| Sep 25, 2013
| 6:00 AM
BARSTOW — In the dark, Doug Aitken's art train could be any other industrial locomotive parked at this Amtrak outpost, except for the trail of soft blue-and-white LED lights glimmering along the length of its nine cars. Since it left New York on...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 10:47 AM
Part ritualistic ceremony, part public art show, part corporate media event, artist Doug Aitken's “Station to Station” railroad art tour arrived at downtown Los Angeles’ Union Station on Thursday night, parading through the grand waiting...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Artist Doug Aitken, back home in Venice after three weeks crossing the country by train with the artists and musicians who joined his "Station to Station" traveling art exhibition, has yet to lose his sense of movement.
"It's weird," he said. "I...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 5:00 AM
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Those looking for evidence that the 10th annual FYF Fest had hit a Saturday afternoon peak found it during songwriter Ty Segall's set. As he and his band pushed a hard-strummed...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 8:15 AM
This year's fall pop music season offers your average 21st century bounty, one with so many colors, textures, varieties, personalities and avenues for consumption that it's pretty easy to frame an argument depending on mood or agenda.
| Aug 25, 2013
| 2:16 PM
There’s a difference between “electronic music” and “dance music,” and the FYF Fest has long lived in the spaces between them.
Maybe FYF’s bookers don’t have a particular interest in more orthodox dance music...
| Aug 17, 2013
| 10:00 AM
While working on her well-received 2012 album "Ekstasis," Los Angeles singer-composer Julia Holter crafted a song that was such a departure that she set it aside. The piece, "Maxim's II," was inspired by a famous scene in the 1958 movie musical "Gigi" and...
| Dec 14, 2011
WEDNESDAY: Bret Michaels is hilarious at Annapolis’ Rams Head Tavern. JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound tell the Ottobar why Baltimore is the new Brooklyn with the Bellevederes, the Evokatones, and DJ Robbie Fearless. Don’t miss: The Art...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 9:59 PM
Dan Deacon’s new album is titled “America” (Domino). Nothing like aiming high: It’s a song cycle on what it means to be a citizen of a troubled democracy, and you can dance to it. The classically trained Deacon works with an...
| Mar 24, 2011
| 4:35 PM
In the liner notes for the new Wye Oak album, "Civilian," Jenn Wasner explains that her new songs are about “aloneness (the positive kind)” and “loneliness (the horrible kind)." With help from Andy Stack, the other half of the Baltimore....