In this week's Nightranger column, we cover last week's Macy's Passport "Glamorama" event at the Orpheum Theatre downtown. The event was scaled back from years past live music-wise (Macy Gray and Eric Hutchinson performed short sets in between the runway looks) but the production was still top-notch ... More >>
James Murphy of LCD SoundsystemHope you don't feel slighted, Los Angeles. Two weekends ago on That Other Coast, LCD Soundsystem brought the house -- or, rather, Terminal 5 -- down with an eye-popping, ear-decimating, 2 1/2-hour show that wound up with "New York I Love You" and a cover of Alic ... More >>
Maroon 5Eric Valentine is a record producer-about-town with credits ranging from Nickel Creek to the All-American Rejects to Good Charlotte to, well, Maroon 5. He also can get your tracks on a bunch of high-profile soundtracks (Transformers!). Dude knows industry people and, if you're an aspi ... More >>
VIP = Very Irate People
... with two turntables and two Game Boys
Are rocker video games the new MTV — and will they help save the music universe?
Justin Timberlake, Good Charlotte at Staples Center, September 17
Also this week's pick, The Real Dirt on Farmer John, Lindsay Lohan's I Know Who Killed Me and Who's Your Caddy?
For the week of June 7 - 14
After a five-year war, Snoop and Tha Dogg Pound reunite for love, profits and West Coast pride. Ben Quiñones catches the buzz.
Starring members of Green Day, Rancid, X and more, Live Freaky! Die Freaky! is guaranteed to offend
I'd like to think that I'm way more popular in real life than I am on Myspace. I've only got like 50 friends, but that's probably because I only say yes to requests from peeps who truly are friends. Call me a weirdo. Anyway, the pals I do have, happen to have thousands of friends and way too much ... More >>
Green Day’s thrash opera
On the road with the world’s most dangerous band. Also, an investigation of death metal, “hardcore,” millionaire punks and the mysterious Tijuana zebra
Great Unwashed scrubbed squeaky clean