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We're Still a Long Way From Being Realistic About Drug Use at Festivals

We all know kids die at raves. It happens all the time, including most recently at EDC last weekend in Las Vegas. Usually, the cause is drugs. But not everyone who takes drugs dies; those who know what they're actually taking, stay hydrated and take other precautions have a better...

King of the Dot's Back 2 Basics Might Be the Biggest Battle Rap Event of the Year

This Saturday, June 27, is rap battle league King of the Dot’s Back 2 Basics 2 event, live on Internet pay-per-view, emanating from Los Angeles’ House of Gods. With a killer main event in Daylyt vs. Danja Zone, a handful of exciting new battlers making their California debuts, and some...

Party Pick of the Week: Roadshow Revival’s Tribute To Johnny Cash

Few music icons have had as lasting an impact on both rock and country, and the aesthetics of both, as Johnny Cash. For six years now, Roadshow Revival has sought to celebrate the Man in Black and his music with this two-day festival featuring live music, a car show, rockabilly...

Fanatics! We Have Some Interesting Bowie Outtakes Coming Soon

[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 KCRW.com for more information and to stream his show online, or peruse the Radio Notes archives to see past playlists.] RADIO BROADCAST #326 06–28–15 Fanatic!...

"Just Care, Man!": Outtakes From Our Interview With Slayer's Kerry King

Slayer guitarist Kerry King has long been one of the most outspoken members of the heavy metal community. When we spoke to him for this week’s Slayer feature, there were plenty of topics he touched on beyond what ended up in our final article. Below are just a few of...

House DJ Lee Burridge Brings His Legal Underground Parties Back to L.A.

"Underground DJs tend to have this desire to knock commercialism," says Lee Burridge. "I think it's partly jealousy, because there is so much money flying around. Also," he adds, "we all think we play the best music in the world." Make no mistake — London-based Burridge does fall on the...

This Week's Best Concerts: Nicki Minaj, Best Coast, Basement Jaxx, Television

Be sure to check out our constantly updated concert calendar! Friday, June 26 Nicki Minaj, Ne-Yo, Tinashe, Rae Sremmurd STAPLES CENTER Culminating in the BET Awards on Sunday night, the BET Experience brings four days and nights of concerts and fan-friendly events to the L.A. Live complex, including appearances by...

Henry Rollins: I Just Spent a Week Covered in Blood

I just spent a week working in a bloody bit of business that eventually will be unleashed upon the world as a film called The Last Heist, ripped from the ether’s misty entrails under the careful guidance of director Mike Mendez. I signed on for two reasons: First, the completely...

Davie Allan Is the King of Fuzz Guitar

In the land of rock & roll guitar, Davie Allan reigns as the High Sheriff of Fuzz. Allan specializes in an almost schizophrenic mixture of elegant expression and raw-knuckled six-string face pummeling. It’s a sublime balancing act that he began cultivating as kid, banging away on a toy guitar before...

After Jeff Hanneman's Death, "We Had to Learn How to Be Slayer in a New Way"

"I've got a cocktail in my hands," says Slayer guitarist Kerry King, at a bar in Corona not far from his Riverside County home. "Life's good." For about two years, the phrase "life's good" was probably not something King said much. At the beginning of 2011, fellow Slayer guitarist Jeff...

After a False Start As Jjamz, Indie-Pop Supergroup Phases Finally Hits Its Stride

In the middle of 2013, Jjamz were lost. Even with local interest in the indie-pop group peaking — as seen in the over-capacity crowds squeezing into their residency at the Satellite — and an album, Suicide Pact, released on Dangerbird, the quintet felt rudderless. The group, most of whose members...

The Best L.A. Albums of 2015, So Far

A quarter-century ago, Q-Tip reminded us that things move in cycles. A Tribe Called Quest’s Low End Theory grafted hip-hop back onto its jazz roots, and supplied the name for L.A.’s most influential club night in recent memory. Understanding music history is recognizing the cycles. We’re currently in the “listen...

I Performed As a Bug at Electric Daisy Carnival

I never truly appreciated peripheral vision until Sunday night at Electric Daisy Carnival. The blue bug mask covering the bulk of my face is cartoonishly flirtatious, with big, heavily-lashed eyes that obscure tiny sight-holes. All that is visible is what's directly in front of me. Forget the headaches that come...

For Their Sophomore Album, Cayucas Lost a Producer But Found Their Confidence

A few weeks before their sophomore album, Dancing at the Blue Lagoon, is set to be unleashed to the masses, Zach and Ben Yudin appear to be disinterested. Hiding behind thick sunglasses on a late June afternoon, the twins nurse an espresso and coffee at Silver Lake’s Casbah Cafe. A...

Four Questions for a Filmmaker Who Captured L.A.'s Outrageous Music History

At long last, one of the holy grails of music documentaries is finally making its long-awaited DVD and Blu-Ray debut. Penelope Spheeris’ The Decline of Western Civilization is an outrageously important piece of music history on film. The trilogy delves into three different L.A. scenes during very different times. The...

Unpopular Opinion: Load Is the Greatest of All Metallica Albums

Let it never be said that I’m a man who can’t admit his own mistakes. Last week it was the authorship of “Slave Girl.” This week, it’s the best Metallica album. A couple years ago I made the bold claim that Metallica only made one truly great record. And while...

I Wore Pasties at EDC and It Wasn't That Bad

It’s easy to make friends when you wear pasties at EDC. I would know. I did it last night. I didn’t plan for this to happen. When I packed for the festival, I chose regular clothes—shorts, tank tops, a sundress. You see, I’m not a raver and I’d never been...

The Best (and Worst) of EDC Vegas 2015

Electric Daisy Carnival is such a massive assault on the senses that, after the dust has settled (mostly in one's lungs), it can be hard to pick out the highlights and lowlights. We're still processing everything we heard and saw out there on the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, but here...

The Vans Warped Tour 2015: Welcome to All-Ages Capitalism

The Vans Warped Tour Pomona Fairplex June 19, 2016 What's so wrong about cashing-in on millennial dysphoria? MTV forgot how. Alternative Press, Fuse and young adult novelists get it, which is why they're the modern-day equivalent of MTV for 15-year-old emo kids. MTV should hire Vans Warped Tour architect Kevin Lyman to market their outdated...

The DJ Superstars of the '90s Hit EDC Vegas, But It's Not About Nostalgia

A few hours before Electric Daisy Carnival opens on Friday, Carl Cox sits near the pool at the Flamingo Hotel, ready to explain why he has remained so interested in electronic music after decades of DJing, producing and remixing. He pauses mid-sentence and motions towards the DJ booth in the...

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