Music
Text Message Interview with GIRLPOOL, by Chan Plett

Text Message Interview with GIRLPOOL, by Chan Plett

A heatwave surfed through the landscape of a particularly warm Saturday, the 17th, delivering dreams scored to the sounds of a mango smoothie-filled pool and the pounding of a belly tom. The reverie raged on…carrying the wild shrieks and synched symphonies of a two-piece rock band that is presently (and very successfully) strumming their way through...
DEAD SUMMER 2K13: We killed it.

DEAD SUMMER 2K13: We killed it.

Summer's over, Dummies. And these 3 shows killed it. Check out the gallery below, featuring snaps from Echo Park Rising, Burger Records' end-of-the-summer extravaganza BURGER BASH featuring The Garden, Tashaki Miyaki, and Cherry Glazerr at the Warehouse in El Monte, and finally, Body/Head at The Echo.
Stoner in a Strange Land: LOLIPOP RECORDS Opening by Ian Dick Jones

Stoner in a Strange Land: LOLIPOP RECORDS Opening by Ian Dick Jones

It was 2:34 pm on Saturday, July 13th when I realized I was on the wrong side of Glendale Blvd. I stared at the crowd of hipsters gathering outside Lolipop Records' new storefront and recording studio in Echo Park and felt like I was about to compete in the Hipster Olympics.
FUTURE EYES Foto Show

FUTURE EYES Foto Show

L.A.'s purveyor of sight-altering kaleidoscopic fashion frames, Future Eyes, hosted its very first photo show at The L.A. Fort on Saturday night. All walks of our city's occult DIY community gathered to view crowd-sourced photographs taken through the very same crystals used inside their fashion frames
Letters from our Objects: Talking Hues

Letters from our Objects: Talking Hues

Rebekah Weikel is a publisher and project curator. She operates Penny-Ante Editions out of Los Angeles, and her contribution to DUM DUM Issue No. 3 is this lovely cassette recording.
FMLY FEST 2011: A crowd-sourced photo experiment

FMLY FEST 2011: A crowd-sourced photo experiment

Last year for FMLY Fest, DUM DUM installed disposable cameras throughout the corners, stages and art vendors, asking attendees to capture their own experiences of the event. If you're wondering to expect for the final day of the festival--which is going on right now!--click through our spankin' new gallery and then head over to...
PLEASE LOVE ME: A Volume of Polite Desires Taleen Kalenderian

PLEASE LOVE ME: A Volume of Polite Desires

Taleen Kalenderian

All the songs on PLEASE LOVE ME: A Volume of Polite Desires were collected in February 2012 during a heavy spell of heartache, when I traversed the entire Internet to find track names containing the word "please." Please love me. Please please me. Please release me. It was finally made into a mix for L.A. Zine...
WaxPhil L.A. #18: Records at The Last Bookstore, Watership Down Soundtrack Christina Gubala

WaxPhil L.A. #18: Records at The Last Bookstore, Watership Down Soundtrack

Christina Gubala

"Waxing Philosophical, L.A.” is DUM DUM’s monthly column written by Christina Gubala, co-founder of L.A.’s premier cassette-tape label, Complicated Dance Steps. A die-hard vinyl collector, you can find her spinning records at local bars near you.
Summer Fun Time Society presents: DUM DUM Resident band TULIPS!

Summer Fun Time Society presents: DUM DUM Resident band TULIPS!

Remember DEAD SUMMER? Well, the folks behind the party, Summer Fun Time Society, have put together a fan-fucking-tastic bill tonight at Five Star Bar DTLA, including a closing set by DUM DUM resident band TULIPS.
WaxPhil (ATL!) #17: Criminal Records, The Heptones' On The Run (1982) Christina Gubala

WaxPhil (ATL!) #17: Criminal Records, The Heptones’ On The Run (1982)

Christina Gubala

"Waxing Philosophical, L.A.” is DUM DUM’s monthly column written by Christina Gubala, co-founder of L.A.’s premier cassette-tape label, Complicated Dance Steps. A die-hard vinyl collector, you can find her spinning records at local bars near you. September's installment brings you a special out-of-state edition, featuring Criminal Records in Atlanta.
WaxPhil L.A. #16: Mt. Analog in Highland Park, Light In The Attic presents Country Funk 1969-1975 Christina Gubala

WaxPhil L.A. #16: Mt. Analog in Highland Park, Light In The Attic presents Country Funk 1969-1975

Christina Gubala

"Waxing Philosophical, L.A.” is DUM DUM’s monthly column written by Christina Gubala, co-founder of L.A.’s premier cassette-tape label, Complicated Dance Steps. A die-hard vinyl collector, you can find her spinning records at local bars near you.
WaxPhil L.A. #15: Origami Vinyl, Dent May's Do Things Christina Gubala

WaxPhil L.A. #15: Origami Vinyl, Dent May’s Do Things

Christina Gubala

"Waxing Philosophical, L.A.” is DUM DUM’s monthly column written by Christina Gubala, co-founder of L.A.’s premier cassette-tape label, Complicated Dance Steps. A die-hard vinyl collector, you can find her spinning records at local bars near you.