Don't sacrifice your Monday night music excursions into our fair city of Los Angeles, just to be a slave to the grueling whip of commercialized love. You can have your cake and eat it too, especially if that cake comes with a plethora of "ingredients" that help you get your ro ... More >>
Frank FairfieldFile under Halloween-appropriate shows that you don't have to dress up for: Murder ballads -- those creepy little tomes to our dark side -- will be the fare tonight at the Echoplex for a group of artists assembled by the people behind the New Los Angeles Folk Festival.
And why ... More >>
SlayerIf the current "Clash of Titans" tour featuring Slayer, Medageth and Anthrax has reinforced one notion, it's that anger never goes out of style.
The tour, with Slayer and Megadeth co-headlining, has been raging, drawing metal fans young and old to the music of bands that, along with Me ... More >>
The passionate response that we got to the FYF Fest vs. Sunset Junction article was really fascinating. Whether you agreed or disagreed with the take on the Sunset Junction lineup, there was one thing that became quite clear: Angelenos are serious about their music.
For those of you who didn ... More >>
Big Search in a big fieldYou may think you haven't heard Big Search, but chances are, you're already quite familiar with the artist's work.
He sings in Foreign Born. He slings ax for Fool's Gold. He's one of Cass McCombs' trusted sidemen, a business adviser to Frank Fairfield, and the utilit ... More >>
Amber BoggsConcrete BlondeIf only there were movies and TV shows about vampires for songs like the ones on Bloodletting.
Oh, wait. There are. Few, though, are as truly dark and compelling as Concrete Blonde's seminal (so to speak) 1990 album, which gave the band its biggest hit in "Joey" and ... More >>
Frank Fairfield's 'Unheard Ofs & Forgotten Abouts'Local Appalachian-styled superstar (this being a relative term) Frank Fairfield plays the Redwood Bar and Grill tonight, and you better be there.
The gig is, in part, a record release show celebrating Fairfield's fantastic compilation of rare ... More >>
Daiana FeuerBanjos and fiddles and washboards, oh my! The Old Time Social and Topanga Banjo Fiddle Contest proved it's hip to be square-dancing. Taking over some of the most unique dusty locales around, these two events brought together promising practitioners of old-time music and colorful h ... More >>
The Besnard LakesLoudest husband-and-wife team in music today? My vote would go to Olga Goreas and Jace Lasek of Montreal quartet the Besnard Lakes. The foursome crafts the kind of sprawling art-rock epics that you'd think could change weather patterns, warm and inviting in one passage, icy a ... More >>
He's so much more than his outfit.UPDATE: This item was originally posted last night. The time stamp has been adjusted. The show is TONIGHT, Thursday, April 1. No fooling.
New York-based folkie Elvis Perkins will be popping into Echo Park tonight to headline a benefit show honoring local art ... More >>
It's hard to argue with the kind of talent that Frank Fairfield has at his fingertips. His virtuosity on the banjo is clear enough when you listen to any one of his out-of-time Appalachian-tinged tunes, but until you see the former L.A. busker play with your own two eyes, you can't possibly grasp th ... More >>