When you’re offered five minutes with one of your heroes, you jump on it with vigor like Kool Aid-geeked grade schoolers on a trampoline. Or at least, you should. Such is the case with one Mike Diamond, aka Mike D, the high-pitched smooth talker in the archetypal Beastie Boys. In this humble man’s opinion, if […]

26 Apr
MOCA director Jeffrey Deitch attempts to redeem himself

Art In the Streets is kind of a funny name for an exhibit that all happens inside the pricey, heavily guarded, air-conditioned walls of a museum. Obviously this art isn’t in the streets at all. Doesn’t take a genius to figure that out. It’s in the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, in downtown Los Angeles, with […]

17 Nov
Since 2006, the band has been fine-tuning new material and is ready to embark on a US tour...

Ask me to name check a pioneering British band and Nitzer Ebb would definitely come to mind. They’ve had a special place on my music shelf right alongside other icons like Front 242, Bauhaus, Kraftwerk and Cabaret Voltaire for a while now. Though their inception traces back to the early ’80s, I’ll admit it was […]