See also our feature story: Fidlar Are Drunk, Reckless and Proud of It
Our print feature story this week focuses on Fidlar, Highland Park-based garage punks who are creating major industry buzz without seeming to give a fuck.
Over the course of a beer-drenched BBQ at their home-recording studio, ... More >>
See all our pictures from the Punk Rock Museum Opening.
L.A. scenester icon Taquila Mockingbird made a heartfelt promise three decades ago to keep "keep punk alive," and she's been doing it pretty much everyday of her life since. It fuels her very existence. But this weekend, the writer/singer/arti ... More >>
â€‹The South Bay has been more than influential in the punk rock scene worldwide since the early 1980's- a legendary scene that has produced fashions, trends, and music that reach far beyond the confines of Southern California and even the U.S. Hermosa Beach itself has churned out legends like Black ... More >>
Lina LecaroCoasting off the 405.Hype is a hard thing to overcome. Whether we're talking bands or freeway closures, it usually means a letdown. Last Saturday, one of L.A.'s most hyped bands (at least by media, here included) Best Coast, played a free show preceding an upcoming event nearby th ... More >>
It's been 30 years since Frontier Records first began to expose an indelible roster of local punk rock bands to hardcore fans, forever leaving its mark on the music scene in LA and beyond. After last night's sweltering 8-hour-plus gathering at the Echoplex to celebrate the milestone with some of the ... More >>
Joe Sib, unpluggedJoe Sib -- Side One Dummy Records co-owner, former Wax frontman and former Indie 103.1 DJ (he currently hosts Complete Control on Star 98.7) -- gets nostalgic in his one-man show, California Calling: Growing Up Punk Rock, which he's been touring for a year and performs at th ... More >>
"Madame" Esther Wong, founder of the former restaurant and eventual punk venue in ChinatownUPDATE: L.A.-based noise-pop artist Wavves, a.k.a. Nathan Williams, will be playing one of Madame Wong's' final shows on Wednesday, August 3.
Commenters have pointed out that the venue never officially ... More >>
Randall RobertsSaturday afternoon at the Mess with Texas party.
Yes, they pulled it off.
For the past three years, Sean Carlson and Keith Morris, in conjunction with Transmission Entertainers, the founders of Austin's renegade summer autumn Fun Fun Fun Fest, have thrown the Mess With Texas party ... More >>
I have this theory: like most things, greatness at music generally* requires an alloy of natural talent, providence, and an Outliers-like tenacity requiring 10 years hard labor in dingy crackerbox clubs, or snagging a Best New Music on Pitchfork--whichever comes first. The corollary being that for ... More >>
Ryan Adams - Royce Hall, Jan. 30 & 31
Dave Alvin - McCabe's Jan. 18 & 19
Autechre - Echo, April 4
Bad Religion - House of Blues, April 4 & 5
Big Sandy, Deke Dickerson - Safari Sam's, Dec. 28
Black Heart Procession - Spaceland, Jan. 11
Black Mountain - Troubadour, Feb. 5
Built to Spill, Meat P ... More >>