An L.A. Weekly birthday tribute
John CaleJohn Cale's album before Paris 1919 was called The Academy in Peril. Last night, at UCLA's Royce Hall, the academy was never in real peril. Sure, there were a couple of moments (see below), when the academy was under a vague risk of being slighted soiled, of being smeared a little w ... More >>
Also, Ray LaMontagne, Wait. Think. Fast., Crooked Fingers and others
Also, David Scott Stone, Slow Club, Little Boots and others
Also, Do Make Say Think, the Living Sisters, Wale and others
Rhino Records landmark volume captures an important moment in L.A. music history. But does it also mark the end of an era?
Times are tight, for sure. A box set is a luxury that few can afford these days. Given the choice between a 4 cd collection and paying the phone bill or buying a bottle of Scotch, well, let's just say you can't download a bottle of Scotch. But if you're at all curious about the history of th ... More >>
By far, the Official Most Anticipated L.A. Reissue of the Year has officially become the just-announced Los Angeles Nuggets Box that Rhino Records has announced. It's a four CD-box of garage and weird rock classics of the 1960s, a wild ride through an LA long since vanished.
Also, Hawthorne Heights, the Starlite Desperation
Let me tell you about the Bird and the Bee costumes
Local bands, man
When the music was fast, and the players anonymous