Haters Anonymous: Twitter Fan Fiction and How I Became a Sky Ferreira Cyber Bully

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  Sky Ferreira changed pop-music. Stay with me on this one, because not only is it true, but I can explain why. For those who don’t know who Sky Ferreira is (and I’m going to go out on a limb here and assume that there are quite a few who don’t), she’s the twenty-year old, ...

Das Racist/ LE1F/ Safe/ Lakutis @ The Roxy

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If 2007 had “Blog-House” then 2012 has “Blog-Rap,” that is, an explosion of acts whose notoriety can be traced back exclusively through blog posts and mentions on Pitchfork. Equally insignificant in the grand scheme of things, but just like in 2007, there are a few stand out acts that I believe will stand the test ...

Grimes @ The El Rey

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Perhaps the most talked-about act of the year, Grimes finally headlined her first major tour across the US this month, with two stops at the El Rey in Los Angeles. She’s really the “It-Girl” du jour, and her latest album Visions has gained her not only a great deal of the notoriety she’s long deserved, ...

Weekend Anthem: Lost America

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In this tech savvy age, it’s thrilling to see how quickly media can reach us: we can download a song in mere seconds, an entire album in a flash, and buy tickets to an upcoming gig via text. Yet taking in the vast sea of blogspots, tumblrs, and twitters can be overwhelming, especially when discovering new music (there’s always ...

Semi Precious Weapons take you back to disco prime on the strip

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It was a scene straight out of 1976: Justin Tranter, the front-man of  the daring glam-group Semi Precious Weapons, pouring champagne (from a bottle emblazoned with his own picture I might add) over the entire crowd at The Roxy in LA, as girls bared their chests in excitement and chanted “IT’S OKAY, IT’S OKAY,” in unison. Needless to say, ...

Coachella only counts if you see all the bands

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Another year, another epic weekend in the desert. Long before the third weekend of April it was clear that this year’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts festival was going to be a bit different from years past. With pleasant temperatures in the 80s, and some snow still on the distant mountaintops the scene couldn’t have ...

M.I.A. headlines HARD Festivals in two cities

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It seems like HARD will come up with any excuse to throw a party. The latest endeavor is a pair of bi-coastal mini festivals headlined by none other than “global trendsetter” M.I.A. while featuring her hip-hop protege Rye Rye, raunchy rap duo Ninjasonik, and sets from Sleigh Bells, Theophilus London, and (HARD promoter) Destructo. The ...

Weekend Anthem: Say It Again Spring!

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Sunday marks the official beginning of spring, and with it come numerous opportunities. It is finally time to let go of all of the winter baggage, to completely rejuvenate yourself and perhaps even upgrade some things here and there. It’s time to update your wardrobe with all things light and comfortable, get together with people you haven’t seen ...