Alex Isley is the daughter of Ernie Isley, longtime member of soul legends The Isley Brothers. In the '70s and '80s, the group had hits like "Footsteps in the Dark," "For the Love of You," and "Between the Sheets."
For Isley growing up in Los Angeles in the '90s, however, those revered voices were ... More >>
Lina LecaroRoots' Capt. Kirk Douglas and Jimmy Fallon- less talkin,' more rockin.'
You never know who might pop up on stage at the Roots Jam, which was, with the exception of Clive Davis' A(ss)-list kiss/croon-a-thon, the most buzzed about bash Saturday night. It was wishful thinking of cour ... More >>
Leslie KalohiLissie cracking jokes and tuning.
[Originally published 1/16/2011]
Where: The Music Box
It was her biggest headlining show yet in Los Angeles, and it was clear Lissie was very excited about it. "For the longest time I knew every person that came to ... More >>
Perfume GeniusMike Hadreas, the 28-year-old Seattle-based pianist who makes music as Perfume Genius, creates hyper-emotional ballads so fragile a stiff breeze might knock them over.
He's found plenty of strength in the them, though -- Hadreas turned to the keyboard to quell the inner turmoil ... More >>
VH1John Mayer boards his Mayercraft Carrier last year on the maiden voyage
At first we thought this was a joke. John Mayer hosts a cruise that disembarks in San Pedro and takes a journey to Cabo St. Lucas; it sounded like one of his yuck-worthy pranks. Then we started getting more emails, and links ... More >>
You don't need a half-wit music critic to tell you it's been a remarkable year for America, one historians will be discussing and researching for centuries to come. War, financial collapse, politics, technology: All have been dinner-table topics for many Americans. Racial barriers in 2008 were dem ... More >>
Every week or so, we'll update a list on concerts announced, shows going on sale, and other things happening soon that you may want to know about.
James Blunt - Wiltern, Feb. 7 with Sara Bareilles. Tickets go on sale Saturday
Cave Singers - Echoplex, Dec. 3
Circle Jerks - Henry Fonda, Jan 4. On ... More >>