[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 Sunday KCRW broadcast.]
See also: Henry Rollins: Thinking For Myself
I am writing to you from one of my favorite spots a ... More >>
It'd be easy if I could tell you that Thee Midniters bassist Jimmy Espinoza looks like any other unassuming grandfatherly type. But it's just not true. He had the first of his hits in 1965--with a live version of "Land of A Thousand Dances" that's practically drowned out by the audience shrieking. F ... More >>
Television and theater writer Winnie Holzman (My So-Called Life, Wicked) and her husband, character actor Paul Dooley (i.e. your go-to when casting the consoling dad or grandfather), seem to have one of those enviable long-term marriages. They know how to crack each other up, finish each other's sen ... More >>
By Whitney Friedlander
The lobby of Dave Grohl's Northridge-based 606 Studios has a Joan Jett book on the coffee table and a row of classic arcade games like Donkey Kong Jr. against one wall. On top of a photo booth sits an iconic "Moonman" MTV Video Music Award, festooned with a roll of toilet pap ... More >>
The new year couldn't come at a better time. Forget Superstorm Sandy, school shootings, Snooki's baby, Rihanna and Chris Brown's reconcilliations. Let's start fresh, and let's do it with some new music.
Here are eight fantastic local bands, all of whom are set to break big in 2013. The best part? Y ... More >>
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"Ladies, please prepare your vaginas," announced actor/comedian Aziz Ansari Monday night at Club Nokia in downtown Los Angeles, introducing masters of ... More >>
Friday, December 7
The Black Mambas -- along with The Neumans and The Hurricanes -- are L.A. label Wild Records' newest signees. But instead of building into the label's Sun Records-style sound of '56, the Mambas stagger into 1976 with gutter-glam songs and dawn-of-punk vel ... More >>
December 4, 2012
Having castigated myself during presidential season for missing Bruce Springsteen's show at the Sports Arena in April, I resolved to see him this time around, Orange County traffic be damned.
Because the Greatest Rock and Roll Show One Will Ever Exp ... More >>
Only in Los Angeles could you get away with two ceviche dinners at the start of December. Fresh off recent events such as the Fried Chicken Fest and the Beer Float Showdown, Food GPS' Josh Lurie is teaming up with chef Ricardo Zarate and business partner Stephane Bombet for two chef-stacked nights o ... More >>
Ray Bradbury, the fantasy-fiction mastermind who wrote Fahrenheit 451 and really did believe man would make it to Mars sooner than later, moved to L.A. from Illinois in 1934 as a teenager. His family first lived around Western Avenue. Then, in 1942, they moved into a Craftsman bungalow at 670 South ... 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.]
10/29/12: As I sit here in Boston on a night off, I can see Hurricane Sandy-powered sheets of ... More >>
President Obama's reelection campaign took Ohio and thus the election shortly after 8:13 p.m., NBC News reported.
Mitt Romney won in contentious and important states such as North Carolina and Arizona, but once the projections had Ohio and its potent electoral votes in Obama's corner, it appeared t ... More >>
Tony Kushner isn't shy about politics. He's opinionated, and he stirs up controversy. In his own words, he's a "man of the left."
His 1992 Tony Award-winning play Angels in America tackled AIDS at the height of its epidemic. In 2005, he co-wrote Steven Spielberg's Munich, which took heat for its po ... More >>
Ozwald Boateng barely made it to L.A. from Hurricane Sandy-ravaged New York. He got stranded at a strange time -- just days before the premiere of his documentary film, A Man's Story, which chronicles both his professional and personal life, and is nearly 15 years in the making. But he's here, sitti ... More >>
A crew member whose body was found after the HMS Bounty sunk in hurricane Sandy off the North Carolina coast was a local woman who attended USC and co-owned a defunct Hermosa Beach bar.
Claudene Christian's body was recovered by the U.S. Coast Guard yesterday afternoon after the vessel, a Hollywood ... More >>
Sure, we're safe from harm as the East Coast braces for "Frankenstorm." But that doesn't mean it won't affect Los Angeles, even as we bask in 80-degree temperatures.
LAX, for one, is being turned into a giant parking lot as flights to the Eastern Seaboard were grounded last night.
Here's what LAX ... More >>
Updated at the bottom with a body recovered. First posted at 12:22 p.m.
A Hollywood treasure known for its roles in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, Treasure Island and Mutiny on the Bounty has sunk off the coast of North Carolina, a victim of hurricane Sandy.
Two crew members were missing ... More >>
East Coast people sometimes like to say that with our earthquakes, wildfires and occasional uprisings, who would want to live in Southern California?
With a disastrous hurricane Sandy looming near Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, and New York City, we took a look at the claim, putting the East Coast ... More >>