2012 IndieCade Shows its Force

Last weekend I got the chance to visit IndieCade, a festival of independent games in the L.A. neighborhood of Culver City. Featuring galleries of video, board and card games, developer competitions, titles like Guacamelee and Aatheuo and presentations by game industry bosses, it was an awfully fun convention to visit. The underlying feelings I left with were of exhilaration and awe at the creativity of the ideas I saw and the resolve by their authors to realize them. 2353

LIVE REVIEW: Ladyhawke Reverberates at The Echo

The synth-indie rock artist Ladyhawke performed at The Echo in Los Angeles on Monday night, staging a wonderful, joyful show which featured most of her musical repertoire. It was a packed evening at the venue as four artists preceded her 11th-hour entrance, including the rock-electro band American Royalty, who toured with Ladyhawke on her visit to the U.S. and Canada. Originally slated to perform at the nearby Echoplex in Los Angeles, CA on Tuesday night, Monday's event was the last of her 16-day, 11-show North American tour, so degrees of tiredness and excitement for a final vocal push may have