L.A. based rap collective Shoreline Mafia are one of the groups responsible for resurging interest in the west coast hip-hop scene combining bay-area influenced beats with modern spacey trap production to create their unique drugged out sound.
Sea Of Worry: Treacherous release contains hidden treasures
The post-punk, lo-fi, metal amalgamation that is Have A Nice Life has evolved their unconventional instrumentation and obscure imagery into a more accessible form that explores melodic passages while retaining qualities of their unique stripped sound.
Morphing into the beautiful, bold and bizzare
The human anatomy isn’t perfect and neither are we as a species. Morph is an art exhibit that expands upon those themes and centralizes on how we transform ourselves and our sense of normality to provide a bizarre and thought-provoking experience into the imperfections that make us whole.
Alcest: A Lush and Pummeling take on black metal
During the late 80s the groundwork laid by death/thrash metal bands such as Mercyful Fate and Venom inspired a movement within Norway’s metal scene that helped birth metal’s harshest, rawest and most sinister sub genre: black metal.
Men’s soccer scores higher than they have in 16yrs
Despite being knocked out of contention for the South Coast Conference playoffs, the Lancers played their highest scoring game in sixteen years against Imperial Valley on Thursday, beating them 7-0 and continuing their season.
Gatecreeper brings ‘Sweltering Heat’ from Sonora
Death metal heavyweights, Gatecreeper, have managed to break the “sophomore slump” facade by expanding on their grinding Swedish HM-2 driven hardcore sound found on 2016’s “Sonoran Depravation.”
Eyes of the world: A journey through one’s self
Samskara is a unique exhibit from digital alchemist, Android Jones who creates a spiritual and interactive experience at the Wisdome.LA Art Park, filled with colorful and textured psychadelic inspired art pieces. The Colorado based artist has built a name for himself crafting psychedelic and conceptual pieces that have been displayed prominently throughout the world such as: the Sydney Opera House, the Empire State Building and even visuals for the Grateful Dead’s Fare Thee Well Tour. “For a sec I thought I wasted money bringing my …
Blotter through Sept. 1: Hit-and-run problems cause parking peril
From the police blotter through Sept. 1:
Ceremony’s gloomy hardcore suddenly lightens up
15 years into their career, Rohnert Park band, Ceremony, continues to write emotionally charged songs, evolving from their sludge/powerviolence roots into more melodic efforts. This has led them to incorporate new wave into their sound.
Defined by the Grind
Growing up with dyslexia, being bullied throughout his entire educational career, battling isolationism and low self esteem, Pasadena City College student Jacob Yanez turned to music for solace. Yanez found not only music, but also a community in one of music’s most underground genres- grindcore.