3 days ago | Holidays
When Patrick Pedraza, formerly of Oxnard punk rock band No Motiv (on Vagrant Records), had his first child at the age of 40, he had no idea just how much his life was about to change. Having previously spent his days playing music and surfing, he ...
4 days ago | Premiere
Rancho Santa Margarita post-hardcore band Movements formed in 2015 and landed a deal with Fearless Records after just one local gig. Fortune favors the brave, and the band threw themselves into their work. The Outgrown Things EP saw them pick up n...
4 days ago | Best of L.A.: Music
Frontman Zach Stokell eyeballs the crowd, throwing a sneaky, knowing smile to a face he recognizes. The musicians surrounding him — guitarists Chris Vallee and Nao Nakashima, bassist Mark Belko and drummer Joey Cotero — hold themselves in place wh...
5 days ago | Education
Several African-American candidates for an opening on the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD)’s Board of Trustees are challenging the board's decision to put David Vela in the seat to replace Sydney Kamlager-Dove, who is leaving for a s...
5 days ago | Best of L.A.: Music
As we do every year, L.A. Weekly is celebrating local music with our Music Issue. This year is slightly different, as we're incorporating the music elements of the Best of L.A. issue as well, resulting in an informed glimpse at local music that we...
6 days ago | Rock That's, Like, Classic
When Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek died at the age of 74 five years ago, he left an enormous hole in rock & roll. This is undeniable. Manzarek’s keys work was arguably as integral to the Doors sound as Jim Morrison’s sensual drawl, and fans both ...