Chris Ziegler


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  • 2 years ago | Garage

    In the Red Records lives in a bright red (of course) shack hiding in the backyard of label founder Larry Hardy’s immaculate Eagle Rock bungalow. His home is so nice it should be on TV — and thanks to Maria Bamford’s Lady Dynamite, it was, featurin...

  • 3 years ago | LGBT

    At first, there was just one question L.A. Weekly needed answered about the band Smokey, and it was a simple one: You aren’t ... dead, right? “Jeez, you came up with a question we’ve never been asked before!” laughs Smokey producer EJ Emmons,...

  • 4 years ago | Weird Science

    The sound of the theremin is the sound of another world — of the UFO landing or the spirits speaking or the mystery that won’t ever let itself be solved. You’ve heard it even if you don’t know you’ve heard it, whether in the opening credits of som...

  • 7 years ago | People

    Roky Erickson, the most psychedelic Texan ever, sang of girls with coral snakes in their eyes. owleyes, a "huge" fan of Roky who lists Brion Gysin and Max Ernst as "family members," puts those visual collisions into his own work — in "å...

  • 7 years ago | People

    This is some kind of Sunday for Luis Arriaga. Wake up and go shoot .357s in Burbank, even though he's been scared of guns since losing his best friend to a drive-by. Then to a strip club as soon as it opens, watching hung-over dancers stomp across...

  • 8 years ago

    The Swans album Cop (1984) was one of the most crushing and intense albums not only of the '80s but of all time. Musically and lyrically, it is a dark and punishing ride. I don't know how many times I have played it. Live, their concerts still reg...


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