Some 10,000 music lovers invaded Los Angeles' Chinatown neighborhood this past Saturday -- and they weren't coming for the hot and sour soup. An odd-ball collection of bands, from metal heads Converge to local noise punks No Age, gathered in the 'hood's State Historic Park for FYF Fest, formerly know as Fuck Yeah Fest. The concert, now in its sixth year, aimed to raise awareness for the Golden State's imperiled park system -- and bring fans of new music together to rock out. Mission accomplished.
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 »