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How Adam22 Turned His BMX Podcast Into Essential Listening for Rap Fans

On his No Jumper podcast, Adam Grandmaison has discovered a Howard Stern–like gift for coaxing information out of rappers.

A New Kind of Latin Alternative Music Is Breaking Down Old Barriers in L.A. and Beyond

The broad-based genre once marketed as "Latin alternative" isn't just for Latinos anymore.

How Hip-Hop Therapy Is Helping Young Rappers Improve Their Mental Health

And thanks to rappers like Kid Cudi, Chance the Rapper, Ill Camille, Big Sean and Isaiah Rashad, mental health is becoming less of a taboo subject in the black community.

FYF Announces 2017 Lineup With Missy Elliott, Bjork, Frank Ocean, Nine Inch Nails

A Tribe Called Quest, Iggy Pop, Erykah Badu, Solange and Anderson.Paak are among the other confirmed acts.

Wild Honey Orchestra Performs Classic Albums to Benefit Autism Research

Jackson Browne, Beach Boys lyricist Van Dyke Parks and The Pogues’ Cait O’Riordan are among the numerous musicians joining the Wild Honey Orchestra on March 25 at the Alex Theatre in Glendale to pay tribute to The Band and raise money for the Autism Think Tank. One of The Band’s...

Back to the Underrated '80s Bands: 10 More You Need to Hear Now

From alleged one-hit wonders (Wall of Voodoo) to near-forgotten super-obscurities (Cleaners From Venus, anyone?), here are 10 more reasons to love the '80s.

Even When He's Contemplating Death, "Hippy-Hop" Rapper Mod Sun Keeps It Positive

The L.A.-based, Minnesota-bred drummer turned rapper gets deep with a new album called "Movie" and a new movie called "Album."

The Colorful Characters of L.A.'s Underground Came Out for the Lucidity Pre-Party

"It’s not some corporation throwing the event, it’s a collective of people that have come together because they really love festivals," said one of the evening's DJs, David Starfire.

In Music and Life, Acoustic Techno Mastermind Daniel Brandt Keeps It Real

Known for weaving acoustic instruments into a classic techno sound, the German producer pushes his sound further on his debut solo album, "Eternal Something."

Mike Posner and Blackbear Are Turning Heads With Their New Duo, Mansionz

The neon-green hair Posner and Blackbear sported at the Grammys reflects the outrageous, DGAF attitude of their new R&B project.

Karriem Riggins' Headnod Suite Is a Jazz Drummer's Take on Instrumental Hip-Hop

Jazz drummer and beatmaker Karriem Riggins just had a hell of a year. He produced Kanye West’s “30 Hours,” co-wrote and featured on Kaytranada’s “Bus Ride” and co-produced all of Common’s latest album, Black America Again with his fellow L.A. jazz/hip-hop artist, keyboardist Robert Glasper. Following Riggins’ critically acclaimed debut...

Deadmau5 Is Being Sued for Attempting to Trademark the Name of His Cat

The mouse-headed DJ/producer wants to trademark Meowingtons, but there's already an American company using that name. Now they're taking each other to court.

Fanatics! See Netflix Doc Danny Says and Get the New Damaged Bug Album

[Every Sunday from 8 to 10 p.m., Henry Rollins brings an exclusive mix of songs old and new to listeners at 89.9 FM, KCRW. Visit for more information and to stream his show online, or peruse the Radio Notes archives to see past playlists.] RADIO BROADCAST #416 03-19–17 Fanatic!...

Toy Pianos and Vintage Gowns: Eliza Rickman Is Not Your Average Singer-Songwriter

Known for her appearances on spooky humor podcast "Welcome to Night Vale," the L.A.-based artist returns to Hotel Cafe this weekend.

Henry Rollins: Iggy Pop Won Over 62,000 Mexican Metallica Fans

Just further proof that Iggy is the Undisputed Heavyweight Champion of Rock & Roll.

Coachella Files Lawsuit Against Urban Outfitters for Trademark Infringement

Coachella's parent company Goldenvoice wants the festival's name removed from all Urban Outfitters products.

Day Club Palm Springs Coachella Pool Parties to Feature Skrillex, Dillon Francis

Plus parties curated by Sound Nightclub and Mad Decent, as well as headliners Madeon, Dillon Francis and Nicky Hilton.

Techno Legend Richie Hawtin Will Debut New Live Show Close at Coachella

The Detroit techno legend's new show will use multiple cameras to create dramatic visuals taking audiences inside Hawtin's live show like never before.

If the World Has You Asking "Seriously, WTF?!" Ann Magnuson's Show Is for You

We talk politics, performance art and internet shaming with the actress, performance artist and Bongwater legend.

Kingdom's Tears in the Club Is an Early Candidate for Best R&B Album of 2017

Featuring guest vocals from the likes of SZA and Syd, the debut album from the Fade to Mind label boss mixes gauzy vocals with gritty beats.

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