KCRW Broadcast #192 for Saturday, December 1, 2012
See also: Henry Rollins: Coming to an End
Fanatics! Here we go into December. A five Saturday month that allows for some serious concepting. I know I wrote you about our Bowie fest that we are about to start and so, tonight, we get to it.
If yo ... More >>
[Editor's note: Weekly scribe Jeff Weiss's column, "Bizarre Ride," appears on West Coast Sound every Wednesday. His archives are available here.]
Hip hop is constantly inventing new slang for getting down and dirty. You could get buck, crunk, and freaky. Wild out or act a fool. This summer was the ... More >>
There are a few great tributes to vintage artists on this week's list. And Chinatown's fourth performance festival, always a wild card and always worth visiting for just that reason, happens this Saturday.
5. Slam poetry with Slanguage
"One hundred thousand dollars can be stretched a long way down ... More >>
Among other reasons, zoot suits are remembered for making Edward James Olmos look good, and for being the subject of a Cherry Poppin' Daddies song. So what if that swing revival didn't really pan out?
But for promoters Joe Black and Abel Silva, the zoot suit is a symbol of the pachucos, a culture ... More >>
Jessica DustonCole Alexander of The Black Lips
Last night marked the beginning of Filter Magazine's first ever Culture Collide Festival which will be running until Sunday evening. As festivals go, this is a pretty ambitious undertaking for its first time out. Not one, not two, but six differ ... 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 >>
As a newly minted 29-year-old I've noticed a few things about myself. One, I have a very deep wrinkle between my eyes that seemed to appear overnight, like a birthday present. (It's from frowning, says my dermatologist. Apparently I frown a lot.) Another, is that every time I run across a youngin, i ... More >>