Perfume GeniusMike Hadreas, the 28-year-old Seattle-based pianist who makes music as Perfume Genius, creates hyper-emotional ballads so fragile a stiff breeze might knock them over.
He's found plenty of strength in the them, though -- Hadreas turned to the keyboard to quell the inner turmoil ... More >>
The LikeAll signs point to yes -- fans seem to be really in love like with the new incarnation of the Like. Original members Z Berg and Tennessee Thomas, now hooked up with bassist Laena Geronimo and keyboardist Annie Monroe, are kicking off a four-Monday stand tonight at the Echo leading up ... More >>
Drive-By TruckersYou may not have noticed if you don't live in a neighborhood where "y'all" is the prevalent pronoun -- and no, that's not pejorative -- but the Drive-By Truckers have a new album out. "The Big To-Do" is just that, out-sized riffs, growling vocals and sweat-stained rhythms sup ... More >>
The NME reports that volcanic ash has delayed many flights from Heathrow Airport near London, which could make UK bands miss their Coachella slots.
[UPDATE 12:00pm: Now it seems Gary Numan joins the Cribs, Bad Lieutenant and the other bands who might have to cancel their Coachella appearanc ... More >>
Timothy NorrisEven the machinery was flashing the horns.
Nothing says "I love you" like a cover song. Artists at Coachella like to acknowledge their influences, love to thrill the crowd with a surprise singalong. This year bands drew from music of many genres, from ragtime to post punk to hip hop. ... More >>
Patrick O'DellFatbeats' DJ Rhettmatic
Celebrating record stores as part of the second annual National Record Store Day, which is tomorrow, should be a no-brainer for Southern Californians. After all, the region is the undisputed center of the vinyl industry, with RTI, Rainbo and Erika all pressing ... More >>
Greg Gillis, aka Girl Talk.
The Coachella message board lit up this morning when someone posted a pretty convincing list of Friday set times, one of the last big secrets the festival reveals. For those of us going, the set times are obviously important because they dictate what we'll be missing, w ... More >>
Yeah, so all the silly speculation probably isn't done yet, as Goldenvoice always adds a few heavy-hitters after the initial announcement, but the initial line-up is up. Click through to see it in all it's glory. We'll start analyzing it soon, but for now: Throbbing Gristle! No Pavement?
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(Michel Gondry's video for the Chemical Brothers' "Let Forever Be.")
Here's a list of "confirmed" (so far) acts to appear at Coachella 2009, according to the very reliable Monklish blog. His guarantee: "I've been told that these have been making arrangements to attend the festival as contractuall ... More >>
No, dummy, we made the Dexy's rumor up. But a few names are starting to trickle out re: Coachella 2009, which runs from April 17 to April 19. The Consequence of Sound blog has a pretty extensive rundown of confirmations it has gathered from culling MySpace pages and band tour dates, and a decent ... More >>
You better believe they serve Pepsi at Medieval Times.
30. Los Campesinos-Hold On Now, Youngster (Wichita/Arts and Crafts)
Gareth Campesinos and Co. clearly grew up not just liking music but being obsessed by bands, and they've done the only honourable thing you can in that position: they've ... More >>
Graffiti originally spotted on Bedford Ave., Williamsburg in 2002--soon followed by copycat crimes on Silverlake Blvd. and San Francisco's Mission District. Now playing at a Hot Topic near you. For spread-the-wealth reasons, this list was restricted to songs from albums that did not make the Top ... More >>
Los Angeles always seems strange in the rain. Jim Morrison once may have said something to that effect. Then again, Jim Morrison once declared himself the lizard king and was known to drink blood at wiccan ceremonies, so maybe he wasn't the best best guy to take advice from. But he was right in th ... More >>