Baja cuisine is habanero hot right now, with food personalities like Anthony Bourdain (who said the region "feels like Tuscany") and Andrew Zimmern elevating the area's chefs to national prominence. If you've been stuck salivating stateside, unwilling or unable to make the jaunt south of the border, ... More >>
[Originally posted March 4, 2011]
So much stuff happening this weekend, we had a hard time picking just five! The weather is warming (slightly), spring is in the air, and it's a good time to get out there and see some shows before spring break madness descends on the city and it's filled w ... More >>
J. GarbeePinot Days 2010Tasting through West Coast Pinot Noirs from nearly 100 producers typically requires a long drive up the I-5. But this Saturday, January 15th, you can taste through the offerings of 90 producers at Pinot Days, the second coming of the event at Santa Monica's Barker Han ... More >>
Pier Nicola D'AmicoBlonde RedheadColor us among the many who were thrown for a loop by Penny Sparkle, the latest album from long-running Blonde Redhead.
With Misery Is a Butterfly (2004) and 23 (2007) having elevated the New York City trio beyond cult status, Kazu Makino and twin brothers Si ... More >>
Cinjun Tate of Remy ZeroRemy Zero winds up a bittersweet reunion tour tonight, but it might not be the last fans have heard of the Alabama-bred, L.A.-based quintet.
The band known best for the single "Save Me" (the theme for TV's Smallville) reunited earlier this year to play shows in memory ... More >>
Danny ClinchCracker and Camper Van BeethovenDavid Lowery turns 50 years old on Friday, which means the man who gave us one of the finest lyrics of the '90s ("What the world needs now / is another folk singer / like I need a hole my head") is likely to be onstage tonight when the clock strikes ... More >>
Elizabeth FladunBetty LaVetteOne of the best Betty LaVette stories came out of the veteran soul singer's performance a couple years ago at the Kennedy Center Honors in Washington, D.C. In a nod to one of the year's honorees, the Who, LaVette delivered a show-stopping rendition of "Love Reign ... More >>
If you've flown into Santa Monica Airport (literally, figuratively) hungry for dinner anytime recently, you're aware that The Hump, the infamous restaurant above Typhoon, is no more. In its place, owner Brian Vidor has remodeled the upstairs space into the Pan Am Room. The reworked restaurant gets i ... More >>
A. ScattergoodNorman Fierros' Sea of Cortez ceviche
Norman Fierros, the new chef at the Pan Am Room at the Santa Monica Airport, has been having a good time with his menu, which he's been playing with since the restaurant reopened (new name, same airplanes) about two months ago. (Read our int ... More >>
Drew ReynoldsMaps & AtlasesIndie-rock has just about exhausted all its permutations, hasn't it?
You think so, and then you stumble across somebody like Chicago four-piece Maps & Atlases, whose don't let their technical prowess and penchant for experimentation (or impressive beards, for that ... More >>