Ever heard of Echo Park? It's great there! The neighborhood's eponymous lake just re-opened, and there's tons of great bands milling about in the area as well. As such, plenty of cool music videos have been shot in the vicinity, ranging from budgets that could be described as "small," "no," and "bi ... More >>
The Slips The Slits Tribute The Echo 1-15-12 See also: R.I.P. Ari Up of the Slits, Dead at 48 One of The Slits' earliest and most iconic songs was their 1979 single "Typical Girls," but there was never anything typical about the way the British coven infused their punk-pop ditties with subversive ... More >>
Also, Eleni Mandell, Steve Reich, Call Us Forgotten and others
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Honoring the Slits singer with a never-before-published interview
Crom: All Hail Those who Fail from Peliculas Cochinas on Vimeo. [This week's print edition of the LA Weekly boasts an exclusive interview with Will Crom from Crom, LA's raddest cult metal band. "Crom's 17th annual metal war on Christmas unfolds Dec. 19 at the Echo, doubling as a Toys for Tots chari ... More >>
Ari Up, RIP: Godmother of Punky Reggae Party The great David Orlando, one of the organizers of local institution Punky Reggae Party just told us that tonight's weekly event at La Cita will be a celebration of the late, already much missed Ari Up. Ari, the soul of the legendary Slits, was th ... More >>
The Slit's Ari Up was 48 years old.Terrible news. Reggae-punk icon Ari Up has died, according to John Lydon. The Slits singer, born Ariane Forster, was 48 years old. Lydon, who is married to Forster's mother Nora, announced the following on his website: John and Nora have asked us to let ev ... More >>
The Slits, the legendary UK punk band who created in 1979 the groundbreaking dub-fusion masterpiece Cut (which you should own, or run and get if you don't), were recently in town promoting a comeback release. The band, still led by irrepressible frontwoman Ari Up and original bassist Tessa Pollitt ( ... More >>
Also Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, Espers, a Nicollete Larson Tribute, and others.
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