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David Lynch releases surreal music video with ‘Crazy Clown Time’

David Lynch, famous for having created the surreal TV series, Twin Peaks, and then a slew of hallucinogenic feature-lengths, mainly creates music now. But with Lynch’s music video for “Crazy Clown Time,” the title track of his new album, he has re-entered the world of filmmaking, with expectedly eerie results. The song itself is very simple: […]

Quantic and Alice Russell put heads together for funky LP

On the off chance I’m listening to the radio, it’s likely that most of what I’m getting is nothing more than background noise. There is one station that stands out among the rest for superior musical taste. KCRW (89.9 FM) always plays good music, so much so that my standards for “good” are constantly being […]

‘The Hunger Games’ future has many possibilities

The Hunger Games was a huge success. Not only financially – blowing away the competition with over $155 million in box office receipts – but critically as well.  It’s no surprise that Lionsgate immediately greenlit the sequels Catching Fire and Mockingjay to begin shooting as soon as possible. There are those who feel that The […]

R&B singer Goapele returns with much to offer

Since her appearance on the music scene in 2001, soul singer-songwriter Goapele (Gwa-pa-lay) remains one of the most underrated artists in recent R&B history. Her debut album Closer, while garnering respect from critics and lovers of music outside of the mainstream, went largely unnoticed, and, with an equally overlooked second album, Change it All, it seemed […]

Fiona Apple making her comeback to music

It’s nice to know that Fiona Apple is coming back. When she first hit the scene with her debut album, the multi-platinum Tidal, she was 19-years-old, a frail-looking waif of a girl with enormous, haunting eyes and a powerful, throaty voice that surprised listeners and defied the tiny body from which it came. But Apple […]

Derby Days donates to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Performers such as LMFAO, Young the Giant, MGMT, Shiny Toy Guns and Slightly Stoopid were once on the line up for Derby Days, an annual concert geared towards giving back to the community. This year’s event, which is supported by USC’s Greek life and sponsored by Incipio and Tavik, will be held at the USC McAlister […]

Google Play could be competition for Apple

Recently Google replaced its old Android Market with the shiny new Google Play. Whereas the old Android Market was centered (obviously) on Android phones, Google Play sits dead-center on the Google toolbar used by PCs and smartphones alike. The service offers music, movies, books and games in one online marketplace. While obviously somewhat aping iTunes, Google […]

Could these video games make it on the big screen?

Last Friday, it was revealed director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo will no longer direct the film adaptation of BioShock, Irrational Games’ Ayn Randian romp through an underwater city fighting tank-like monsters and scary little girls. Gore Verbinski had originally taken the director’s seat but hopped off after a fight over the film’s rating and finances. Fresnadillo […]

New outlets provide initiative for narrative-driven music

With the luxury of downloading, which enables music-lovers to purchase only an artist’s best songs, it’s remarkable to find an album that can be played from start to finish. As though they understand how the market works, record companies use radio and music videos to enthuse audiences about one or two hit songs before releasing […]