After a band have been together with the same lineup for nearly 20 years, it's understandable (even expected) they'd lose some of the vigor that defined their salad days. But that's not the case... More >>
"All our love and all our pain/is gonna make us precious/if it don't make us insane/You have a calling."
For Cloud Cult bandleader Craig Minowa, these lines are his favorite to sing live. They're... More >>
The guitar strap ate into Steve Soto's shoulder as he stood with his hands up, seconds away from a hail of bullets ripping him apart.
It was Cinco de Mayo, 1999, at the Foothill Club in Signal... More >>
On a recent night in downtown LA, Evan Hagen holds up one of his clear, handmade, oil-projector slides to the lamp in his bedroom. The long hours spent prepping for the final days of the first... More >>
For the longest time, I imagined a scenario going down at Casa Shadow: The man himself, Josh Davis, walks into the living room, where a commemorative, gold-plated Endtroducing . . . is framed... More >>
A man with more aliases than a German spy, Eric Prydz is not only a chart-topping, Grammy-nominated, festival-headlining, multiple-record-label-owning producer/DJ, but he is also one of the few... More >>
It's lunch time, and Action Bronson is walking around Brooklyn, stopping at a taco truck and ordering, in Spanish, a torta de bistec, mushroom quesadilla and tamales. He's come in from his home... More >>
When the members of Suedehead considered covers to add to their repertoire of original, modern soul send-ups, they searched for a meticulous representation of their band through borrowed song.... More >>
It's funny to think people used to tell their friends they were "going to Coachella," as though they were headed to a single, mystical, solitary destination in the middle of nowhere. In the early... More >>
Go ahead and keep your policemen, doctors, astronauts and firemen. When Alfred Darlington was a young'un, the only thing he wanted to be was an inventor. "I always took things apart and would... More >>
Ten dollars per month is a small price to pay for practically every piece of recorded music except anything by the Beatles. Which is why, late last year, I signed up for Spotify. Only two months... More >>
Bill Evans didn't even have a band when Darby Crash of the Germs asked him to open for them at the seminal punk venue the Masque in Hollywood for Thanksgiving weekend 1977. Not about to pass up a... More >>