As tends to be the case, several of the best films made in the last year have yet to screen outside of the festival circuit. For some this is because their scheduled release date simply hasn't arrived; others are still waiting to be picked up by a distributor in the first place. The vagaries of cin ... More >>
By Chris Parker It's as though the sad, lamentable death of recorded music was accompanied by a kick-ass wake. Sure, label executives have had to sell their fancy homes and put their kids in public schools, but the rest of us have been feasting on a musical smorgasbord. Nothing better exemplifies ... More >>
Paddy Considine's directorial debut offers relentless miserablism
marcopierrewhite.orgMarco Pierre White in Afghanistan It's probably safe to say that Marco Pierre White, the English chef who famously earned three Michelin stars at the age of 33 -- at the time the youngest chef ever to do so -- and just as famously gave them up six years later when he reti ... More >>
The Entrance Band's bassist discusses her inspirations and their Satellite residency
Bruce Margolin has defended 25,000 pot cases and Timothy Leary. Now he's primed for ganja tourists and sensimilla spas
Also, Hoodoo Gurus, Die Antwoord, Jonsi and others
Superhumanoids remix Local Natives. Also, they're touring together.On a pair of new remixes, Echo Park bedroom popstars Superhumanoids give L.A.'s Local Natives the chillwave treatment. The Supes (as we affectionately call them -- we've made no attempts to hide our enthusiasm) take on two so ... More >>
Also, Kris Kristofferson, the Black Keys, Bettye Lavette and others
Natalie Merchant at the Orpheum Theatre "Natalie Merchant manages to make what would seem to be a stuffy premise -- putting new melodies to the classic words of dead poets -- into the most sonically adventurous project of her career. Known more as a singer and lyricist, she proves to be uncan ... More >>
Also, Natalie Merchant, Earthless, Seu Jorge & Almaz and others
When Scott Kirkland of The Crystal Method left for tour last May, his young son gave him two Star Wars Lego figures to keep him company. One went missing. The other, a small Stormtrooper named Norm, went on to have the adventure of a lifetime. Scott KirklandNorm Trooper at Buckingham Palace
Also, Ohioan, Hepcat, Vivian Girls and others
Sal SantanaL.A.-based keyboardist, vocalist and composer Salvador Santana released his solo debut, Keyboard City, this week and he's celebrating that fact tonight at historic Downtown punk venue Madame Wong's. Word is some pretty hefty guests will be in attendance, so if you can sneak or do ... More >>
Ralph Lawson is a British mainstay in the DJ world, a spinner known for his refined house music that contains a touch of electronic progressivism. In the mid-1990s he held down the Back To Basics club night in Leeds that helped inspire his 2020Vision record label and put him on the international spi ... More >>
Also, Paris, The Horse Boy and more
Also, Jarvis Cocker, Regina Spektor, Ida Maria, Themselves and others.
21 years ago, Samuel L. Jackson snagged a bit part as Leeds in Spike Lee's School Daze. Since then, the prolific Tennessean has appeared in roughly 70 films -- some of them good (Kill Bill, Do the Right Thing, Hard 8,), some not so good (S.W.A.T, Amos and Andrew, Deep Blue Sea), and some that can ... More >>
Hip-hop duo celebrates a decade in L.A.
"We'd been around the world ten times and done Glastonbury, Redding, and Leeds before people had even thought about leaving LA. And we've never been heralded by any local media."
Seriously, I don't understand. It's not like he was publishing fake stories about how P. Diddy offed Tupac.
Including this week's pick, Static and Highways Birthday Bash
Scribes in Ojai, and Kander and Ebbís final musical, Curtains. plus a preview of Theatre Unlimited's Static
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For the week of March 17 - 23
For February 3 - 9, 2006
Delta 5ís non-reunion of Soviet socialist punk
A buncha beloved Brit post-punk finds its day in the (reissue) sun
With three new films about to hit theaters, the British character actor finds himself ever more at home in America
Noir fiction writer Jake Arnott on gangsters, mummies and his Guy Ritchie problem
WEB UPDATE: War between New York Times and L.A. Times goes nuclear on Spring Street
WEB UPDATE: NY Times Goes After LA Timesí Dargis, Leeds
Helen Fielding isn't -- really, truly