Palate-wreckers. Hop bombs. Bitter Betties. Whatever you call the India Pale Ale, it's undeniable that this once-dormant style has become the veritable face of the contemporary craft beer movement. Born from pale ales bitter by necessity -- a trip from England to India would otherwise ruin the preci ... 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.] I am currently in Australia. This will mark my 30th trip to this country since I first came her ... More >>
The hills of Laurel Canyon might not be the first place you'd think to look for a gritty soul band like Vintage Trouble. But one thing that gives the band's rollicking, old-school flavor some authenticity is their decision to rehearse at their drummer Richard Danielson's house there, pitted inside a ... More >>
Please don't terrorize us with typical tunes this weekend!See also: *LinA in LA Party Picks: Just Say No to "Slutoween" *Doin' It In A Haunted House: The Five Best Hip-Hop Halloween Songs *The Craziest Danzig Stalker of Them All Everybody's, um, favorite track masher-upper Girl Talk just re ... More >>
Timothy NorrisBetter than... wallowing in your post-breakup remedy of whiskey, cigarettes and ice cream cake. Adele is chatty, which is a welcome change from bands that will play their songs and awkwardly leave without saying a word. With her thick cockney accent and distinct cackle, she e ... More >>
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The late Michael Hutchence plays punk
Pitchfork had tipped us last week to Beck's new Record Club joint (where he gets his musicians friends to cover an entire album), and we knew this time he had gathered the mesmerizing-looking Annie Clark (aka St. Vincent), the current lineup of Os Mutantes and the Liars. What we didn't know was what ... More >>
Road Warrior Weekend wasn't your typical fandom convention. There were no stuffy hotels, no lines to pile into meeting rooms, no overpriced convention center lunches. Instead, this one-time-only event brought fans of the Mad Max series out to Southern California's High Desert for a three-day, post-a ... More >>
In ongoing effort to bring weird little songs from Rhino's catalog to the top of the digital avalanche, the legendary LA reissue label is launching a new series of so-called 'digital 45s.' This morning the label announced the program: Rhino will spotlight songs originally issued on 45 by offering t ... More >>
Sure, the papers are full of stories of gas prices shooting up and housing prices plummeting, but those are new phenomena compared to the steady declines in the fortunes of the record industry. The latest sales numbers show a decrease of 11% over last year - and that includes legal digital downloads ... More >>
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