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Angel City Records Fuels L.A.'s Soul and Ska Revivals

To hear Mark Morales and Wally Caro talk is the sound of teamwork — everything is, "Wally and me thought this," or "When Mark and I decided that." Their unified vision, love of the old school and familial attitude spawned Angel City Records, a four-year-old label and production company dedicated...

Fanatics! If You Like Kid Congo and Ty Segall, I've Got Good News

This Sunday on KCRW, Henry is back with music from The Damned, Buzzcocks, Roky Erickson, Nico and much more.

Can an Underground DJ Crew "Rage Balls" With a Boatload of EDM Fans?

Groove Cruise 2017 got a welcome dose of underground sounds courtesy of Lee Reynolds, Marbs and RYBO.

9 of L.A.'s Best Music Venues, From Our Best of L.A. Issue

From best jazz club to best all-ages venue, our writers and editors pick their favorite music spots from across the greater L.A. area.

Henry Rollins: What Happened in Vegas Will Not Stay in Vegas

Even after the Las Vegas mass shooting, don't expect any progress on gun control. Instead, we'll just have to keep heeding Sen. John Thune's advice to "get small."

The Urban Renewal Project Are Literally L.A.'s Biggest Hip-Hop Band

With 15 members, Urban Renewal Project bring a big-band quality to their modern mix of hip-hop, jazz and soul music.

A Deafening Drone Symphony Featuring 100 Souped-Up Car Stereos? Only in L.A.

Part of the Red Bull Music Academy Festival, Ryoji Ikeda's "A [for 100 cars]" turns competitive car stereos into an avant-garde work of sound art.

20 Years Ago, Jurassic 5's Debut EP Made Underground Rap the Place to Be

During the late ’90s, you could amble into almost any college dorm in Southern California and holler, "We be the crew, guess who?” Someone would be sure to shout back, “the J-U-R-A-double-S-I-C. We’re in the place to be.”

The Burning Man Decompression Party Is Returning to L.A. State Historic Park

For the first time since 2013, L.A. burners will once again be able to party in the park near Chinatown and DTLA.

Depeche Mode Are About to Do Something No Other Band Has Done

"L.A. has been there for us from day one, really," Dave Gahan says of his band's Angeleno fan base, reflecting on what led Depeche Mode to a record-breaking four-night run at the Hollywood Bowl.

Meet the Guy Who Runs Depeche Mode's Website and Turns Toy Turntables Into DJ Tools

Daniel Barassi is a minor celebrity among Depeche Mode fans, having run the band's website for nearly 20 years. But he'd rather talk about his "Fishure-Price" modified toy turntable.

Foo Fighters' CalJam Was a Celebration of Music and Life In the Wake of Tragedy

Featuring killer sets from The Struts, The Kills, Cage the Elephant, Queens of the Stone Age and headliners the Foo Fighters, the new festival honored its '70s namesake and then some.

St. Vincent Debuts Her Excellent New Album With Her Boldest Live Show Yet

"Masseduction" is St. Vincent's best album yet, and Annie Clark made the live debut of her new songs an event to remember.

The Mothership Festival Aims to Create a Safe Space for Female Artists and Fans

Now in its third year, the art, music and education camping retreat is a chance for women to explore feminist ideas and art in an all-female environment.

If Any Band Can Soothe an Anxious Post-Vegas Crowd, It's Coldplay

Heightened security gave Friday night's Rose Bowl performance by Coldplay an added edge of tension. Chris Martin did his level best to dispel it — and mostly succeeded.

R.I.P. Alvin DeGuzman, the Calm at the Center of The Icarus Line's Chaos

Longtime band friend and associate Ryan Ritchie remembers the guitarist and bassist he describes as the "one person who stood stoically, playing through the chaos."

LA Plaza Hosts Benefit Concert for Earthquake and Hurricane Relief This Sunday

Eleven bands for $20 and a good cause at LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes, with Quetzal, Samba Society and many more.

Fanatics! Avoid the New Bowie Box Set, A New Career in a New Town 1977-1982

You won't be hearing anything from the poorly mastered new Bowie box set on Rollins' show this week, but you will hear music from The Damned, Buzzcocks, Dinosaur Jr. and more.

Rotana Could Have Been a Saudi Oil Executive. She Chose Music Instead

"Most people don’t understand that a Saudi woman can look like me," says the L.A.-based singer, who is turning heads with her anthemic electro-pop sound.

10 Classic Industrial Albums for People Who Don’t Know Shit About Industrial Music

Don't know your Front Line Assemblys from your Front 242s? This guide to industrial's most influential LPs will set you straight.

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