Henry Stone is one of those legends in the music biz; he ran ventures including the mega-successful, disco-heavy TK Records (responsible for KC & The Sunshine Band and many more), and helped pioneer the way popular music is distributed and promoted. Hint: In all the sleazy ways you can imagine.
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"There were a lot of greedy home flippers!" radio talk-show host Tom Leykis exclaims into the microphone. "Everyone who got evicted got exactly what they deserved. They didn't evict enough people."Leykis is blasting what he considers the avaricious, irresponsible impulses of those participating in t ... More >>
World Goth DayDid you know that May 22 is World Goth Day? Yes, it's true. The annual celebration of the international goth scene began in 2009 and was spearheaded by two U.K. DJs, DJ Cruel Britannia and martin oldgoth (intentionally all lowercase). It began with a day of special programming o ... More >>
dublab has been an internet radio station for over ten years now, pioneering the format and introducing L.A.--and the world--to up-and-coming acts from all genres of music. Hip hop, psyche, jazz, funk, punk, beat--you name it, and it's streamed on dublab.com. Flying Lotus, the Gaslamp Kille ... More >>
Green Party U.S. Senate Candidate Duane Roberts lashed out at public radio station Shut up, important people are speakingKPCC 89.3 FM this morning for barring Roberts from debating Carly Fiorina and Barbara Boxer -- yet another incident in which Los Angeles and California media systematicall ... More >>
If you've been stuck in the car listening to public radio during the last few days, you're painfully aware that KPCC is currently conducting a pledge drive. You also know by now how much Tom Hanks likes public radio, as both he and his driver have done recurrent bits for the cause. Apparently not on ... More >>
A Tea Party demonstration.From the mind of self-proclaimed "anti-racist" writer Tim Wise came a fascinating look over the weekend at what the world might be like if the conservative, mostly white Tea Party were mostly black. It's particularly poignant for Southern California, where right-wing ... More >>
Marc GoldsteinJennifer Ferro.KCRW (89.9 FM) over the weekend named Jennifer Ferro as its new general manager in the wake of longtime station chief Ruth Seymour's announcement that she will retire Friday. Ferro previously worked as the public radio powerhouse's assistant general manager.
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Liberal talk radio network Air America announced Thursday that it will cease programming. The network was launched in 2004 but saw its share of troubles, including bouncing a check to a radio station that aired the network in Los Angeles only two weeks after Air America launched. In 2006 it filed it ... More >>
Saturday night's Rave L.A. event will bring together the old school and new when Swedish Egil, one of the major forces behind popularizing techno and house in the city, joins Bul!m!atron and DJ S!n for a downtown all-nighter.
"Swedish" Egil Aalvik began his DJ career in Europe in the 1970s and relo ... More >>