21 Nov
Ian MacKaye, Guy Picciotto, Joe Lally, Brendan Canty. Nuff said.

God bless the interwebs. Really, every once in awhile something so awesome pops up on these interconnected series of tubes that you just marvel you’re living in the modern age. Such is the case when we stumbled across this First Demo — Fugazi’s demo tapes while the band prepared to record their eponymous first studio EP. Seminal […]


20 Dec
Henry Rollins, The Weeknd, James Blake, Charlie Sheen, SBTRKT, DJ Mehdi, plenty of mixtapes & more

Time for the fourth edition of our Best Of 2011 retrospective series (after ART, BOOKS & STYLE), where we look back on the LIAS Year In Music. Frankly none of these lists are easy — we can trim each down to about 20 but then cutting them down to 10 means we gotta chop some […]


18 Oct
Gerald Watson and DJ 2-Tone Jones make magic

I think four hundred years from now, when we’re zipping around on jetpacks and making sweet tender love to our personal Marilyn Monroe clones (with bi-polar disorder removed, naturally), we’ll still be listening to new Wu Tang-based mixtapes being freshly released. You just can’t go wrong with the formula: take some rare Wu accapellas (there’s […]


18 Jul
Cee-Lo Green and The B-52's provide a stalker's soundtrack

As we explained in our Revenge Of the Teddybears feature a couple weeks back, we’re big fans of the half-man, half-bear hybrid producers. Finally the Swedish trio release their first official video from their Devil’s Music album — for the single “Cho-Cha”, which features the vocal stylings of Cee-Lo and The B-52’s. The video stars […]


14 Jul
Blending two of the greatest musical artists of the modern era

My god, what in blazes is there not to love about this musical project??? The fruits of a yearlong obsession by emcee, producer and founding member of Doomtree Cecil Otter and Minneapolis musician and producer Swiss Andy, Wugazi: 13 Chambers is a mixtape blending two of the greatest musical artists of the modern era. Cecil Otter […]


1 Jul
A Q&A with Klas Åhlund as he prepares to drop Devil's Music

I’m not sure what they infuse their vodka with up in Sweden, but the tiny nation (population under 10 million) churns out more impossibly catchy hitmakers per capita than anywhere else on Earth. From the early days of Abba to the 90s pop dominance of Roxette, Cardigans and Ace of Bass onto the modern indie […]


16 Dec
Up now at San Francisco's 941 Geary Gallery

Among the punk, skateboarding and hip hop scenes of the 80s and 90s, there are few photographers that can stand alongside Glen E. Friedman. Many of the most famous images from these seminal scenes were captured by Friedman’s lens — from Fugazi and Beastie Boys to Public Enemy and Black Flag. Now an international traveling […]