Why they matter: It's impossible to take your eyes off singer Liela Moss. She belts out Grace Slick-style come-ons while alternating between dancer poses and hair-tossing stage romps. And she's ably backed by her band's sultry, aggressive blues rock.
You should know: Moss recently added "fashion muse" to her resume. Designer Alexander McQueen crafted a limited edition clothing line-- inspired by Moss -- for Target stores. -- Peter Gaston
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Alessandro Cortini tends to surround himself with darkness. The Italian producer is most infamous as a torturer of modular synths and other bleak electronics for Los Angeles’ most famous industrial-goths, Nine Inch Nails. His previous solo LP, Sonno, slinked out on Prurient’s Hospital Productions — a bastion of the crepuscular, if there ever was one. And… More »