music": Lil Keke Remembers DJ Screw 15 Years After His Death

The Screwed Up Click member talked Screw's influence and legacy at a retrospective in LA.
Will Hagle

PREMIERE: Dance in Front of Your Bedroom Mirror to Party Nails' "No Pressure"

It's a fierce bit of pop that sounds kind of like if Carly Rae Jepsen fronted a New Wave band that made songs for John Hughes films.
Andrea Domanick
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Anderson .Paak Takes Us into a New Reality, and We’re Down for the Ride

We joined the Dre protege at Mack Sennet Studios in LA for one of the first-ever virtual reality concert experiences.
Julia Hannafin
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Lila Downs, Death, and Celebrity Gravestones at Hollywood Forever's Dia de los Muertos

The largest Dia de los Muertos event in the country is a far cry from the money-grabbing appropriation of so-called Day of the Dead fests.