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Guest DJ | ROMA DASH

Last week, Roma Dash was found crammed in the wheel well of a Logan-LAX commercial plane. Luckily, we were there, and made a citizens' arrest on the spot; she never did make it to Coachella, despite her incessant chanting of Lana Del Rey's 'West Coast,' as we hauled her away.
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Speedy Ortiz Pick Up Momentum With ‘Real Hair’ EP

While Real Hair is comfortably familiar, it's no carbon-copy of what their debut full-length Major Arcana brought us last June. It embraces some different songwriting qualities that provide a distinction from what has come before, and their musical progression doesn't come at the cost of sacrificing what has made Speedy Ortiz so appealing to date: loud, intricate 90s-fuzz guitars and Sadie Dupuis' sharp lyrics and vocals.

Disco Naps Vol. 1: Los Angeles x Las Vegas

DISCO NAP n. \ˈdis-(ˌ)kō\ \ˈnap\ A short passage of sleep taken while dressed, with music playing, and the aim that one will not fall into deep sleep; thereby allowing the disco napper to relax and recharge, but also wake up and go out later.

Girl Barf: An interview with street artist Gabby Gonzales

The designer turned street artist may have only got her start spray painting the sides of buildings and walls in downtrodden alleyways nearly a year and half ago, but here squiggly-looking cast of characters, which are contrived from the stoned skateboarders and drunk hippie bums she runs into on the Hollywood streets, are a direct response to being out and about in the Los Angeles.
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Exciting an Age Old Craft: An interview with Best Dressed Signs

When was the last time you walked down the street and a sign actually caught your attention because it was aesthetically pleasing? The computer-designed, diecut vinyl lettering that litters a majority of business’ signs has undoubtedly created a creeping sameness in our cityscapes.