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Sofi Tukker are Tucker Halpern and Sophie Hawley-Weld.; Credit: Shane Lopes

Back to the Desert: Sofi Tukker's Coachella Return

Making their second appearance at Coachella this year is L.A.-based electro-pop duo Sofi Tukker. For members Sophie Hawley-Weld and Tucker Halpern, their debut at the world-renowned festival came in 2017 and it remains one of the highpoints of their career thus far, having formed three years earlier....
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Miranda Lee Richards Releases Her Existential Beast

Singer-songwriter Miranda Lee Richards has packed a hell of a lot into her career so far. The San Francisco native modeled in Paris, Kirk Hammett of Metallica gave her guitar lessons, and she was briefly a member of The Brian Jonestown Massacre. Her 2001 debut solo album, The Herethereafter, was released by Virgin Records, and her fourth full-length, Existential Beast, dropped last year through Invisible Hands Music. She performs at Zebulon this week, a show billed as "an evening of post-feminist, experimental/folk/pop," so we chatted about what we can expect, and more......

10 Best New Restaurants in Los Angeles 2016

With these restaurants and many others, Los Angeles proved once again in 2016 that it's up to the task of maintaining its newfound respect in the culinary world, and can easily retain the title of America's most interesting dining scene....
Kenny Summit on the decks at Cure and the Cause; Credit: The Tommy B

There's More to This Dance Club Than a "No Laptop" Rule

Cure and the Cause's moment of viral notoriety played out like a game of telephone. It started when Kenny Summit, co-owner of the Glendale house music club, took to Facebook with a decree: "No more laptops in the DJ booth." It wasn't an outright ban. Summit made exceptions for turntablists,......
Tom DeLonge; Credit: Photo by Johnny Buzzerio

Tom DeLonge's New Sekret Machines Project Takes a Serious Look at UFOs

Tom DeLonge is many things: co-frontman of Blink-182 and chief purveyor of their trademark toilet humor. The entrepreneur behind Modlife, a digital platform designed to give artists more control over their music. Founder of the clothing companies Atticus and Macbeth Footwear. And the mastermind of Angels & Airwaves, the neo–prog-rock......
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Restaurant Review: Kali Defies Clichés — It's Just Good

It's an oft-spouted cliché that humans eat first with their eyes. In the age of Instagram, though, that bon mot might be taken one step further — sometimes we eat only with our eyes. Follow enough restaurants, blogs or social "influencers" on any app and your feed can become as......
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