It was a great year for the L.A. Weekly music section and our West Coast Sound blog. On the print side, we specialized in well-reported profiles, news stories, and essays that helped our readers understand better the music they love. On the blog we churned out compulsively-readable pieces that start ... More >>
After being found dead in his L.A. apartment Sunday, Rick Calamaro is being remembered as Charlie Sheen's ex-assistant in media reports. But Calamaro meant much more to L.A.'s nightlife scene.
His death is suspected to be drug related and followed, we've learned, a month holed up inside his apart ... More >>
Jena ArdellKe$ha loves you, L.A.
[Originally published Saturday, May 7, 8:38AM]
[Commentary by Dave Parkman]
Where: Hollywood Palladium
When: Fri. 5/6/2011
Ke$ha brought her Get Sleazy tour last night to the Hollywood Palladium. Openers were HAIM and Beardo.
Here are some phot ... More >>
Snoop Dogg was a guest at the George Lopez show, where he discussed his new pal Charlie Sheen and their recent musical collaboration (documented with a much-tweeted photo):
Well probably put something on Twitter in like three or four days. He's a brilliant guy. I'm having so much fun just be ... More >>
Charlie Sheen's "musical director" Simon Rex and Charlie Sheen stare dumbfounded at a Detroit crowd that wants its money back (actually, this is from Scary Movie 3)
We're receiving several reports from multiple sources that the debut of Charlie Sheen's incomprehensible victory tour of live sh ... More >>
Story developing. Refresh often for updates.
Flier for DJ AM's welcome home gig last fall at Avalon Hollywood
TMZ is reporting that DJ AM, born in Philadelphia but a longtime LA resident, has been found dead in New York. AM was the co-owner of the popular high-end Hollywood nightclub LAX, ... More >>
The economy isn't entirely moribund, it's just that the real money's in wish fulfillment. At least that's the logical conclusion gained from last night's star-scarred Jay-Z and Eminem concert promoting DJ Hero, the latest sure-to-be-blockbuster installment of the Guitar Hero Franchise -- an event th ... More >>
By Pamela Chelin
It was a packed house at Avalon last night in Hollywood with a line extending down the street. DJ AM, who survived a plane crash (along with Travis Barker) in South Carolina recently, threw a party to raise funds for the families of the victims who were tragically killed in the cra ... More >>