The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony aired on HBO on Saturday. Hopefully you didn't watch it, because it was bad. But pity us: We actually attended the damn thing, at the Nokia Theatre last month. So, for the sake of catharsis, let's briefly run it down. It's the only way we can move o ... More >>
Ronald Reagan may have been the Great Communicator, but Ted Habte-Gabr is obsessed with conversation. Habte-Gabr produces Live Talk Los Angeles, a series of events that pair interesting names -- often of the literary world -- for sit-down interviews in front of hundreds of people. His first event ... More >>
If you're over the age of 30, you probably have at least a few songs from Free to Be You and Me engraved in your memory. Conceived by '60s-era TV actress Marlo Thomas and produced as a project of the Ms. Foundation for Women, the 1972 album jumped on the progressive feminism wave via catchy tunes fo ... 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.] In 1994, the Federal Assault Weapons Ban was signed into law by President Clinton. The law "su ... More >>
Claudia Quintet featuring Theo Bleckmann The Blue Whale 2-28-12 Better than...Theo Huxtable. The Blue Whale was filled to the brim last night for New York's Claudia Quintet performing works from their most recent album, What is the Beautiful?, a tribute to the late poet Kenneth Patchen. With hipst ... More >>
Lina Lecaro LACMA CEO Michael Govan, Tim Burton and Slash There is seemingly no rest for the wicked mind of Tim Burton. With current/recent projects ranging from the film version of Dark Shadows to a reworking of his stop-motion short Frankenweenie to Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty (sadly, ... More >>
â€‹Singer Harry Belafonte jams on the drums during a Greek Theater rehearsal.Judd Gunderson, LA Times/UCLA
How last month of me....However, since I sleep on the hometown scene all-too-frequently, consider this mild penance. 10. Dengue Fever-Venus on Earth (M80) Dreamy and druggy psychedelia built on a bedrock worship of 60s Cambodian pop, and the ethereal buoyancy of Chom Nmol's voice. Adorned w ... More >>
A blogger's African dad came here on the same airlift as Obama's dad. All similarities end there
"Johnny Stew" to friends, the Kingston Trio member with more than 25 solo albums penned "Daydream Believer"
Danny Cohen, beyond the fringe
Deron vs. Martin: Who’s the darling of the black establishment now?
Jamming with car alarms in the dark
I'm sorry Momma