See also: The Branding of Best Coast: The Duo Partners With Urban Outfitters, Inspires Internet Wrath
Best Coast, Jeff the Brotherhood, Abe Vigoda
Better than: listening to The Only Place on a "My First Turntable" from Urban Outfitters.
Last night I was officially converted t ... More >>
*The Branding of Best Coast
*Our Best Coast cover story from 2010
Our music feature this week focuses on indie-pop duo Best Coast. They're a band with a lot of fans and a lot of critics -- some of whom don't approve of their increasingly-symbiotic relationship with Urban Outfitters, and ... More >>
Christina M. FeliceVanaprastaBy now, we're sure you have your strategy mapped out for Saturday's street festival portion of the Sunset Strip Music Festival.
You're hitting the Sunset Strip early for Semi Precious Weapons; you're darting between outdoor stages for the likes of Travie McCoy, ... 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 >>
Brad Mehldau is not an L.A. guy. Born in Jacksonville Florida, the pianist spent much of his childhood in Connecticut. He went to school in New York, started playing with Joshua Redman in New York, and now lives in Brooklyn, but his concert at the Largo on Tuesday night felt like a homecoming.
Larg ... More >>
Susanna Hoffs and Matthew Sweet
On Matthew Sweet & Susanna Hoffs' new Under the Covers 2, the pair tackle classic 1970s rock tunes by, among others, Fleetwood Mac, Tom Petty, Grateful Dead, Carly Simon and, in a daring maneuver, prog rock band Yes ("I've Seen All Good People"). The pair gig the Gra ... More >>
FRIDAY, JUNE 6
There are many immortal words in rock and roll, but one of the great expressions of untethered joy was originally uttered by Jonathan Richman: "Roadrunner once, Roadrunner twice/I'm in love with rock & roll, and I'll be out all night." Covered by everyone from Joan Jett to the Sex ... More >>
Aimee Mann at Largo at the Coronet, June 2, 2008
Photos by Timothy Norris
Aimee Mann christened the new Largo at the Coronet last night with a memorable set of old and new music, some hilarious between-song banter, duets with both comedian Paul Tompkins and composer Jon Brion, and a two-piece ba ... More >>