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There are few unforgettable shows I can recall that don't also take in to account more insubstantial factors like lighting, stage presence and the people you happened to see them with. Performers like Mark Kozelek of Sun Kil Moon and Red House Painters ma ... More >>
Best Coast"I went from being a college dropout to being NME's top-four cool list," Best Coast's Bethany Cosentino tells the Weekly's own Gustavo Turner in last week's cover story. "It's just bizarre the way life kind of turns and changes sometimes."
Yeah, we'd say so. The L.A. trio's modest ... More >>
JunipIt's not like José González always traded in soft stuff; the Swedish singer-songwriter with Argentine bloodlines got his start in a Gothenburg punk bands before marrying his velvety voice and nylon-stringed guitar to fashion the sound you probably first heard on "The O.C." His side pro ... More >>
A Latino gang member who a judge said "preyed on victims because they were black" received a sentence of life in federal prison (and then some) this week. Francisco Flores, 24, actually received a life sentence as well as a consecutive 10 years for racketeering that includes conspiring to com ... More >>
Cover songs are a massive gray area for music fans. If a band sticks too close to the original, they might be perceived as a cheap knock-off, but if the band makes a drastic diversion, the results might only be amusing for a moment. When a cover works, though, the payoff can be massive. Fans can be ... More >>