In Bed With Big Monsta

In Bed With Big Monsta

Depending on the stringency of your personal moral compass, this may make me seem like an “easy” girl, but it took less than 13 minutes...

Johnny and June are Smiling Somewhere Thanks to First Aid Kit

Johnny and June are Smiling Somewhere Thanks to First Aid Kit

First Aid Kit is a duo from Sweden that showed us last Monday night there is no reason to stay at home even on the...

Here is why the Giving Spirit Lives in Rap Music (not in Jolly Music)

Here is why the Giving Spirit Lives in Rap Music (not in Jolly Music)

It's that wonderful time of year when my Halloween decorations aren't even put away yet and I'm already bombarded with Jolly Old Saint Ridic’ everywhere...

Listen to Torches: Thriving on Drawn-out Sonics

Listen to Torches: Thriving on Drawn-out Sonics

With so much great new talent each year at The Culture Collide Music Festival in Echo Park, one can easily expect to come away with...

Getting Under the Skin of the Delta Riggs

Getting Under the Skin of the Delta Riggs

It’s a night of kicks. Up on stage, the lead singer grips the microphone as he kicks its stand out from under it and, in...

The Visceral Horror of Scott Walker’s “Soused”

The Visceral Horror of Scott Walker’s “Soused”

The pulse of Scott Walker’s work has pumped the black blood of his twisted vision for decades now. The bright-eyed days of his youth have...

The Devious Means Escape Holdings with New Album

The Devious Means Escape Holdings with New Album

In a decade when most new bands are chasing a pop song, The Devious Means seem guitar-bent committed on running away from it. On their...

Interview with Sleep Thieves: "It's About Transporting People out of the Room"

Interview with Sleep Thieves: "It's About Transporting People out of the Room"

Red and blue lights illuminate in purple a dark-haired girl in floor-length black lace on the alter of a church. Her voice pierces the vast...

Rock and Fun Should Never be Apart. Listen to Taymir

Rock and Fun Should Never be Apart. Listen to Taymir

Next up was the building frenzy of Taymir (pronounced tie-meer), a group of indie rockers from Amsterdam whose set starts out promising to be rather...

At an Altar, in a Church, in Los Angeles with Gifted Nina Persson

At an Altar, in a Church, in Los Angeles with Gifted Nina Persson

Nina Persson took change of The Church stage as though she had been a priestess in a former life, her kimono sleeves like fine vestments...

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah Says Dance

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah Says Dance

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah returned to Culture Collide as a headliner and the quirky beauty of frontman Alec Ounsworth’s voice made everybody go a...

The Delta Riggs, Yeah, Turn it UP

The Delta Riggs, Yeah, Turn it UP

The Delta Riggs raise the bar on what it is to perform live rock and roll. Their set in the Taix Champagne Room was a...

Randsburg: Songwriting for a Devil's Dance

Randsburg: Songwriting for a Devil's Dance

About two years ago the band Randsburg approached me about listening to their music. When I asked what they played, they responded, “music to drink...

Culture Collide 2014 Highlights Part 1

Culture Collide 2014 Highlights Part 1

My first order of business at Culture Collide Festival this year was to chat with the lovely trio from Sleep Thieves, whose music has been...

Excuse me, Sir. Put your iPad Down

Excuse me, Sir. Put your iPad Down

The moment you’ve been waiting for all night is here. The band you’ve come to see is about to perform your favorite song. Just as...

In Bed With Big Monsta

In Bed With Big Monsta

Depending on the stringency of your personal moral compass, this may make me seem like an “easy” girl, but it took less than 13 minutes...

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Johnny and June are Smiling Somewhere Thanks to First Aid Kit

Johnny and June are Smiling Somewhere Thanks to First Aid Kit

First Aid Kit is a duo from Sweden that showed us last Monday night there is no reason to stay at home even on the...

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Here is why the Giving Spirit Lives in Rap Music (not in Jolly Music)

Here is why the Giving Spirit Lives in Rap Music (not in Jolly Music)

It's that wonderful time of year when my Halloween decorations aren't even put away yet and I'm already bombarded with Jolly Old Saint Ridic’ everywhere...

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Listen to Torches: Thriving on Drawn-out Sonics

Listen to Torches: Thriving on Drawn-out Sonics

With so much great new talent each year at The Culture Collide Music Festival in Echo Park, one can easily expect to come away with...

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Getting Under the Skin of the Delta Riggs

Getting Under the Skin of the Delta Riggs

It’s a night of kicks. Up on stage, the lead singer grips the microphone as he kicks its stand out from under it and, in...

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The Visceral Horror of Scott Walker’s “Soused”

The Visceral Horror of Scott Walker’s “Soused”

The pulse of Scott Walker’s work has pumped the black blood of his twisted vision for decades now. The bright-eyed days of his youth have...

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