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  • 12 months ago | The '80s Were Amazing

    In a small backyard in North Hollywood on a recent night, it's 1985. In between sips of Coors Light, the Flux Capacitors, the band, are turning on the flux capacitor inside the DeLorean that accompanies them at their live shows. (It's a real ...

  • 2 years ago | Culture Wars

    Many musicians don't seem to know what to make of the word "feminist." Lady Gaga, for example, has both denied the label and then adopted it. Ke$ha says she's a feminist "in some ways," and Kelly Clarkson won't touch the word with a 10-foot pole. ...

  • 2 years ago

    Alongside the four other doll-like, pitch-perfect women in her K-pop group, Amber Liu is out of place. She hails from Los Angeles, for starters. Her parents are Taiwanese. More than anything, though, it's her look. While her chic counterparts wear...

  • 2 years ago | Cutting-Room Floor

    For this week's music feature, we spent some time with 23-year-old rapper Lil Debbie. The Oakland native got her start with the Bay Area trio White Girl Mob before being kicked out in 2011 during a span of public infighting. See also: Our feature ...

  • 2 years ago

    Lil Debbie is 30 minutes late, and she is high. This is clear because she tweets, "hella high at this L.A. Weekly interview," a few minutes after sitting down (38 retweets, 147 favorites), and because later, while telling a story, she blanks and s...

  • 2 years ago | Ska

    Greg Behrendt started guitar lessons at 44; the He's Just Not That Into You author and comedian, now 50, cashed in on lessons with professional guitarist Michael Eisenstein, a birthday present from his wife. For Behrendt, the road to middle-aged s...


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