[Editor's note: Soon-to-be-award-winning gonzo music journalist Danielle Bacher prowls the late late night scene for West Coast Sound. For this installment, she hit the town with Nico Vega, the prolific and talented LA alt-rock band you might know from their collaborations with hitmaker Linda Perry, ... More >>
How well do you know your L.A. hip-hop dances? For the debut of her column on the subject, Jessica A. Koslow ran down the controversial origin story of the Dougie this week. Turns out a rapper named Lil Wil was doing it first, and had some choice words for our Inglewood heroes Cali Swag Distr ... More >>
See also: Ryan Adams performs at Hollywood Forever, October 10, 2011
[Correction: Contrary to what was originally written, Adams did not hang up on reporter Drew Fortune. Rather, Adams cut short the conversation, and the two agreed to continue the next day. West Coast Sound regrets the error.
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Lina LecaroSinger Jesse Malin finds his way to the bar D Generation
at The Troubadour
September 24, 2011
Better than... shows where the lead singer doesn't leave the stage, head to the bar, and throw back some tequila.
Though they sweat and bleed New York, D Generation has an L.A. fan ba ... More >>
Danzig, shilling for Fresh Step.So ... last month somebody snapped a shot of metal icon Danzig leaving the grocery store with a box of kitty litter. It seems Fresh Step's taken notice, because they've got a new spokesperson.
A West Coast Sound reader going by Danziggy left us a ... More >>
Over the course of the past two years, Coilhouse, both the blog and exquisitely designed print magazine, has become required reading for those who enjoy geek culture as much as they love art and fashion. Co-founders Nadya Lev, Zoetica Ebb and Meredith Yayanos have taken their "loveletter to alternat ... More >>
Shannon CottrellSunday night at midnight, The Venture Bros. returns to Adult Swim for another season of mad scientist and supervillain misadventures. While we have heard bits and pieces about what to expect for the upcoming episodes at Comic Con, when LA Weekly caught up show architects Jacks ... More >>
Howie Pyro and Don Bolles in the DJ booth for the Lux Interior Memorial Record Hop
When The Surrenders played a cover of The Cramps' "Human Fly" backed-up against cover-of-a-cover "Sufin' Bird," it didn't sound as though the local jazzy rock trio had learned the songs two hours earlier. In fact, sin ... More >>
From the New York Times:
"When news surfaced over the weekend that 50 Cent, Wyclef Jean, Timbaland and other rap stars had been implicated in a steroids investigation, some hip-hop fans were shocked, but to many in the industry the accusations seemed inevitable."
Oh, how our collective pride in t ... More >>