From pirate-themed bars to coffee shops shaped like the Titanic, Koreatown has always been known for it's gimmicky fads. But now it's been taken to a new, borderline litigious level with news that a Koreatown eatery has renamed itself after "Gangnam Style," the international mega-super-smash hit fro ... More >>
Brick Stowell[Editor's note: Odd Future member Lionel Boyce writes a weekly column for West Coast Sound. His archives are available here.] For those of you who don't know, which would be everybody, seeing that I never mentioned it to anyone, I have been on the national U.S. tour with OF. W ... 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 >>
Colin Young-Wolff Compared to last year's problems with wristbands and overcrowding, the first day of Coachella 2011 was smooth sailing. Greasy even. Let's take a look at yesterday's GOODs, BADs and UGLYs.
The Eazy-E True Hollywood (or True Compton) Stories behind the legendary L.A. hip-hop cover
Admitting that you genuinely dig European dance pop is like giving away a deep dark secret. These songs probably weren't cool upon release and, even with the reevaluation of a select few (mostly Italodisco) artists amidst the electro boom a few years back, the bulk of the available material still is ... More >>
By Sophia Kercher A man in a pink suit with a hair-metal wig and matching 'stache struts on stage, badly mouthing the words to an '80s jam. But before he swaggers off -- bam! -- pink-suit-dude rips off his pants and out pops a five-foot-long elephant dick. Ladies and gents, this was just the beginn ... More >>
BY HAL SPARKS When I'm not on a stand-up tour of the country, thrilling people in the Bible Belt with my razor sharp wit and polysyllabic dissections of pop culture and socio-political shenanigans, I live in Los Angeles. I have loved here, I have lost here... I shot Dude, Where's My Car?, Spider- ... More >>
Movie retrieves rock history from the cutout bin
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Edited by Kateri Butler
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