[Editor's note: Yesterday, we talked with Greg Graffin, front man for Bad Religion, whose new album True North was just released. Turns out, however, that Graffin, who has a freaking PhD from Cornell University, said too many smart things to fit in one post. And so ahead of their show tonight at the ... More >>
For over 30 years, Bad Religion have carved out a niche as the thinking man's punk rock band. When they formed in Los Angeles in 1980, the inspiration for their lyrics came from the topic of corporate greed and the conflicts between philosophy, science, and religion. The band's 16th full-length albu ... More >>
Friday, September 14
Fiona Apple, Blake Mills
Before Blake Mills joins Fiona Apple's backup band for the headlining set tonight, he'll open with a set of tunes from his recent album,Â Break Mirrors. The Venice singer has produced albums by Jesca Hoop and Sara Watkins, and his subtle, ... More >>
*Marilyn Manson Rambles, Makes Jokes About the Dark Knight Killer
*Our review of X at the Roxy for Sunset Strip Music Festival, 8/17/12
While the Sunset Strip Music fest has primarily been seen as a head-banger hullabaloo attracting faithful longhairs and babes in studded belts -- and no ... More >>
*The Top Five L.A. Punk Albums of 2011
*Kelly Clarkson Endorses Ron Paul: The Five Most Baffling Political Pairings
The Iowa caucuses are being held today, which means that Republican primary season is about to kick into high gear. Spoiler alert: The candidates all suck. But you knew tha ... More >>
Forget about the brutality of slam pits, the relentless touring, and the struggle to maintain a viable career in a collapsing music industry. The scariest, most challenging endeavor many punk musicians have is raising a family.
In the new documentary The Other F Word -- premiering tomorrow n ... More >>
Javier CabralSee also:
*East L.A. Backyard Punk Scene Rages On As Uninhibited and Intoxicated As Ever
*The Five Best East L.A. Backyard Punk Bands
*Reviewed: Stomp-Outz, The Lumberjacks, Who Gives A Fuck in a Backyard on West 79th St.
Last week I wrote about movers and shakers on the curren ... More >>
Vancouver punk rockers Living With Lions just released their sophomore album today. It's called Holy Shit, is subtitled "The Poo Testament," and has liner notes that recreate the Ascension with Christ portrayed as a turd. Oh, and the album is sponsored by the Canadian government.
The album ... More >>
Kirsti Anna UrpaThe Sounds' Maja Ivarsson Tuesdays are always teeming with possibility when it comes to live music in Los Angeles. Of course, the toe-to-toe hipster hoedowns that are Dim Mak Studios and Check Yo Ponytail dominate the night most of the time, but other venues big and small seem ... More >>
Each Thursday, your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from basements, thrift stores, estate sales and flea markets. I do this for one reason: Knowledge is power.
For years the most popular method of getting through the workday for America's busines ... More >>
edward colverblack flag's damaged and damaged outtakes
For about five years, five nights a week, Edward Colver was there to see L.A.'s punk scene erupt through a small viewfinder, snapping photos with black and white Kodak Tri-X film, a 35mm camera with a 50mm lens and "no fucking auto-focus ... More >>
Rx BanditsFew would have thought that the Orange County ska-punk kids who a decade ago started playing as the Pharmaceutical Bandits would grow up to be a Coachella band.
But the quartet now known Rx Bandits has, their party in the desert last spring certifying Matt Embree and crew as musica ... More >>
In addition to opening punk club the Masque, LA DIY music giant Brendan Mullen, who died at age 60 yesterday after suffering a stroke on Saturday, was a longtime LA Weekly music writer whose prescient insight and in-the-trenches curiosity captured the experience of being a music head in LA in the 8 ... More >>