18 May
Adulation, shimmying, loving forever & the importance of surfing

This week The Drums wrapped up their North American tour on the stage of El Rey Theatre in the Miracle Mile of Los Angeles, and there was no doubt the night held special meaning — for both the audience and the band itself. Photos by Damon Cirulli After a great warmup set by Stockton-via-Seattle’s Craft Spells, […]


10 May
One of Boston's greatest return after a quarter century

It’s been 24 long years for fans of The Cars, one of America’s most important New Wave bands of the 80s. Today, May 10th, The Cars release their brand new album, Move Like This, on Hear Music/Concord Music Group. Produced by Garret “Jacknife” Lee (Bloc Party, U2, REM, The Hives, Weezer) and The Cars, the […]


23 Dec
The beginning of a series of Godard-inspired musings

The upcoming Alphaville Series takes its name from hipster God and French New Wave pioneer Jean Luc Godard’s 1965 film of the same name. The themes from the 1960s cinematic movement— full of stylistic experimentation and philosophical dialogue — centered on the ills of contemporary society. Godard’s Alphaville is about a city called Alphaville, a […]


17 Sep
Detroit techno at its dirtiest

We were lucky enough to discover Jimmy Edgar back in 2008, thanks to our hometown party luminaries DROID BEHAVIOR. It was 2am on the 2nd floor of a crumbling warehouse in downtown Los Angeles, in a suffocated room of about 75 sweaty, frenzied future-music enthusiasts. The scene was a perfect complement to the exquisite sounds […]


20 Aug
A new generation of artists paying tribute to the legendary art, music, and scene of 1980’s New York City

If you’re in LA Friday, September 4, 2009 get your ass over to Meltdown Comics (7522 Sunset Blvd in Hollywood). Anytime someone brings up comic books and/or art related shops in this town, Meltdown is the place. They’ve been on top of the game for the last two decades. So yeah, the store itself is […]


This has been a bit of a nostalgic week for Madman Mundt. First there was Indiana Jones last week, which pretty much badly disappointed, and then last night…The Police at the Hollywood Bowl. And holy crap, was I blown away. I mean, blown the fuck away. I’d heard from some certain simpletons (who shall remain […]