Chief Keef is still on top

Chicago rapper Chief Keef, also known by his given name Keith Farrelle Cozart, has released seven full-length projects this year. Some tapes reveal updated or recycled versions of unofficially released songs previously unavailable for streaming. Greek billionaire Alki David’s handling of Keef’s…

KOXY brings Henny D and Mndsgn to perform a sunset concert on a flower-strewn stage

The student-run radio station KOXY sponsored a show featuring student opener Henny D with his high school classmate Noah Viray, and hip-hop and synthesized funk producer Ringgo Ancheta, stage name Mndsgn, Nov. 2 at 5 p.m. The show took place at Gilman Fountain, where the stage was adorned…

All eyes on Inga Copeland

The cover for Inga Copeland’s sophomore record, “The Smoke,” is astutely modern. It looks like it was captured by accident on a moving iPhone. The landscape is uneven while the blurred outline of a mysterious yet impressive structure tilts in motion. A…

All eyes on Yves Tumor

Sean Bowie grew up in Knoxville, Tennessee. As a young adult, he set course for Los Angeles to work and learn alongside eccentric experimental artist Mikki Blanco. During this time, Bowie began expanding his production under the name Yves Tumor. In 2016, he released “Serpent…

Eagle Rock Music Festival puts the “rock” in Eagle Rock with the support of Oxy Arts

The 19th Annual Eagle Rock Music Festival transformed Colorado Boulevard into a hub of music, food, local art and vintage clothing Oct. 6. The event was presented by Councilmember Jose Huizar and produced by the Center of the Arts Eagle Rock. According to…

Music Circle continues historic performances of Indian music at Oxy

Occidental hosted a performance in Herrick Chapel by Indian musician Tejendra Majumdar April 15. Majumdar, a sarod player, performed at Occidental as part of a series of concerts planned by Music Circle, an organization started by famous Indian classical musicians Ravi Shankar…

XXXTentacion: hero or hypocrite?

Florida-based rapper XXXTentacion (real name Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy) announced Feb. 15 that he would put on a charity show in Broward County, home of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, and that all proceeds would go to the families of the victims of the recent school…

King Krule lights up Teragram Ballroom in most recent L.A. show

British boy wonder Archy Marshall is a man of many talents. Nov. 8, he dazzled the Teragram Ballroom during his first solo show in Los Angeles since 2013. He released his debut record, “6 Feet Beneath the Moon,” in 2014…

Mitski concert review: visceral sounds fill the Fonda Theater

It is difficult to find artists who maintain unwavering self-respect, yet every bit of content curated by Japanese-American rockstar Mitski Miyawaki achieves just that. Oct. 22, she brought her talents to the Fonda Theatre in Hollywood and performed a sparkling…

Goldlink brings “future bounce” sound to the Novo on “At What Cost” tour

Washington D.C. rapper Goldlink kept Los Angeles dancing for a straight hour at the Novo Sept. 21. Singer and saxophonist Masego accompanied the rapper at the 13th stop of his nationwide At What Cost Tour, a 34-city venture promoting Goldlink’s new album of…

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