Bringing DJ culture back to it’s roots and shining a spotlight on Dj culture, turntablism, community and activism, this festival will be a mixture of music and speakers, including KRS ONE. And it’s taking pace in Dubya’s back yard. Torch it for me, guys. –Ali On The Air The Million DJ March DJ’s have been … More MILLION DJ MARCH DROPPING IT HOTSAUCE STYLE ON D.C.
I suppose I should preface all of this by admitting – I am emo for The Walkmen. By now, I’ve seen them play in every possible scenario: Large Los Angeles concert hall, cramped Austin 6th street bar, alongside the Queen Mary at the All Tomorrows Parties festival, at an all night warehouse rave somewhere in … More The Walkmen and Me, or How ‘You And Me’ turns me into an emo scribe
8 years of W. An insane look at what happens when a complacent, paranoid and indifferent country gets caught sleeping. Sounds like a horror book by Orwell, does it not? Now hip hop artist Mr Lif will write the epilogue – and hopefully the first chapter in a new story. Hopefully a story about a … More Mr Lif embeds himself in the campaign/election trail
When bands on the road roll into town, they usually are looking for some hedonistic Hollywood fun and want to see the sights: The Capitol building. Lemmy’s barstool at the Rainbow. The Viper Room sidewalk where River died…the beach. Often times the cool indie rock chick in Los Angeles can fall into the role of … More AFTER THE GLITTER FADES – PASSENGER AND THE PAPARAZZI
Virgin sues Leto and his band, 30 Seconds To Mars, for breach of contract…I’d pay that much to make him stop singing… Virgin Records is suing 30 Seconds To Mars for $30,000,000 for breach of contract and damages. According to paperwork filed Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court, Virgin accuses 30 Seconds members Jared and Shannon … More Jared Leto sued for 30 million dollars…
It’s not like Peanut Butter Wolf has a lot of time on his hands. The man runs Stones Throw records, in addition to recording, producing, and spinning all over the world. So for Wolf to follow up last year’s 7 days of Heaven with 888: 8 days of music videos at 8 clubs in 8 … More Peanut Butter Wolf’s 888 kicks it at Root Down
I don’t eat red meat. But I sure do love me some Cheeseburger. So when I got word that the boys from Brooklyn were coming to town on the Tales of Colt 45 tour, I decided I’d definitely brave the tidal wave of douchebaggery to see some great cock rock. Now, it’s hard to get … More Cheeseburger, well done.
When it comes to politics, many people complain that musicians should shut up and play. I for one am glad that we have outspoken troubadours today, running the gamut from Billie Joe to Bruce. Tom Morello is one of the best. I have tremendous respect for him and his collaborators. If you happen to be … More Tom Morello, Rage, plan show/rally opposite Republican Convention
Here’s the line up for this year. Some folks said last year was lame…I think those folks are comparing it to Coachella and the big ones…this is more akin to San Diego Street Scene, Siren festival or the Neighborhood festival. Anyways, even if you don’t like the line up 100%, it’s a good way to … More LA Weekly Detour Festival 2008 – an early birthday present to me