EVENT: Johnny Got A Lighter? at Dim Mak Studios 2/16/12


As announced via their official blog, up and coming Los Angeles ska/blues/rock band Johnny Got A Lighter? will be performing at Steve Aoki's Dim Mak Studios in Hollywood, CA on February 16th. The venue and Aoki himself are heralded for jump starting the careers of notable acts such as Bloc Party, The Kills, Klaxons, MSTRKFT among others, so this is quite the big night for the band. The cover charge is only $6 and will also feature garage band Siddartha, bass-music artist ASHTROBOT, alt-punk pop … [Read more...]

Interview: Conversations with Scanners


I suppose there should be some sort of filter for me ā€“ not for the writing (well, you might disagree if you ever get to the bottom of this one), but for me, the in-person person. At times I find myself way too involved ā€“ particularly, with those bands that I adore ā€“ and thereto often digging into a black hole of improper analyses, where Iā€™m comparing my own musicianship to theirs and also stepping into this gray space between the hold-back of opinion and the urge to run free with … [Read more...]