3 Jun
A story of a radical experiment in '70s utopian living gone wrong

Caught a screener of The Source Family documentary this weekend, and gotta say it is one crazy ass story. Even as an Angeleno I had no recollection of the story of the man who named himself Father Yod, or YaHoWa, and essentially conned a bunch of really desperate teenagers into thinking he was God. So […]


17 Jul
S.S. Coachella switches up the scenery for a 3-day getaway

It was announced, and highly circulated around the internet, that Coachella and Goldenvoice have put together a steller little concert that’ll take place on a cruise ship (yes, like Holy Ship!), called the S.S. Coachella. The music cruise will be taking place this winter, venturing to the Bahamas December 16-19 and Jamaica December 19-23. The […]


8 Jun
30-minute history lesson on the "Father of Stencil Graffiti"

While many youngins may be caught up in the brilliance of Banksy and the statement his graffiti makes because it’s seen as new and groundbreaking, we may be reluctant to think that he too could’ve been strongly influenced by someone else. Have you ever heard of Blek Le Rat? I’ll admit it, I hadn’t. In […]


8 Mar
Latest 34-track promo from Berkeley, California's Based God

The Bay Area’s Lil B has been steadily making a name for himself with self-promoted tracks and self-produced videos, leading the charge of Social Media Rappers. His latest mixtape, God’s Father, drops today — 34 tracks of Lil B’s “Based god”-oriented raps and stream of consciousness flows. Give it a listen below, and if you […]


23 Aug
Visually mating those who should not mate

OK, this is equal parts unsettling and equal parts brilliant. French photographer Ulric Collette has taken the familial resemblance concept into the latest creative endeavor, the Genetic Portraits series. The genetic predisposition that leads to visual similarities between family members was the photographer’s foundation for creating the following photo manipulations: combining two halves of family […]


25 May
Post-dubstep champion warps the Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Caught James Blake‘s show at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery’s Masonic Lodge last night, and it was impressive. Blake’s post-dubstep sound could not have been married to a better location, a symbol-riddled wood-beamed lodge nestled in LA’s most famous graveyard with a shirt-ruffling soundsystem. When Blake’s piano-led tracks kick into their rolling beats, the bass, syncopated […]


30 Mar
Ethan Higbee and Adam Bhala Lough highlight the dub pioneer

This trailer for the upcoming Lee “Scratch” Perry documentary The Upsetter came out this weekend, but seeing as we’re such huge fans we figured better late than never. If you consider yourself an appreciator of music, then there is probably little need to introduce Scratch — considered by many to be the Grandfather of Dub […]


23 Mar
Giorgos Lanthimos takes it to the bizarre familial limit

Dogtooth is like a backhand slap to the face after a night of heavy drinking: it sobers you up instantly. Greek Writer and Director Giorgos Lanthimos isn’t new to the festival circuit but certainly to the Academy Awards. The reason Dogtooth was nominated for best foreign film this year is due to the fact there […]