Music writers David Greenwald and Daniel Siegal want to create a site for in-depth music reporting and criticism, and they want to pay writers a fair wage to do that work. Sort of like the L.A. Weekly's music section, but they want to do it minus the kind of pageview-driving clickbait -- listicles a ... More >>
The 20 Worst Hipster Bands Top 20 Musicians of All Time, in Any Genre Top 20 Sexiest Female Musicians of All Time Top 20 Worst Bands of All Time Top 20 Worst Bands of All Time One common theme recurred again and again about our 20 Worst Hipster Bands list: People are amazed that we don't like the B ... More >>
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[Editor's Note: Fuck Guilty Pleasures celebrates the over-produced, commercial, artless, lowbrow music that we believe is genuinely worthwhile. Like, among the best music ever.] See also: *Top Five '80s Metallica Songs That Deserved Kick Ass Music Videos *Exclusive: Metallica's Lars Ulrich On Survi ... More >>
20 Musicians We Will Miss R.I.P.
Captain Beefheart artwork for Doc at the Radar Station album ad (1980)[As we reported this afternoon, Captain Beefheart, Don Van Vliet, died today at 69. We already posted a list of the "Top 14 Reasons Why Captain Beefheart Was a True American Genius" by Beefheartologist Rob Chalfen. You can ... More >>
Slate's Bill Wyman once got in a legal tussle with the Rolling Stones' ex-bassist Bill Wyman because his name was also Bill Wyman. Happily, he was allowed to keep using the name he was born with--a certain David Jones wasn't so lucky--and now he's used that particular coincidence to write a ... More >>
Shepard FaireyLast night, while Iron Man 2 had its world premiere a few blocks down on Hollywood Boulevard, Morgan Neville's new doc Search and Destroy: Iggy And The Stooges' Raw Power was unveiled to a packed house of invited guests at the Egyptian Theater. The juxtaposition between mass-ma ... More >>
ephemerist.comTrue Fact: Shakespeare started off as a music blogger in 1591Are you a really good writer? Do you like music? Do you live in LA? If you answered "Yes!" then both you and we are in luck, because we're looking for new writers for West Coast Sound, the LA Weekly's award-winning mus ... More >>
Mezzanine Owls-"Snow Globe" Because it never snows in Los Angeles, we're forced to romanticize it. The first draft of "White Christmas," originally chided a spoiled Angeleno,"longing to be up North on December 24," surrounded by sunshine, green grass and swaying palms. The closest you get to w ... More >>
photo by Kevin Scanlon Sell the rest of your portfolio. Forgo fancy dinners for the rest of November. Break your lame date and call your soul mate. Do what you have to do, I swear, to get a ticket to tonight's Van Morrison show at the Hollywood Bowl. If you at all have ever been moved by a Morriso ... More >>
Van Morrison sits down with L.A. Weekly to discuss the alchemy in his past and the enduring allure of his classic album Astral Weeks
The rise of classically informed indie music, one awesome photograph of MC 62 Foot Jesus, and my thoughts on "conflict of interest" in music criticism today. ALSO, a member of Grizzly Bear getting crunk in a Cincinnati, OH parking lot. It's kind of like US Weekly for obscure people.
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