With folk music back in the mainstream consciousness via acts like Bon Iver and Fleet Foxes, the timing for Beachwood Sparks' reunion is right. "I think we were one of the bands that paved the way for that," founding member and bassist Brent Rademaker tells us. He's excited to talk about their new a ... More >>
Give Wale credit for knowing how to fall back. The D.C. rapper/Mark Ronson bid for street cred has laid low since The Mixtape About Nothing led the blogosphere to declare him "real and spectacular." Now with every Internet dork hunkering down to craft their year-end lists, flagon of Merlot and c ... More >>
By Timothy Norris
It's a big night in Los Angeles for Psych Rock. Dead Meadow's also doing their thing over at the EchoPlex.
I've never heard tonight's opening band, Howlin' Rain, but the effects lineup certainly looks like they'll be worth the listen.
Ahh, the Troubadour's fries... Don't fo ... More >>
I just got back from the Folk Yeah festival up in Big Sur this weekend, having journeyed up the PCH with my man to attend the two-day gathering in the redwoods. We found an ecelctic bunch of music lovers hanging out among the trees, with a heavy bearded contingent (Devendra Banhart's included),  ... More >>