Friday, March 8
SUBSUELO AT KOBO'S
Nickodemus' multicultural Turntables on the Hudson compilations and New York City-based events have brought together flavorfully funky house and Latin-based sounds from around the world. The DJ then took the series global with his creation of the ongoin ... More >>
Ray Charles: Genius Soul = Jazz
Better than... hanging out at the Ray Charles Post Office on Washington Boulevard.
Last night, a parade of marquee-ready names hit the stage of the Hollywood Bowl in tribute to the "Genius of Soul," Ray Charles. Featuring Babyface, Martina M ... More >>
Nanette Gonzales[Editor's note: Weekly scribe Jeff Weiss's column, "Bizarre Ride," appears on West Coast Sound every Wednesday. His archives are available here.]
Q: What's cooler than being cool?
A: George Duke.
All apologies to Andre 3000, Antarctica and Wilt the Stilt circa 1971. But jazz ... More >>
Iman Omari's uncle Josef Leimberg is scuttling around his Eagle Rock studio, working on improving its feng shui. He pauses by a door that's become unhinged. "A 400-pound dude busted through this, trying to get his rappers in to record." That wasn't going to fly, however, because Bootsy Collins was w ... More >>
Thundercat - Daylight by BRAINFEEDER
When L.A.'s world-class beat/electronica crew Brainfeeder takes over the Fonda later this week, you'll spot one guy up there making music the (comparatively) old-fashioned way. Him with the extraterrestrial sense of style and supernatural ability ... More >>
We hear that last Monday RnB legend Anita Baker was in the studio working on her upcoming album due out in the Fall. This woulnd't be so newsworthy, but we've left two very important details out: she was putting the final touches on a duet with Snoop Dogg and that duet was Curtis Mayfield's " ... More >>