[Editor's note: Weekly scribe Jeff Weiss's column, "Bizarre Ride," appears on West Coast Sound every Wednesday. His archives are available here.]
Josh da Costa's favorite thing to say onstage is: "You can do what we do, but you can't do it the way we do it." That's probably the best way to describe ... More >>
Sometimes the artist who authored a song does a bang-up job in the recording and you never need hear from the song again, except to hear it over and over and enjoy its overwhelming awesomeness. And sometimes an artist writes an incredible song and does an amazing job, and later on, some oth ... More >>
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 >>
Star ForemanAfter six years, Autolux reemerges with a lauded new album
This week the print version of the LA Weekly features an interview with the members of Silver Lake trio Autolux. Gregg LaGambina met up with the elusive members of the band, who discussed the tortuous road to sophomore eff ... More >>
A few years ago, Darren Romanelli (Dr. Romanelli) was in Japan having dinner with up-and-coming artist Masakatsu Sashie when they began talking about favorite bands. Sashie mentioned that he loved T. Rex. Turns out that Romanelli was a fan too. Back in Los Angeles, he met up with Rolan Bolan ... More >>
(All photos by Timothy Norris. Click photos for entire slideshow)Seven albums and seventeen years into their career, Oasis still doesn't seem to have listened to a record made after 1973. The band's recently-released Dig Out Your Soul offers echoes of their era-soundtrack second album, 1995's (Wha ... More >>
JODY REYNOLDS 1932-2008
Singer-guitarist Jody Reynolds, the West Coast rockabilly provocateur whose riveting, morbid 1958 hit "Endless Love" sold over a million copies, died in Palm Desert, California on November 7 following a lengthy illness. Born December 3, l932 in Denver, Colorado, Reynolds w ... More >>
Pop Levi and the Parson Red Heads at the Echo, August 15
Photos by Timothy Norris
I'm kinda obsessed with this Pop Levi guy right now, and finally saw him Friday night at the Echo during week three of his residency. I tried to catch him on week one, and showed up at 10 o'clock thinking, 'cool, go ... More >>
So, I need to tell you about the show of the festival. My mind is blown, dude!
I'm sitting in this bar, reading my Archies comics, because I am desperate for anything to keep me awake through a set by Aqualung. (Aqualung are one of these tragically earnest Nic Harcourt bands. They are attempting ... More >>