Monday, March 4
Jenny O's just-out new album, Automechanic (on Holy Trinity/Thirty Tigers), is another strong contribution to L.A.'s new-school canyon-country scene. Produced by the supremely versatile Jonathan Wilson, it fits perfectly alongside Father John Misty's recent Fea ... More >>
From the film Zabriskie PointSee also: What To Do This New Year's Eve
With a galactic alignment and Mayan prophecy fulfillment on the horizon -- not to mention the Aquarian dawning -- 2012 is poised to be a pretty cosmic year.
So as you embrace your turquoised-out, biker hippie wizard love ... More >>
Dawes, Jonathan Wilson and Jackson Browne take the stageShhh! Don't tell anyone, but we've gotten wind that hometown heroes Dawes are playing a suprise show Wednesday night with one Jackson Browne and Jonathan Wilson at The Satellite.
The folk rock triumvirate is slated to tour Spain later ... More >>
Dawes: The boys are back in town
Most bands might take pains to avoid having their new record described as "something my dad would like." But when it comes to L.A.'s own Dawes, who play a homecoming show Saturday at the Orpheum, they totally dig it.
"I guess we do draw kind of an older crow ... More >>
Sharon Jones & the Dap-KingsCan it get any more real that Sharon Jones? Well, it can't get any more heartwarming.
The leading lady of the Dap-Kings is, after all, a rising star at 54, having shucked the uniforms of her previous careers (corrections officer at Rikers Island, and armor truck g ... More >>
Butch HoganLongtime drummer for Rilo Kiley and frequent time-keeper to various Conor Oberst-led outfits, Jason Boesel, is releasing his debut solo album next Tuesday, but music fans can hear four songs from Hustler's Son right now.
The first three -- "French Kissing," "Black Waves," and "Ne ... 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.
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Dawes could only spring fr ... More >>
Two east coast glossies recently shipped in to chime in on some LA sounds, both of which offer nice snapshots of LA music goings on. The first is Sasha Frere Jones' New Yorker piece on Flying Lotus, whose Los Angeles is popping up on a lot of year-end best of lists.
The second is Jenny Eliscu's ... More >>
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 >>