Don Was is a frequent sight at shows around L.A. He's hard to miss: all hair, hat, sunglasses, and smiles. He made a name for himself as a bass player with Was (Not Was) as well as a producer for the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan and Bonnie Raitt. Last year, he became the president of Blue Note Records. ... More >>
Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist, and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you ... More >>
On a chilly January afternoon in West Hollywood, the heavily tattooed singer Otep Shamaya can't hide her excitement for the release of Hydra, her band Otep's sixth studio album, out today. In the testosterone-fueled genres of aggressive rock and heavy metal, it's not easy to be a lesbian singer, but ... More >>
By Kirk Silsbee
Rhythm and blues giant Johnny Otis passed away on Tuesday in Altadena. He was 90. At times a bandleader, talent scout, club owner, and broadcaster, among other titles, his caravan tours in the 1950s helped popularize R&B throughout the country. His influence on the genre is incalcul ... More >>
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LA CurbedTwo towering 'scrapers adjacent to Capitol Records will only be the beginning.Tomorrow morning, at the ungodly hour of 8:30 a.m., the L.A. Planning Commission will vote on a new "community plan" for Hollywood that could change our city as we know it.
It's not as glamorous, PR-friend ... More >>
Jena ArdellDaniel Balk of The Postelles.
WHO: The Postelles
WHERE: The Echo
"Come on L.A., prove to me you're louder than New York!" Postelles lead singer Daniel Balk yelled to the crowd at Tuesday night's gig at the Echo.
Met by modest cheers, he continued to evoke the age-o ... More >>
Ghost TheoryBack in the day, hardcore L.A. Marathoners took to the 6th Street BridgeThe ever-glammer L.A. Marathon just keeps on picking up new tourist-friendly detours. Last year, it snubbed the downtown-centric route it had modified only slightly over many years, instead directing runners t ... More >>
Yesterday the California State Lottery and Warner Bros. Records announced a landmark partnership that will place images of the label's vast and ever expanding roster on lottery tickets. Here, we'll let the Cali Lottery explain:
Warner Bros. Records and the California Lottery announced today ... More >>