Friday, August 24
Friends of Friends
L.A. lad Shlohmo brings sample-based, song-oriented R&B turntablism to his recent Bad Vibes full-length, sautéeing lo-fi, hip-hop, dubstep and beautifully odd sound design. As for Salva, he's been known to jack bassy, jungly warehouse and ethereal ... More >>
Daiana FeuerWHAT: Amanda Jo WIlliams, Simon Stokes, John Carpenter, and Feeding People
WHERE: The Echo
Amanda Jo Williams' first Monday night residency show at the Echo set the bar high for this month's exploration of contemporary outlaw culture and family bands. John Carpenter ... More >>
hot music, hot dancing, hot couple.
Why do I like rock and why do you like country? Why does anyone like country, actually? Kidding! We kid, because we love. Seriously though--the most recent issue of Psychology of Music has a pretty interesting article on identity, music, and sexual attrac ... More >>
Most keep their shirts on, sorry guys!
[UPDATE, 1/27/2011: We listened to our beloved commenters, so here's "People's Choice: Commenters Pick 4 More Female Drummers in L.A. for Our List!"]
Do you like women? Do you like drums? Do you like women on drums? If you answered yes to any of these q ... More >>
Cuss words can be a lazy lyricist's exclamation points but, in the right hands, profanity affords a landscape of creativity and rhyme schemes that breathe new life into descriptions of coitus, anger, and self-reflection. There may not be enough amazing uses of "fuck," "ass," and "shit" in roc ... More >>
Frank FairfieldFile under Halloween-appropriate shows that you don't have to dress up for: Murder ballads -- those creepy little tomes to our dark side -- will be the fare tonight at the Echoplex for a group of artists assembled by the people behind the New Los Angeles Folk Festival.
And why ... More >>
Yoko OnoJohn Lennon would have turned 70 next week, and among the events celebrating the legendary Beatle are two shows this weekend featuring a reconstituted Plastic Ono Band, the loose collective of musicians Lennon assembled 40 years ago.
His widow Yoko Ono and son Sean Lennon (the musica ... More >>
The schedule for October 2nd is ready early but in good time to get to know some of the crazy sounds Manimal Vinyl has put together for this year's festival.
Tickets are available for $18 in advance or $20 at the door on Oct 2, 2010 at Pappy & Harriet's Pioneertown Saloon in a dusty desert ... More >>
"Repetition: A Tribute to David Bowie"Manimal Vinyl's charitable David Bowie tribute album, Repetition, is due out any day now.
All proceeds from the 2CD set (including MP3 sales) will go to War Child International, with a hugely impressive list of artists making musical contributions to the ... More >>
Daiana FeuerWelcome to the Jubilee
The first Silverlake Jubilee succeeded in bringing out the area's finest and strangest. There must have been one dog for every three people, permeating the event with cuteness and providing nature's best clean-up crew. Not one scrap from the 40 taco trucks a ... More >>
The free staging of the musical New. last weekend pulled a win for the avant-garde social scene. While experimental theater has long been a place for innovative social commentary by crafty bohemians like Beckett and Shakespeare, the emerging twentysomething generation hasn't much bothered to make th ... More >>
Here's an Earth Day thought: imagine that two narcissistic party girls--Nicole & Paris but with better vocabularies--survive the apocalypse and rebuild civilization according to their depraved self-serving desires. They destroy the world maybe twice in the process through song and dance. This ... More >>
Strumming a small child's guitar and tapping a giant bass drum that rattles like an earthquake, Amanda Jo Williams spins country-fried yarns about growing up in Georgia, hitchhiking to Woodstock, the men she's loved and the cosmos she abides by, with a voice somewhere between Minnie Mouse and ... More >>
While you were sleeping off NYE on Friday, LA-based Manimal Vinyl and Brit-based Duran Duran teamed up to announce the details of the label's forthcoming David Bowie tribute, which, as of this writing, is still unnamed.
Among the many potential highlights are covers of Bowie songs by the aforeme ... More >>
COMPREHENSIVE THEATER LISTINGSLATEST NEW REVIEWSSTAGE FEATURE on Poland, where theater is hipRACHEL ROSENTHAL AT 83
The Rachel Rosenthal Company (founded in 1989) is throwing a fundraiser to help celebrate the performance artist's 83rd birthday, past achievements and the upcoming publication o ... More >>