Friday, February 15
If you add up the ages of Foxygen's 20-something Sam France and Jonathan Rado, then subtract it from the current year, you will verge on the era from which the duo's album, We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic, takes its cues. There isn't a '60s ... More >>
Friday, February 1
Vieux Farka Touré, Fool's Gold
Music critics often describe Vieux Farka Touré as "the Hendrix of the Sahara," but the Malian guitarist doesn't really sound much like Jimi Hendrix. Instead, Touré has a distinctively exotic style that's more similar to the music of hi ... More >>
[Editor's note: Weekly scribe Jeff Weiss's column, "Bizarre Ride," appears on West Coast Sound every Wednesday. His archives are available here.]
Danny Holloway owns as many stories as vinyl records: 50,000. Before our waiter at El Tepayec takes drink orders, he's already riffing on how he almost s ... More >>
Friday, September 21
LARGO AT THE CORONET
Both Orenda Fink and Maria Taylor went on to successful solo careers and side projects after their band Azure Ray broke up in 2004, but there was something irreplaceable about the way the two singers used to blend their sweetly sad voices together ... More >>
For our music feature this week Rebecca Haithcoat profiled Freak City, the Hollywood dance club that throws, perhaps, the best parties in the cities. They don't like to call themselves a club, however, partly because they're not zoned as one and don't have a liquor license.
See also: The Freaks Com ... More >>
Charissa SaverioCoachella's but a quickly fading memory, Spring's in full swing and Summer is on the horizon. The club scene is definitely warming up right along with the weather, my friends. This week, we've got a grand re-opening, a sexy DJ whose sounds are as hot as she is and a fusion of ... More >>
Peanut Butter Wolf talks about his earliest vinyl purchases ahead of the Stones Throw 10-10-10 blowout.UPDATE: Due to permit restrictions, Stones Throw's 10-10-10 event is no longer taking place at The Sex. The location has been changed to downtown's Club 740.
New flyer after the jump.
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Frosty's pineapple shake.Seems it was only a week ago that we were lamenting the end of the Friday-night Calling All Kids weekly at Silver Lake's Hyperion Tavern.
The free event was run by Anticon Records label manager Shaun Koplow and Dublab/Alpha Pup dude Matthewdavid.
It also featured so ... More >>