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Sean Parker continues to push the envelope on how the internet can be used to change societal norms.
What people are doing to fight this global problem.
FIDLAR (an acronym for “Fuck It Dog Life’s A Risk) is a group of Los Angeles party rockers with a devil may care attitude; their songs advocate a hedonistic lifestyle of indulgence in the important things --- partying, sex and skating. Finishing up a recent tour with The Hives, FIDLAR was likened to the Replacements and Dead Kennedys by LA Weekly. The guys dropped by our studio to share some of their music and tales from the road.
One BTR writer learns that getting free perks on your birthday isn't quite what it used to be.
Rodney King was found dead at the bottom of his swimming pool on June 17, 2012, at age 47. His beating by LA police in 1991, infamously caught on videotape, sparked a controversial trial and riots which exposed continuing racial tensions at the time. After King’s death, Reverend Al Sharpton said the beating "made America focus on the presence of profiling and police misconduct." This week on BTR Pulse, Lauren Hawker asks people about their memories of Rodney King and whether they think the issues surrounding those events have changed since then.
Based out of Los Angeles, RACES (formerly Black Jesus) blends bits of psych-rock, indie-pop, and even a little country twang for music that’s one moment guitar-driven and rollicking, and the next brimming with intense emotion and poppy hooks. The wild, but charming songs on the band’s Frenchkiss Records debut, Year Of The Witch, are further highlighted by frontman Wade Ryff’s raspy-textured, yearning vocals.
She may be a Joni Mitchell in the making, but LA-based singer-songwriter Kyla Graves didn’t always make her money through the explorative anecdotes of her guitar playing.
Get to know David Cope, a rising stand-up comic out of New York who is in the process of moving to LA for a dream and a girl.
Noah and the MegaFauna is an eccentric ensemble that sounds like a jazz-infused version of Devotchka. Influenced by “gypsy jazz” pioneer Django Reinhardt, the Los Angeles-based band features sharp blaring horns, big swinging rhythm guitar, frontman Noah Lit’s chilling, pained vocals, and an overall eerie and brooding, yet carnival-esque vibe. Their concept album, Anthems For A Stateless Nation, is a modern-day take on the Noah’s Ark story.
With the 84th Academy Awards just days away, BTR Pulse's Lauren Hawker asks New Yorkers for their thoughts and opinions on the film industry’s biggest night. From their favorite flicks to the politics behind the nominations, the locals weigh in.