I have a couple of words for those who staggered out of the Shuggie Otis show less than an hour into the proceedings, politely holding the door for the like-minded strangers streaming behind them: Screw you. What did you show up expecting to see? Did you want to he ... More >>
KCRW Broadcast #169 for Saturday, June 16, 2012
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Fanatics! Take cover! If you check out our show for tonight, you will note we have a bit of a concept happening here. I have broken the two hours below, so you can quickly see wha ... More >>
[Editor's note: Deathmatch pairs two artists who have something in common, and determines who is better. It's a concept we sort-of ripped off from MTV, except that instead of claymation it's the printed word!]
Every couple of years, garage rock rears its head again, whack-a-mole-style. Garage per s ... More >>
See all our pictures from the Punk Rock Museum Opening.
L.A. scenester icon Taquila Mockingbird made a heartfelt promise three decades ago to keep "keep punk alive," and she's been doing it pretty much everyday of her life since. It fuels her very existence. But this weekend, the writer/singer/arti ... More >>
Beware fellas, bad things may be coming your wayOn New Year's Eve 2009, Chris Cornell made a Twitter declaration: "School's back in session." The implication was that Soundgarden was reuniting. However, it took several months for the official announcement. The grunge pioneers would be putting ... More >>
photo by Damon Allen DavisonSteve Ignorant and band
Crass, the commune-living, hippie anarchist punks whose DIY way of recording and promoting had as much an impact on the genre as their brand of boot-in-your face hardcore, disbanded more than 25 years ago, having never toured the U.S. beyond ... More >>
Captain Beefheart artwork for Doc at the Radar Station album ad (1980)[As we reported this afternoon, Captain Beefheart, Don Van Vliet, died today at 69. We already posted a list of the "Top 14 Reasons Why Captain Beefheart Was a True American Genius" by Beefheartologist Rob Chalfen. You can ... More >>
Each Monday, your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from basements, thrift stores, estate sales and flea markets around Los Angeles.
Rona Barrett's Gossip Super Special Summer Annual
Author: Rona Barrett and, presumably, her staff
Date: Summer, ... More >>
Joe Sib, unpluggedJoe Sib -- Side One Dummy Records co-owner, former Wax frontman and former Indie 103.1 DJ (he currently hosts Complete Control on Star 98.7) -- gets nostalgic in his one-man show, California Calling: Growing Up Punk Rock, which he's been touring for a year and performs at th ... More >>
John CaleJohn Cale's album before Paris 1919 was called The Academy in Peril. Last night, at UCLA's Royce Hall, the academy was never in real peril.
Sure, there were a couple of moments (see below), when the academy was under a vague risk of being slighted soiled, of being smeared a little w ... More >>
Philippa AllamYour average view at Coachella
While other news outlets keep telling you that Coachella 2010 was a resounding, trouble-free success, and while the organizers are bragging about the size of the crowds to Billboard (as if bigger meant better when it comes to crowds...), you know ... More >>
Want an homage of your favorite rock star? Try a cake depicting Iggy Pop, Dr. Dre or Debbie Harry--in chocolate. Baker, chocolatier and DJ (at Highland Park's Footsies) Kate Steffens specializes in rock n' roll cakes, with musicians depicted in tempered chocolate which she works into elaborate portr ... More >>