The Living Sisters serve sweet vermouth, cheesy puff pastries, dark chocolate and red wine at a late-November get-together, which they hold in the cozy living room of founding member Eleni Mandell's Echo Park apartment. Her 2-year-old twins sleep in a nearby bedroom. True to their whimsical musical ... More >>
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Asking people what kind of music they like can be a loaded question. People want to seem open-minded, yet cool, which for some reason tends to inspire this insipid response: "I like pretty much everything. Except country."
(The hipster var ... More >>
Jena Ardell.The Surreal McCoys with Billy Morrison at House of Blues.
WHO: Surreal McCoys
WHERE: House of Blues, Dragonfly
Who are the Surreal McCoys? Your new favorite cow punk band.
We followed them on Friday while they played back-to-back shows at House of Blues and the Dra ... More >>
[By now we hope you have figured out that at LA Weekly music we don't do "hype." You can go to a bunch of other places to hear about "buzz" (why do publicists use that word as if it were a good thing?), "relevance" and "this week's hot band." Go through our "Page Two" coverage and you'll see ... More >>
What's cooler than cool?If good things come in pairs than bad things just rain down like the ashes of an atomic bomb. If you follow the Catholic faith (or believe in the cruelty of forced asceticism) then you know that today is Ash Wednesday--otherwise known as the first day you give up all y ... More >>
Photo by Laura CrostaChely Wright is a gay country singer, which for some feels like calling someone a clumsy heart surgeon or a nymphomaniac nun. You just can't be both. It's partly this prevailing idea that somehow "gay" and "country star" is an oxymoron that kept Wright in the closet for ... More >>
Billy W. Chernoff, billychernoff.comBen Keith in 1969 at Nashville's Music City RecordersBen Keith, the respected Nashville multi-instrumentalist whose distinctive and evocatively lonely steel-guitar adornments provided an inescapably haunting accompaniment to many of Neil Young's biggest hit ... More >>
View more photos in Timothy Norris' day one and day two slideshows.
This weekend the LA Weekly celebrated its annual People issue with LA Weekend, a two-day cultural happening at the Nike Store at the Ricardo Montalban Theatre that offered music, art, food and drink (100-proof Belvedere vodka, whi ... More >>
The holiday season is plentiful - if not bursting - with Christmas
films, most of which are heaped upon us in early succession just like
everything else tinsel and mistletoe. And you can't say there isn't variety to account for differing tastes: It's A Wonderful Life for your traditionalists; A Ch ... More >>
Girl In A Coma
Knitting Factory, Feb. 21
By Scott Schultz
Girl in a Comaâ€™s Thursday night set at the Knitting Factory demonstrated the growth the band has made over the last year of touring. The San Antonio threesome has been on the road nonstop in support of their Joan Jett-released debut disc, ... More >>