Adam Green and Binki Shapiro
Better than... hanging out with two people who are in a crappy relationship.
When news that Adam Green and Binki Shapiro were working together surfaced, it was exciting in the way it is when two of your favorite friends start dating each other. ... More >>
*If You Don't Like Country Music You're A Blue State Elitist
*Sonia Leigh On Country Music In L.A. (Yes, It Exists)
Olin & the Moon front man David LaBrel was sitting in an airport terminal a couple of years back, waiting for his luggage, when he saw a little boy struggling at the baggage ... More >>
Lina LecaroRoots' Capt. Kirk Douglas and Jimmy Fallon- less talkin,' more rockin.'
You never know who might pop up on stage at the Roots Jam, which was, with the exception of Clive Davis' A(ss)-list kiss/croon-a-thon, the most buzzed about bash Saturday night. It was wishful thinking of cour ... More >>
Google MapsThe nightlife-heavy intersection where two men were stabbed, one 10 times, in Echo Park on ThursdayLast night, just before midnight, the awkwardly half-gentrified community of Echo Park -- part gangster, part hipster -- was plagued by a knife fight that moved from a restaurant out ... More >>
Echo Park: Gentrifying itself since 1984It's generally a bad idea to mock our fellow old-media LA institution the LA Times too much because
a) it's too easy
b) they've been known to hire LA Weekly music editors after their stint in our gleaming Culver City cube (hi Randall!)
However, ... More >>
Timothy NorrisBroken Bells (Mr. Mouse, center and Mr. Mercer, right)
Broken Bells played their second show in LA in only a few months last night at the Music Box (again, per: memo--it's never to be called "the Henry Fonda" ever again. Easy mnemonic: the Fonda didn't have odd, humongous Hiero ... More >>
Dress by Rodarte (no, really)[From our LA Weekly music newsletter, for which you should sign up ASAP:]
Devendra Banhart has been called a lot of things: "corporate sellout, freak-folk icon, neo-hippie dilettante"--and that's in one recent article alone. But regardless of your personal stanc ... More >>
The estimable LA-based music blog Aquarium Drunkard has posted a totally boss summer mixtape that you should all download asap. It's a smart mix of old (Otis Redding, Orange Juice, the Kinks) and new (Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Little Joy, Atlas Sound), and was compiled by NYC/LA mi ... More >>
Boycott the Sunset Junction Street Fair or bite the bullet and buy the $20 ticket? For those of you who do decide to drop the dough, we suggest milking it for all it's worth with these SJ-related parties and events, both during and after the street stomping. Most are gratis!
I&I SOUNDSYST ... More >>