Tuesday, September 4
Krzysztof Urbanski conducts "Three Russian Masters"
The classical canon today is both questioned for its relevance and pounced upon eagerly by a new generation of composers, performers and conductors of prodigious technical and scholarly gifts. The young firebran ... More >>
See also: The Branding of Best Coast: The Duo Partners With Urban Outfitters, Inspires Internet Wrath
Best Coast, Jeff the Brotherhood, Abe Vigoda
Better than: listening to The Only Place on a "My First Turntable" from Urban Outfitters.
Last night I was officially converted t ... More >>
*The Branding of Best Coast
*Our Best Coast cover story from 2010
Our music feature this week focuses on indie-pop duo Best Coast. They're a band with a lot of fans and a lot of critics -- some of whom don't approve of their increasingly-symbiotic relationship with Urban Outfitters, and ... More >>
With bands like Liturgy and Wolves in the Throne Room nabbing headlines and igniting heated debates about authenticity, black metal is all the rage. It's also a conflicting period for James Brown III, the 39-year-old guitarist of savage, crusty L.A. black metal trio Harassor, who play at B.I.P. toni ... More >>
See also: "Make No Mistake: Bleached Are Punk as Fuck"
October 4, 2011
Better than ... girly boy bands.
Walking into a venue as Madonna's "Borderline" plays should officially be considered an auspicious start to a concert. If that's followed by Olivia Newton John's "Magic" an ... More >>
LA City Hall: Now in the business of shutting down harmless art and music spaces (boo!)
First they came for the raves, then they came for the medical marijuana dispensaries, and then they came for the Echo Curio. At least we can now breathe a sigh of relief that no one will ever abuse Ecstacy ... More >>
This just in: Last night via Twitter, Best Coast's So. Cal surf-pop queen Bethany Cosentino revealed that the band has an unexpected fan (stalker, more like it) in Jersey Shore, erm, icon Snooki, a.k.a. Nicole Polizzi.
Unlikely, sure, but it's hard to argue with the evidence: photos of Snooki with ... More >>
LA buzzband Best Coast bring their buzz to Amoeba and choose buzzworthy alt-artifactsBest Coast is a buzzworthy LA buzzband featuring Bethany Cosentino, who sometimes is referred to as "Best Coast" in the same way Carlos Santana from the band Santana is often referred to as Santana.
Bobb Bru ... More >>
"Current residency holder White Arrows is a fine proposition taken all on its own. With ties to local indie-psych legends Dios (Malos), the band specializes in a sometimes blues-informed brand of out-there pop, but this sextet is its own beast, swirling bits of electronic dance and clean Stro ... More >>
Drew TewksburyA few years ago, The Phoenix, Boston's leading alt-weekly, came up with a neat annual music future: they surveyed the US state-by-state and had their music critics pick the best "new" band from each state. The first year they did this, 2008, they also picked the best group and s ... More >>
Review by Daiana Feuer.
Back in the distant mists of last April, the Echo held its first ever all-ages residency for Avi Buffalo (then and now supported by his mate Bobb Bruno). Since then, it seems 18-year-old Avi Zahner-Isenberg and his bandmates skipped much of the learning curve and went strai ... More >>
Busy weekend of music ahead, one of the most action-packed of the season. We, in fact, are being pulled in about six different directions. Tonight, if you're lucky and/or connected, you may be at Thom Yorke and band's first ever show, which is at the Echoplex.
Across town in Pasadena, David Byrn ... More >>