Alice In Chains, Billy Idol, Heart and others
If the riffs are the same and the vocals sound strikingly familiar, is it still the same band? Last night at the Eighth Annual MusiCares MAP Fund Benefit Concert benefit at Club Nokia, the reformed Alice In Chains put that question to ... More >>
Lina Lecaro Dave Gahan feels it at Nokia.Happy Birthday Dave Gahan! The Depeche Mode singer turns 49 today, but he came frighteningly close to never seeing this milestone. Fifteen years ago, he in fact died from an overdose at the Sunset Marquis in West Hollywood and was brought back to life ... More >>
Mark Lanegan: Bobblehead Doll
Ok--we could try to be witty or smirky or whatever, but here is this item in four concise words:
Mark Lanegan Bobblehead Doll
For your desk, or for the night-table of certain ladies in their 30s we know... (that's a sexual aside--it's up to you where exactly yo ... More >>
Perou.co.ukUnderworldWhether you're all about the costumes or just in it for the tunes, Halloween weekend offers some massive show-going choices ... starting with, well, something very close to a massive.
HARD Haunted Mansion, with an eclectic electro lineup including Bloody Beetroots, Busy ... More >>
Gustavo TurnerThat's Sebastian (Belle, not pictured)Congratulations if you're between 25 and 35: after last night's show by Belle & Sebastian at the Hollywood Forever cemetery, now you know how your parents (perhaps your grandparents?) feel after catching another pleasant concert by Crosby, S ... 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 >>
Marcus RothPavement, 1999Pavement's year-long victory lap has been exhilarating for the band and fans alike -- we know people who haven't stopped grinning since Coachella.
But the faithful who have it in the back of their heads that the pride of Stockton might keep the wheels turning and mak ... More >>
The Campbell-Lanegan partnership, finally live in LAIsobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan have just announced tour dates for 2010 and the good news is that they will be coming to the El Rey on October 29.
It seems churlish to still describe the duo as "former members of Belle and Sebastian and Sc ... More >>
Falling JamesLeapin' Troy Van Leeuwen! (behind Sweethead's "striking blonde beauty" Serrina Sims)
A few years ago, back when there was a functioning music industry and A&R departments were still signing promising bands, it would have been easy to predict Sweethead's future success. Formed by ... More >>
Teren OddoSerrina Sims and Troy Van Leeuwen of SweetheadQueens of the Stone Age guitarist Troy Van Leeuwen's new project Sweethead, which has the Spaceland residency this month, milks every ounce out the arguable (in this day and age) notion that rock 'n' roll is a dangerous, decadent beast. ... More >>
The Gutter Twins, Great Northern
Avalon, April 2
It's raining in Los Angeles. Twice I slip on the slick Hollywood Walk of Fame in my terribly-unsuited-for-rain Chuck Taylors, trying to make my way to the Avalon. It's perfect though; it should be raining for a Gutter Twins show, even in L.A. It wa ... More >>