"We're still a small band," Dawes frontman Taylor Goldsmith insists. "We've still got a long way to go before we are, like, 'This is a secure position for us.'â€‰"
He's sitting outside the tiny Sqirl cafe on the seedy border between Silver Lake and East Hollywood, hunched over a wooden box that dou ... More >>
By Daniel Hill
Here at West Coast Sound we see literally one shitload of press photos every week. Many of them stick to a template: Gather all band members together, shoulder to shoulder. Make sure no one smiles, ever. Have the artists try to look thoughtful, but also like they are not trying to l ... More >>
September 4, 2012
See also: Our People issue profile of Gaby Moreno
Better than.... Your current favorite Spanish artist.
Celebrating the release of her first all-Spanish album Postales, Gaby Moreno performed her entire work live last night at Largo. Wearing a shiny 1920's-inspi ... More >>
See also Houston Press's 50 Cent showcase slideshow
50 Cent / Eminem - Austin Music Hall
Never mind that Get Rich or Die Trying actually came out in 2003; the moist and dewy crowd at Austin Music Hall last night was plenty psyched for his performance of his debut album on its "10th anniversary." Ba ... More >>
"What I want from each and every one of you is a hard-target search of every gas station, residence, warehouse, farmhouse, henhouse, outhouse and doghouse in that area."
-- Tommy Lee Jones, The Fugitive
You don't have to spend much time at South By Southwest to know that all of the above building ... More >>
Few genres are as protective of their past as jazz. Some might say it's all they've got.
The discipline is largely defined by the classic record labels that brought the sounds to the masses. Jazz nerds will argue the superiority of one golden recording era versus another just as stubbornly as baske ... More >>
Influential music tastemaker Nic Harcourt will be leaving L.A.'s KCRW after more than a decade for a new gig at MTV, the Santa Monica-based station announced Thursday.
Harcourt served as Music Director and host of "Morning Becomes Eclectic" for ten years before ceding the position to Jason ... More >>
Fran HealyFran Healy could charm the fedora off a hipster. In fact, he pretty much did Sunday night in one of the closing sets at Filter's Culture Collide festival.
The frontman of the Scottish quartet Travis played an acoustic set inside a crowded, steamy church in Echo Park, starring as mu ... More >>
Anna AxsterRyan BinghamRyan Bingham ought to be a lot more famous than he is.
The 29-year-old roots rocker has already won an Academy Award and a Golden Globe for "The Weary Kind (Theme from Crazy Heart)," as well as come up big in the scene he had in the Jeff Bridges movie. He's played Coac ... More >>
Saturday, November 15
Q-Tip, The Cool Kids at House of Blues
It has been nine years since Q-Tip's last album yet strangely, it hasn't seemed so long. That says much about the enduring power of Q-Tip's old band, A Tribe Called Quest - guaranteed to be in heavy rotation on iPod playlists for any hi ... More >>
After ten years helming KCRW's wildly successful morning show "Morning Becomes Eclectic," Nic Harcourt has announced that he's stepping aside, and is ending his gig as the station's music director, as well. Harcourt, whose ear has helped launch the careers of many of music's heavy hitters (most fa ... More >>
Last Thursday morning in Paris, the lineup was announced for the 60th edition of the Cannes Film Festival. The announcement was made by Cannes artistic director Thierry Frémaux during a press conference held in a gilded and mirrored salon of the Hotel de Crillon, located on the Place de la Co ... More >>