Don't sacrifice your Monday night music excursions into our fair city of Los Angeles, just to be a slave to the grueling whip of commercialized love. You can have your cake and eat it too, especially if that cake comes with a plethora of "ingredients" that help you get your ro ... More >>
Best Coast"I went from being a college dropout to being NME's top-four cool list," Best Coast's Bethany Cosentino tells the Weekly's own Gustavo Turner in last week's cover story. "It's just bizarre the way life kind of turns and changes sometimes."
Yeah, we'd say so. The L.A. trio's modest ... More >>
Thievery Corporation--yeah, but what time are they playing?[UPDATE, 11/5: Updated mainstage set times. See below.]
Here are some more details about LA 101 from the LA Weekly Marketing team:
Line up: KCRW DJ Stage, CityWalk Stage: Voxhaul Broadcast, Saint Motel and Red Cortez. Main Stage: Th ... More >>
Perou.co.ukUnderworldWhether you're all about the costumes or just in it for the tunes, Halloween weekend offers some massive show-going choices ... starting with, well, something very close to a massive.
HARD Haunted Mansion, with an eclectic electro lineup including Bloody Beetroots, Busy ... More >>
Fran HealyFran Healy could charm the fedora off a hipster. In fact, he pretty much did Sunday night in one of the closing sets at Filter's Culture Collide festival.
The frontman of the Scottish quartet Travis played an acoustic set inside a crowded, steamy church in Echo Park, starring as mu ... More >>
Rachel CarrParson Red Heads All good things must come to an end. Last night local favorites Parson Red Heads played their second farewell show at the Echo. After five years of playing in Los Angeles, the Red Heads are moving back to their hometown of Portland, OR.
Attendees of the show were ... More >>
KeleIt's been a revelatory year or so for Kele Okereke.
His band Bloc Party put on the brakes in 2009, announcing mid-tour that they were going on hiatus. (Surprise.) He quickly retreated to a London studio to make a solo album, The Boxer. (Surprise.) This spring he came out in Butt magazine ... More >>
Scissor SistersScissor Sisters' new album Night Work -- three years in the making, and re-making (they scrapped 18 months of work and started over) -- is a typically frisky, preening mash-up of glam and disco that contains a lot of you're-gonna-have-to-be-there moments.
Fun, to be sure. But ... More >>
Dear Sunset Junction,
What the hell happened? You used to be it. The local music festival. The best of local talent -- upcoming national acts, even music legends, they all beat a path to your door. You weren't just a music festival, you were a local institution. Hell, you were instrumenta ... More >>
James Murphy of LCD SoundsystemHope you don't feel slighted, Los Angeles. Two weekends ago on That Other Coast, LCD Soundsystem brought the house -- or, rather, Terminal 5 -- down with an eye-popping, ear-decimating, 2 1/2-hour show that wound up with "New York I Love You" and a cover of Alic ... More >>
Timothy NorrisEmily Kokel of Warpaint endured ear-piercing feedback to open the show, but utlimately prevailed
Thursday nights at the Hammer: cheap (free), relaxed (lots of art), and perfectly programmed to highlight some of LA's most intriguing bands. This year's season, which kicked off at the be ... More >>
Tacos might be the after-dark snack du jour on the Eastside, but apparently not everybody's down for truckin'. Last week, Echo Park's best known mobile Mexi muncher, the Taco Zone, caught fire after two unidentified persons threw some type of molotov cocktail (twice) at the beloved truck, parked in ... More >>