Monday, April 1
Rhye, Nosaj Thing
Love hurts! On the one hand, Rhye does offer more of that sort of nu-quiet-fire sexy pop that blows through cocktail bars from here to Ouagadougou. You know, the kind that, if your timing is off in the hearing of it, might just encourage you to go ahe ... More >>
KCRW BROADCAST #200
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Fanatics! It's amazing how great our show is tonight. Sometimes I have to stand back and marvel at how damn consistently great the music is, just how incredibly excellent week after week all of thi ... More >>
Friday, October 19
Nosaj Thing's 2009 album, Drift, was arguably the first in the trio of holy-shit records that made Low End Theory regulars -- and by extension, Los Angeles electronic music -- a global phenomenon. (The other two? Gaslamp Killer and Gonjasufi's A Sufi and a ... More >>
Monday, July 23
These U.K. goth-soul ghouls haven't played in the United States since 2010, when The xx wrapped up support of their self-titled semi-hit debut and subsequently went into studio-hibernation mode. This summer, they're back on the road ahead of the Sept. 11 release ... More >>
At the Drive-In Speaks
At the Drive-In Interview Outtakes
Refused and At The Drive-In reunited for Coachella. Now Quicksand is getting into the act, reuniting to play FYF Fest. People are nostalgic for the post-hardcore bands of yesteryear? Apparently.
For those not in the know, post-ha ... More >>
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KCRW Broadcast #162 for Saturday, April 28, 2012
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Fanatics! I am still here in Australia. The shows have been going great and I have been picking up a lot of great Australian music that we will throw into the mix in ou ... More >>
Budding indie pop artist Julia Holter spent nearly three years making her forthcoming album Ekstasis, and it seems to have paid off as it's positioned her among other L.A. indie-pop notables and scored her favorable notices from outlets like Pitchfork and NPR.
Of course the 27-year-old Cal Arts gr ... More >>
October 17, 2011
For most bands, losing a lead singer is a disaster, sometimes causing the act to cease to exists. It's particularly rare for a rhythm section to continue on as an instrumental act, as is the case with Battles, who played the Mayan last night ... More >>
Maura LanahanOur eminent columnist, Mr. Henry Rollins![The one and only Henry Rollins contirbutes a weekly column and far-reaching reportage to the music section of the LA Weekly. Look for your weekly Henry Rollins fix right here on West Coast Sound every Monday and make sure to tune in to He ... More >>
Timothy NorrisFitz & the TantrumsCan we get an exclamation point for Fitz & the Tantrums?
The stylish purveyors of old soul helmed by Michael Sean Fitzpatrick and Noelle Scaggs have had a quite a 2010. They started the year practically as a novelty -- a slick band with nice EP and a great li ... More >>
Sam HoldenGreg DulliGreg Dulli's estimable swagger and charm have been playing awfully well on his first-ever solo tour.
The former Afghan Whigs and current Twilight Singers frontman (and one of Los Angeles' favorite saloonkeepers) is winding down a five-country, 29-stop tour on which he's p ... More >>
Pier Nicola D'AmicoBlonde RedheadColor us among the many who were thrown for a loop by Penny Sparkle, the latest album from long-running Blonde Redhead.
With Misery Is a Butterfly (2004) and 23 (2007) having elevated the New York City trio beyond cult status, Kazu Makino and twin brothers Si ... More >>
LA-based trio Liars announced this morning through Mute Records details of the band's upcoming tour. The North American jaunt will launch at El Rey Theatre on April 10 with fellow locals Fol Chen in the opening slot.
Musicians, wannabe musicians, unemployable "lead singers," drummers, "producers," flautists, cello players: 2010 IS YOUR YEAR TO SHINE. Dude, you can do it. You just need to find the right situation.
West Coast Sound is here to help. We've scoured Craigslist over the past few weeks looking for g ... More >>
Vegoose Music Festival, Las Vegas, Saturday, October 27.
By Randall Roberts
Back and forth we walk, through fairway-cut grass, soft and padded on practice fields, the kind that feels really good beneath bare feet. Vegoose day one, and everything is neat and tidy near UNLV. We flow in early, a gentl ... More >>