Friday, April 13
Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
EMPIRE POLO CLUB
Although it's unlikely that the Rolling Stones and their sprawling entourage will descend on this sun-baked music festival for a surprise set, as was rumored earlier this year, there are still many intriguing storylines scatte ... More >>
With folk music back in the mainstream consciousness via acts like Bon Iver and Fleet Foxes, the timing for Beachwood Sparks' reunion is right. "I think we were one of the bands that paved the way for that," founding member and bassist Brent Rademaker tells us. He's excited to talk about their new a ... More >>
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August marked the 20-year anniversary of Pearl Jam's Ten. Yes, for 20 soul-crushing years we've listened to Eddie Vedder mumble. Which is somehow even worse than Jeff Ament's endless procession of silly ... More >>
Kurt Cobain, RIP (1967-1994)Today, on the 17th anniversary of Kurt Cobain's untimely death, we reprint the following reflections from Jonathan Gold, originally written seven years ago.
1. A friend's East Village studio somewhere in July 1989. Nirvana, who had slept on the floor, are pissed, ... More >>
In the strange wake of music's digital rebirth, vinyl has experienced a modest boom in popularity, seen by many as a replacement for the awkward middleman that is the compact disc. INCHES reviews the output of L.A.'s healthy vinyl community (artists and labels, indie or other), believing that good m ... More >>
One of the greatest heaviest records of the 1990s was the Melvins' sludge-filled riff-o-rama Houdini. Half of it was (halfway) produced by Kurt Cobain, the rest of it was not, and the whole of it shattered many glass bongs when listened to at full volume. The album, funded by Atlantic Records in t ... More >>
Mudhoney with Japanese Motors and Model/Actress @ El Rey Theatre
November 14th, 2008
By Rita Neyter
Mudhoney on stage. Photo by Timothy Norris. Click image for entire slideshow.
"Mudhoney! HOLY SHIT!" shouted the bassist/vocalist of L.A.-based band Model/Actress. Holy shit, indeed. It's kind of ... More >>
By Randall Roberts
Heâ€™s out there somewhere. I know it. He apparently comes every year. At least thatâ€™s what they tell me up in Seattle, where Bruce Pavitt, co-founder of Sub Pop Records, is some sort of minor legend. You know, Bruce Pavitt, the dude with the vision to uncover a few of the gr ... More >>