The best albums of 2011 from Los Angeles artists came from a suitably diverse Angeleno cast of characters; there are rappers and singers, legends and transplants, folks with great careers in front of them, and those who may have peaked this year. One thing's clear: it was unquestionably a gre ... More >>
A recent piece by the Associated Press got us thinking: Where are all the famous vegans? Gossip sites already tell us about famous people dating so-and-so, famous people shopping at some boutique you've never heard of, famous people traveling to some island they own, but we hardly get to hear about ... More >>
Boom Boom SatellitesJapanese duo Boom Boom Satellites have been churning out their stadium-sized electro rock for two decades now, but except for big-beat enthusiasts who probably have some of their albums shelved with Fatboy Slim and the Prodigy and fans who discovered their music in video g ... More >>
Chrissie Hynde and J.P. Jones After 30 years of leading the Pretenders, singer-guitarist Chrissie Hynde has run away and joined the circus. Or, to be more specific, she's joined JP, Chrissie & the Fairground Boys, a new band with the Welsh singer-guitarist J.P. Jones.
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Shepard FaireyLast night, while Iron Man 2 had its world premiere a few blocks down on Hollywood Boulevard, Morgan Neville's new doc Search and Destroy: Iggy And The Stooges' Raw Power was unveiled to a packed house of invited guests at the Egyptian Theater.
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I'm finishing a larger piece for later this week on Devo, Chrissie Hynde and the Black Keys' devastatingly great Obama benefit in their native Akron (reassure my editor that it's on its way, really!), but for now I'd like to offer you what for me was the highlight of the night: the band's furious, N ... More >>