Boy band Allstar Weekend are Poway's answer to One Direction. The San Diego county-bred group got its start on the Disney Channel music competition Next Big Thing back in 2009. They took second place on that show, but the exposure helped the band ink a four-album deal with Hollywood Records, book a ... More >>
The Silver Lake Chorus formed in the winter of 2010 through word of mouth, flyers ("can you or anyone you know sing tenor?") and Facebook. Auditions pared 60 hopeful singers down to a choir of 25 young men and women, many of whom had previous choral experience and most of whom actually reside in Sil ... More >>
The future site of Ratner's Deli -- if it can get past the Beverly Wilshire Homes AssociationThe current parking fiasco on W 3rd Street in Beverly Hills and Los Angeles might just out-drama tomorrow night's "Real Housewives" premiere.
Ah, the problems of the rich and famous. The Beverly Wils ... More >>
Margaret Cho's sassy humor often veers on the nasty, even the scandalous, but what's really shocking about her new CD, Cho Dependent, out next week, isn't the explicitness of tunes like "Your Dick," "My Puss," and "Gimme Your Seed," or even the super-stellar list of musicians who join her on each tr ... More >>
AntibalasBrooklyn-based ensemble Antibalas has been living an enviable double life, for the past two years doing duty at the backing band for the hit musical Fela! (which earned 11 Tony nominations) and, not that rave reviews would go to their head, squeezing in some NYC club dates to keep th ... More >>
Dum Dum GirlsIf it's hard to regard the Dum Dum Girls' moody, distortion-drenched pop as anything more than the hipster flavor of the month, it's probably because of the creative left turn taken by frontwoman Kristin Gundred.
She was the straw that stirred the drink as drummer-singer in Gran ... More >>
Austin YoungL.A. Weekly got a chance to talk with Margaret Cho about "Fingerbang," her upcoming March 24 musical show at Largo, before she headed over to South by Southwest last week. With an album of comedic songs in the works, Cho has been learning the guitar and working with an eclectic collectio ... More >>