It's called the beat scene, and it's huge right now. Laptop music composed with software with names such as Logic, Reason and Ableton. It's not really EDM--it's too weird and undanceable. Think of it as rapless hip-hop, but more jazz in composition, more punk in ethos. It is the underground art-and- ... More >>
Just because you didn't score a Coachella wristband this year, doesn't mean you had to miss out on the Coachella Valley fun. In fact there where are enough pool parties, day clubs, and after-hours events to keep you partying all weekend long while seeing some of your favorite acts on the Coachella b ... More >>
A road map to the best festival parties, and how to get in (or not)!
By: Liz TracyMost of the people we met on the S.S. Coachella had never been on a cruise before. Like us, they weren't so sure what to pack or how to dress for three days of awkwardly saying hi to their favorite bands on a floating building at sea. But, like the festival, the fans also brought their ... More >>
By: Liz TracyNo one's really interested in reading about the actual performances taking place on this musical ship of contradictions, the S.S. Coachella, amirite? Instead, you want a spoonful of gossipy anecdotal sugar, straight from the decks of this funny ship. As you might have seen, Pulp was t ... More >>
By Jena ArdellDance music is all the rage these days. That time you thought giant robots were battling at your recent family reunion? Nope, that was just your 12-year-old niece listening to dubstep. See also: *Moon Rocks: The Best High on Earth *What the Hell Is Trap Music (and Why Is Dubstep Invo ... More >>
See Also: Coachella By the Numbers: A guide to the festival's past and present Coachella: Top Five Acts at the Sahara Tent Yesterday the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival promoters announced they will be setting sail on a new festival titled the S. S. Coachella as early as this December 1 ... More >>
Gonjasufi, Jeremiah Jae, and DotLow End Theory at the Airliner, Eagle RockFeb. 29, 2012 A roster such as this at Low End Theory is one not to go unnoticed. Having the Bjork-Lee Perry hybrid of the western United States' beat culture Gonjasufi perform with manufacturer of skull ... More >>
New things are happening at Cypress Hill's Smokeout Fest this year: One, Cypress Hill and Rusko are performing together. Two, there's going to be a Low End Theory stage--yes, LA's most famous experimental hip-hop and electronic music night that Thom Yorke frequents when he's in town. Three, Wol ... More >>
Lainna FaderDaedelus backed by Archimedes Shlohmo, Tokimonsta, and Daedelus April 23, 2011 Glass House, Pomona The Glass House was already filled with red smoke when the doors opened for the closing night of Daedelus' Magical Properties 3 tour. The last tour featured Low End Theory mainstays ... More >>
The many subspecies of OC bands in their natural habitats
Who said LSD was hard to come by? This is some of the most amusing, WTF-inducing audio-visual nonsense I've ogled since Paper Rad. Respect to Cyriak and his psychological issues being worked out in sound and pixels. Tip: The Gaslamp Killer via Pepper and Butter blog.
The Gaslamp Killer, just chillin'. By theophoto.com Los Angeles DJs extraordinaire Gaslamp Killer and Kutmah—both of the Low End Theory crew—return to the Crosby for their monthly Spit night at the new Santa Ana venue (400 N. Broadway). Their Spit debut blew minds and we're expecting another se ... More >>
LA DJs Gaslamp Killer and Kutmah kick off their monthly event Spit (happening on first Thursdays at 9 p.m.), bringing the rhythmic fire tonight at the newly opened Crosby club in Santa Ana (we missed the "soft opening" April 1 because we were out of town, damn it). Want to hear hip-hop being molded ... More >>
Day 2 of SXSW In my last post, I predicted Holy Fuck's set would be very hard to surpass. Well, I think it was at least equaled by a few artists on the bill at Barcelona—all instrumental hip-hop artists, in fact (Nosaj Thing, Free the Robots, Gaslamp Killer and Flying Lotus). Who would've thought ... More >>
Blank Blue, soon to be rocking Europe with Prefuse 73. Photo by Plastic Nancy Dublab is an excellent web radio station run by some of SoCal's most skilled musicians and DJs, many of whom will be touring Europe with Prefuse 73 Sept. 1-15. Touring Europe isn't cheap without label support, so the Lab ... More >>