When Cobalt Cranes caught our ear in 2010 with their In Media Rez EP, they'd conjured an appealingly dirty melange of the Stooges and the Vaselines. Now, after the release of their debut full-length LP, Head in the Clouds, they've stepped out of the garage and into a world of pop that's as sweeping ... More >>
Brad Mehldau Trio
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Brad Mehldau's most recent album, Ode, is a return to the trio format that helped make him one of the most prominent jazz pianists of the last twenty years. His delicate touch, contemporar ... More >>
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An Invitation with Inara George and Van Dyke Parks
The Harold M. Williams Theater at the Getty
Better than...listening to Shelley Duvall sing for an hour and a half.
High above the 405, in a theater ... More >>
Piece by Sam Bloch
An Evening With "Weird Al" Yankovic
The Grammy Museum
Better Than... A lost evening on Wikipedia.
After 30 years in the music industry, Lynwood's own "Weird Al" Yankovic sat down yesterday at LA Live's Grammy Museum for a candid look back at his career. Talking ... More >>
Dustin Lance Black, Diablo Cody and Josh Olson
Famed screenwriters Dustin Lance Black (Milk), Diablo Cody (Juno), the team Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely (The Chronicles of Narnia) and Josh Olson (A History of Violence) shared real talk about life as a writer-for-hire at the Los Angel ... More >>
Now some guys they just give up living
and start dying little by little, piece by piece.
Some guys come home from work and wash up
And go racing in the streets.
In 1975, at the age of 25, Bruce Springsteen released his third album Born to Run, a commercial and artistic ... More >>
Fool's Gold (Andrea Whiting)By Andrea Whiting
Given that it was Father's Day and the dude half-responsible for my existence loves live music, I decided to bring my dad along to the season's first KCRW World Festival.
And via this ploy to beat out my little sister for the Best Daughter Award ... More >>
By Dave Shulman
Amy's gone now. She was in the kitchen, and poured us a couple of iced coffees in beer glasses, then set them on the coffee table in the living room at 3 a.m. She was trying on different combinations of shoes and slinky dresses, asking for my feedback in choosing a look for the next ... More >>
In the unpredictable wake of music's digital rebirth, vinyl has experienced a modest boom in popularity, seen by many (with delicious irony) as a replacement for the awkward middleman that is the compact disc. INCHES seeks not only to review the output of L.A.'s healthy vinyl community (one populate ... More >>