Jeff Bridges & The Abiders
El Rey Theatre
Jeff Bridges wasn't always The Dude. In fact, we first got into him when he was a fabulous Baker boy. But nowadays he's the Dude through and through, and in concert last night at the El Rey he channeled Jeffrey Lebowski in numerous ways. Of course, ... More >>
No band has ever failed to live up to its own potential quite like Metallica. While the other three quarters of thrash metal's "big four" (Testament, Megadeth and Slayer) still cut records and tour for receptive audiences, Metallica moved on to Kid Rock and Nickelback territory. We're used to it now ... More >>
The Orpheum Theatre has six floors of dressing rooms, a film projector, a world-class sound system and one of the only surviving Wurlitzer theater organs in the country. It's also one of the last independent venues in the city. Ninety years in, it continues to thrive after more than 85 years thanks ... More >>
KCRW Broadcast #169 for Saturday, June 16, 2012
See also: Henry Rollins: The Column! Joey Ramone's Legacy Is in Danger
Fanatics! Take cover! If you check out our show for tonight, you will note we have a bit of a concept happening here. I have broken the two hours below, so you can quickly see wha ... More >>
*50 Cent, Eminem, and the Best of SXSW Yesterday
*Nick Waterhouse meets a Sports Illustrated swimsuit model
Better than...worrying if your shoes match your purse.
Nylon magazine and Guess Jeans teamed up for a SXSW day party in the chic W hotel in Austin, on a balcony where stylish couc ... More >>
[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!]
Every couple of years, garage rock rears its head again, whack-a-mole-style. Garage per s ... More >>
Jennie WarrenBy Justin Bolois
See also: Glen Palmer Makes Clothes for Rock Gods: Living on Tom Petty's Malibu Estate, He's Tailored Duds for Everyone From Bob Dylan to Fleetwood Mac
In this week's music feature, we profile rock n' roll tailor Glen Palmer and his helter-skelter journey desig ... More >>
Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band
Known for his blend of heartland rock and old school R&B, Bob Seger has a fairly-staggering catalog of classic rock staples. Touring behind the release of yet another Greatest Hits package -- this time a 26-song, double disc set -- and with ... 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 >>
Timothy Norris[The one and only Henry Rollins contributes 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 week and make sure to tune in to Henry's KCRW radio show every Saturday eveni ... More >>
SlayerIf the current "Clash of Titans" tour featuring Slayer, Medageth and Anthrax has reinforced one notion, it's that anger never goes out of style.
The tour, with Slayer and Megadeth co-headlining, has been raging, drawing metal fans young and old to the music of bands that, along with Me ... More >>
Rachel CarrParson Red Heads All good things must come to an end. Last night local favorites Parson Red Heads played their second farewell show at the Echo. After five years of playing in Los Angeles, the Red Heads are moving back to their hometown of Portland, OR.
Attendees of the show were ... More >>
Zombies, vampires, howls of insanity, cranked up amps and the Fuck Yeah Fest guys-- not your average romp at Chuck E. Cheese.
But when the Texas psych-soul crooner Roky Erickson brought his bizarre and amazing "after school" Ice Cream Social party to the Center for the Arts in Eagle Rock on Thursda ... More >>
Mose Allison has always been a misfit. Not a misfit in the sense of a James Dean or even a Chet Baker (I mean, if Bruce Weber does a documentary on your meaningful junkie wrinkles, you've found some kind of "fit"), but a true unclassifiable. After all, the blues are rumored to be something the devil ... More >>
Like many people my age, I learned about Bo Diddley not from any unremembered nostalgia for British Invasion swipes of the ancient bluesman's slippery guitar technique, but from the myth-making "Bo Knows" Nike commercials of the late 80s. See the above YouTube clip and marinate on the '88 cameos f ... More >>
Psych... The slide show of Project Runway's final five designer collections at Bryant Park on Bravo.com may have led us to believe there were 5 finalists up for the grand prize this year, but apparently it was some kind of runway ruse.
Former LA Weekly staffer and Club Fuck/Sin-a-matic doorgirl Swe ... More >>
Because Live Blogging is so gauche.
Occasionally the Grammy Committee's old fogey sensibility yields huge dividends. See the inclusion of Morris Day and the motherfucking Time. As far as I know, only two people have paid much attention to Morris Day and the Time post "Jerk Out:" the illustrious ... More >>