V.24 No.13 | 3/26/2015
Drake If You're Reading This It's Too Late · Chief Keef Sorry 4 the Weight
By Elliot Pearson
This week we listened to If You’re Reading This, It’s Too Late and Sorry 4 The Weight. Now with recommended singles!
V.21 No.9 | 3/1/2012
Photo courtesy of Jamalski
Jamalski gets live tonight
By Jessica Cassyle Carr [ Fri Mar 2 2012 2:35 PM ]
MC Jamalski is spending some time in New Mexico and performs at Moonlight Lounge tonight. Read Geoffrey Plant’s interview with him here.
Photo courtesy of Jamalski
Joyful Altruistic Metaphysical Ageless Lover Seeks Knowledge Internally
By Geoffrey Plant
V.21 No.1 | 1/5/2012
Mean green rapping machines
By Jessica Cassyle Carr [ Tue Jan 10 2012 5:15 PM ]
In an article originally published in E: The Environmental Magazine, Christopher Weber writes about a hip-hop movement with a environmental message. Read about it here: Tuning Into Environmental Hip-Hop
Tuning Into Environmental Hip-Hop
New songs about green jobs, alternative energy and better air quality hit the ’hood
By Christopher Weber
A new wave of green hip-hop is challenging America’s food systems and our relationship with nature.
V.20 No.36 | 9/8/2011
Scene and Heard
By Sam Adams
L.A. rapper Scarub and Chicago’s Robust headlined an iteration of the Vinyl & Verses series at Burt's Tiki Lounge on Wednesday, Aug. 31—see the show in photos.
V.20 No.12 | 3/24/2011
R.I.P. Nate Dogg
By Jessica Cassyle Carr [ Thu Mar 17 2011 3:19 PM ]
My homie Kevin sent me this message after learning that Long Beach rapper Nate Dogg died on Tuesday at 41: “I can’t believe it ... or maybe I just don't want to. But the rhythm is no longer the bass, and the bass is no longer the treble.”
V.20 No.8 | 2/24/2011
An underground MC’s road isn’t paved in gold
By Marisa Demarco
Busdriver has never been a superstar. But if someone gave him the keys to the music-industry-mobile, he says he would surely go for a ride.
V.19 No.20 | 5/20/2010
By Patricia Sauthoff [ Thu May 20 2010 2:36 PM ]
OMG! It’s summer. Y’know how I know? I mean, other than the short skirts all around town.
Bass baby. It’s blaring out of cars all over Central. Just now, on a quick ciggie break I got a taste of the old school. N.W.A.’s “F* Tha Police,” Onyx’s “Slam” (seriously, and that was NOT expected) and a little throwback from a few years ago, Gnarls Barkley’s “Crazy.” Yay!
I love cruisin’ music, though I’m never too good at choosing my own selections. In high school my best friend and I went for a little Main Street U.S.A. drive through downtown Silver City -- where she’d just moved -- blasting Smashing Pumpkins. Naturally, we got some funny looks, but eventually she made friends anyway. (In my own defense, I at least made sure her Grateful Dead CD stayed where it belonged, in the case under the seat.)
V.18 No.43 | 10/22/2009
Tears of a clown
By Kyle Eustice
Cracker • alternative rock • Camper Van Beethoven at Launchpad
How to Please a Pecker at Self Serve
A Spiritual Awakening at Pippin ContemporaryMore Recommented Events ››