Back in the 1990s, before every moment of every party was posted online in real time, magazine’s like URB were the best place to get a good look at the amazing rave scene happening in and around Los Angeles. A new book, ”DANCEFLOOR THUNDERSTORM: Land Of The Free, Home Of The Rave,” re-captures that energy, with hundreds of photos shot between 1996-2000 in Southern California’s thriving rave culture. The book has a Kickstarter page, where you can pre-order your own copy, snag a classic rave photo print, and even have your own vintage rave picture appear in the pages. …MORE
We sent embedded URB photo staffer Paulo Von Borries to roll with our friends and family at Stones Throw Records for their premiere event for label documentary Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton (This Is Stones Throw Records). Hitting us up via satellite phone (or Google Voice, whichever floats your boat), we caught up with Paulo after escaping Destro (see this article for that story) to get a man on the street report on the goings on at the event.
On approaching the venue and weaving his way through the mass of people that had pooled up at the Exchange LA, Paulo described the scene as …
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When you ask us which cover URB is most proud of, inevitably our 2004 Next 100 issue featuring TV on the Radio‘s first national exposure comes to mind. And you shoulda been at our Coachella afterparty they played the same month. So we’ve obviously been antsy since the group took a hiatus after their 2007 album, Dear Science, to work on solo albums, act in movies, and play bass in Jane’s Addiction.
Today, Pitchfork is reporting that the guys are in fact back in the studio, working on their fifth …