I thought it would be a private relationship between me and my record player. Music collections, no matter what they are made of, can be so intimate they border on embarrassing. Not sure what to buy, I clicked on review after review, talking myself into and out of nearly every purchase. But the thin ... More >>
Last Friday, Voice Media Group announced the winners of their first music writing awards. This winning piece by Shea Serrano first appeared on L.A. Weekly's West Coast Sound music blog.
By Shea Serrano
1:04 pm: In about 25 minutes, I'm going to be chaperoning a middle school dance. The dance is fo ... More >>
Israel Marcano started spinning in the mid '80s, and had his first professional gig in 1989. "I remember my hands shook as I cued up my records but I was totally ready to make people dance," he recalls. "Once I saw people getting into it and having a good time, I started to relax and didn't feel so ... More >>
by Andy Hermann
Electronic dance music (you know, EDM) is the hottest thing going right now. But to you, it still all sounds like "oontz, oontz, oontz" -- except Skrillex, who sounds like "wom, wom, wom." Right?
Fear not. You don't have to be a kid yourself to know what the kids are into nowadays ... More >>
If you've tried to Google something today, you'll notice the logo has been transformed to celebrate Robert Moog's 78th birthday, which allows you interact with his most famous creation. He's the inventor of the Moog synthesizer, and to say he was influential is undercutting the fact that he essentia ... More >>
LaDonna Adrian Gaines, known onstage as Donna Summer, passed away today in Florida, after a lengthy battle with cancer. The singer paired with Italian producer Giorgio Moroder for one of her biggest hits, "Love To Love You Baby," known for its effusively climatic finale, and was lumped into the disc ... More >>
As part of their ongoing strategy to make April the most hated month of the year, the U.S. government requires that you turn in your taxes on Monday. Yes, that's right: It's the time of year again where you have to strain your eyes and flip through your receipts, desperately hoping to find possib ... More >>
There's no need imagining the scene -- a show videotaped in Houston, at the Summit, on Halloween '76 gives you some idea of the spectacle George Clinton, Bernie Worrell, Bootsy Collins, Maceo Parker, Fred Wesley, the late Gary Shider and the rest of the Mothership Connection took on the road that ... More >>
Shut up, Jimmy Buffett.You know what really gives us the summertime blues? "Summertime Blues," not to mention other maddening summer hits like "All I Wanna Do," "Margaritaville" or the shotgun-in-mouth-inducing "Hot Hot Hot."
It's bad enough global warming is cooking the planet like a plastic cu ... More >>
DJ TraDeMarx, aka Chris Johnson (and better known around town as CJ), is relatively new to the DJ game, having gotten his start at spinning just three years ago after a friend asked him to DJ his party. Drawing much of his inspiration from Rio De Janeiro production duo/DJ's The Twelves and Brookl ... More >>