Given the maturity and insight of White Fence's previous releases and his collaborations with it-boy Ty Segall, it shouldn't shock anyone that the act's newest record, Cyclops Reap, is quite brilliant.
Still, Tim Presley's one-man band reaps a whole host of casual garage-rock casuistry from the laz ... More >>
Friday, January 11
Carolyn Edwards, Adam Marsland
As leader of both Spindle and 3D Picnic and a longtime member of The Negro Problem, Carolyn Edwards is one of the best and brightest musicians in Silver Lake's indie-pop underground, but she reveals the full breadth of her talent through her so ... More >>
By Alan Scherstuhl
This list of the year's best country albums is assembled with two important premises in mind: First: If the people who record and listen to these records consider them country, than they're damn well country. Purists who argue that country should still sound like '68, '76, '84 o ... More >>
*Our slideshow of the performance
*The Top 20 Whitest Musicians of All Time: The Complete List
Better than...all of the Dead Weather albums put together.
The man who built his career on secrets came to the Wiltern last night. Secret marriages, secret sin ... More >>
See also: Toby Keith's "Red Solo Cup": Why This Song Sucks
Asking people what kind of music they like can be a loaded question. People want to seem open-minded, yet cool, which for some reason tends to inspire this insipid response: "I like pretty much everything. Except country."
(The hipster var ... More >>
[Look for your weekly fix from the one and only Henry Rollins right here on West Coast Sound every Thursday, and come back tomorrow for the awesomely annotated playlist for his Saturday KCRW broadcast.]
See also: Henry Rollins: The Column! Of Rock and Dinosaurs
I am on the road with Dinosaur Jr. ... More >>
Meet the Folk-ers
Noah W. Bailey slices the Americana pie and determines that, yes, Willie Nelson is still a badass.
We spent 2009 sorting through piles of folk and Americana releases, revising this list in our heads till the bitter end and failing repeatedly to understand the hyp ... More >>
If you were planning on picking up that boxed set of unrecorded Hank Williams songs at Amoeba Music tonight, or chowing down on BoHo's happy hour pizzas, you might want to consider taking the Red Line subway. From 5-7 p.m. the red carpet treatment preceding the world premiere for the Adam Sandler-Se ... More >>
By Chris Gray
It's time to rank the best of what went around and came around again.
As punk and disco exploded, the Piano Man's deeply unhip 1978 breakthrough proved that top-shelf Broadway/Brill Building songwriting could still sell - and, occasionall ... More >>
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 >>
Arcade Fire, LCD Soundsystem and Wild Light
Hollywood Bowl, September 20.
By Randall Roberts
There was a moment about three-quarters of the way through Arcade Fire’s victorious show at the Hollywood Bowl last night – I think it was during “Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)” -- when lead singer Wi ... More >>