Civility isn't something you associate with food truck events, but are you really looking for "wholesome" among the carts? Part of the fun is the mass of humanity, the snaking lines, the comparing of food tips with strangers, and the discovery we have more room in our stomachs than we previously th ... More >>
Name: Petit Mal
Owner: Jim Kaiser
Label one-sheet: Petit Mal is an independent record label initially established by Jim Kaiser to self-release his own material. It has evolved into a tightly curated project that allows Kaiser to release experimental music, primarily on 3" CDs.
He ... More >>
Not too many bands have traced the kind of eclectic arc traveled by The Cult. Anchored by the British songwriting team of singer Ian Astbury and guitarist Billy Duffy for three decades, the group has traversed from its UK gothic-rock roots in the early 1980s through a rise to global fame with the ic ... More >>
This is the most ridiculous thing I have read in the past week. Given that I've been reading a lot about Congress and Mitt Romney, that's really saying something. The argument, by Andrew Keen, basically (and despite Keen's ass-covering caveats) blames the Internet for Anders Behring Breivik's murder ... More >>
"What I want from each and every one of you is a hard-target search of every gas station, residence, warehouse, farmhouse, henhouse, outhouse and doghouse in that area."
-- Tommy Lee Jones, The Fugitive
You don't have to spend much time at South By Southwest to know that all of the above building ... More >>
We hope you had a refreshing time working all week, because this weekend's going to be hectic. It almost doesn't seem fair, does it? Just when you thought you had time to relax, the city's summerish winter nights begin calling you with their siren-like promises of good times, good tunes, and other g ... More >>
Listen to this while high: The Cult of Dom Keller's EP3
Behind the buzz: This is yet another case of a publicist lobbing the right series of adjectives over my email transom. Words like "acid-dripping" and "lysergic" promise much for this third-in-a-series EP, as does the band havin ... More >>
Listen to this while high: Stew and the Negro Problem's Making it.
Stew and Heidi Rodewald
Behind the buzz:
Before decamping for Broadway and glory, Stew was among L.A.'s most puckish
live performers and the Negro Problem the focus of a devoted local cult. Post Minstrel Syndrome  ... More >>
Twenty-two-year-old Nika Roza Danilova is not a goth -- at least that's what she told Q Magazine earlier this year. But you can see how people might be confused given the operatic vocals and dark, reverb-soaked synths in the music this Wisconsin native releases as Zola Jesus. Although her hau ... More >>
The Black Ryder performs Thursday at PopsceneHaving recently toured the U.S. with The Cult -- almost immediately after moving to Los Angeles -- Australian-born outfit The Black Ryder will play its first-ever West Coast headlining show this Thursday at Popscene.
Multi-instrumentalists and vocalis ... More >>