Liz Ohanesian of the LA Weekly (a onetime Boing Boing guestblogger) emailed me recently about a hip-hop DJ/producer in LA named Bei Ru. Liz did a story a few weeks ago about him and his new album, Little Armenia (L.A.).
"It's the best thing I've heard in a long time," Liz says, "If you're into stuff like DJ Shadow, you should check out his work."
"Bei Ru's album is based on samples from vintage Armenian albums, particularly obscure funk and soul releases from the '60s and '70s," Liz explains. "He spent a long time seeking out vinyl in LA and on his travels to Lebanon and Armenia. I think he perfectly captured Armenian-American culture in L.A."
NYC punk band The New York Rats is launching their new album on Sunday: it's a heavy vinyl LP with amazing sleeve art by Andrea Sicco; the album itself is Ramones-y, Husker-Du-ish uptempo punk that I've had on heavy rotation all week: it's 7:30PM on at Our Wicked Lady, 153 Morgan Ave, Brooklyn.
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Breaking into the indie video game market may be easier than you think. It all starts with an idea, and then it’s a matter of finding the right development platform to bring it to life. No matter what that platform is, it’s a good bet that it’s covered in the 2019 Game Dev & Design […]
Learning a new language like Spanish doesn’t have to be hard. Either you can buy a ticket to a Spanish-speaking country, immerse yourself in the culture and pick it up intuitively – or you can do it from the comfort of the chair you’re in right now by logging on to Rocket Spanish. There are […]
When it comes to Valentine’s Day gestures, we encourage you to make the date your own. But we’ve got to admit, you can’t beat the classic appeal of a well-picked, perfectly arranged bouquet of roses. And whether you need them delivered at home or to a long-distance lover, the best call is Teleflora’s Valentine’s Day […]