In the annals of rock there are many bands that people pretend to like, bands with fandoms consisting entirely of people desperately wanting to appear interesting by proxy. Royal Trux is a good example, as are Ween. Basically any Burzum fan who isn't a corpse paint-wearing, basement-dwelling Nazi fr ... More >>
With the anticipated return of big-name indie bands like Phoenix, Arcade Fire and Vampire Weekend this year, 2013 is shaping up to be big. But aside from the usual suspects, there are also some newcomers and reunited acts expected to make noise this year. Here are some albums we speculate may end up ... More >>
Matt Popieluch (Big Search, Foreign Born, Fool's Gold) writes on his favorite solo projects.Guest blogger Matt Popieluch is not only the lead singer in Foreign Born and riddim guitarist for Fool's Gold, but an "artist gone rogue" in his own right. He's celebrating the release of the debut alb ... More >>
This poor man is now the bitch of Tila Tequila and ICPFile this one under: "the Internet and search engines have turned all cool, interesting pop culture into the bitch of the stupidest forms of pop culture."
Once upon a time, Drag City was a label that stood for the awesomely weird, from cu ... More >>
This looks like a frickin' party. The great L.A. Record is bringing New York Night Train to LA tonight to host its Soul Clap Dance Off at the Nomad Gallery, which is tucked between i-5 and the LA River just north of Elysian Park.
The Dead Weather, the new supergroup featuring Jack White of the White Stripes/Raconteurs, Alison Mossheart of the Kills, Dean Furtita of Queens of the Stoneage, and Jack Lawrence of the Raconteurs and Greenhornes, arrived at the Roxy last night to make the case whether a blues rock band in the 21st ... More >>