Don't be fooled by the slew of hipsters and bros traipsing around the polo fields of Coachella - the festival itself has long been a pioneer of bringing electronic dance music to the states even dedicating it's own stage for EDM lovers for years. The Sahara tent has seen the likes of everyone from S ... More >>
Before he started working on a record called Nootropics, Lower Dens bassist Geoff Graham had never heard of the term, but you can hardly fault him for that. Odds are you haven't either. Pronounced "no-uh-tro-picks," it refers to substances--usually nutrients, plant extracts and chemicals--that boost ... More >>
Unless you've been living under a rock and where not aware, this past ten days marked the 27th consecutive year of Winter Music Conference in Miami Beach Florida. This one of kind gathering unites 10,000s of attendees including artists, DJs, record labels, producers, A&R, press, event/concert ... More >>
The Wingard Manor
If You Could See Yourselves
Long Beach's David Wingard works with electronic arrangements on his self-released debut album under the name the Wingard Manor, but in delivery and approach one can hear the started-with-a-guitar roots of his music--it's the kind ... More >>
Andrew Youssef/OC Weekly Yes, much like you, we were all kicking ourselves for not being at Thom Yorke's surprise DJ set at Low End Theory at Lincoln Heights last week, spinning Kraftwerk and Modeselektor during his set. Today, the Brainfeeder site (run by Flying Lotus) posted a great-looking cli ... More >>
Each year, the old bastards at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame invite some other old bastards to join the club. Usually, they're either obvious (this year, Tom Waits, who really should have been in about 15 years ago) or questionable (Alice Cooper is cool, but he has maybe ten truly great songs in ... More >>
Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyThe Get Up KidsJan. 28, 2011The Glass HouseThe percolating synthesizers of Kraftwerk's "Autobahn" served as a fitting musical introduction as The Get Up Kids took the stage. With their new release, There Are Rules, the Get Up Kids constructed an excellent album with s ... More >>
Some would credit Europe with this thing we call electronic dance music by pointing back to the pioneering work of Kraftwerk, Giorgio Moroder and Can. They would be half right: Contemporary electronic dance music, like blues, rock and jazz, is a progeny of the interplay between black and white music ... More >>
With a sound surrounded with laser zaps, 8-bit nostalgia, Kraftwerk and cheesy elevator music, it's as if 21-year-old Alan Paolma (aka Ghosthustler, aka VEGA, aka some other hip moniker not-yet-named) had actually been old enough to make music in the 80s, instead of just shitting his diapers.Like ... More >>
Floridian lesbian-rap trio Yo Majesty and UK electro agitators Does It Offend You, Yeah? invade Pomona tonight to wreak havoc on the beleaguered soul who changes the marquee at the Glass House.
DIOY,Y? (you have no idea how fun it is to type that) produce strident, rhythmically punchy numbers with ... More >>
Recovering from yesterday’s illness forced me to miss 120 Days, MGMT, Little Brother and Boys Noize. Bah.
But I arrived in time to see some Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks. Their loose rock jams slash sea shanties were adorned with much proggy filigree. It was nice big-sky music for a big-sky setting ... More >>
Prince: Sexy vegan MF, fixin' to steal Jack Johnson's thunder. Srsly.
This just in: Prince will leave his lavish Minneapolis lair to headline the second night of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival (as nobody calls it).
The veteran funk-soul-R&B guitarist/vocalist agreed to participate in ... More >>
FRIDAY, APRIL 25: Jack Johnson, The Verve, Raconteurs, The Breeders, Fatboy Slim, Tegan and Sara, Madness, The Swell Season, The National, Animal Collective, Slightly Stoopid, Mum, Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, Stars, Battles, Aesop Rock, Midnight Juggernauts, Does it Offend yo ... More >>
Via excellent WFMU and others: Faust was one of the definitive Krautrock bands (up with Kraftwerk/Can/Neu/Harmonia) even though they started a little late (early '70s instead of late '60s like much of this stuff) and if you haven't heard their actual songs at the smarter bars you frequent, then yo ... More >>