The new year couldn't come at a better time. Forget Superstorm Sandy, school shootings, Snooki's baby, Rihanna and Chris Brown's reconcilliations. Let's start fresh, and let's do it with some new music.
Here are eight fantastic local bands, all of whom are set to break big in 2013. The best part? Y ... More >>
[Look for your weekly fix from the one and only Henry Rollins right here on West Coast Sound every Thursday, and come back tomorrow for the awesomely annotated playlist for his Saturday KCRW broadcast.]
10/29/12: As I sit here in Boston on a night off, I can see Hurricane Sandy-powered sheets of ... More >>
Lana Del Rey
See also our Lana Del Rey slide show.
Better Than... peering through the windows of a candy store.
Perhaps as a sign of her growing musical and magical powers, Lana Del Rey brought her own weather with her to Amoeba Music. L.A.'s currently going through one of its ... More >>
Berlin duo Booka Shade has broken out of the Berlin underground and into The New York Times with its accessibly melodic techno and mesmerizing stage presence. The pair that started out with groovy choons found mostly via online outlets such as Beatport has become a big-league electronic act known to ... More >>
The great Southern California based art director, designer and photographer Tom Wilkes, who died on June 28, left a lasting impact on the Los Angeles music scene. His covers, some of the most iconic of the LP era, presented the area's music with striking images presented in vivid color . He took ful ... More >>
Richard Swift. Photograph from the album Richard Swift As Onasis.
This is the extended interview from Rena Kosnett's article on prolific musician Richard Swift.
L.A. Weekly: Was there a strategic purpose, or a goal, in releasing Ground Trouble Jaw for free?
Richard Swift: I think it was void of ... More >>