At Apogee's Berkeley Street Studio in Santa Monica, Dhani Harrison, brushes his lanky black hair back from his cheeks and reinserts his orange in-ear monitors. The only child of George Harrison, he's also lead singer and ringleader for a group called
thenewno2, who now gear up for the second half of ... More >>
Foes of the planned Walmart Neighborhood Mart in Chinatown held a big rally over the weekend that featured entertainment from Tom Morello and Ben Harper.
This week they've left the music behind, however, and taken things to court.
The Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA) and the United Fo ... More >>
On an idyllic night, Ben Harper performed to some 11,000 of his closest friends last night at Hollywood Bowl. The past few years has seen the veteran musician gravitate away from his trademark lap steel guitar in favor of a quieter, more soothing sound. Harper's exp ... More >>
No Age and Tearist
Walmart protest at Human Resources Gallery in Chinatown
*Walmart Protest in Chinatown is Turning Into Walstock Free Concert Featuring Tom Morello
*Tom Morello Dishes On LA Rising, Politics and Rage's 20th Anniversary
Activists and rockers descended upon a gallery in Chi ... More >>
Walmart has been bracing itself for what union organizers are calling the largest ever protest against the big-box chain, scheduled this weekend. The store even hosted a traditional Chinese lion dance to ward off bad luck (really).
But can Walmart really prepare for the rage against its non-union m ... More >>
Yes, yes, the '90s have gone the way of the flannel shirt, BUT they are making a comeback faster than you can say "Citizen Dick" (the Day-Glo '80s could only interest newborn hipsters for so long). That being said, the drummer of the fictional band from Singles, the one and only Eddie Vedder, ... More >>
Best Coast"I went from being a college dropout to being NME's top-four cool list," Best Coast's Bethany Cosentino tells the Weekly's own Gustavo Turner in last week's cover story. "It's just bizarre the way life kind of turns and changes sometimes."
Yeah, we'd say so. The L.A. trio's modest ... More >>
Timothy NorrisRage Against Arizona's Controversial Legislation[For more photos check out Timothy Norris' slideshow,"Rage Against The Machine's Immigrant Rights Benefit @ Palladium."]
With all the turmoil and wrongdoing in the world, it's a wonder Rage Against the Machine ever left the stage. ... More >>
As we continue to be amazed by the bizarre spectacle of thousands of college-age simpletons (who are all facing underemployment and debt) rallying around a multimillionaire Ivy Leaguer (and a known ginger, to boot) and helping him get the goldenest parachute in the entire history of failing upwards, ... More >>
View more photos in Timothy Norris' Pearl Jam slideshow.
What seemed to be the entire unofficial Los Angeles Pearl Jam fan club made it out to the Gibson Amphitheatre at City Walk last night, and that's a good thing, because Eddie Vedder certainly plays to his fans.
Timothy NorrisVedder (airborn ... More >>
Randall Robertsif you look closely, you can see a reflection of the party in the curve of the balloon. (not really.)
We've just got one decent snapshot of Saturday night's party in Hancock Park at the offices of the Masses (or at least one that's not dark and blurry), and it was taken as we were si ... More >>
Capitol Records has just announced its next round of 180 gram vinyl reissues, and it's a fantastic list. This next batch will arrive June 16.
The Beach Boys / Sunflower (1 LP, single jacket)
The Beach Boys / Surf's Up (1 LP, single jacket, lyrics sheet insert)
Plastic Ono Band / Live Peace In To ... More >>
The crowd was older and tamer yesterday. No wholesale destruction of chain link fences, no claustrophobic clusterfucks trying to get across the endless expanse of festival ground, no scofflaws streaming into the VIP section to taunt the fools that squandered $700 a ticket for nicer bathrooms and a ... More >>
Below are a few videos mentioned in this week's feature on the Masses. (All text by Randall Roberts)
The Masses in Marfa: Edited by Matt Amato
In the first week of May, the Masses art collective gathered a dozen-and-a-half kindreds and traveled to Marfa, Texas for the first an ... More >>
Ben Harper, Jackson Browne
Claremont Folk Festival, Sycamore School
May 3, 2008
Photos and Text by Ryan Colditz
Nestled neatly inside the Inland Empire is Claremont, an unassuming, quaint city with a "small town" feel. But there's much more to Claremont than clean streets and a great record store ... More >>
By Ryan Colditz
Get the folk out of the city on Saturday and mosey on over to Clarmont (just a few miles past the Glass House in Pomona) for the 28th Annual Claremont Folk Music Festival, held at Sycamore Elementary School. Sounds boring, right?
A full day of art and music performances ... More >>
Photos by Timothy Norris.
Text by Ryan Colditz
Eddie Vedder is taking it solo. Pearl Jam has broken up and all that is left is Eddie Vedder. Just kidding. REALLY.
In fact, Pearl Jam are touring this summer with shows announced on the east coast and there are rumors of a return to L.A. in July or ... More >>