X, Dead Kennedys, the Avengers
MOCA at the Geffen
(Much) Better Than ... hearing many of these same songs butchered on punk rock karaoke night at the local sports bar.
Of course there's something oddly oxymoronic about a museum inviting punk rock bands over to play (albeit safely outside o ... More >>
As SXSW approaches, we figured we'd be a little servicey and give you a guide to some of the highlights of the official showcases, alphabet style. Last week we gave you A through D; today it's E-H. So here we go: five more awesome bands to see in SXSW's official lineup.
Lainna FaderX: Guitarist Billy Zoom, and drummer D.J. Bonebrake, vocalist Exene Cervenka, vocalist/bassist John DoeX
December 15, 2010
House of Blues
Last night seminal L.A. punk band X celebrated the 30th anniversary of their debut Los Angeles at the House of Blues by playing the album in i ... More >>
Betty Oatmeal's smokin' Willie shirt design. You're gonna be hearing about a crapload of Craft fairs in the next few weeks leading up to Christmas, but there's one this weekend that you really don't want to miss, and we're not just saying that because *full disclosure* we'll be signing our cr ... More >>
Lobsterfest A lobster meal
Set to go off tonight, tomorrow, and Sunday at Ports O' Call Village in San Pedro, the Port of Los Angeles Lobster Festival is sure to be a polarizing affair. Committed locavores will lock up their bibs at the notion of celebrating New England's quintessential crus ... More >>
Good Food blogDelilah Snell's (The Road Less Traveled) mixed berry pie
The end of another Los Angeles summer, the end of another season of pies for Evan Kleiman. Kleiman (Angeli Caffe, Good Food) has closed her second Pie-A-Day contest and will judge the entries this Sunday, September 5th, a ... More >>
Piper FergusonThe Swell SeasonBoy, girl.
It's a bill made for date night on Sunday at the Hollywood Bowl as some of music's favorite collaborative couples team up to provide a soundtrack for your wine and cheese.
Of course, the Swell Season -- Glen Hansard of Irish r ... More >>
By Dave Shulman
Amy's gone now. She was in the kitchen, and poured us a couple of iced coffees in beer glasses, then set them on the coffee table in the living room at 3 a.m. She was trying on different combinations of shoes and slinky dresses, asking for my feedback in choosing a look for the next ... More >>
Legendary LA musician Exene Cervenka is back in Southern California after a four-year stint in Missouri. Now based in Orange County, she returns armed with Somewhere Gone, her latest and perhaps most intriguing album to date. Featuring Joe Terry and Amy Farris, both of whom worked with Dave ... More >>
There's a song for every neighborhood in this sprawling octopus of a metropolis. The psychedlic folk of Topanga Canyon, the booty droppin' bass of Compton, and lonesome gristle of Silver Lake. This week, as a sonic portrait of Los Angeles, West Coast Sound presents: Songs for our City.
In ... More >>
Timothy NorrisEven the machinery was flashing the horns.
Nothing says "I love you" like a cover song. Artists at Coachella like to acknowledge their influences, love to thrill the crowd with a surprise singalong. This year bands drew from music of many genres, from ragtime to post punk to hip hop. ... More >>
The Santa Monica Museum is currently exhibiting a collection of Exene Cervenka's journals, sketches, and assorted ephemera from the past several decades, and on Thursday night the lady herself gave a reading at the Bergamot Cafe next door. Still beautiful, the elementary school-teacher-by-day, ... More >>