The Gaslamp Killer is attempting to reboot his career and it’s splitting the scene in half

Ten months after he was accused on social media of drugging and raping two women in 2013, and nine months after filing defamation lawsuits against his accusers, The Gaslamp Killer returned to live performing last week with a series of three shows called Airplane Mode. The first show played out like a triumphant comeback. But the following night’s show in Long Beach was canceled in response to community protests.

Beat Cinema carries the torch for Los Angeles' Beat Scene

The influence of Low End Theory - the L.A. club night that just ended its 12-year run as the country’s most vital proving ground for experimental, bass-loving producers - has spread to nearly every corner of the globe. Still, it’s a surprise to hear an LET-style mix of cosmic synths and West Coast boom-bap emanating from a yacht cruising past the bayfront mansions and swanky seafood restaurants of Newport Beach.
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