Monday, September 10
Katisse Buckingham Oddsemble
Trendy downtown whiskey bar Seven Grand has quietly become a late-night, early-week music hang over the last couple of years under the direction of booker/trombonist Justin Kirk. While seating is at a premium, the jazz and blues offered ... More >>
Daniel KohnTha Boogie
The Viper Room
Better than...waffles with butter.
See Also: Meet Tha Boogie: "We Sent Raphael Saadiq Our Music, and He Sent Us His Phone Number"
When you get the blessing of Raphael Saadiq, you must be doing something right. In the case of Tha Boogie, he conf ... More >>
Since the late 1980s the Red Hot Organization has released over a dozen music compilations to help raise funds for AIDS research with help from artists as varied as George Michael, Wu-Tang Clan, Nirvana and Alice Coltrane. This year the Organization will be releasing Red Hot Rio 2 - a star- ... More >>
dublab has been an internet radio station for over ten years now, pioneering the format and introducing L.A.--and the world--to up-and-coming acts from all genres of music. Hip hop, psyche, jazz, funk, punk, beat--you name it, and it's streamed on dublab.com. Flying Lotus, the Gaslamp Kille ... More >>
Os MutantesThat Os Mutantes' edgy brand of psychedelia and Tropicalia continues to get big ups from today's hipster nation (after being championed for years by everybody from Kurt Cobain to Beck to David Byrne) is testimony to the unbending passion in their music.
The seminal Brazilian band, ... More >>
[From LAWeekly's column The Beat]
Caetano Veloso plays the Greek this Thursday, April 15, marking the belated U.S. release of his 2009 album, Zii e Zie, a challenging collection of new songs co-produced by his son Moreno.
Veloso is 67, a year younger than Dylan, four years older than Bowie ... More >>
Pitchfork had tipped us last week to Beck's new Record Club joint (where he gets his musicians friends to cover an entire album), and we knew this time he had gathered the mesmerizing-looking Annie Clark (aka St. Vincent), the current lineup of Os Mutantes and the Liars. What we didn't know was what ... More >>
On the eve of a high-profile Coachella appearance with the reunited Faith No More, the epically strange (and hugely prolific) Mike Patton has announced the May 4 release of his sorta-solo LP, Mondo Cane.
The album rounds up 10 traditional Italian pop songs, along with one Ennio Morricone cov ... More >>
21st Century Os Mutantes 'Mutations' Auteur Beck!You know when you're sitting around with your buddies, just chillen, and you start singing along to a favorite record and everyone has a great time?
Well, if you're Beck, your buddies are people like the Liars, intensely-staring chanteuse St ... More >>
The Slits, the legendary UK punk band who created in 1979 the groundbreaking dub-fusion masterpiece Cut (which you should own, or run and get if you don't), were recently in town promoting a comeback release. The band, still led by irrepressible frontwoman Ari Up and original bassist Tessa Pollitt ( ... More >>
No More Mr. Zombie: Roky Erickson, UnfilteredLocal label Anti- has been steadily ignoring the prophets of doom who claim that the record industry is dead, quietly building instead a very impressive stable of alterna-classic stars. Anti-'s roster already includes Bob Mould, Tom Waits, Os Mutan ... More >>
Last week, several of your Facebook friends and the people who usually IM and email you odd links most likely pointed you in the direction of a Youtube video featuring a sorta grotesque looking middle-aged Italian dude who goes from a classroom skit in a variety show into the most amazing beat-heavy ... More >>
The estimable LA-based music blog Aquarium Drunkard has posted a totally boss summer mixtape that you should all download asap. It's a smart mix of old (Otis Redding, Orange Juice, the Kinks) and new (Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Little Joy, Atlas Sound), and was compiled by NYC/LA mi ... More >>
Legendary Brazilian tropicalia group Os Mutantes, whose work in the late 1960s fused Brazilian samba rhythms with Beatle-esque baroque pop, will perform at the Echoplex on August 28. The band, who recently signed to the LA-based Anti- imprint, are getting ready to release their first studio album in ... More >>
I'd like to think that I'm way more popular in real life than I am on Myspace. I've only got like 50 friends, but that's probably because I only say yes to requests from peeps who truly are friends. Call me a weirdo.
Anyway, the pals I do have, happen to have thousands of friends and way too much ... More >>