[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 am in San Francisco. It is a Saturday night and I should have been in Los Angeles watching T ... More >>
Twenty years ago this month, Sublime released their first album: 40oz. to Freedom. At that point drummer Floyd "Bud" Gaugh, bassist Eric Wilson, and singer-songwriter Bradley Nowell were just three guys from Long Beach. No record deal, no tour, no nothing. They sold records at shows and out of the b ... More >>
KCRW BROADCAST #136 for Saturday, October 15, 2011
Fanatics! Welcome to weekend three of our October Damned Fest! Tonight we warm up the pot with an hour of peerless jams. Then, in the second hour, we rock the third Damned album, Machine Gun Etiquette.
MGE marked a radical change for the Da ... 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 week and make sure to tune in to Henry's KCRW radio show every Saturday eveni ... More >>
From the outside, it looks like Sam James Velde and Rich Jacobs have created an art show that could cause a nasty collision. Everyone from art snobs to metal heads to B9 message board nerds will be at "Twin Infinities" on Friday. But beneath superficialities, people aren't all that different, an ... More >>
Buddyhead: For the Children Since 1997The rules of rock can be quite complicated: never wear the T-shirt of the band you're going to see at the show, never play air guitar during a concert, and never -- ever -- crap on the tour bus. But what happens if you're actually in the band, what can and can' ... More >>
Almost 25 years have elapsed since the Rick Rubin-helmed, Licensed to Ill found the Beasties staking their claim as the first major rap group to incorporate guitar-hero rawk ("Rock Box" aside). Such juxtaposition seems prosaic today, but it's almost impossible to grasp how revolutionary sampling L ... More >>
Over the next two weeks, myself and a very talented cadre of contributors will be emulating the book above. Unlike said tome, it won't cost money and you'll get free MP3s--which, presumably, serve a tangible purpose. Now go cry into your near-beer, Phillip Ardagh, you lovable rogue.
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Q: What was it like for you growing up in Los Angeles during the 80s?
A: It was the LA of the Reagan administration. Drugs were really heavy in the streets at that time…more crack addicts…crack babies. It was a good time simultaneously because there was more creativity within the music and it ... More >>