By RACHEL SWAN
The Gaslamp Killer
Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012
The Fox Theater
Better than: Listening to a genuinely subdued hip-hop show, if such a thing exists.
Steven Ellison, the experimental hip-hop producer better known as Flying Lotus, has carved out a small but ... More >>
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In music this year, the moment that has meant the most to me didn't happen while playing a record or attending a show. It happened while reading a Tumblr. On Jul ... More >>
July 16, 2012
Better than: Streaming Channel Orange
Last night, it felt like the most natural move in the world to hear Frank Ocean sing, "You run my mind, boy . . . Running on my mind, boy."
It was in a new song called "Forrest Gump," part of a sonic concept that cou ... More >>
With Fidlar's juvenile lyrics, pro-party sloganeering, considerable punk rock chops, and commitment to DIY ethic, the L.A. foursome has garnered a deserved buzz. Only, the band doesn't seem to care. Its members primary concerns are the next house party performance and their means of delivering unbri ... More >>
A$AP Rocky, Kendrick Lamar, Chase N. Cache
Saturday, March 10, 2011
San Jose State Event Center
Better than: Eating canned beans in the dark while combing through all the Drake memes on Tumblr.
Halfway through his set at the San Jose State Event Center on Saturday, Drake broke the color line ... More >>