12 days ago | Fuck Guilty Pleasures
Let it never be said that I’m a man who can’t admit his own mistakes. Last week it was the authorship of “Slave Girl.” This week, it’s the best Metallica album. A couple years ago I made the bold claim that Metallica only made one truly great reco...
26 days ago | Fuck Guilty Pleasures
I’m fully aware that, since the dawn of the 21st century, the Goo Goo Dolls have been embarrassingly tepid MILFcore. Still, anytime someone name-checks the Goos as a symbol of mediocrity, I can’t help but judge them. How can anyone exhibit shamele...
2 months 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...
2 months 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...
3 months 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...
4 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 ...