"Life is too short to be with dickheads," Kate Nash advised a roomful of several hundred fans last night at Sonos Studio, a gallery-cum-performance space on La Brea. The British singer was talking about the recent death of one of her close friends and former backup si ... More >>
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Monday, May 6
The California Feetwarmers
JOE'S GREAT AMERICAN BAR & GRILL
The California Feetwarmers are an astonishingly fine, old-timey New Orleans jazz aggregation. This recently minted blend of two groups, the Balkan beatniks of ... More >>
Boy band Allstar Weekend are Poway's answer to One Direction. The San Diego county-bred group got its start on the Disney Channel music competition Next Big Thing back in 2009. They took second place on that show, but the exposure helped the band ink a four-album deal with Hollywood Records, book a ... More >>
Perou.co.ukUnderworldWhether you're all about the costumes or just in it for the tunes, Halloween weekend offers some massive show-going choices ... starting with, well, something very close to a massive.
HARD Haunted Mansion, with an eclectic electro lineup including Bloody Beetroots, Busy ... More >>
Built to SpillSeven albums in and 18 years on, Built to Spill has become a band for lifers -- there's something about Doug Martsch's leaden, catchy guitar hooks that never gets old, no matter how tightly you pack your earplugs.
The pride of Boise, Idaho, is winding down what will probably be ... More >>
Marina Diamandis"If you were a color, what color what you be?" That inane conversation-starter has serious meaning for Welsh songstress Marina Diamandis.
Diamandis, the brains and beauty behind Marina & the Diamonds (the precious gems, in this case, referring to her fans), has a condition kn ... More >>
Timothy NorrisYes, that's UK pop singer Kate Nash last night at the El Rey (sitting down due to one of her oddly not-infrequent foot-related accidents).
Yes, the banner says "A CUNT IS A USEFUL THING."
Yes, you know her mostly through some cutesy (kawaiiiiiiiiii) pop ditties and accolades f ... More >>
Kate NashFor somebody with a pet rabbit named Fluffy, Kate Nash sounds a little bit ticked off on her new album, "My Best Friend Is You." She's 22 now, and maybe she's learned a few things since "Made of Bricks" made her everybody's darling in 2007, but there's as much snarl as coo in the gir ... More >>
Ordinarily announcing a SoCal date for Aphex Twin would be pretty damn cool. In fact, I was just wondering recently if the guy was ever going to come out of his shell, or if he was going to get all Chinese Democracy on us.
In fairness, Aphex Twin hasn't been exactly unproductive since his last pr ... More >>