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 >>
Aloke Dutta, the world's foremost solo tabla player, lives in a tiny one-bedroom apartment in Studio City.By
far the most important spot in the apartment is the one occupied by the
rug on which Dutta practices, composes and teaches. In the 15 years
that Dutta has lived there, the rug made a slow ... More >>
[Look for your weekly fix from the one and only Henry Rollins right here on West Coast Sound every Thursday, and come back tomorrow for the awesomely annotated playlist for his Saturday KCRW broadcast.]
I spoke recently at the Central Library in downtown Los Angeles. I was mercifully brief ... More >>
Larry GrahamBy Sean O'Connell
This Sunday at the Hollywood Bowl you'll be able to catch Larry Graham, wedged between performances by sand-swept Spyro Gyra and saxophone loverboy Dave Koz. But, Graham is a pioneering funk bassist, so why the heck is he a part of the Bowl's Smooth Summer Jazz ... More >>
This weekend was about two things in Los Angeles: Watchmen and live music. Deadline Hollywood Daily's Nikki Finke reports that the highly anticipated superhero flick brought in $55.6 million over the weekend, but for those who opted to skip the Arclight mayhem there were plenty of good bands in town ... More >>
So, I need to tell you about the show of the festival. My mind is blown, dude!
I'm sitting in this bar, reading my Archies comics, because I am desperate for anything to keep me awake through a set by Aqualung. (Aqualung are one of these tragically earnest Nic Harcourt bands. They are attempting ... More >>