So the center of the tech universe is still in Northern California. Big deal. Facebook's in freefall; the iPhone 5 is a snooze. Yes, innovation continues to matter, but these days, it's less about the platform and more about the content.
On that front, L.A. is king. The top YouTube stars live here. ... More >>
We asked for your help finding the best and brightest online in Los Angeles, and you delivered. After combing through thousands of nominations for the L.A. Weekly Web Awards 2012, we're happy to announce our finalists.
But we can't do all of this ourselves. We've got a panel of judges to help us pi ... More >>
Steven J. LynchIt takes a lot to laugh, it takes a permit to cry. As local indie-music fans know, City Councilman Eric Garcetti's office has not been kind to live-music practitioners in recent months: The Sunset Junction festival's last-minute permit denial followed the closure of all-ages ar ... More >>
UPDATE: Spaceland Productions Senior Talent Buyer Liz Garo confirms new Spaceland Productions venue to open within a "few months" ... plus more on page two.
It lasted seventeen years, but less than an hour ago Spaceland Productions announced they'd be moving out of the iconic 1717 Silver ... More >>
Steve Jones, back on the airwavesWest Coast Sound's Kevin Bronson is reporting through his great Buzzband LA site that Steve Jones (aka "Jonesey," aka "The Sex Pistol Who Said "Fucking Rotter" on the BBC Back When It Was Edgy") will be back on LA's airwaves with his much-missed show Jonesey's ... More >>
Mike HawthorneTipping: It's not just a good idea--IT'S THE LAW (kinda)We got this from LA Weekly writer and Buzzbands LA blogger Kevin Bronson:
Waitresses are disgruntled all over the world about many issues in the less-than-hospitable world of the service industry. The difference is that in ... More >>
Timothy NorrisSchool of Seven Bells"Look! The people from the Internet! They're here! They're real"
The dude saying these words at the School of Seven Bells show at the Echo on Wednesday night was being facetious, but there was a kernel of truth in there. The place was packed with a very mix ... More >>
Darren AnkenmanHot Hot HeatKevin Bronson wrote a great feature for our print edition this week on the rebirth of former big-label hopefuls Hot Hot Heat as a proper indie act (courtesy of LA's Dangerbird Records). The band will be playing their new material at a month-long Wednesday residence ... More >>
LA 101 at Gibson Amphitheatre featuring Silversun Pickups, Dandy Warhols, Matt and Kim, Dengue Fever
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Better than: Watching Biff Griff get arrested outside the clock tower while chilling on your hoverboard.
Erin BroadleyMatt and Kim backstage"Okay everyone, for this ... More >>
Tonight at the ever-inspiring 826LA East in Echo Park, directly behind the Echo Park Time Travel Mart, a bunch of music writers will be discussing their, er, craft, no doubt addressing hot button issues in the ever-exciting world of music journalism, a profession that is growing by leaps and bound ... More >>
Kevin Bronson over at Buzzbands is reporting that polarizing LA band Airborne Toxic Event has signed to Island Def Jam. The band, who in the past year have moved from playing Sunset Junction underbills to becoming one of the most talked about new rock bands of the year, had been signed to indie Ma ... More >>
Kevin Bronson over at Buzzbands has reprinted an email sent from Henry Clay People, who have been touring with the Airborne Toxic Event. Seems ATE kingpin Mikel Jollett is sidelined with laryngitis, and while the two groups are awaiting his recovery, shit's going down with HCP.
(Photos by Timothy Norris. View more photos in the Department of Eagles slideshow.)
This was supposed to be the weekend that New York took over da clubs with its uniquely American sounds. The Animal Collective was gigging two sold out shows on Friday and Saturday, and Department of Eagles and th ... More >>
Well, well... Another Thanksgiving come and gone; another family gathering survived. It took all our strength to pry ourselves off the couch and out of our tryptophan-induced food comas but we did and managed to hit the city anyway. Though nothing compares to watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Par ... More >>
Like most of you, last night I missed the super-intimate Jane's Addiction show at La Cita. I don't know what your excuse is but mine is that I was busy taking photographs of Amy Sedaris getting all Edward Scissorhands on a fan's tresses during a Barnes & Noble book signing. Lucky for us, Buzz Bands ... More >>
According to Kevin Bronson's Buzzbands, East Hollywood venue Safari Sam's shut its doors for good last week. The story behind the club's closure is still developing so, until I know more, I'll leave you with one show at Safari Sam's that will always stand out as a personal favorite: Gram Rabbit in M ... More >>