Sinead O'Connor is still making headlines, 20 years into her career. Having battled everything from the Catholic Church to drug addiction, the Irish icon remains beloved and despised. Though nothing compares to her pop stardom of the early '90s (har har), we're nonetheless psyched for her shows at t ... More >>
Merle Haggard and Kris Kristofferson
The Greek Theatre
October 7, 2011
Better than...Elton John and Billy Joel.
What does Stetson cologne smell like? I've never actually smelled it, but I'm certain Merle Haggard embodies everything the average man is trying to portray when he sprays it on. Meanwh ... More >>
Lina Lecaro Exene Cashes in.
Few music icons (dead or alive) come close to the enigmatic spirit of Johnny Cash. He may have been a country fella, but he was a whole lotta rock n' roll, too. His outlaw swagger, black attire and risky, rebellious choices (from jail jamborees to Nine Inch Nails ... More >>
-- In which Slate's Nathan Heller goes off on pie. Yes, pie is un-American and well, just generally terrible. Maybe somebody needs a better pie recipe. [Slate]
-- Stumptown Coffee sold to a New York investment firm. [WW]
-- Dorie Greenspan wins IACP best cookbook award. (Heller might want to try ... More >>
Photo by Ray Stevenson.The name Cherry Vanilla may conjure nothing more than an ice cream flavor for some, but anyone obsessed with David Bowie, Andy Warhol or the well-documented hedonism of '70's New York nightlife knows it's in fact, the more-than-apropos moniker for a multi-faceted woman ... More >>
Marianne WilliamsFool's GoldYou almost wonder what Fool's Gold can do for an encore.
The L.A.-based purveyors of pop and world-beat jambalaya have now toured the globe with their songs for a multinational, friending (in the true sense) the likes of Malian musical rebels Tinariwen and challen ... More >>
Bunnies makin' babies.It was only a matter of time.
It's been said that Madlib owns over two tons of vinyl, and you can be damn sure that collection is free of the standard thrift shop filler.
No Herb Alpert and his Tijuana Brass. No Barbra Streisand embracing Kris Kristofferson. No holida ... More >>
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Our writer Michael Simmons always digs up the interesting people and the interesting quotes. This week's print edition of the LA Weekly features a great, different take on the Ro ... More >>
Mojo and other outlets report that Louisiana singer-songwriter Bobby Charles is dead at 71.
Charles was a prolific songwriter who provided material for Ray Charles, Etta James, Delbert McClinton, Kris Kristofferson, Joe Cocker and others, but was perhaps best known for a little youthful ditt ... More >>
Butch HoganLongtime drummer for Rilo Kiley and frequent time-keeper to various Conor Oberst-led outfits, Jason Boesel, is releasing his debut solo album next Tuesday, but music fans can hear four songs from Hustler's Son right now.
The first three -- "French Kissing," "Black Waves," and "Ne ... More >>
About a year ago, cult NYC film director Abel Ferrara (Driller Killer, Ms. 45, the OG Bad Lieutenant, The Addiction, etc.) wrapped his indiepunk documentary on the legendary Chelsea Hotel. The film premiered at Cannes last year and is now being gradually unrolled across the US. Ferrara is com ... More >>