Long-running Los Angeles roots-rock revue Ronnie Mack's Barndance, held at Joe's Great American Bar & Grill in Burbank, has seen an extraordinary evolution over its 25 year run. From its original 'bold voice in the wilderness' phase to early-'90s top of the heap phase, the Barndance has now reached ... More >>
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The Sunset Strip Music Festival shuts down the boulevard today for its centerpiece event, but parties and performances in conjunction with the annual fest have been going on since Thursday. This year there ... More >>
X, Dead Kennedys, the Avengers
MOCA at the Geffen
(Much) Better Than ... hearing many of these same songs butchered on punk rock karaoke night at the local sports bar.
Of course there's something oddly oxymoronic about a museum inviting punk rock bands over to play (albeit safely outside o ... More >>
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For the celebration of Goldenvoice's 30 ... More >>
Lina Lecaro Exene Cashes in.
Few music icons (dead or alive) come close to the enigmatic spirit of Johnny Cash. He may have been a country fella, but he was a whole lotta rock n' roll, too. His outlaw swagger, black attire and risky, rebellious choices (from jail jamborees to Nine Inch Nails ... More >>
Lainna FaderX: Guitarist Billy Zoom, and drummer D.J. Bonebrake, vocalist Exene Cervenka, vocalist/bassist John DoeX
December 15, 2010
House of Blues
Last night seminal L.A. punk band X celebrated the 30th anniversary of their debut Los Angeles at the House of Blues by playing the album in i ... More >>
There's a song for every neighborhood in this sprawling octopus of a metropolis. The psychedlic folk of Topanga Canyon, the booty droppin' bass of Compton, and lonesome gristle of Silver Lake. This week, as a sonic portrait of Los Angeles, West Coast Sound presents: Songs for our City.
In ... More >>
Timothy NorrisEven the machinery was flashing the horns.
Nothing says "I love you" like a cover song. Artists at Coachella like to acknowledge their influences, love to thrill the crowd with a surprise singalong. This year bands drew from music of many genres, from ragtime to post punk to hip hop. ... More >>