There's a cartoonish irony to punk patriarch John Lydon funding the reunion of his band Public Image Ltd. with money he made portraying a gentrified exaggeration of himself in TV commercials for Country Life butter. Quipped one YouTube uploader of the humorous U.K. spots, which aired in 2008: "All c ... More >>
What makes a terrible band? Is it being prepared to do the wrong thing, whatever the price? That and a pair of testicles. Only, some of the below groups possess testicles only in the symbolic sense. Because, even if you're composed of ladies, it takes balls to make music that is simultaneousl ... More >>
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5. Animal Collective
I really wanted to like Merriweather Post Pavilion, even going far out of my way to appreciate the record as it was surely intended: super-stoned, mi ... More >>
Ian JoulainReview by Ian Joulain
WHO: Alkaline Trio
Better than... a kick in the teeth.
At 10:06 P.M. the house lights went down,but the hooting and hollering had been fairly consistent for the last 10 minutes. As the smoke slowly rose to the ceiling the sta ... More >>
Maura LanahanOur eminent columnist, Mr. Henry Rollins![The one and only Henry Rollins contirbutes 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 Monday and make sure to tune in to He ... More >>
Former Sex Pistols frontman Johnny Rotten and a woman who sued him over alleged abuses, including a punch in the nose, have agreed to settle.
Lawyers for Roxane Davis filed papers in Los Angeles Superior Court on Jan. 28 stating that the case was resolved, although no terms were divulged. D ... More >>