[Editor's note: Weekly scribe Jeff Weiss's column, "Bizarre Ride," appears on West Coast Sound every Wednesday. His archives are available here.] Cassandra McGrath is telling me the saddest story I've heard in a while. We're in the dining room of the 28-year-old folk singer's Echo Park house and sh ... More >>
A New Box Set Captures a Master at Work.
View more live photos in the Dirty Projectors at the Troubadour slideshow. Brooklyn's Dirty Projectors performed at the Troubadour last night for the first time since their wildly imaginative, critically heralded new album Bitte Orca was released. The last time they played LA the band was supportin ... More >>
A mentor to Ben Harper; a "world music" propenent before there was even a name for it
Little shop of adorers
Can a flutist be far behind?
40. The Twilight Sad-Fourteen Autumns and Fifteen Winters [Fat Cat] Take note Bloc Party. This is how you do histrionic, nostalgic and bombastic arena rock for indie kids without coming off like total fucking pussies. A Weekend in the City wasn't terrible, but it wasn't good either, and by the end ... More >>
Producer Joe Boyd learned it in the folkie í60s, but itís still the key to making global music in the new millennium
For the week of March 22-29
Richard Thompson sings the storm