Recently, filmmaker Jeff Feuerzeig, the director of indie smash The Devil and Daniel Johnston, was riding his bike on Sunset near Maltman. He heard somebody playing piano and singing his heart out.
"I'm looking around, I don't see anybody," says Feuerzeig. "I'm thinking, man, that sounds like Danie ... More >>
KCRW Broadcast #189 for Saturday, November 10, 2012
*The American People Kicked Your Ass, Republicans
*Henry Rollins: Sandy, the Incredible Mood Swing of Mother Nature
Fanatics! Tonight is a great one. I am in NYC this week, so I thought a show that was NYC-based would be just the thing ... 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 >>
*Top 20 Worst Bands of All Time: #20-16
*Top 20 Worst Bands of All Time, #15-11
*Top 20 Worst Bands of All Time, #10-6
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 >>
Lina LecaroZack Carlson and Bryan Connolly are voracious about movies and punk rock. According to NY music scene pioneer Richard Hell, "punk" stands for two things in our culture. First, "the possibility of pride and haven for kids rejected as worthless" and second, for "unhinged, violent, cr ... More >>
New York guitarist Tom Verlaine possesses one of the strongest and most identifiable tones in rock, with a no-bullshit, clean, Coltrane-esque appreciation of sound and space. He builds solos like an architect designs buildings, line by line, measure by measure. The founding member of New York art ... More >>
Jeffrey Lewis: "Whereas the Sex Pistols you might hear that played in any given venue. They probably get played in the Gap or something... The Fugs and Crass, though, you just don't hear them in polite society."