By Lauren Wise
I was always one of those metal heads who claimed to listen to all musical genres -- except for country. But in the past year, I've realized that classic country songs, with their imagery and energy, are pretty hard to dislike. Take David Allan Coe's "If That Ain't Country," for exam ... More >>
Monday, February 4
Gliss is one of L.A.'s more unusual bands. All three members -- Martin Klingman, Victoria Cecilia and David Reiss -- switch off on instruments and vocals. Yet no matter who's on the mic, their sound is always dreamy, packed in cottony layers of shoegazer guitars ... More >>
KCRW Broadcast #168 for Saturday, June 9, 2012
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Fanatics! I am sitting in the backstage area here at the Broadway Theater in Saskatoon Canada as Road Manager Ward wrestles with the south of great sound system here in an ... More >>
1. Lina Lecaro breaks the story of Jason Shapiro's suit against Swede garage-fellas the Hives. It seems their "Tick Tick Boom" from this year's Get Smart soundtrack sounds suspiciously like his band the Roofies' "Why You?" Same opening riff, same bridge. But ... that's a pretty universal riff.
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Hank III in Devore, California for Side X Side Action Magazine's Battle of the Builders 2008, where he test drove the Kawasaki Teryx. Photo by Aimee Candelaria. Click image for entire slideshow.
When audiences first met Hank Williams III in 1999 he was a Risin' Outlaw. Then he was Lovesick, Broke ... More >>
Ryan Adams - Royce Hall, UCLA, Jan. 30 and Bridges Auditorium, Claremont, Jan. 22. Both shows on sale Saturday
Avenged Sevenfold, Atreyu, Suicidal Tendencies - San Diego Sports Arena, Dec. 7 - All ages
Andrew Bird, Handsome Family - Orpheum, Dec. 7
Black Ghosts, Mezzanine Owls, Tweak Bird, more ... More >>
I went to Sunset Junction on Sunday and while I found headliners The Cramps to be quite boring, I was truly moved by the hellbilly thrash of Hank III. So much so, I wrote a poem about it, called I Love Your Death Metal. I think it's rather good.
I love your death metal. / You ... More >>