Don't forget to check our constantly-updated Los Angeles Concert Calendar Friday, July 26 Peter Murphy THE FONDA THEATRE Of all the former members of Bauhaus, lead singer Peter Murphy has had the most inconsistently rewarding solo career, but you had to admire that, at least until lately, he seemi ... More >>
Anthony Bourdain greeted a packed house at the Pantages last night. The Los Angeles installment of Bourdain's "Guts and Glory" tour took place in the opulent 1930 theatre with a crowd that was more academic than hip, and fiercely local as demonstrated by any reference to L.A. -- and especially durin ... More >>
The Zeros, The Muffs The Troubadour 7-20-12 See also: Our interview with Javier Escovedo Even though the Zeros were born at the dawn of the punk era in 1976 and the Muffs didn't start until the depths of the grunge scene 15 years later, they couldn't have been more perfectly billed last night at ... More >>
Also, Kate McGarry, Enter Shikari, Hype Williams and others
Also, Art Lande, Albert "Tootie" Heath, Gilad Hekselman, The Stitches, The Villains and others
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Timothy NorrisSee also: Our Morrissey slideshow Morrissey & Kristeen Young The Shrine Auditorium 11-26-11 Better than ... walking down Hoover in a blue-&-gold Bruins shirt after the big game. For a person who once famously declared that he was celibate, Steven Patrick Morrissey is clearly ... More >>
Also, Jaga Jazzist, Kid Cudi, Baths and others
â€‹Something about achieving major fame in music seems to drive creative artists to assume new personae. Whether it be fodder for an epic concept album, a stab at a different genre or just plain boredom, many of our favorite stars have conjured up characters in order to explore and indulge their fan ... More >>
Also, Miguel, L.A. Bluegrass Situation, Heidecker and Wood, the Ditty Bops and others
Steve ApplefordAnthrax guitarist Scott Ian Guitarist Scott Ian has been metal's No. 1 fan ever since his first whiff of Kiss back in the '70s. He's also been the one constant in every lineup of Anthrax, now one of the "Big 4" originators of thrash-metal set to land on the site of Coachella i ... More >>
Everything's Archie! MyspaceA cartoonized Don Kirshner presents The Archies with their gold record Just a word here about the passing of a giant, Mr. Don Kirshner, who died today at the age of 76. Now, some of us who were around back in "the day" might appreciate a bit of context-putting-in ... More >>
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Revived band gives the Chess songbook the L.A. punk treatment
Also, Taylor Swift, Los Tres, Saint Motel, David Allan Coe and others
Morrissey at the Gibson Amphitheater, December 10 It's no surprise SoCal is the last stop on Morrissey's current tour. He may be homeless and rootless at the moment, but L.A. has always been the big bosom of his fan base. And with the media curiosity over his local popularity fading years ago, only ... More >>
Billy MorrisonEditor's Note: For Angelenos, guitarist Billy Morrison is perhaps best known for his work with all-star cover band Camp Freddy, which also features core members Dave Navarro (guitar), Matt Sorum (drums), Donovan Leitch, Jr. (vocals), Chris Chaney (bass). Indie 103.1 fans no doub ... More >>
The fate of the yearly Silver Lake music fete is far from assured. But thats nothing new
Also, The Detroit Cobras, the Aggrolites, Loney Dear and others
Steve Jones has released a farewell note to his fans via his publicist after the shuttering of Indie 103.1 earlier today, and hints that Jonesy's Jukebox may return elsewhere on the dial. Here is the press release: STEVE JONES AND HIS FLAGSHIP "JONESY'S JUKEBOX" RADIO SHOW BID FAREWELL TO INDIE 10 ... More >>
Also, Henry Butler, Deerhoof, Eagle Rock Music Festival, Global Drum Project
Also, Josh Rouse, the Raconteurs, Chicha Libre and more
Also, Veruca Salt, Mike Einziger, Kings X and Junior Brown
Autechre - 4/14, Echoplex Bad Religion - 3/4,5,11,13, House of Blues Bamboozle (All-American Rejects, Jimmy Eat World, Paramore) - 4/5, Verizon Amphitheater Bamboozle (My Chemical Romance, Anti-Flag, Saves the Day, Chiodos) - 4/6, Verizon Amphitheater Bjorkestra - 3/9 , Safari Sam's Black Keys ... More >>
Splitting town was one thing, but now, is indie icon Long Gone John really swapping his label for some llamas?
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If Tsar cant rock you, nobody will Report Card: Tsar are a bundle of energy, and keep the class in stitches. Tsar must remember to use their "inside voices" during school hours.
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go away. can’t you see i’m talking to myself?
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