Photos and words by Melissa Moore Remember when First Fridays at the Natural History Museum was a well-kept secret? Not anymore, so get your tickets in advance! Last night’s Gaslamp Killer show was sold out well before he took the stage in a stripped down set (aesthetically, not musically). Adventure Time and violinist Paul Dateh [...]
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… everybody wants a piece of him–Computer Jay, Daedelus, SAMIYAM, Dimlite, Gonjasufi, and half a dozen others all make cameos—but aside from a few monome-munchin’ beats here and there, and some great guest vocals, this thing is still Gaslamp throughout, full of nods to international psychedelia and live-sounding drum beats and synths so harsh, they could almost be guitars.
August 6th, 2012 · No Comments
HARD Summer was full on at L.A. Historic Park. Photographer Melissa Esterby was in the madness and brought back photos: Bloc Party/A-Trak: Bootsy Collins & The Funk Unity Band/Breakbot Miike Snow/Lunice: Little Dragon: Magnetic Man/Crowd: Gaslamp Killer/Squarepusher:
COACHELLA DAY 3: GREG GINN, LISSIE, TUPAC SHAKUR’S REANIMATED CORPSE, THE GROWLERS, THE HIVES, DR. DRE, SNOOP DOG, EMINEM, 50 CENT, WARREN G, GASLAMP KILLER, THUNDERCAT, WILD FLAG, AT THE DRIVE-IN, HOUSSE DE RACKET, BUT NO LADY OF RAGE…
April 22nd, 2012 · 1 Comment
At its best, these 80s imitators sounded like Bryan Ferry singing “More than This,” except with all the charm and twinkle sucked out, leaving a residue that stunk of congealed Spandau Ballet, When in Rome, Haircut 100—and before you start to think “Wow, I love those bands, and that sounds awesome,” remember that the best singles by those bands were great because they had such strong personality! Drain the personality, and you’ll have Wild Beasts. Henri Matisse wants to paint their noses red… with blood.
November 21st, 2011 · 1 Comment
This album feels like a deliberate challenge to Gaslamp Killer, not only to claim his throne as the most intense, crazy sample-based hip-hop sound in California, but also to reinstate the MC’s role firmly in the new era. Death Grips’ MC Ride shouts with an in-the-red intensity somehow stranded in the Bermuda Triangle of soccer hooligan chants, “Who Let the Dogs Out,” and Onyx.
March 30th, 2011 · 4 Comments
In honor of Low End Theory’s Japan benefit show tomorrow, we are posting VJ/artist/electronic musician Strangeloop’s guide to sci-fi, avant-garde anime and films that feel like DMT trips. He brings the psychedelic visuals that accompany the sonic landscapes of Flying Lotus. This interview by Lainna Fader.
November 16th, 2010 · No Comments
Today is the day of ticket giveaways! We’re giving away a pair of tickets to Magical Properties at House Of Blues this Saturday! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for a chance to win.
July 12th, 2010 · 4 Comments
UPDATE: As reported by L.A. TIMES, HARD L.A. is canceled! More details here… Summer will be high in the sky as the luminaries of the hip hop, electro and indie rock worlds join forces under the HARD LA banner this July 17th. Here are some highlights from the upcoming festival: Sleigh Bells has even the [...]