MUSIC / Conversation

Established musician Mackenzie Scott, known by her stage name TORRES, and Grammy nominated folk musician Brandi Carlile first became acquainted when Scott was the ... More

Torres

Interview by Brandi Carlile

Chaz Bear, or Toro y Moi as his music fans know him, signed to Carpark Records in 2009, months after graduating the University of ... More

Toro y Moi

Interview by Mac DeMarco

Inspired by the punk shows they saw growing up in Los Angeles, Jennifer Clavin and her sister Jessica founded their first band, Mika Miko, ... More

Jennifer Clavin

Interview by Cecilia Della Peruti

Long Beach native and rapper Vince Staples opens his newest EP, Prima Donna, by singing “This Little Light of Mine” with such weariness that ... More

Vince Staples

Discussion with Kilo Kish

I met Jenny O. in 2010 when we played in a couple of musical projects together. Immediately, I fell in love with her voice ... More

Jenny O.

Interview by Rain Phoenix

Last year, Anderson .Paak was credited on six songs on Dr. Dre’s Compton (though his vocals appeared on more) and began his meteoric rise ... More

Anderson .Paak

Interview by Talib Kweli & Live Performance

I met Kevin at a bar, or maybe a bar is where we talked about how neither of us remember where we met. One ... More

Kevin Morby

Live Performance & Interview by Rodrigo Amarante

Los Angeles-based artist and musician Liv Marsico is the founder, vocalist and drummer of Liphemra—a portmanteau of Marsico’s first name and “ephemeral.” Marsico has ... More

Liphemra

Fashion Shoot by Arvida Byström & Interview

Ezra Furman is the kind of person the old world might try to tame and dilute. This is, in part, what makes Ezra so ... More

Ezra Furman

Interview by Du Blonde

It is important to let life’s chaos seep into the creative process. Artists of all disciplines use different means to push themselves into unknown ... More

John Cale

Interview by Luke Temple

Kurt Vile wrote b’lieve i’m goin down… during the nighttime, and that essential weight remains beneath the warmth of his banjo and casual turns ... More

Kurt Vile

Interview by Matty McLoughlin

Have You in My Wilderness is musician Julia Holter’s pronounced conversion from her academic roots to a more pop-accessible venture. Holter’s classical training began ... More

Julia Holter

Interview by Nite Jewel

I’m always amazed at the chain reactions in life. This present interview with Motopony finds its roots in a random encounter on a sidewalk ... More

Motopony

Interview by Julien Barbagallo

Multi-talented artists Ariana Delawari and Nicole Disson are interested in changing the landscape of storytelling, starting in Los Angeles. Delawari is a filmmaker and ... More

Ariana Delawari x Nicole Disson

In conversation

Musician Moby frequently performs his powerful and emotionally evocative music to help raise money at charity fundraisers for organizations such as The Art of ... More

Moby

The Art of Philanthropy

With a tonal darkness that borders on infernal, Chelsea Wolfe has been building and experimenting with nearly every genre of music since the age ... More

Chelsea Wolfe

Fashion Shoot by Cameron McCool & Interview

If Cayucas conjures a quixotic version of California—a golden haze of coastline, hills and palm trees—the band has accomplished what they set out to ... More

Cayucas

Interview with Mathieu Santos

Last year’s Cavalo marked the first solo release of Brazilian musician Rodrigo Amarante, whose music has moved lithely between continents – from Brazil to ... More

Rodrigo Amarante

Interview by Antony Langdon & Performance

Giving up the drum machine and home-recording of her former albums, Colleen Green has taken to the studio for her third album with the ... More

Colleen Green

Interview by Jake Orrall & Performance

Listen to Angel Olsen once and, without really thinking too hard about it, you’ll listen again. At first quiet, bare and lovely, Burn Your ... More

Angel Olsen

Interview by Kevin Morby

In a time when people look to the newest Disney prodigy, big ass or backwoods YouTube sensation to become the next pop icon, how ... More

Elliphant

Fashion Shoot & Interview

To look back at Jason Molina’s music career is to confront a certain mythos – not one with the veneer of fame or fortune, ... More

Jason Molina

Interview with collaborators

I first became aware of William Basinski after his seminal collection of The Disintegration Loops was compiled and released via Temporary Residence. Not being ... More

William Basinski

by Joe McKee

It was 1 am Easter Sunday 2004. The band 16 Horsepower had just left the Bowery Ballroom’s stage as I climbed the stairs to ... More

DAVID EUGENE EDWARDS

by Michael Mundy

At that time, a mutual friend named Howard Greynolds suggested our making some kind of collaborative recording for his label, Overcoat Recordings. We all ... More

CALEXICO & IRON & WINE

by Sam Beam