The outdoor balcony on the north end of UCLA's Haines Hall was a fitting place for the informal pizza party last week concluding a series of Pacific Standard Time exhibitions loosely gathered under the "L.A. Xicano" heading. The campus building houses the Chicano Studies Research Center as well as t ... More >>
So far this summer, the club scene is...whatever you want it to be. Be it indoor or outdoor, goth or groove, retro or nouveau, there's even more to do than usual around town. Here are this week's boogie bests. The Stone Roses get spun FridayFri., July 22 We've heard of week-long birthday c ... More >>
R-E-S-P-E-T-OWe sometimes make fun of Ozomatli here because they can be a little...well, NPRish and "Soothing Sounds for Liberals." But that's ok, in their case we kid because we respect--they're all amazing musicians, very open-minded to all rhythms and cultures (hip-hop, in particular, and ... More >>
Also, Amadou & Mariam,The Pains of Being Pure, Jason Collett, The Smithereens, and others.
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Ozomatli, Weapon of Choice House of Blues, 12/20 I know it’s been said before but I’ll say it again: If heaven had to spit out a party band, it would be Ozomatli. They are the reigning kings of feel-good L.A. roots music. Aside from one lady in a black halter top and spike heels who was thro ... More >>