See also: Amanda Brown: Raw Foodist, Colossal In Kiev M Dinner House was a Japanese jazz club nestled into a strip of bodegas and windowless brick facades atop the Hollywood Freeway. Once a week, the club hosted Grown, a lurid soiree soundtracked by the best chill-out, house and bass music in Los A ... More >>
Diana GarciaPiano, new-agey Himalayan salt lamps, and gorilla hands on a typewriter. What's not to like?It's like that party you've been hoping to get invited to for months now and you finally did, only it's a Wednesday night at 7 p.m. Oh, well... Those of us not cool enough to arrive fashion ... More >>
Nick Cave is a fan. What are you waiting for?
Maura LanahanOur eminent columnist, Mr. Henry Rollins![The one and only Henry Rollins will be contributing a weekly column and far-reaching reportage to the music section of the LA Weekly. Look for your weekly Henry Rollins fix right here on West Coast Sound every Friday and make sure to tune ... More >>
Also, Dam-Funk, the Outline, CocoRosie and others
Up-and-coming darkwave sensation Cold Cave are in town. Tonight they will be appearing at the Echoplex, for a sure-to-be-packed show in their natural habitat. Last night, however, the band ventured out for a preview to Pomona, where they played the far less hipsterastic Glass House venue. If you ha ... More >>
In addition to opening punk club the Masque, LA DIY music giant Brendan Mullen, who died at age 60 yesterday after suffering a stroke on Saturday, was a longtime LA Weekly music writer whose prescient insight and in-the-trenches curiosity captured the experience of being a music head in LA in the 8 ... More >>
Part Time Punks Festival Weekend: Raincoats, Gang of Four, and more.
Not going to Comic-Con this weekend and looking for some music to satiate your need to run wild through the night? 24 Hour Party is a weekend-long series of all-night shows hosted by the apparent Factory Records fans at Downtown's Silver Factory Studios. Not only does is the three-day bash (which ... More >>
A Filmmaker Less Ordinary
A Certain Ratio's "Shack Up" This just in from the great Part-Time Punks posse: Los Angeles will be the location of the worldâ€™s first-ever Post-Punk Festival (or at least the first since 1982 or whenever the last Futurama was held in the UK!). The day-long event will be held in conjoined venues ... More >>
On record cover design: "But you don't get much work to do when you're young, because you haven't learned how to do it yet... You're given simple, disposable things to design for other young people."
Ian Curtis’ afterlife seems like it’s been one big after-party
When it comes to the annual desert festival, Nightranger’s no minor-leaguer.
...and back again, in Michael Winterbottom’s 24 Hour Party People
Tony Wilson on the city of Manchester, the Sex Pistols, Joy Division, Factory Records, New Order, the Hacienda Club, Happy Mondays . . . had enough yet?
Joy Division's grim effervescence