7 days 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 ...
13 days 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 ...
5 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...
8 months ago
Apparently there are a lot of real country fans out there. So many, in fact, that we decided to do another list of ten contemporary artists with that timeless country sound. It’s not all Jason Aldean and songs that sound like Nickelback with an ov...
8 months ago | Country
This blog recently ran down the "10 Biggest Douchebags in Country Music." That's all well and good, but it only tells half the story - country is far from a moribund, cheesed-out genre. In fact, there are countless up-and-coming country craf...
9 months ago | Bars
"Reach in my pocket." "Huh?" "I'm not a pervert, dude. Just reach in my pocket." I'm talking with a self-described "cripple" named Wheels, in a motorized wheelchair. He can't get his own weed, so I extract it for him, along with a pipe. Wheel...