*Tyler the Creator: Horsing Around
In a city where celebrity photographers are everywhere, there aren't very many portraits that can change Angelenos' perceptions of their beloved icons.
No stranger to working with the famous, Los Angeles-based artist Mark Ryden depicts all sorts of we ... More >>
The popular Venice Beach Drum Circle has done away with the bongos and embraced the digital age. This week the group, which meets every Sunday just before sunset, announced that it has replaced traditional instruments with a collection of smartphones and Rock Band drum kits.
Ariel Coriander, who de ... More >>
Monday, February 25
EL REY THEATRE
Somewhere between rock & roll's spiritual mystique and a distinctly unhinged surrealist pathology, you'll find the lair of bizarro-art-imitates-music tribe The Residents. Unprecedented, with no discernible frame of reference save for a magnificently ... More >>
Better than... Sitting in your cubicle on a Monday afternoon
It's always surreal entering a dark rock club in the middle of the day, but it's even more bizarre when you find yourself standing next to a Beatle and Katy Perry's ex while most people are sitting at th ... More >>
Pablo who? You've seen his work. You've seen people ripping off his work. He's the artist / mastermind behind the Dr. Stranglove title sequence...you know that one, right? The one that visually summarizes the Cold War with a sexually suggestive mid-air refueling; an explicit casual encounter between ... More >>
Perhaps an honorable mention?
While yesterday's wallow in negativity was a blast, it is time to restore the karmic balance as the Beatles would have wanted by focusing on the four best songs that John, Paul, George and Ringo produced upon being emancipated from the bonds of "Beatles," or at ... More >>
Gustavo TurnerAt the Rainbow: Lemmy's buddy Scottie, Lemmy's son Paul Inder, Lemmy's movie co-director Greg Olliver, lovely Rainbow bartender Kristin, some English dude, Lemmy's movie co-director Wes OrshoskiLast week, more than usual, it was Lemmy-Geddon in L.A. Starting with the icon-studde ... More >>
Photo by Ray Stevenson.The name Cherry Vanilla may conjure nothing more than an ice cream flavor for some, but anyone obsessed with David Bowie, Andy Warhol or the well-documented hedonism of '70's New York nightlife knows it's in fact, the more-than-apropos moniker for a multi-faceted woman ... More >>
SoulwaxThe two most pressing questions about Saturday's HARD Summer in downtown Los Angeles have nothing to do with quality.
With Soulwax, Crystal Castles and Major Lazer topping a bill that includes the likes of Flying Lotus and Diplo, promoter Gary Richards has assembled the kind of dance ... More >>
Billy W. Chernoff, billychernoff.comBen Keith in 1969 at Nashville's Music City RecordersBen Keith, the respected Nashville multi-instrumentalist whose distinctive and evocatively lonely steel-guitar adornments provided an inescapably haunting accompaniment to many of Neil Young's biggest hit ... More >>
Nikki DarlingThe studio formerly known as Rumbo, where "Rocket Queen" was recorded
It was a time when the Valley lingered somewhere between Frank Zappa's ramblings and a real life version of Paul Thomas Anderson's Boogie Nights. A mix of agriculture, dust, white wagon wheels, diners, car dealershi ... More >>
By Chris Gray
It's time to rank the best of what went around and came around again.
As punk and disco exploded, the Piano Man's deeply unhip 1978 breakthrough proved that top-shelf Broadway/Brill Building songwriting could still sell - and, occasionall ... More >>
30th Anniversary Reunion
It was here - well, not here, really, but in fact several thousands of miles away in the UK - that, Monty Python alum Eric Idle, along with Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band alum and frequent Python collaborator Neil Innes, concocted the ... More >>
Because Live Blogging is so gauche.
Occasionally the Grammy Committee's old fogey sensibility yields huge dividends. See the inclusion of Morris Day and the motherfucking Time. As far as I know, only two people have paid much attention to Morris Day and the Time post "Jerk Out:" the illustrious ... More >>