The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony aired on HBO on Saturday. Hopefully you didn't watch it, because it was bad. But pity us: We actually attended the damn thing, at the Nokia Theatre last month.
So, for the sake of catharsis, let's briefly run it down. It's the only way we can move o ... More >>
"I never intended to come [to Los Angeles]," says Kevin Bradley, founder of the letterpress design and print studio Church of Type, which opened this Sunday on Pico Boulevard in Santa Monica.
"I was going to New Orleans," Bradley continues as his intern works the Vandercook Universal III letterpre ... More >>
Last week, the center of the rock & roll universe was located in an industrial part of Burbank. In one room at CenterStaging studios, Paul McCartney was rehearsing with his band for their upcoming world tour. Next door, his old pals and supposed rivals the Rolling Stones were preparing for their fir ... More >>
We get big bands in small venues around these parts not infrequently. Hell, Depeche Mode just played the Troubadour on Friday. But the Rolling Stones at the Echoplex? That's as good as it gets. The announcement that a small amount of tickets -- maybe 350 -- would be available yesterday at the El Rey ... More >>
[Look for your weekly fix of the one and only Henry Rollins right here on West Coast Sound every Thursday, and come back tomorrow for the awesomely annotated playlist for his Saturday KCRW broadcast.]
After more than three decades of touring America, this was only the third time I have been to Mi ... More >>
KCRW Broadcast #185 for Saturday, October 13, 2012
See also: Henry Rollins: The Column! The Failings of Music Writers
Fanatics! In Mississippi tonight. We thought it would be a good idea to lay some Blues on you.
Blues music comes all kinds of ways and is there to be taken any way you want. If y ... More >>
[Look for your weekly fix from the one and only Henry Rollins right here on West Coast Sound every Thursday, and come back tomorrow for the awesomely annotated playlist for his Saturday KCRW broadcast.]
In 1994, the Federal Assault Weapons Ban was signed into law by President Clinton. The law "su ... More >>
Yeah, yeah, we know. The top 20 greatest musicians of all time, in any genre. Where do we get off? Well, we'll tell you where we get off -- at Accuracy Station. Our team of writers listened to thousands and thousands of hours of music for this list, digging deep into the annals of history and explor ... More >>
*Top 20 Musicians of All Time, In Any Genre: #20-16
*Top 20 Musicians of All Time, In Any Genre: #15-11
*Top 20 Musicians of All Time, In Any Genre: #5-1
10. Guido D'Arezzo
Simply put, the writings of Guido D'Arezzo (above) laid the foundations for Western music. This medieval theorist ... More >>
When the 9% ABV fusion beer Bitches Brew was first released by Delaware-based Dogfish Head Brewery in June 2010 -- on the 40th anniversary of the jazz fusion album of the same name -- the beer world sipped slowly, hoping to delay the inevitable end to its glorious existence.
But as with most limit ... More >>
Eric Genson (Jason Ritter) serenades his road manager Rose Atropos (Taryn Manning) in a scene from the film. By Roselle Chen
The title of the new rock saga film The Perfect Age of Rock 'n' Roll refers to 27 and the many famous musicians who have died at that age, including Robert Johnson, K ... More >>
Variety announces that the Robert Johnson recordings from 1936-1937, without a doubt the most legendary set of blues recordings ever, will be re-released in a super-deluxe "Centennial Edition."
These are hallowed recordings that have changed the lives of Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, Bob Dyl ... More >>
HANNI EL-KHATIB, "BUILD. DESTROY. REBUILD." 7" (INNOVATIVE LEISURE)
"Build. Destroy. Rebuild" is the second fuzzy single from Hanni El-Khatib's upcoming debut album Will The Guns Come Out, which I've been anxiously awaiting ever since I heard his first 7" months ago. "Build. Destroy. Rebui ... More >>
Maura LanahanOur eminent columnist, Mr. Henry Rollins![The one and only Henry Rollins will be contributing a weekly column and far-reaching reportage to the music section of the LA Weekly. Look for your weekly Henry Rollins fix right here on West Coast Sound every Friday and make sure to tune ... More >>
In the strange wake of music's digital rebirth, vinyl has experienced a modest boom in popularity, seen by many as a replacement for the awkward middleman that is the compact disc. INCHES reviews the output of L.A.'s healthy vinyl community, believing that good music deserves much more than a handfu ... More >>
In this week's print edition, LA Weekly presents an introduction to singer and guitarist Sunny War, who maybe you've seen busking at Venice Beach or at the Sunday morning Hollywood Farmer's Market. War, who draws on country blues and folk music to create her uniquely American sound, is yo ... More >>
Margaret B. Plagiarizin'?
A little over two years ago, in the midst of the Oprah/James Frey fiasco, I wrote an expose called Navahoax that outed award-winning "Navajo" memoirist Nasdijj as being Tim Barrus -- a middle-class white guy from Lansing, Michigan, who was also a failed writer of gay porn ... More >>