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Friday, April 19
Get an inside look at the process of making a film at the Los Angeles Theatre Foundation's Movies About Making Movies Film Festival at the TCL Chinese Theatre this weekend, starting with a double fea ... More >>
Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian is playing songs from the band's 1987 thrash metal masterpiece Among The Living and their new covers record Anthems on tour right now. He's also taken on a second gig hosting Fangoria's Blood and Guts, a YouTube series on The Nerdist Channel in which he meets with masters ... More >>
This week's list is especially for horror lovers.
Friday, Oct. 26
Feeling the autumn blues (by L.A. standards, anyway)? Soak up some inspiration from Seeds of Resiliency, an indie flick that spotlights an assorted mix of people, from the Guinness World Record holder for performing flips in his whe ... More >>
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Ever heard about the guy at a party who overheard other guests talking about how much they enjoyed metal? And then about how he tried to fit in by mentioning ho ... More >>
Ben WesthoffJenny LinStrip clubs have long been important hip-hop testing grounds in the south. Artists try to bribe DJs to put their songs on, the logic being that lapdance tracks get seared into dudes' brains. Plus, in places like Atlanta, influential music industry folk tend to hang out th ... More >>
Weekend of Horrors Convention
L.A. is weird. You can fight it or go with it. What do you think folks in our Calendar section would say? Here are seven hints:
7. The Underground Rebel Bingo Club
Fri., May 13, 10:00pm, secret location
"We can't tell you anything about this Bingo Club. That's b ... More >>
Daiana FeuerWHAT: Amanda Jo WIlliams, Simon Stokes, John Carpenter, and Feeding People
WHERE: The Echo
Amanda Jo Williams' first Monday night residency show at the Echo set the bar high for this month's exploration of contemporary outlaw culture and family bands. John Carpenter ... More >>
Boys in bands are cute but some of them are extremely cute. It almost doesn't matter that they're playing any music (although we're glad they are!). What follows is the five hottest boys in some of the best bands in L.A.
Courtesy FutureSoundsthe Fling. Flinging it.
5. the Fling
Long Bea ... More >>
Andrew McMahonAndrew McMahon, the 28-year-old Orange County-bred songwriter behind the bands Jack's Mannequin and Something Corporate, is just happy to be here. In 2005, just before the release of the first Jack's Mannequin album, he was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia -- which wa ... More >>
Denny RenshawSufjan StevensIf you take in Sufjan Stevens' shows in Los Angeles this weekend expecting some warm-and-fuzzy orchestral pop from a banjo-toting folkie, you've got another thing coming.
In fact, dancing shoes may be in order. Stevens' newest album The Age of Adz is full of insist ... More >>
Yoko OnoJohn Lennon would have turned 70 next week, and among the events celebrating the legendary Beatle are two shows this weekend featuring a reconstituted Plastic Ono Band, the loose collective of musicians Lennon assembled 40 years ago.
His widow Yoko Ono and son Sean Lennon (the musica ... More >>
SoulwaxThe two most pressing questions about Saturday's HARD Summer in downtown Los Angeles have nothing to do with quality.
With Soulwax, Crystal Castles and Major Lazer topping a bill that includes the likes of Flying Lotus and Diplo, promoter Gary Richards has assembled the kind of dance ... More >>
via MySpaceMiguel Atwood-FergusonTonight's installment of Grand Performances at California Plaza -- one of our town's finest, free music al fresco opportunities -- figures to be especially grand.
Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, the composer/producer/arranger/multi-instrumentalist who boasts a resume ... More >>
Femi KutiNeed some positive force? Yeah, so do we.
Olafela Olafemi Anikulapo Kuti (known as Femi), the son of Nigerian Afro-beat legend Fela Kuti, is renowned for live performances that feature exultant saxophone and even more celebratory dancing adding up to a sweaty spectacle of funk.
But ... More >>
The Besnard LakesLoudest husband-and-wife team in music today? My vote would go to Olga Goreas and Jace Lasek of Montreal quartet the Besnard Lakes. The foursome crafts the kind of sprawling art-rock epics that you'd think could change weather patterns, warm and inviting in one passage, icy a ... More >>
In the unpredictable wake of music's digital rebirth, vinyl has experienced a modest boom in popularity, seen by many (with delicious irony) as a replacement for the awkward middleman that is the compact disc. INCHES seeks not only to review the output of L.A.'s healthy vinyl community (artists and ... More >>