The SubmarinesFrom Declare a New State!, the break up/make up album that put them on the map four years ago, the Submarines have moved on to become one of indie-pop's most beloved couples. Blake Hazard and John Dragonetti followed that album up in 2008 with Honeysuckle Weeks, a collection of ... More >>
From Beck and Dilla to Fiona, Jenny and Quasimoto, a mishmash decade of Southern California sounds
Timothy NorrisCoachella nights, bathed in tattoo blue. Out under the stars, Jenny Lewis' songs about God, love, family and travel sounded divine. Her coutry-tinged rock 'n' roll, even at its most bar-room raucous, gave the impression of a fireside gathering led by a counselor with a flair (and grea ... More >>
Dawes "Love is All I am" from THE FEAR on Vimeo. In our ongoing effort to highlight a few of Los Angeles' rising and/or under-appreciated and/or overlooked artists heading to Texas this week for the SXSW Music Festival, we bring you Dawes. MySpace-profile views: 123,340 Dawes could only spring fr ... More >>
Ten to watch: The next Ford jingle?
Elvis Costello and the Imposters, El Rey, 5/28 By Randall Roberts Photos by Timothy Norris Elvis Costello performed a jumbo show at the Hollywood Bowl with the Police earlier on Wednesday night, but apparently he was itching for more, because he and his Imposters headed up La Brea to the El Rey o ... More >>