[Editor's note: Weekly scribe Jeff Weiss's column, "Bizarre Ride," appears on West Coast Sound every Wednesday. His archives are available here.]
You can't quite call Andrew Lojero a promoter. It does him a disservice to say that he "throws shows." What he does is closer to arranging love letters t ... More >>
Remember that time in college you walked into your dorm room and found the weird guy from down the hall sitting on your bed smelling your shirts? This is just like that but less creepy and more organized.
Last night Cinefamily hosted a Pheromone Party, thrown by Pheromone Party creator, filmmaker, ... More >>
KCRW Broadcast #157 for Saturday, March 24, 2012
See also: Henry Rollins: The Column! Memphis on My Mind
Fanatics! It's Blues time in St. Louis Missouri! While you listen to our show, that's where I will be. I thought it appropriate that we spend a bit of time with some very pure and direct sounds ... More >>
[Look for your weekly fix from the one and only Henry Rollins right here on West Coast Sound every Thursday, and come back tomorrow for the awesomely annotated playlist for his Saturday KCRW broadcast.]
I came back to Los Angeles a few days ago with 32 shows behind me on this tour, in England, Ir ... More >>
Today is Valentine's day. We mention that in the event that you have been living in a cave. On Mars. With your eyes closed and your fingers in your ears. In any event, being that it is Valentine's day, we thought we'd take this opportunity to discuss the role of music and musical taste in increasin ... More >>
Timothy Norris[The one and only Henry Rollins contributes a weekly column and far-reaching reportage to the music section of the LA Weekly. Look for your weekly Henry Rollins fix right here on West Coast Sound every Wednesday and make sure to tune in to Henry's KCRW radio show every Saturday ... More >>
Courtesy of KCRW.Chef Rick Bayless.Now that chef Rick Bayless has succeeded in finally introducing Los Angeles to authentic Mexican cuisine, he's introducing us to authentic music.
The controversial Chicago chef behind (well sorta kinda behind) recently opened upscale Mexican restaurant Red ... More >>
Maura LanahanOur eminent columnist, Mr. Henry Rollins![The one and only Henry Rollins will be contributing a weekly column and far-reaching reportage to the music section of the LA Weekly. Look for your weekly Henry Rollins fix right here on West Coast Sound every Friday and make sure to tune ... More >>
E.Z. WrightsonAt Al Green's concert at the Greek Theater on Saturday night, there were few surprises.
The Pointer Sisters--Anita, Ruth, and Ruth's granddaughter Sadako Johnson--played an enthusiastic hour-long opening set, boogieing onstage in stilettos and slinky black dresses (and then red ... More >>
Al GreenYou've perhaps debated the lineup, read Nightranger's survival guide, gotten the reasoned perspective from Falling James, seen a certain local blog's mixtape and even tried to gauge the hippie traffic patterns.
You either have the compunction for Sunset Junction, or you don't.
Fact ... More >>
Some might say this was the finest work Jason Bateman would ever do.
20. Al Green-Lay It Down (Blue Note)
What more did you want from Al Green? Did you want him to wear Levar Burton sunglasses and use auto-tune? Did you want him to do a ladies only tour? Did you want him to employ interplanet ... More >>
Because playing these albums in flagrante delicto is the only romantic gesture lamer than offering a woman a fish sandwich.
10. Cornball Stevie Wonder Songs (I.E. "You are the Sunshine of My Life." "I Just Called to Say I Love You")
I'm not going to tell you that these songs don't serve a ... More >>
Deerhoof, Fallou Dieng and Gnarls Barkley, Hollywood Bowl, July 27
Photos by Timothy Norris
(Click here for more photos from the show.)
Rhythm wrestled with rock last night at the Hollywood Bowl in a perfectly programmed bill that showcased three different notions on the interplay among percussio ... More >>