23 Apr
80 minutes of hits, rare demos, remixes, outtakes & more

To celebrate the Beastie Boys induction into the Rock N Roll Hall Of Fame last week, New York DJ Mick Boogie has created this 80-minute tribute to the legendary rap band. Titled Grand Royal — after the Beastie’s label and former magazine — the tape is a solid recap of the band’s long and fruitful […]


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 […]


10 Oct
FIAT's diminutive Italian imp gets 300 horsepower boost

The FIAT 500 is presently the best designed ultra compact car on the market, and it’s finally available in America. But the version we’re getting imported has just a measly 101 hps, with an Abarth 133 hp tuned version coming in early 2012. But besting that output by a significant amount is Italian tuner Romeo […]


27 Sep
Battle-tested blues, garage, doo-wop & post-rock n' roll

Have you heard Hanni El Khatib? The first generation half Palestinian/half Filipino is just bad ass, angrily riffing out a cunning execution of classic American blues, garage, punk and doo-wop into a post-rock n’ roll frenzy. Just hit play on his “Come Alive” video below and you’ll know instantly if you’ll like his music — […]


25 Aug
Mötley Crüe, Public Enemy, Matt & Kim and an army of aging groupies flock to celebrate West Hollywood's most fabled street

As we posted last week the Sunset Strip Music Festival went down this past Saturday, and as expected the festival was a true spectacle — both with the bands performing, and the festival goers who went to celebrate the mighty Sunset Strip… including the armies of aging, drunk and bottle bleached groupies who descended into […]


There are no shortages of music festivals in Los Angeles every year, but none carry the cultural cajones of the the Sunset Strip Music Festival. After all, when you’re celebrating one of the most famous streets in the history of rock n roll it’s tough to compete. Hall of Famers like Van Halen, The Doors, […]


15 Aug
Select rock n' roll cuts from Atlanta's favorite foursome

For the latest edition of RCRD LBL’s mixtape series, Black Lips collect a series of tracks of their favorite modern rock ‘n’ roll tunes. The raucous Atlanta foursome selects choice tracks from the likes of everyone from Surfer Blood to Vivian Girls to Deerhunter to Blood On The Wall to Raveonettes. Stream and download below, […]


21 Jun
An peek into 8 months of hard living for the globetrotting producer

In the context of electronic producers leading the vanguard in sound creation, Skrillex has quickly leapt into the forefront of the global conversation. The man creates music that’ll terrorize those with weaker hearts, while sending flocks of adrenaline-seeking youths into states of dancefloor delirium. His Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites EP launched him into the […]