Roundup: Flying Lotus & Friends, U-N-I Hats, Dublab Art, Jogger + Nite Jewel

Quick bloggy bits from around the L.A. underground (and up):

  1. Flying Lotus Hosts Epic B-Day Jam w/ Computer Jay, Shafiq Husayn, Gaslamp Killer, Matthewdavid, many more (MP3)
  2. Inglewood Rap Duo U-N-I Designs Lakers-Inspired Hat (MP3)
  3. Dublab Holds Art Auction Featuring Sumi Ink Club, Travis Millard…
  4. Tonight, Free: Jogger, Nite Jewel, and Kozy(ndan) at Calling All Kids

    (via West Coast Sound, via LA Weekly)
    *If you like it, then you better put a tweet on it.

    Best Of Supplement: Coffee + Stones Throw, Shafiq Husayn, HEALTH’s Golden Ticket, & Leaving MP3s

    Four more for good measure: L.A. bests from the Weekly’s blog, half-disguised as news stories, all worthy of your attention. If you like it, then you better put a tweet on it.

    *This is taking place of the “news roundup” for the week.

    INCHES001: Local revolutions w/ Mika Miko, Xasthur, Rx Bandits, Castledoor, Shafiq Husayn

    I’m exceedingly proud to announce the debut of my new weekly vinyl column, “INCHES” on the LA Weekly music blog, West Coast Sound. The full title of the inaugural installment is “INCHES001: Local revolutions, pt.1 — five L.A. vinyl exclusives revealed and reviewed.”

    This edition features five releases by L.A.-area artists on L.A.-area labels — Mika Miko (PPM), Xasthur (Hydra Head), RxBandits (Sargent House), Castledoor (Seven Inch Project), and Shafiq (Poo-Bah) — that either are not available on CD, or sport a drool-worthy design. A free MP3 accompanies each writeup, along with a photo of the package shot, for better or for worse, by yours truly.

    Mika Mikos We Be Xuxa (PPM)

    Mika Miko's We Be Xuxa (PPM)

    Future installments will include up-to-date reviews of wax by L.A. artists and/or L.A. imprints, profiles on local vinyl shops and labels, cratedigger-curated selections, swap meet outings, and whatever else seems like a good idea at the time. If you haven’t clicked over there already, please do so here.