It’s hard to believe it’s been a half-decade since the summer and fall of 2009, when Mono/Poly’s “Beatles Bitch” and “MS-14” acted as nitroglycerin inside Low End Theory. Dubstep had yet to defeat itself and the suplexing wobble and bass of his tracks was so heavy you didn’t even know to respond. They felt like […]
For the first time, all Low End Theory residents did an interview in the same room. It happens to be on the new episode of Shots Fired. Such things are made easier when your co-host is one of the five residents. If you’ve ever wondered the backstory behind one of the most influential music weeklies […]
In advance of the Low End Theory festival this weekend, we wrangled all five residents for the next episode of Shots Fired. It drops in the very near future, but in the meantime, here’s a clip of Daddy Kev, DJ Nobody, D-Styles, The Gaslamp Killer, and Nocando discussing the first Odd Future Show, held at […]
Will Schube has a two-track mind. James McCall wears many hats. He’s one of the best freestyle rappers on the planet. He’s a label head for Hellfyre Club,  quite possibly the most exciting label in otherground rap music. He’s the resident MC at the highly influential, Low End Theory Club in LA. He has a […]
For the last two episodes, the bass system bombers whose names are printed over the flames above, have opted to eradicate the guest format and stick to the residents. The idea (I imagine) is that it’s a closer approximation of the Low End Theory aesthetic, which evolves every month around a new iteration of what’s […]
 Jonah Bromwich got a paper cut while writing this. Go ahead, mourn the loss of collective DIY spaces like 285 Kent and Industry City. Indeed, the shuttering of these spaces and communities underscores the more ominous creep of gentrification, a problem so serious that even major city governments are beginning to acknowledge it. But we should also celebrate those spaces we […]
Max Bell also endorses the Howie Mandel and Fred Savage vehicle, Little Monsters. Nocando has been riding the wave for a minute. Low End Theory remains popping and popular as ever (ask  your local fire marshal). Hellfyre Club dropped one of last year’s best rappity-rap releases  (Dorner vs. Tookie) and will soon be headed to […]
Peter Holslin spent New Year’s on Nibiru Homeopathic practitioners tend to make shitty DJs. Yoga, acupuncture, deep-tissue massage—that’s all good stuff for the body. But what about the music, man? Unless it’s run by a Burner with a record collection, a place of holistic healing is likely to be filled with ambient schmaltz. Think MIDI […]
The Wayniac Moves in Silence November 21, 2013
Max Bell put beer in the school water fountains. Jonwayne has one of the best live sets around right now, rap or otherwise. I’ve seen him at least four times this year, and he’s managed to leave me captivated, spellbound, etc. each time — I cannot say the same of other rappers I’ve seen multiple times […]
Almost a year had elapsed since the last Low End Theory podcast. To be honest, I thought they might be quietly done. The night still cracks every Wednesday, but the podcasts seemed to be the best way to articulate the indefinable. There are only so many adjectives for “awesome” and at a certain point, saying […]