Little Boots Bardot 11-21-11 Better than...studying on a school night. Over two years have passed since Victoria Hesketh, AKA Little Boots, released her debut album Hands. The electro pop work was popular in England, earning her a top 5 position in the UK album charts and winning the BBC's Best S ... More >>
Andrea DomanickCut Copy, Washed Out The Palladium October 12, 2011 Better than... Kanye's Workout Plan. Summer and all its carefree sentiments may be behind us, but a look at L.A.'s concert circuit this month would tell you otherwise. From The Rapture to the Culture Collide fest to last ni ... More >>
Lina Lecaro Moscow Girls.Club Moscow, the popular 18 live music and dance night marked seven years strong last night at Boardner's. Even after all this time, the place is still packed with the hippest haircuts and happiest faces at a Hollywood club. The bands are pretty much always good he ... More >>
Also, Lupe Fiasco, Yelawolf, Miguel Migs, Chad VanGaalen and others
Colin Young-Wolff Compared to last year's problems with wristbands and overcrowding, the first day of Coachella 2011 was smooth sailing. Greasy even. Let's take a look at yesterday's GOODs, BADs and UGLYs.
Also, Mary Anne Hobbs, Yoni Wolf, Emmylou Harris and others
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This is the official press release: Coachella 2011. Music. Art. Culture. Community. With the Coachella line-up announcement serving as the official kick-off to the annual U.S. festival season, festival organizers Goldenvoice can now reveal details for the 2011 Coachella Valley Music & Art ... More >>
The LA Weekly's annual Detour Festival, which over the past three years has brought to downtown Los Angeles Basement Jaxx, Beck, Justice, Cut Copy, Gogol Bordello, the Mars Volta, Hercules and Love Affair, and dozens of other bands and DJs, is on hiatus. As in: there isn't going to be one this year. ... More >>
Timothy NorrisFans at Cut Copy: Overjoyed, to say the least. Like The Editors and the Shitty Beatles, Cut Copy practically begged for derision the moment they named themselves. Let's be honest, these guys aren't exactly re-inventing the synthesizer, openly cribbing from New Order, Duran Duran, and ... More >>
Those of you headed to see Cut Copy at the Fonda tonight should instead go to Club Nokia, because it's been moved due to "an issue with tonight's venue." Hmm. FYI.
Also, the Head Cat, the Spanks, Jimmy Webb and others
Also, the Ettes, the Dogs, George Jones and others
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 >>
Okay, so I'm lame, and I admit it. It took a school-boy stunt -- flying rolls of toilet paper -- to get me to actually stop and pay attention to the Black Lips long enough to realize that I actually like them. They've always been one of those bands that I dug on a theoretical level -- like, yes, t ... More >>
Despite foreboding clouds and a few rounds of mist-like rain, dancing began in the early afternoon at this year’s Detour Festival and continued until the witching hour. For much of the day, the electronic grooves were confined to the courtyard of City Hall, where DJs like Paparazzi and Kid Lightn ... More >>
This weekend was one of celebration in Los Angeles, packed with more events than we could scramble to cover. Friday night kicked off with a special VIP party at Crewest Gallery in Downtown L.A. where The Label Lab hosted the opening of the "The Z-Boy Show—Direct from the Source," featuring work fr ... More >>
I hate lines. They're somewhere in the lower rungs of my own personal inferno along with club kids in fedoras, the Los Angeles Dodgers and the abstract concept of valet parking. Unfortunately, entering Coachella brings me into contact with three of those four food groups as quite often, while wai ... More >>
At last night's cool Filter party at the Corona Yacht Club, I ran into sculptor Christopher Janney, whose Sonic Forest installation will once again appear as part of Coachella's art offerings. Janney has been working for the past week to install his work at the Empire Polo Field, where the 2008 Coac ... More >>
Van Morrison at La Zona Rosa, Austin, Texas; Division Day, The Ting Tings and The Duke Spirit at Buffalo Billiards. Van Morrison's pretty cool, wearing his trademark cap and sunglasses, holding a saxophone and totally nonplussed about this show. He's got nothing to prove, nothing to hide. He couldn ... More >>
M.I.A. delivered once again at the MX Beat fest on Saturday night, scoring more direct hits on the ears and hips of thousands of Mexican fans who braved the merciless chill of the highland plain in Toluca where the festival was held. It was the final and biggest night of four in different cities ... More >>