Timothy NorrisKCRW BROADCAST #112 for Saturday, April 30.
Fanatics! This week our Fanatic Freak Flag is at half mast as we say goodbye to Poly Styrene, great vocalist of X-Ray Spex, who passed away last Monday from breast cancer. The band was one of the first on London's break out Punk Rock s ... More >>
Early this morning, NME confirmed that Poly Styrene, also known as Marian Joan Elliott-Said, has died. Shortly thereafter, the following message was sent via the singer's Twitter.
Poly Styrene, whose work with X-Ray Spex made her a punk rock legend, was 53 years old. She had been battling c ... More >>
Maura LanahanOur eminent columnist, Mr. Henry Rollins![The one and only Henry Rollins will be contributing a weekly column and far-reaching reportage to the music section of the LA Weekly. Look for your weekly Henry Rollins fix right here on West Coast Sound every Friday and make sure to tune ... More >>
I have this theory: like most things, greatness at music generally* requires an alloy of natural talent, providence, and an Outliers-like tenacity requiring 10 years hard labor in dingy crackerbox clubs, or snagging a Best New Music on Pitchfork--whichever comes first. The corollary being that for ... More >>