Also, New Edition, Kátia Moraes & Sambaguru, Milo Greene and others
For all the best of L.A. music, download our free Best Of Mobile app. See also: Top 10 Live Music Venues in L.A.: The Complete List L.A. has some of the best rock n' roll venues in the country. From the sparkly glam rock of the Sunset Strip to the grimy punk of dim little clubs in questionable ar ... More >>
Downtown's Regent Theatre -- a Skid Row echo of the movie palaces on Broadway just a couple of blocks west -- has been a first-run cinema, a warehouse, and during the porn heyday of the '70s and '80s, even an adult theatre. Most recently, it's been the site of one-off concerts brought by various pro ... More >>
Right-wingers Defund NPR campaign threatens the local music scene (among other things)
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KROQ brings back everyone's favorite Sex Pistol radio jock. Will they allow Steve Jones to be his burpy self?
Also, Ray LaMontagne, Wait. Think. Fast., Crooked Fingers and others
Also, Funkfest, Chromeo, Slayer and others
Boyz Noize remixes "Swoon" by the Chemical Brothers, appearing at the Hollywood Bowl SundayOn Sunday, reining champs of the big beat sound, the Chemical Brothers touch down at the Hollywood Bowl accompanied by the funky fresh faces of Chromeo's P-Thugg and Dave 1 and the considerably more art ... More >>
Also, Bajofondo, Massive Attack, Minus the Bear and others
Tuesday night, Aqua Teen Hunger Force co-creator and writer Dave Willis stopped by El Rey Theatre with comedian Dana Snyder, best known as the voice of Master Shake, as part of the Aqua Teen Hunger Force Live tour. Now you might be wondering how an eleven-minute cartoon can manage going on a cross-c ... More >>
The influential mecca of the "Silver Lake scene" turns 15
Also, Tim Eriksen, Spaceland on Ice With Twilight Sleep, and others
View more photos in the Pablove Benefit slideshow. Anna WebberThe Pablove Foundation has found a pretty hip way to raise money for kids with cancer by throwing benefit concerts with talent like Silversun Pickups, Neon Indian, Peter, Bjorn and John, and Avi Buffalo. Most of the performers hav ... More >>
Also, HEALTH, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Múm, Leon Russell and others
Also, Pixies, Justice, the Happy Hollows and others
This just in: LA Weekly is debuting a new annual music event called LA 101, which will take place this year on the concourse at the Gibson Amphitheatre on Tuesday, November 3. The party, which celebrates the annual Best of LA issue, will not only highlight the best in music, but also shine a light ... More >>
Echo Park producer and mastering engineer Dave Cooley, who owns Elysian Masters, has worked with a lot of LA bands you know. He's produced Silversun Pickups, Darker My Love and Mickey Avalon, among others. But it's as a mastering engineer that Cooley really seems to thrive. He's been the final ear ... More >>
It's been a rough week, for sure. The untimely deaths of Michael, Farrah, Ed, Sky, and Billy were all pretty jarring in their own way. The news, however, that Pablo Castelaz, son of Dangerbird Records co-owner Jeff Castelaz and his wife Jo Ann, had died on Saturday after a long, heart-wrenching and ... More >>
We don't know about you but we are the very definition of exhausted. Three days of music, parties and the desert heat at the 10th annual Coachella Music and Arts Festival in Indio has left us completely wiped. But damn if we didn't get some great coverage while we were there. Randall Roberts put tog ... More >>
Plus, A Place to Bury Strangers, Mexican Institute of Sound, Gui Boratto, MSTRKFT and more
Pickups new LP, Swoon, hits the streets soon
Plus, Hecuba, James Pants, Angus & Julia Stone and others
After 10 long days (and nights) we can finally say South by Southwest 2009 is a wrap. Though we still haven't unpacked, we've dragged our road weary and hungover bodies out of Austin, Texas and back into the office to bring you a play-by-play of this year's SXSW Music and Interactive. But just becau ... More >>
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Timothy NorrisAirborne Toxic Event backstage at their show at the Wiltern in the fall By Jeff Miller Awkward homecomings can be harrowing for anyone, but for the Airborne Toxic Event -- whose spiral to rock stardom on the heels of their fantastic, ubiquitous, Arcade-Fire-biting single "Sometime Ar ... More >>
Our only hope that Macca gets Ram tough
Also, Darker My Love, X, Legal Weapon, and others
"I want to make experimental music that affects all the senses"
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Corporate counterparts may want to study this model
Residential dwellings: Start playing on Monday nights.
The Fuck Yeah Fest merges underground music, comedy and art to create a younger, freakier kind of party
A few choice slots amid the abundance of the Sunset Junction Street Festival
The National, The Broken West The El Rey Theatre, June 26
A family affair
The Magic Kingdom has Tomorrowland; weve got Spaceland. Plus, more magical local bands, man.
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Earlimart takes you with them
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