Nicolas Stecher jumped in the Aston Martin DBS Volante Carbon Edition to find out why Mr. Bond loves his Astons so. With 510 horsepower and a 190 mph top speed growling forth from its 5.9-liter V-12, that should seem obvious. But despite — or perhaps, even because of — its many quirks, the car belongs [...]


29 Aug
6 hours of wireless music synced up to your iPhones & tablets

As awesome as old school boomboxes are (which is clearly, very) they have way too many shortcomings to make them rationally usable, no matter how ironically 80s you want to be. The giant train of D size batteries, the size and weight of the players, the lack of mp3… pretty much everything. Logitech’s UE Boombox [...]


Los Angeles MOCA has scheduled a quite intriguing exhibit, Fire on the Disco, which will take a discriminating look at disco and its profound impact on music, art, and fashion. The exhibit is being co-curated by LCD Soundsystem ex-front man, DFA Records co-founder and disco/punk music enthusiast James Murphy and MOCA director Jeffery Deitch. Fire on [...]


The moment we’ve all been waiting for: Shut Up & Play the Hits is in theaters… but only on July 18th!? C’mon, man! I guess we’ll take what we can get. In case you need a refresher, Shut Up & Play the Hits (previewed by us HERE) documents the final days of LCD Soundsystem’s career [...]


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, [...]


11 May
16 of the best live performances in tribute the late Adam Yauch

Art & culture site BOOOOOOOM! assembled this mixtape of live Beastie Boys performances in tribute to the late great MCA. Unlike a lot of tribute mixtapes surfacing, this is all live performances which makes it well worth popping in your soundsystem — as anyone who’s seen the Beasties perform, they were ne plus ultra. As [...]


23 Apr
New Art Correspondent Freddi C hits up MOCA for opening night

We previewed the Transmission LA: AV CLUB last week, and sent new Art Correspondent Freddi C with mic and camera in tow to check out the exhibit. This was her recap… As the sun set downtown at the Geffen Contemporary MOCA, the Veuve flowed under an enormous shiny Mercedes-Benz logo suspended to look like a giant [...]


15 Mar
An hour-long Thursday mix crafted exclusively for W Hotels

DJ Hoff rarely disappoints. The man knows his music categorically, and always manages to assemble a well thought-out, intelligently sequenced and paced set that inevitably keeps your head nodding. This latest Cool -Ish mix, made exclusively for the W Hotel chain, is no different and features an as-yet-unheard acapella from Spank Rock sprinkled throughout. Put [...]

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