Jessie Nelson

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  • 9 years ago | EDM

    Osunlade, a veteran house music DJ hailing from Los Angeles, drops his Afro-Cuban/jazz/funk-influenced groove on downtown this weekend, thanks to the folks behind StraightNoChaser. Heading up his own label Yoruba Records, Osunlade's been making wa...

  • 11 years ago | Local Wire

    Xiu Xiu's emotionally charged synth-pop finds comfort in '80s music and late-20th-century composers, and finds inspiration in art-rock "do this or die" ideals. On its latest LP, Fabulous Muscles, the San Jose, California-based band pushes keyboard...

  • 12 years ago | Music News

    Grooves wound like tight metal coils, rinsed-out Rastafarian rhymes at 180 beats per minute, dark and dirty bass lines, jazz vocals sung over rolling rhythms -- these are the sounds of drum and bass. Old hat in the U.K. -- where it originated as "...

  • 12 years ago | Music News

    With music that lingers somewhere between nü-metal and screeching performance art, the Locust has grandiose plans to change perceptions of what metal can be. Plague Soundscapes, a blitzkrieg of razor-blade-sharp intricacies and non-audible ly...