While in town for SXSW last week, we checked in with Austin native Ernest Cline, the author of 2011 bestseller Ready Player One. It's sci-fi, but totally readable and compelling; the plot concerns a nerdy overweight teen living in a distopian future America where everyone spends all their time in a ... More >>
Ivan FernandezLos Abandoned say adios and gracias!See also: Los Abandoned To Perform For The Last Time, Again
Better Than...everything on MTV Tr3s.
The anticipation and excitement over Los Abandoned's reunion show could be felt on the faces in the long, ... More >>
Piece by Sam Bloch
An Evening With "Weird Al" Yankovic
The Grammy Museum
Better Than... A lost evening on Wikipedia.
After 30 years in the music industry, Lynwood's own "Weird Al" Yankovic sat down yesterday at LA Live's Grammy Museum for a candid look back at his career. Talking ... More >>
Derek PaulinGrind-ING!WHO: Evolution Control Committee
If there was any justice in this world, evolution would never be dismissed by a large portion of the population as "just a theory," and Evolution Control Committee would be more popular than god.
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Richard "Scar" Lopez, founding member of pioneering East LA Chicano rock group Cannibal and the Headhunters died last July 30 of lung cancer, the LA Times reports.
Most obituaries about Lopez's life and career (and the band's monster hit "Land of 1,000 Dances") are drawing from a great 2005 artic ... More >>
Friday night at the Henry Ford Theatre the Aquacadets came in force. They sat on the standing-room-only floor and formed the largest game of Duck Duck Goose ever conducted in a venue (and probably the only game of duck duck goose ever conducted in a venue at all).
Timothy NorrisHow can you argue ... More >>
Now that you're probably engaged in the almost-last minute Halloween costume cram session, you might be in the need for some tunes to get you through the hours of skirt-hemming and wig-styling. At the same time, though, we figured you might be a little tired of hearing Ministry's "Every Day i ... More >>
When I was in my early twenties and had the dual luxuries of copious time and disposable income, I loved to cook. I cooked different things all the time, experimented with various styles of cooking and ingredients, and wasn't afraid to take a chance on something exotic. "What's the worst that could ... More >>
Sure, the papers are full of stories of gas prices shooting up and housing prices plummeting, but those are new phenomena compared to the steady declines in the fortunes of the record industry. The latest sales numbers show a decrease of 11% over last year - and that includes legal digital downloads ... More >>