25 days ago | Interviews
Days away from his 73rd birthday this June, Brian Wilson ploughs ahead into his endless summer. The former Beach Boy’s 11th solo album, No Pier Pressure, has just been released. He’s embarking on a world tour this month, and the Wilson biopic Love...
2 months ago | People 2015
One of the 54 fascinating Angelenos featured in L.A. Weekly's People Issue 2015. Talk to Franklin Bell, and there are three things he'll gladly tell you: "I'm 80 years old, I'm legally blind, and I love to play the blues. I like all music — don't ...
2 months ago | Crafting
One of the 54 fascinating Angelenos featured in L.A. Weekly's People Issue 2015. Julie Peasley lives in a small Silver Lake apartment above a bicycle shop, with five cats and the most prevalent subatomic particles in the universe. Protons, neutron...
4 months ago | Film and TV
If you think — and want to continue to think — that Brian Wilson played that signature roller-rink organ on "California Girls," read no further. If you've labored under the illusion that Karen Carpenter tapped out that delicate drum part on "Close...
6 months ago | Indie Rock and Stuff
Dengue Fever vocalist Chhom Nimol sings mainly in her native tongue of Khmer. So unless you speak the language or are a snap with Rosetta Stone, you’re not going to know what she’s saying. Now, the band’s guitarist and co-songwriter Zac Holtzman r...
6 months ago | L.A. Stories
You are a beautiful Cambodian woman. You are a gifted vocalist, a star in your homeland. You have been in the United States for only a matter of months. You speak no English. You are singing in your native tongue for fellow Cambodians at the Drago...