11 months ago
When it comes to the life of Bruce Haack, separating truth from fiction is not easy. The groundbreaking electronic music composer and inventor is said to have taught himself to play piano by age 3. By 8, he apparently was escaping his abusive moth...
1 year ago | L.A. Stories
In 1959 — as the last Victorian mansions of downtown's Bunker Hill were being flattened — an illustrator named Leo Politi drew each edifice for a self-published book he titled simply, Bunker Hill. Politi, who made his mark as the author of over 30...
1 year ago | Pop Music. Ever Heard of It?
From July 25 through August 3, the International Pop Overthrow – an annual janglefest featuring the latest in power-pop talent – returns to Los Angeles for its 17th year. IPO, as the event is affectionately known, remains the number-one showcase f...
1 year ago | Premiere
Ophelia Slowly finds Guy Blakeslee - leader of neo-psych act The Entrance Band - reflecting on Shakespeare's most tragic heroine in an artful song cycle. Produced by Chris Coady, whose credits include production for the Yeah Yeah Yeahs ...
1 year ago | Stuff Music Critics Like
Seventies ambient pioneers Robert Bearns and Ron Dexter may be the unlikeliest psychedelic heroes in today's underground music world. Indie reissue label Real Gone Music will release a retrospective of the best from their New Age-y six volume LP s...
1 year ago | People We Like
Stephen Kalinich's A World of Peace Must Come is a spoken word curio produced by Beach Boy Brian Wilson in 1969. First released on CD six years ago, it flew under the radar, but later this month, reissue dynamo Light in the Attic Records will...