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 >>
Amanda MertenSchool of Seven BellsThe best thing about Saturday's FYF Fest at Los Angeles State Historic Park downtown is that with its wildly diverse lineup and 36 bands, it's a bargain for 30 bucks. The worst thing about Saturday's FYF Fest is that there are only so many hours in the day.
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[West Coast Sound's Lily Borghi points out this very special fundraiser happening this weekend:]
"Rocco DeLuca will be headlining this Saturday's summer party, White Light White Night. It's the big annual fundraising event for Walk With Sally, a local non profit that provides mentoring progr ... More >>
Michael CamachoActive Child
The two men billed at the Bootleg Theater last night could not be more different. Rocco DeLuca's blues set contrasted sharply to Active Child's harp-filled synth pop. It was almost as if a psych grad student was revealing the results of a test that he had being con ... More >>
WarpaintPasadena is used to its parades, but on Saturday its denizens will be traipsing around Old Town to get an earful of music rather than an eyeful of rose pedals. What's impressive about the annual Make Music Pasadena is how many constituencies the festival is serving over one day. With ... More >>
Erin Broadley"Which guitar do you want me next to: a Les Paul or a Les Paul?"On any given day you can walk into Guitar Center in Hollywood and see Slash. One can't go more than ten feet inside the mega-retailer without coming across a promotional gear-head display or banner bearing the image ... More >>
Tonight at the Echo and Echoplex in Echo Park, a bunch of bands are teaming up to perform a benefit called "Kick Out the Clots," for Spaceland Productions' booker Jennifer Tefft, who is working to deal with medical bills she accrued trying to get a handle on a blood clotting problem. If you've eve ... More >>