By Chris Parker
It's as though the sad, lamentable death of recorded music was accompanied by a kick-ass wake. Sure, label executives have had to sell their fancy homes and put their kids in public schools, but the rest of us have been feasting on a musical smorgasbord.
Nothing better exemplifies ... More >>
KCRW Broadcast #173 for Saturday, July 14, 2012
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Fanatics! A great show tonight! In both hours we salute the mighty Ruts and acknowledge the passing of the band's legendary front man Malcolm Owen, who passed away on this ... 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.]
The fallout from SCOTUS upholding the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act has been a ... More >>
[Editor's Note: Fuck Guilty Pleasures celebrates the over-produced, commercial, artless, lowbrow music that we believe is genuinely worthwhile. Like, among the best music ever.]
Critics do their best to ignore Blink-182. After all, it's not easy to get scrunched up with deep opinions about lip-ring ... More >>
KCRW Broadcast #148 for Saturday, January 14, 2012
Fanatics! As you know, I am on the road and will be for some time. Engineer X, the Young Will Bentley and I got together recently at the Auxiliary Wing of the Jasonic Temple and put together a fine show for you all. As you can see below, we have a ... More >>
Timothy NorrisCarson Daly"How do you respond to the claim that most people under 30 have a negative, preconceived notion about you?"
Carson Daly, who is 38, visibly winces when I ask this question, as if I've blown cigarette smoke in his eye. It's 11:30 a.m., and we're sitting on a leather ... More >>
KCRW BROADCAST #131 for Saturday, September 10
Fanatics! I'm writing to you from Port Au Prince, Haiti. I have been here for about a week now and tomorrow will be flying back to Los Angeles, getting a few hours of sleep, and then coming into the studio at our new time of 8 pm to do the show ... More >>
Were you at Ikea over the weekend wearing a Beatles T-shirt? Someone likes you!It happens: You steal a glance, your heart starts moving faster, she looks back, you return the look, he rubs up against you at the bar, you rub back, and then, boom, he/she has vanished, and love connection has fi ... More >>
A selection of new releases for beginning of the end of summer 2009.
Los Angeles-related releases out this week:
The Dub Club, which takes place every Wednesday night at the Echoplex, has brought to LA some of Jamaican music's most important and legendary figures, and has been recording and int ... More >>