It's no secret that some of the most creative and talented artists have also harbored intense feelings of anxiety and depression. (See Whitney Houston.) Kevin Barnes, lead singer of Athens-based indie rock group Of Montreal, has managed to channel his depression in to spontaneous whirlwhinds of cr ... More >>
Also, Marnie Stern, Kristian Hoffman, Elton John & Leon Russell
In case you need reminding after all these years, Grace Jones isn't like us. If, halfway through her astounding show last night at the Hollywood Bowl, a flying saucer had descended from above and carried her away, few in the crowd would have been too surprised. Timothy NorrisGrace Jones took the s ... More >>
Also, Jarvis Cocker, Regina Spektor, Ida Maria, Themselves and others.
Mezzanine Owls-"Snow Globe" Because it never snows in Los Angeles, we're forced to romanticize it. The first draft of "White Christmas," originally chided a spoiled Angeleno,"longing to be up North on December 24," surrounded by sunshine, green grass and swaying palms. The closest you get to w ... More >>
The countdown to the Thanksgiving holiday may have begun but that doesn't mean L.A. has slowed down one bit. From Medieval reenactments in parking lots to flamboyant concerts to costumed queen competitions, this weekend was all about extravagant performances. Here's what we did and what you might ha ... More >>
40. The Twilight Sad-Fourteen Autumns and Fifteen Winters [Fat Cat] Take note Bloc Party. This is how you do histrionic, nostalgic and bombastic arena rock for indie kids without coming off like total fucking pussies. A Weekend in the City wasn't terrible, but it wasn't good either, and by the end ... More >>