Why are drivers of luxury cars in Los Angeles involved in a bloody binge of hit-and-run driving, leaving innocent victims for dead? Are rich folk out of their minds? This is felony manslaughter, not "oops."
The city is offering a $50,000 reward to help find the driver of a silver or white Mercedes ... More >>
Peter Murphy, the legendary Bauhaus vocalist arrested over the weekend on suspicion of DUI, hit-and-run and meth possession, had barely a trace of alcohol in his system, his handlers say.
Which begs the question: What then, was he allegedly on? Because a witness was so terrified over the Brit's dri ... More >>
Updated at the bottom: He says he didn't do it. First posted at 7:01 a.m.
Peter Murphy, the "Godfather of Goth" and the vocalist for legendary group Bauhaus, was in jail this week after he was arrested based on an alleged felony in Glendale, according to L.A. County Sheriff's Department inmate data ... More >>
I'm not going to begrudge anyone for not knowing who Coachella headliners The Stone Roses are. The simple fact is that their first album, (the only one that really matters), came out in 1989. If you're in college now, you most likely weren't even born then. Plus, The Stone Roses were a bigger deal i ... More >>
Peter Murphy plays here tomorrow, but the location is top secret. And only 125 guests will have the chance to join the singer -- whose husky voice and dramatic performance style first made waves during his time with Dark Wave act Bauhaus -- for two shows.
One will be his 1989 solo album Deep perfo ... More >>
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The Sunset Strip Music Festival shuts down the boulevard today for its centerpiece event, but parties and performances in conjunction with the annual fest have been going on since Thursday. This year there ... More >>
Wendy GilmartinWhat: Gary Lucas Plays Spanish Dracula
Where: Central Presbyterian Church, Austin, TX
When: March 15
Escucha a ellos. Los hijos de la noche. What better place to watch a movie about a blood-sucking vampiro and his howling children of the night than on holy ground? With its re ... More >>
Lina Lecaro A ghostly image of J. David J. has always had a flair for the theatrical, and the busy ex-Bauhaus/Love & Rockets songwriter/musician brought it last night to Part Time Punks, presenting a dark cabaret-styled set with Portland's Adrian H and the Wounds as his backing band. The sho ... More >>
[Originally posted March 4, 2011]
So much stuff happening this weekend, we had a hard time picking just five! The weather is warming (slightly), spring is in the air, and it's a good time to get out there and see some shows before spring break madness descends on the city and it's filled w ... More >>
[Updated with reaction to Karn's passing. First posted at 12:27 p.m.]
Ohconfucius via Wikimedia CommonsMick Karn, best known as the bassist for influential synth pop outfit Japan died on January 4 at the age of 52. The following is the statement from his website:
It's with profound sadness ... More >>
Lina Lecaro The Human Flys
When it comes to Halloween haps (there are so many this year, it truly is frightening!), nothing beats a house party. Better still, a haunted house party. Lincoln Heights arts and music hub, HM (Historical Monument) 157 has always had a creepy-cool vibe, and on Sat ... More >>
Cover for Blacklist Night of the Century
Last week, I put together a small playlist of mostly '80s tunes that reminded me of Halloween, but weren't the usual holiday hits. The response was great and I couldn't help but take notice of reader Alexander Tregaskis' comment:
" I really wish the ... More >>
Never let it be said that Trent Reznor can't admit when he's wrong. Last spring's co-headlining tour with Nine Inch Nails and Jane's Addiction was an exciting idea; two alt-rock giants -- one exiting the music scene, the other re-entering -- hitting the road together. But it wasn't NIN's tour to ste ... More >>
After developing something of an addiction to shojo manga, Japanese comics written specifically for a female audience, this past year I became consumed by a nagging thought: Why is it that the male characters, particularly those who serve some sort of romantic purpose, all remind me of David Bowie? ... More >>
Admitting that you genuinely dig European dance pop is like giving away a deep dark secret. These songs probably weren't cool upon release and, even with the reevaluation of a select few (mostly Italodisco) artists amidst the electro boom a few years back, the bulk of the available material still is ... More >>
The dates are the festival official, April 25-27, but little else is.
And are there any bands from the 80s and 90s left to reunite/headline for Cocahella anyway? Apparently we're now dipping into side-project bands re-grouping as headliners, as the Breeders are being talked about to play the Pol ... More >>