23 days ago | People 2015
One of the 54 fascinating Angelenos featured in L.A. Weekly's People Issue 2015. "I've always been about getting the chicks," says Omar Romero, 32, of Altadena, a man known not just for running Vinny's, one of the best barbershops in town, but als...
1 month ago | Punk
Nomads frontman Mike (just "Mike" — the band purposely cultivates an air of anonymity) recalls a time when he was touring Poland with an old band of his. "This guy came up to me and said, 'My friend wants to fight you.'" Mike was ready to go. Then...
1 month ago | Fuck Guilty Pleasures
What I’m about to say, I say with no trace of irony: Limp Bizkit are pretty awesome. In fact, so far as I can tell, they were the last good thing alt-rock radio had to offer. Let’s talk about their musical merits. I know that Fred Durst got a litt...
3 months ago | Art
Even if you don’t know who mononymous artist Coop is, you know his work. During the 1990s, his art graced album covers by such disparate artists as the Reverend Horton Heat, Lords of Acid and even Nirvana. You might know him from his zaftig devil ...
3 months ago | L.A. Stories
Unassumingly located in Monrovia, Resistor Records is Los Angeles County’s most lovingly curated record shop. Opened in October 2013 by erstwhile independent filmmaker Sean Sprinkel and Joe “Jah Paul Jo” Ramsey, late of The Prime Movers and Dread ...
7 months ago | Culture Wars
Much like you, dear reader, I was shocked and astounded that Randy Newman’s delightful 1983 pop gem “I Love L.A.” was left off of our “20 Best Songs Ever Written About L.A.” list. Imagine my dismay when our new editor, Andy Hermann, informed me th...