Queens of the Stone Age The Wiltern 5/23/13 Better than...moshing alone. Queens of The Stone Age were becoming reliable, but as they were hitting their stride at the end of 2008, the band decided to take a break and work on solo projects, most notably Josh Homme with Them Crooked Vultures. The Que ... More >>
There is an old-wives/Farmer's Almanac weather adage that says March "comes in like a lion, out like a lamb." As residents of Southern California, we are pretty much disqualified from every saying about weather ever, although a few days ago we actually experienced gusting winds that fittingly ... More >>
Top 10 Unmissable "Small Type" Acts of Coachella 2011
One Day as a LionRemember the bus bench ads that appeared two years ago to build hype for an unknown project that only wound up releasing a single EP and turned out to be the long-awaited return of former Rage Against the Machine frontman Zach De La Rocha? Yes? No? Sorta? Well, that was One ... More >>
Vato Negro's Juan AldereteBring on the hard stuff: Vato Negro, the side project of the Mars Volta bassist and effects pedal fetishist Juan Alderete, makes instrumental rock that sounds like a soundtrack to a war zone. His collaborators in the latest incarnation of this long-running project (w ... More >>
Erin BroadleyGet Busy CommitteeHip-hop group Get Busy Committee has no shortage of back-up these days. At yesterday's pre-party to hype tonight's May 12 Viper Room gig, the trio had major support from digital music pioneers Topspin Media, original game-changers MySpace Music, big man on camp ... More >>
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