Paid Dues 2012
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Posted by the Paid Dues media check-in, the announcement, "ATTENTION: Photo Pit Closed for Odd Future Performance," seemed an ominous sign. Though it likely was just to ward off further lawsuits, it felt a little pretentious -- and Murs' ind ... More >>
The family Knowles in happier timesIn light of the surprising news over the reasons Beyonce fired her longtime manager (and longtime father for that matter) Mathew Knowles, we remembered a time when scummy managers were not only the norm, but expected. Here are the Top 10 Managers in Music Hi ... More >>
Editor's note: Two weekends ago writer Ryan Ritchie traveled with Long Beach band On Blast as they gigged at the debut of the annual Goliath Festival in Mexico City. He submitted a report on the gig, which West Coast Sound will be running in installments this week. What follows is part one.
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For those who believe "race doesn't matter" or that we've moved into a color-blind, post-racial America, think again. Last Friday the L.A. County Coroner's office announced that the August death of music producer and rap legend Dr. Dre's son, Andre Young Jr., was due to a drug overdose. (See Christi ... More >>