Friday, March 29
Fol Chen is one of the most creative bands in the local electro-pop underground, conjuring unusual sounds that flutter, mutate, shimmer and trail sparks just as colorfully as the flying fish and luminous butterflies in Oz the Great and Powerful. While the m ... More >>
Friday, December 14
Thrill Jockey 20th-anniversary party with Wooden Shjips, Liturgy, Trans Am, Kid Millions
Back in the '90s, arty Chicago alt/indie warhorse label Thrill Jockey basically drew the map for marginalized music's move into the mainstream, with a roster including Tortoise, ... More >>
Monday, October 29
The Monolators, et al.
In a week already oozing with Halloween events, this particular Monday oozes very competitively with four decades of alt-classics via five much-loved local bands. Most intriguing is the warhorse indie-pop band Monolators' Bee Gees set. Will they do ... More >>
"If it's true that 'Alejandro' represents Lady Gaga's super-obvious bid at her own 'La Isla Bonita'--and there's no doubting that it does--then consider this: Where Madonna took four years to go from her first big hit to her Latin-crossover jam, Gaga's only taken two; that's a remarkably spee ... More >>
Zombies, vampires, howls of insanity, cranked up amps and the Fuck Yeah Fest guys-- not your average romp at Chuck E. Cheese.
But when the Texas psych-soul crooner Roky Erickson brought his bizarre and amazing "after school" Ice Cream Social party to the Center for the Arts in Eagle Rock on Thursda ... More >>
Los Angeles-based Latino label Nacional Records is on a roll, and wants to share their roster with the world. A few months back LA Weekly's Jonny Whiteside profiled the North Hollywood-based concern, whose artists include Mexican Institute of Sound, Senor Coconut, Aterciopelados, Pinker Tones and No ... More >>
New Orleans pianist-producer Allen Toussaint has to be one of the heaviest talents that this remarkable city has ever spat forth. The Rock & Roll Hall of Famer also served in the crucial capacity of upholding the Crescent City's postwar rumba-tinged, second-line R&B tradition -- exporting it beyon ... More >>
Rhythm-and-blues renegade Andre Williams is one bad, lowdown and wicked man -- thank heavens. With an extraordinary career divided between recording and performing some of the most potent, rebel R&B ever created (with 1950s stunners "Jail Bait," "Bacon Fat") and operating as a key, behind-the-sce ... More >>
Cramps singer Lux Interior, 62, died at 4:30 am yesterday at Glendale Memorial Hospital. Lux was a giant -- thee key voice in the 1977 post-rock & roll meltdown, a psychedelic-rockabilly avatar whose bizarro vision dynamically placed the music itself in a bold new context -- one where Charlie Feat ... More >>