Rob Zombie remembers the first time he saw Jaws. It was in 1975. He was a child at the time, probably in fourth grade by his recollections. "There wasn't anything scary happening," he remembers. Yet Jaws became a legend of the horror genre it was, in a large part, thanks to the music. "John Williams ... More >>
[Editor's note: Soon-to-be-award-winning gonzo music journalist Danielle Bacher prowls the late late night scene for West Coast Sound. For this installment, she hit the town with Demrick, aka Young De, a rapper and songwriter who has collaborated with Snoop Dogg, Cypress Hill, Kurupt and Xzibit. Als ... More >>
Tony Kushner isn't shy about politics. He's opinionated, and he stirs up controversy. In his own words, he's a "man of the left."
His 1992 Tony Award-winning play Angels in America tackled AIDS at the height of its epidemic. In 2005, he co-wrote Steven Spielberg's Munich, which took heat for its po ... More >>
Actress, writer for E!'s Fashion Police and Madonna impersonator Nadya Ginsburg (she does a hilarious, spot-on Cher, too) will be doing her one-woman show, Madonnalogues, at the Cavern Club tonight and Oct. 23.
Ginsberg, in perfect character as Madonna, sat down to talk with us about the pop diva's ... More >>
[Look for your weekly fix from the one and only Henry Rollins right here on West Coast Sound every Thursday.]
Henry Rollins doesn't keep his political opinions quiet; in a column last fall about the Occupy protesters he recounted how senator Rand Paul "made a fool of himself trying to compare them ... More >>
Even the handiest of set designers would be hard-pressed to recreate the years of organic decay that have made Linda Vista Community Hospital into the ultimate film set -- streaks on the walls, peeling paint, broken pipes, the occasional stray syringe. (Mixed in with some Hollywood props, left behin ... More >>
Courtesy of Jodi WilleEat you heart out Harry Potter -- this is what witches and wizards really look like
The full moon was in Aquarius and Mercury in retrograde as members of L.A.'s cosmic mafia -- a fashionable collection of white witches, black wizards, Crowleyites, healers, shamans, alch ... More >>
THEATER NEW REVIEWS (and this week's openings)Theater Awards ReportTheater Awards Slide-Show by Timothy NorrisTHE CHAIRSâ€‹Eugene Ionesco's tragic farce about an elderly couple preparing for a
visit by invisible guests opens this weekend at A Noise Within. 234 S. Brand Blvd., Glendale, (818)
240-0 ... More >>
Gucci Mane loves accessoriesGucci Mane has a knack for making memorable song appearances. Whenever he leaves the studio he gets arrested so it's best he keeps busy at work. See, Gucci Mane is genuine. His real name is Radric, which contains the word "rad" and sounds like an Elizabethan Romanc ... More >>
In honor of rapper T.I.'s arrest last night, which may be sizzurp-related, we've assembled a selection of videos by artists celebrating the illegal purple drank (a combination of soda, codeine-rich cough syrup and, occasionally, Jolly Ranchers).
There's so much lean-inspired music out there that w ... More >>
Marlatt, Holland and Donoghue (Jimmy Limit)Salem may hail from Michigan originally, but the creepiness of the trio's music knows no borders.
Like a thick, toxic fog, their particular brand of darkwave music (see Cold Cave, the XX) hangs low to the ground -- sludgy, skulking stuff that's far ... More >>
HEALTH, pre-remixOn June 22, L.A. noise terrorists HEALTH will release their second remix collection, DISCO2.
The full-length compilation is set to feature the already leaked new song "USA Boys," along with songs from 2009's frighteningly good GET COLOR LP reinterpreted by buzzworthy electro ... 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 (artists and labels, indie or other), believing that good m ... More >>