L.A. billboards advertise all sorts of things -- upcoming films, non-profit organizations or strip clubs. But in an earlier time, more billboards were all about music.
Robert Landau's new book Rock 'n' Roll Billboards of the Sunset Strip displays the rise of that music genre and its influence throu ... More >>
"I'm just a fucking hippie trying to get on with his life and to have a good time, trying to make sure other people have a good time and trying to speak my mind," says musician Graham Nash sitting in the Santa Monica office of Gallery 169, host to Nash's new photography exhibit "This Could Be You," ... More >>
[Editor's note: Longtime Weekly scribe Jeff Weiss's new column, "Bizarre Ride," begins today. You can find it on West Coast Sound every Wednesday.]
The L.A. cliché is a war of shadow and light: fallen stars gone to seed, saccharine pop and gangsta rap. But this is 2012 and Dr. Dre is a headphone g ... More >>
They fired Jim Ladd on a Tuesday. Ladd had been the nighttime DJ on L.A. classic rock station KLOS, in various incarnations, since 1969. He's a rare DJ with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and inspired Tom Petty's song "The Last DJ."
Cumulus Media, having absorbed bankrupt former KLOS ow ... More >>
Dawes: The boys are back in town
Most bands might take pains to avoid having their new record described as "something my dad would like." But when it comes to L.A.'s own Dawes, who play a homecoming show Saturday at the Orpheum, they totally dig it.
"I guess we do draw kind of an older crow ... More >>
Falling JamesA few years ago, the notoriously forward-looking Neil Young was in a curiously sentimental mood, waxing nostalgic on his solo tune "Buffalo Springfield Again": "Used to play in a rock & roll band/But they broke up ... I'd like to see those guys again/and give it a shot/Maybe now ... More >>
Gustavo TurnerThat's Sebastian (Belle, not pictured)Congratulations if you're between 25 and 35: after last night's show by Belle & Sebastian at the Hollywood Forever cemetery, now you know how your parents (perhaps your grandparents?) feel after catching another pleasant concert by Crosby, S ... More >>
Andrew TonkeryChiefChief are four guys from southern California who got together in New York City and make music that sounds as if it came from the remote woods. Well, where there is a very good recording studio, of course. Chief's pristine folk-rock is the stuff of sparkling guitars, twinkli ... More >>
In ongoing effort to bring weird little songs from Rhino's catalog to the top of the digital avalanche, the legendary LA reissue label is launching a new series of so-called 'digital 45s.' This morning the label announced the program:
Rhino will spotlight songs originally issued on 45 by offering t ... More >>
Among the songs coming out on the centuries-in-the-making Neil Young Archives 1963-1972 box set that's coming out at the beginning of June are three entire discs of material the songwriter created during his incredibly fruitful period in the late 1960s and early 11970s. Writer Jimmy McDonough, in ... More >>