Hip-hop performance artist and former Kottonmouth Kings member Pakelika died of cardiac arrest following an asthma attack Saturday night. According to a statement from his manager Doug Cosgro, Pakelika -- whose real name was Patrick Cochrun -- had been battling asthma for years, and this latest unex ... More >>
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Downtown L.A. will be smelling quite skunky this afternoon.
That's because the "Smokeout For Safe Access Rally" featuring Cypress Hill, Tommy Chong, Kottonmouth Kings and more is set to hit the area (and we do mean "hit") starting at 4 p.m.
The event aims to protest both a proposed L.A. city ban o ... 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 >>
Drive-By TruckersYou may not have noticed if you don't live in a neighborhood where "y'all" is the prevalent pronoun -- and no, that's not pejorative -- but the Drive-By Truckers have a new album out. "The Big To-Do" is just that, out-sized riffs, growling vocals and sweat-stained rhythms sup ... More >>
View more photos in Timothy Norris' "Sunset Strip Music Festival" slideshow.
God bless the Sunset Strip. Hipsters can pooh-pooh it all they want as they ride their purple-tired fixed-gear bikes through Silver Lake, but for a sheer what-the-fuh!? parade of humanity, nothing beats the Sunset Strip.
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Eric VanBeekOzzy Osbourne last month at BlizzConThe Sunset Strip Music Festival occurs this Saturday at Sunset and Doheny in West Hollywood. They're closing down Sunset, will plant a stage at each end, and will open a few clubs for bands all day and night.
Below is the schedule:
East Stage ... More >>