Have you hugged a jazz musician today? You should. For the second year in a row, April 30th has been declared International Jazz Day by no less a reputable organization than the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. This year's host city is Istanbul.
But why not L.A.? A ... More >>
Friday, January 4
Los Cincos, Silver Daggers, et al, at The Smell's QuinceaĂ±era
When a truly DIY, all-ages space lasts for 15 years, you don't celebrate a birthday -- you celebrate a victory! So let's salute L.A.'s Smell, which has survived and even thrived to become a hometown instituti ... More >>
KCRW Broadcast #195 for Saturday, December 22, 2012
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Fanatics! It is week four (fo!) of our month of Bowie. Of the five albums we are checking out, for me, Lodger is the most interesting. Over the years, I keep listening to it, trying to get differ ... More >>
By Joseph Lapin
Because there are multiple decades of jazz, it's almost impossible to pick the top 10 albums of all time; the hip cats with their canes and cool shades will throw their used saxophone reeds in my direction and call me a young whippersnapper.
Top Ten Jazz Albums for People Who Don't ... 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.]
See also: Miles Davis Celebration and Postage Stamp Unveiling - Hollywood Bowl - 6/27/12
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Glendale Police DepartmentEnemy of the church Peter Manuel GalindroMight as well steal a one-way ticket to hell.
Glendale police have proudly announced their capture of the L.A. County Church Bandit: 52-year-old parolee Peter Manuel Galindro (he also calls himself Paul sometimes... being the ... More >>
Legendary composer-performer Terry Riley is the creator of such groundbreaking "Minimalist" works as In C, A Rainbow In Curved Air, Poppy Nogood and, with the Kronos Quartet, decidedly un-Minimalist works as Cadenza on the Night Plain and Salome Dances for Peace.
He'll perform solo and in collabora ... More >>