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Kim Fowley; Credit: Photo by Kara Wright

10 of the Biggest L.A. Music Biz Assholes

From flat-broke chart-toppers TLC to producer Norman Petty laying down after-hours overdubs that allowed him to steal half of Buddy Holly’s song publishing rights, the music business has been reliably populated by some of the worst ripoff artists and bad-faith practitioners in the history of humanity. Naturally, Los Angeles has hosted many of the absolute lowest, and each one of these individuals — almost all uniformly black-hearted dastards — bears both close examination and endless excoriation....
DJ FuntCase and MC Dino at Xcellerated; Credit: Chris Leatherwood

Xcellerated Celebrates Five-Year Anniversary

Attendance numbers at electronic dance music festivals are staggering. According to the Las Vegas Sun newspaper, this year’s Electric Daisy Carnival had 400,000 festivalgoers through its gates over its three-day stretch. Even for the seasoned EDM aficionado, however, there still is a genre within electronic dance music’s wide expanse of styles that is largely unfamiliar, drum & bass....
LA Weekly