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CUCO: I’M JUST SHOWING WHO I AM

August 9th, 2018

Omar Banos, the dream-pop sweetheart who performs under the name Cuco, never found his niche within our city’s ‘DIY’ music community. His parents weren’t Hollywood producers or famous musicians—instead, they’d immigrated from Mexico just prior to Omar’s birth in Hawthorne. And Cuco was born out of Banos’ sheer loneliness, his desire for earnest expression, and a dedication to stay true to himself. He performs with Portugal. The Man on Fri., Aug. 10, at the Shrine. This interview by Bennett Kogon.

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MARY LATTIMORE: OUT OF THE DARKNESS INTO THE LIGHT

August 6th, 2018

Somewhere along a drive through rural Kentucky en route to Graceland, avant-garde harpist Mary Lattimore pulled into a funeral home parking lot and gave me 45 minutes of her time. Her album Hundreds of Days is out now on Ghostly International and her swimming habits, Southern upbringing and connection to Prague are just a few of the details she was kind enough to share while overlooking the flowers in the graveyard. She performs with Dylan Carlson of Earth on Tue., Aug. 7, at Resident. This interview by Christina Gubala.

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SUZANNE CIANI: YOU HAVE TO LIVE

July 31st, 2018

Suzanne Ciani is a natural innovator. Over the course of her four-decade career as a syntheszier artist, new age composer and sound designer, she has constantly challenged—even reshaped—the world around her. She performs in quadraphonic sound on Fri., Aug. 3, at Ambient Church’s first-ever L.A. event. This interview by Christina Gubala.

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EDDINGTON AGAIN: EVERYONE’S MAKING MAGIC

July 26th, 2018

In time for the release of Eddington Again's Sweet EP (on local Newbody Records) and in preparation for his coming full-lengh 9 this summer, we sat down and chatted about the perils of early fame, the joys of Solano Canyon, the beauty of freestyling, and the legend of Tommy the Clown. Eddington Again performs at Resident on Mon., July 30. This interview by Senay Kenfe.

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PATRISSE KHAN-CULLORS: TELL A DIFFERENT STORY

July 12th, 2018

Patrisse Khan-Cullors knows that politics and culture are inextricably linked, that each has a unique function in the struggle towards the liberation of oppressed peoples. Through her lifelong work as an artist, activist and advocate—most visible for her foundational role in establishing the Black Lives Matter global network—Khan-Cullors has helped literally helped us see the humanity in ourselves. Black Lives Matter's five-year anniversary is Fri., July 13, and Patrisse Khan-Cullors' When They Call You A Terrorist is available from St. Martin's Press. This interview by sweeney kovar.

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BOOTS RILEY: “SORRY TO BOTHER YOU”

July 5th, 2018

To be perfectly frank, I don’t know what box to put Sorry To Bother You in. I just know that the film, written and directed by Boots Riley of the Coup, is humane without being saccharine. It’s incisive without being preachy. It’s lighthearted without being shallow. It’s powerful without taking itself too seriously. I am not sure how to introduce Sorry To Bother You because it feels like something new. This interview by sweeney kovar. Sorry To Bother You begins limited release on Fri., July 6.