Tucked away in the heart of Koreatown lives Miguel Atwood-Ferguson. One of L.A.'s most revered instrumentalists, he picked up the violin at age 4, and 28 years later has collaborated with a diverse list of artists -- including Kobe Bryant, of all people, with whom he played on his very first profess ... More >>
Farewell to the 18th Amendment. Seventy-nine years ago today, on Dec. 5, booze in the United States flowed freely again. Celebrate the repeal of Prohibition at the longest continuously running bar in Los Angeles. "We never technically closed during Prohibition," General Manager and Beverage Director ... More >>
In an exclusive to West Coast Sound, the Levitt Pavilions in Pasadena and MacArthur Park have revealed the lineups to their massive, free summer concert series -- almost 100 shows between the two venues.
This year features everything from Latin alternative to folk, indie and world music. Highlights ... More >>
Miguel Atwood-Ferguson Birthday Bash
Better than...celebrating Craig Ferguson's birthday.
Violist Miguel Atwood-Ferguson is a really a nice guy - a "beautiful cat" as they might say in advance jazz speak. He radiates an openness and familiarity that few musicians possess and that ... More >>
Check out the Tim Burton exhibit and hear Dublab DJs at LACMA; see Sat. For those who like to party, Summer's soiree schedule still shines pretty bright even as the seasonal shift begins. This week offers plenty of opportunities to get down 'ti' the leaves turn brown. It's in fact a very colo ... More >>
As much as we love MY Hollow Drum, Low End Theory, and Sketchbook (may it rest in peace), there's something about a DJ that simply plays a great collection of good old-fashioned records that makes us feel particularly warm inside. What follows is the 5 best (and hottest) DJs in L.A. Feel fre ... More >>
In this week's Best of LA issue of LA Weekly, writer Wendy Gilmartin gives proper love to two radio shows on KXLU: Part Time Punks' Michael Stock snagged Best Afternoon DJ, and Melissa McAllister was honored with the award Best Reason to Turn on Your Radio in the A.M.
Both great shows, and ... More >>
The LATEST NEW REVIEWS are embedded in this week's COMPREHENSIVE THEATER LISTINGSAlso, this week's STAGE FEATURE on Hair, at the Chance TheatrePEE WEE FOREVER?â€‹Photo by Greg GormanNot quite "forever," but Stage Raw just learned that The Pee Wee Herman Show, originally slated for Nov. 8 - 29 at the ... More >>
This weekend was definitely one you could call a perfect beach weekend, though that didn't keep us from heading indoors for more entertainment and nights that went much later than we'd planned. We counted curse words with Denis Leary, boogied with Puscifer, partied at Electric Cherry Blossom and cra ... More >>
Randall Robertsif you look closely, you can see a reflection of the party in the curve of the balloon. (not really.)
We've just got one decent snapshot of Saturday night's party in Hancock Park at the offices of the Masses (or at least one that's not dark and blurry), and it was taken as we were si ... More >>
Randall Roberts (with apologies to professional photographers everywhere)Miguel Atwood-Ferguson conducts his Suite for Ma Dukes at the Luckman
Last night at the Luckman Fine Arts Complex composers/producers/musicians Miguel Atwood-Ferguson and Carlos Nino debuted their "Suite for Ma Dukes," a colle ... More >>
David Axelrod, the legendary LA-based jazz/funk/breakbeat king whose work has been heavily sampled by hip hop producers, will perform some of his classic tracks live for the first time ever (though he did do something similar in London in 2004) this spring as part of the Timeless Concert Series, a ... More >>
Build an Ark at Knobworld
"Give me swirly!" Joshua Spiegelman calls out from behind his flute. Three musicians hold handmade strands of bells out in front of them, tracing fancy configurations in the air like delicate kites. "Robust, curvaceous!" Spiegelman exclaims, offering up a poetic biology ... More >>
Gaby Hernandez's new When Love recalls a different, less regimented era, a time when jazz and soul players converged around a notion of freedom from the constraints of genre, when a singer could team with musicians in the studio and expand the circle. Artists like Roberta Flack and Minnie Ripperton ... More >>