Abe VigodaThose Abe Vigoda kids, so hard to pigeonhole.
The noisy, tropical smirk of the L.A. quartet's 2008 debut album Skeleton has been shelved for the follow-up effort, which in keeping with the naming scheme, ought to be called "Pale Flesh" instead of Crush. Released last week, the albu ... More >>
Scissor SistersScissor Sisters' new album Night Work -- three years in the making, and re-making (they scrapped 18 months of work and started over) -- is a typically frisky, preening mash-up of glam and disco that contains a lot of you're-gonna-have-to-be-there moments.
Fun, to be sure. But ... More >>
May we invite Jonathan D. Haskell inside your head?
It'll only take a few minutes, really. There. Now relax.
Haskell makes ambient music under the name Seven Saturdays, the kind of stuff that belongs in movies that haven't been made yet, or maybe even imagined. His orchestrated tomes are are par ... More >>
Christie GoodwinDave MatthewsThis summer's tour figures to be a bit bittersweet for the rabid fans who populate the Dave Matthews Band Nation.
Matthews has said his group will take next year off so band members can spend time with their families. (Cue the snarky comments from that other nati ... More >>
laloft.comTen years ago developer Tom Gilmore started it all by opening his historic San Fernando Building redevelopment at 4th and Main streets to a new breed of upscale loft dwellers. Of course, there had been lofts, artists and yuppies downtown before, but Gilmore's vision, in hindsight, ... More >>
Even if the only ink you sweat is your printer cartridge and your idea of iron comes in your vitamin supplements, there's a lot to recommend at this weekend's Ink-N-Iron Festival: the tunes. Among the the tatted masses, meticulously coiffed pompadours, corseted pin-up girls and acres of machi ... More >>
We do our best to be supportive of L.A. artists. We really do. As we've said more than once, we like to like things.
But then LAist does a completely po-faced writeup of the trailer for a new "indie" movie called Sunset Junction: A Personal Musical and we just can't help our snarky selves.
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