Timothy NorrisKaty Perry
Better than . . . another Law and Order rerun.
Katy Perry likes to think of herself as one of us, a regular girl with some spirit who worked hard or got lucky, and isn't so far removed from her days as an unknown singer-songwriter at the Hote ... More >>
Black MountainJust in time for Black Friday, Black Mountain and the Black Angels hit the El Rey Theatre tonight.
It's one of the stops on something called the "Dropout Boogie Tour" that pairs the Vancouver psych-rock quintet with the Austin psych-rock quintet, and, cosmically speaking, the s ... More >>
Timothy NorrisThe xxOur favorite first reaction to the music of The xx came from an obviously hopeless romantic we stood with at a South by Southwest show who deadpanned, "I don't know, I think I like my x's with o's."
But that's tangential to the big news of the day -- the black-dressed thr ... More >>
Scissor SistersScissor Sisters' new album Night Work -- three years in the making, and re-making (they scrapped 18 months of work and started over) -- is a typically frisky, preening mash-up of glam and disco that contains a lot of you're-gonna-have-to-be-there moments.
Fun, to be sure. But ... More >>
El GuinchoYes, that's the voice of Julieta Venegas on the re-imagined "Mientes," one of the five tracks on El Guincho's new EP Piratas de Sudamérica.
El Guincho, the nom de tune of Barcelona experimentalist Pablo Díaz-Reixa, fueled some underground buzz with his 2007 album Alegranza. A pri ... 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 >>
The work week ended early and many Angelenos took the opportunity to head out of town for a few days. For those who stayed in L.A., though, there was Lady Gaga at Nokia Theatre and Kid Cudi at neighboring Club Nokia. Plus, with the end of the year rapidly approaching, it's time to start checking out ... More >>
No matter where you went over the weekend -- a restaurant, bar, or even a friend's house -- there were more baseball-crazed Angelenos glued to the television than normal as the Dodgers finished off the St. Louis Cardinals in the postseason throwdown. Looks like Villaraigosa is going to be sending a ... More >>
This weekend was definitely one you could call a perfect beach weekend, though that didn't keep us from heading indoors for more entertainment and nights that went much later than we'd planned. We counted curse words with Denis Leary, boogied with Puscifer, partied at Electric Cherry Blossom and cra ... More >>