[Editor's Note: Every Thursday, in addition to bombarding you with blog posts, this newspaper does something really crazy...we write a print version! Here's a taste of our top stories this week]
1) Our lead feature this week might look familiar. It's the return of some of our ever-popular K-Pop coverage that attempts to school you young'ins about the 10 K-Pop pioneers of old. Yeah, their clothes were goofy, a bit crude maybe, but without bands like Fin K.L., Shinhwa and g.o.d. (yes, all lowercase--cuz they're humble like that), bands like 2NE1 and Big Bang wouldn't even exist. So, if you would, please take a few minutes to tip your hat to the old-school.
2) Our second feature stars one of the most appealing practitioners of TrapStyle, Troy Beetles (aka Datsik). Not only do we get a glimpse at life on tour for the well-known Canadian dupstep producer, we also find out how his previous hip-hop fandom helped him hone his own style of the re-invented TrapStyle sound. You also get to envy the fact that he gets up to start his day at like, 5 p.m. He plays at the Yost Theater on Monday.
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feature this week is all about the '60s-inspired sounds of Feeding People. In addition to this introduction to magnetic frontwoman Jessie Jones and her band, we also hear an unlikely tale about how the band formed a sonic partnership with one of our local giants of the SoCal beat scene who ended up doing a dope remix of some of their music. It reminds us that OC really is a crazy-ass melting pot sometimes. And if you're Feeding People, you eat from that pot regularly and enjoy its goodness. They play at the Observatory with the Growlers and a ton of other bands on Saturday.
4) Finally, this week's Ask Exene column tackles the concerns of a lady who says her neighbors might be dope dealers. Exene comes up with a slightly more frightening scenario...maybe they're POD PEOPLE!!!