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Scott Gilmore’s a Californian Homebody Making Music for the Great Outdoors

We spoke to the LA musician ahead of the release of his Balearic-infused mini-masterpiece on International Feel.
Josh Baines
6.13.17
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thump news

Californian Clubbers Are One Step Closer to Partying Until 4 AM

A bill proposing the extension of alcohol service hours was just approved by the California Senate.
Krystal Rodriguez
6.1.17
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thump news

California State Senator Introduces Bill to Allow Alcohol Service Until 4 A.M.

The bill would allow local jurisdiction to determine how long bars and restaurants may serve alcohol.
Britt Julious
2.20.17
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thump news

Grimes Digs Deep Into Her Costume Closet for “California” Video

Watch the Canadian art-pop star play dress-up in new visual for the 'Art Angels' highlight.
Benjamin Boles
5.9.16
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house

Cassius Dreams Up a Dance Isle Paradise on New Album

'Ibifornia' features guest spots from Mike D, Cat Power, Pharrell, and members of One Republic and Portugal. The Man
Michael Scott Barron
4.1.16
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thump exclusive stream

Fred Falke's New Video Is a Disco-Drenched California Flashback

"French touch" pioneer partners with Los Angeles radio legend "Shotgun" Tom Kelly.
Joshua Glazer
12.2.15
Desert Hearts
Desert Hearts

We Asked the Beautiful Hippies at Desert Hearts to Describe Their Style in One Sentence

We went deep into the Mojave for the San Diego crew's third annual bacchanal. Radical self expression is an understatement.
David Garber
11.10.15
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American Icons

Meet DJ Johnny Basil, the Man You Wish You Were

Or, how a Californian disco DJ embodies everything diametrically opposed to the British psyche.
Josh Baines
11.3.15
California
California

Before You Go On: A-Trak

In our new THUMP Shorts series, we harass your favorite DJs with some of life's many questions—seconds before they go on stage.
Jemayel Khawaja
10.19.15
California
California

TBD Festival Challenged the LA/SF Culture Monopoly in California

The THUMP-presented Sacramento weekender made a powerful statement to the West Coast festival scene.
David Garber
9.24.15
Festival Season!
Festival Season!

How TBD Festival Went From a One Day Hotel Party to Sacramento’s Creative Epicenter

Before heading out west for the THUMP Presented festival, we caught up with founder Michael Hargis to hear about how it all came to be.
David Garber
9.11.15
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thump presents

​THUMP Presents a Weekend of Indie-Dance Awesomeness at California's TBD Fest

Pretty Lights, Chance the Rapper, The Glitch Mob and more headline the genre-spanning Californian festival this year.
THUMP Staff
7.30.15