Zola Jesus, Dean Wareham, Resplandor, The Balconies
Culture Collide Festival
Better Than... losing the last round of Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? on live TV.
Friendly folks came to Echo Park this weekend from far flung places to play the Culture Collide festival. Sure, there ... More >>
Revolver Golden Gods
Better than ... Any hard rock show you'd see on the Sunset Strip nowadays.
Music awards shows generally suck. They are most often excuses for industry people to slap themselves on the back and perform crappy performances of songs you don't want to hear anywa ... More >>
‚Äč[Editor's note: Deathmatch pairs two artists who have something in common, and determines who is better. It's a concept we sort-of ripped off from MTV, except that instead of claymation it's the printed word!]
A singer's voice impacts a band's sound so much that a replacement basically creates a ... More >>
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It's hair metal week on West Coast Sound! And it's hard to imagine a greater enthusiast for the genre than Chuck Klosterman. His 2001 music memoir Fargo Rock City does an exemplary job of examining what was great about the cock rock ... More >>
Eric Charbonneau, Le StudioPaul Stanley and friendsSee also: Paul Stanley Analyzes KISS's Success: "I don't want to buy a t-shirt with a guy on it who looks like my neighbor."
If you're like most folks, your rock star fantasies require nothing more than a pair of tight jeans, an air guitar, ... More >>
Maura LanahanOur eminent columnist, Mr. Henry Rollins![The one and only Henry Rollins will be contributing a weekly column and far-reaching reportage to the music section of the LA Weekly. Look for your weekly Henry Rollins fix right here on West Coast Sound every Friday and make sure to tune ... More >>
It might seem hard to believe, but it's been almost 10 years since somebody in the know hipped you to this amazing electro record called The Teaches of Peaches by some crazy Canadian chick who recorded for German label Kitty-Yo. Since then, of course, Peaches has become recognized as a pop visionary ... More >>
MurderfestScene from Murderfest 4.0, April, 2008
If you pay attention to show listings across Los Angeles, then you are probably familiar with Church of the 8th Day, the promotion team responsible for everything from hip-hop events to punk shows across the city. Operated by Daniel Dismal and Jordan ... More >>
Artists giving away their music for free, a chronology.
1906, Brant Rock, Massachusetts. Sailors off the coast of the Atlantic hear an eerie, otherworldly sound emanate from a box given to them by inventor Reginald Fessenden. On shore, Fessenden stands in front of a microphone attached to a sync ... More >>