This weekend my little brother got married.
Now, in and of itself, nothing about this is newsworthy to anyone outside my family. People get married all the time.
But in those weddings, was the bride's hair knotted into dreadlocks and did she walk down the aisle to Jerry Garcia's "Shining Star"? ... More >>
Beer talk runs the gamut from the frat boy refrain "beer is beer" to craft beer enthusiasts sparring in fermentation terminology. If there is any "art" to the drink, it lies within the bottle, and rarely will the conversation veer to what's outside it: the label.
"It's not like you can open up the ... More >>
Los Angeles chefs made a strong showing among the semifinalists for the 2012 James Beard Awards, which were announced today.
Local nominees for the Best Chef, Pacific award include Josef Centeno (Lazy Ox Canteen), Michael Cimarusti (Providence), David Feau (The Royce at the Langham), Matt Molina (M ... 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 have many traditions and rituals. None of them is based in reality, but none of them is ... More >>
Timothy NorrisKCRW BROADCAST #122 for Saturday, July 9.
Fanatics! Another week goes by and we find ourselves contemplating the sonic bounty of another Saturday get down. We approach this mountain of sound that awaits us, we must ponder this thought: what keeps bringing us back together ever ... More >>
Scarface used to dive in, nose first.Talk about your series of unfortunate events.
An L.A. area man in North Carolina took a wrong turn, and things started to really go wrong. Like the cop that pulled behind him to stop him. Antonio Hernandez Carranza thought the officer was just trying to p ... More >>
If you've ever been to Asheville, North Carolina, a stunning city known for its quietly elegant beauty but also for its cultural diversity (fueled in the early days by Black Mountain College, a Depression-era progressive arts education institute), then you know what writer Elizabeth Sims and ... More >>
A. TrachtaG. Love unplugged.Groupies of Los Angeles, you should kind of be ashamed of yourselves. There was a listening party last night for G. Love's new album, Fixin to Die, at the Solar Powered Plastic Plan--a tucked away little recording studio in Larchmont! It was an intimate party, secu ... 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 >>
Fitz and the O-FaceBusy, busy bees are the boys and girls of throwback soul here in Los Angeles.
Mayer Hawthorne has had an incredibly kind past 8 months (or so), and it now looks like the surname-lacking, stripey-haired Fitz is bound for similar success.
A handful of late-in-the-day announ ... More >>
James BeardThis morning the James Beard Foundation announced the semifinalists for its 2010 James Beard Foundation Awards. Judges will vote to determine the final 5 nominees in each category, which will be announced on March 22nd. The winners will be announced at the Foundation's award party, ... More >>
We've been preaching the gospel of Nosaj Thing, Jogger and Daedelus individually and as a pack for a long time now, and now the fearsome LA three is converging around a mission: to make a half-circle around the continent.
Beginning (where else?) in Palm Springs, the three acts, all part of Daedel ... More >>