[Originally published 1/21/2011]
This weekend, like every other in LA, there are soooo many things to do we struggled to distill them down into five. But behold! We did! And many of the stuff we found is all ages---imagine that! So, no excuses--a foundational figure in rockabilly AND a semi ... More >>
echo curio: leave an exquisite corpse
Flogging a (not quite) dead corpse: for what must have been months, but seems like a decade in scene years, Echo Curio on Sunset Boulevard has served the all-ages community as a performance space, an art gallery, and a boutique for obscure music and zines ... More >>
KIT with Charlyne Yi and friends.KIT likes to thrash. KIT likes to party. KIT likes 'em short and sweet, heavy and melodic, fun and furious. This L.A. four-piece recently released its second album Invocation, produced by Phil Elverum (Microphones, Mt. Eeerie), on U.K. indie Upset the Rhythm. ... More >>
A Perfect CircleA Perfect Circle's debut album Mer de Noms is a tick past its 10th birthday, but it has lost little of its sheen.
The combination of Maynard James Keenan's aching vocals and Billy Howerdel's guitar veneer gave the quintet an immediate identity outside of its players' other pr ... 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 >>
Yoko OnoJohn Lennon would have turned 70 next week, and among the events celebrating the legendary Beatle are two shows this weekend featuring a reconstituted Plastic Ono Band, the loose collective of musicians Lennon assembled 40 years ago.
His widow Yoko Ono and son Sean Lennon (the musica ... More >>
Frank TurnerIn the best tradition of the punk-rock troubadour, Frank Turner doesn't come armed with much more than a guitar and his anger.
At 28, the hard-touring Englishman, who spent his early years in the hardcore band Million Dead, sounds every bit the wizened veteran on his past two alb ... More >>
Piper FergusonThe Swell SeasonBoy, girl.
It's a bill made for date night on Sunday at the Hollywood Bowl as some of music's favorite collaborative couples team up to provide a soundtrack for your wine and cheese.
Of course, the Swell Season -- Glen Hansard of Irish r ... More >>
AntibalasBrooklyn-based ensemble Antibalas has been living an enviable double life, for the past two years doing duty at the backing band for the hit musical Fela! (which earned 11 Tony nominations) and, not that rave reviews would go to their head, squeezing in some NYC club dates to keep th ... More >>
Sharon Jones & the Dap-KingsCan it get any more real that Sharon Jones? Well, it can't get any more heartwarming.
The leading lady of the Dap-Kings is, after all, a rising star at 54, having shucked the uniforms of her previous careers (corrections officer at Rikers Island, and armor truck g ... More >>
WarpaintPasadena is used to its parades, but on Saturday its denizens will be traipsing around Old Town to get an earful of music rather than an eyeful of rose pedals. What's impressive about the annual Make Music Pasadena is how many constituencies the festival is serving over one day. With ... More >>
James Murphy of LCD SoundsystemHope you don't feel slighted, Los Angeles. Two weekends ago on That Other Coast, LCD Soundsystem brought the house -- or, rather, Terminal 5 -- down with an eye-popping, ear-decimating, 2 1/2-hour show that wound up with "New York I Love You" and a cover of Alic ... More >>
Via Fuel.tvAngels & AirwavesSay what you will about Angels & Airwaves' radio rock (outer-space emo is the phrase that comes to mind), but Tom DeLonge has a plan. Working around the cash register jingle of inevitable Blink-182 reunions, he's made three increasingly ambitious albums with his n ... More >>
Daiana FeuerWelcome to the Jubilee
The first Silverlake Jubilee succeeded in bringing out the area's finest and strangest. There must have been one dog for every three people, permeating the event with cuteness and providing nature's best clean-up crew. Not one scrap from the 40 taco trucks a ... More >>