Parquet Courts, Wet Illustrated
Among the most notable music trends in 2012 was the arrival of a handful of punk revival bands, who drew from indie rock and old school punk influences like Minor Threat and Black Flag to give the genre an updated sound. With bands like Metz and Merc ... More >>
Music writers David Greenwald and Daniel Siegal want to create a site for in-depth music reporting and criticism, and they want to pay writers a fair wage to do that work. Sort of like the L.A. Weekly's music section, but they want to do it minus the kind of pageview-driving clickbait -- listicles a ... More >>
FYF Fest announced their 2011 line-up today, excellently headlined on Labor Day Weekend by Descendents and featuring the return of Guided By Voices and some interesting second-billed bands. (Dead Milkmen?!) FYF, which will be partnering with Goldenvoice and moving downtown after a short stint in t ... More >>
Peter EllenbyOptimistic rockers Nada Surf begin a two-night stint at the Troubadour tonight in support of their sixth album, if i had a hi-fi (palindrome alert).
The record, in stores June 8, is actually a covers collection rounding up work by artists as disparate as Kate Bush, Arthur Russel ... More >>
Score one for the blogosphere.
On Saturday, L.A. music blog Aquarium Drunkard invaded Echo Park to throw its first ever festival. Waved Out drew hundreds of kids out to the East Side, and they spent the day running up and down the stairs that adjoin the Echo to its larger, sub-Sunset cousin ... More >>
10. Sea Wolf-Leaves in the River
At times, Leaves In the River reads a little predictably quirky, but Alex Church's pop heart salvages this from being the effort of another accordian-toting, maritime metaphor-using copycat. The sound might not be the most original (I can't wait for Colin Meloy' ... More >>