Combining elements of New Orleans jazz and Appalachian bluegrass, Venice-based band The Dustbowl Revival seems to come out of another era. But the band competently and inspiringly brings vitality to genres decades older than its members.
Made up at times of anywhere from five to 15 members, the aco ... More >>
Trampled By Turtles
The Fonda Theatre
Better than...your daddy's bluegrass band.
We've seen some weird things in our time, everything from artists meltdowns to near riots and young punks playing their instruments with their private parts. But never did we imagine a mosh pit at a bluegrass ... More >>
This year's incarnation of the L.A. Bluegrass Situation features comedians Steve Martin, Ed Helms and John C. Reilly. But they're not telling jokes -- they're doing some serious picking.
The annual event has been a hot ticket since it began in 2010; this year it goes from May 3-6 at Largo, conclud ... More >>
WHO: The L.A. Bluegrass Situation with the Watkins Family Hour
The sounds of old-time Appalachian music were audible even before the audience entered Largo's sold-out Coronet Theater, as a crew of bluegrass musicians strummed, plucked and fiddled an impromptu aco ... More >>
Daniel KohnRobert Plant: A Whole Lotta LoveWHO: Robert Plant and The Band of Joy
WHERE: The Greek Theater
If you came to the Greek on Saturday night expecting to a hear a half-assed, run-of-the-mill set of Led Zeppelin covers, well, you have another month until Jason Bonham's ... More >>
Sure, you may secretly dance to Justin Bieber in your Wonder Woman undies or fantasize about Drake making you a hot fudge sundae, but there's a lot more talented, relatively unknown musicians hiding in the Grammy nominee list.
The Grammys, on the most part, are about the awards gifted to peo ... More >>
Daiana FeuerBanjos and fiddles and washboards, oh my! The Old Time Social and Topanga Banjo Fiddle Contest proved it's hip to be square-dancing. Taking over some of the most unique dusty locales around, these two events brought together promising practitioners of old-time music and colorful h ... More >>