Monday, March 25
Corima, Upsalon Acrux
There are, in fact, thriving musical styles that have blessedly little to do with the latest pop trends. Roughly intersecting prog-rock and art-jazz is a thing called Zeuhl Music, a very heavy, propulsive sonic form whose roaring rhythm sections and ... More >>
We've been looking forward to Record Store Day (or RSD) for awhile now. For one, it provides a welcome diversion for those of us not going to Coachella. Also, we are looking forward to all of the limited-edition vinyl releases, in-stores, and sales that come along with RSD.
We keep hearing a ... More >>
By Barbara Celis
Art is the antidote. This timeless truth became clear once again on Saturday night when Subliminal Projects, the Echo Park art gallery owned by Shepard Fairey, hosted a politically- and musically-charged event that celebrated artists as activists and art as a way to agitate conscio ... More >>
West Coast Sound first stumbled across the information that respected British songwriter Billy Bragg would be covering Woody Guthr -- Ludwig van Beethoven when we were picking up an order of lentils at the Curious Palate restaurant and grocery in Mar Vista. A pile of fliers sat on a table next to a ... More >>
Whoa. This could be huge!
Billboard is reporting that Phish has announced a three-day festival called "Festival 8" at the Empire Polo Fields in Indio.
Writes Billboard's Michael Ayers:
After several weeks of speculation and a shape-shifting "Save the Date" map decorating its homepage, Phish h ... More >>
El Rey, June 10, 2008
Photos by Timothy Norris
When Billy Bragg takes the stage in front of the surprisingly packed crowd at the El Rey, he seems ready for business and launches into a couple early gems: "This Guitar Says Sorry," with a slashingly brutal Bo Diddley rhythm and its dev ... More >>
FRIDAY, JUNE 6
There are many immortal words in rock and roll, but one of the great expressions of untethered joy was originally uttered by Jonathan Richman: "Roadrunner once, Roadrunner twice/I'm in love with rock & roll, and I'll be out all night." Covered by everyone from Joan Jett to the Sex ... More >>