Built to SpillSeven albums in and 18 years on, Built to Spill has become a band for lifers -- there's something about Doug Martsch's leaden, catchy guitar hooks that never gets old, no matter how tightly you pack your earplugs.
The pride of Boise, Idaho, is winding down what will probably be ... More >>
Anna AxsterRyan BinghamRyan Bingham ought to be a lot more famous than he is.
The 29-year-old roots rocker has already won an Academy Award and a Golden Globe for "The Weary Kind (Theme from Crazy Heart)," as well as come up big in the scene he had in the Jeff Bridges movie. He's played Coac ... More >>
Philippa AllamYour average view at Coachella
While other news outlets keep telling you that Coachella 2010 was a resounding, trouble-free success, and while the organizers are bragging about the size of the crowds to Billboard (as if bigger meant better when it comes to crowds...), you know ... More >>
Timothy NorrisMike PattonIt's half-way through Faith No More's Saturday night set at Coachella and Mike Patton is already being groped and grabbed by the audience. No sooner had the band begun to wind down its cheeky rendition of Michael Jackson's "Ben" than the crooner leapt into the pit of ... More >>
Parties or performances? We've come to the unfortunate conclusion that you really can't have it both ways when it comes to the merciless monster that is Coachella weekend. Every year we've managed to hit a couple soirees before attacking the field around sunset, but things were different for the 201 ... More >>
Jonathan Kalan for KCRW[Ed's Note: Today KCRW is airing last Tuesday's very exclusive concert benefit at Vibiana by Corinne Bailey Rae. Here's our eyewitness review of the show.]
There wasn't a lot of between-song banter last night as Corinne Bailey Rae kicked off her North American tour at ... More >>
The Coachella message board is doing a good job of tracking the upcoming Coachella Music and Arts Festival in Indio. Now's the time that bands begin leaking confirmations, revealing their hands on MySpace, Twitter and Facebook, and basically spilling the beans one way or another. For example, this f ... More >>
Some might say this was the finest work Jason Bateman would ever do.
20. Al Green-Lay It Down (Blue Note)
What more did you want from Al Green? Did you want him to wear Levar Burton sunglasses and use auto-tune? Did you want him to do a ladies only tour? Did you want him to employ interplanet ... More >>
Ok they weren't really flip-flops, more like comfy black slides with rubber soles, and they were hidden under an entirely appropriate long and billowy 70s halter dress. But still I felt pretty earthy and under-dressed sauntering amidst all the Manolos and Choos that flooded the Staples Center last n ... More >>