Friday, March 15
The Black Ryder
The Black Ryder come from Australia but sound like they're from 13th Floor Elevators' own personal Texas, a land of endless desert where the guitars echo to eternity and where it's too hot to move fast. The Black Ryder concoct psychedelia that bleeds and bo ... More >>
Friday, August 10
LEVITT PAVILION, MACARTHUR PARK
Bomba Estéreo draw upon traditional styles of music like cumbia and champeta, but the Colombian quintet is too musically restless to be strict revivalists. Instead, band leader Simón Mejía pumps up their folkloric influences with h ... More >>
Lina Lecaro The Warlocks, The Icarus Line
Better than: That Lou Reed/Metallica project... maybe.
After a brief hiatus, The Warlocks have been conjuring music magic in L.A. again. The local psych band toured Europe last year and "got burned out," according to leader Bobby H ... More >>
Stuart ConnerThis week Brian Jonestown Massacre, a seminal and well-named act, announced the release of a new double CD, The Singles Collection (1992-2011), out at the end of August. It got us thinking about indie rock band names, and how they've gone from fun-ironic to kill-yourself-ironic. ... More >>
HANNI EL-KHATIB, "BUILD. DESTROY. REBUILD." 7" (INNOVATIVE LEISURE)
"Build. Destroy. Rebuild" is the second fuzzy single from Hanni El-Khatib's upcoming debut album Will The Guns Come Out, which I've been anxiously awaiting ever since I heard his first 7" months ago. "Build. Destroy. Rebui ... More >>
Brian Jonestown Massacre, making friends in AustraliaThe Brian Jonestown Massacre got a little bit of that dance-music religion on its latest album, and why not? You can only drone for so long, right?
BJM's latest album Who Killed Sgt. Pepper? (recorded last year in Iceland and Berlin, relea ... More >>
[Lina Lecaro writers our amazing Nightranger column every week. Check out her explorations of LA nightlife here.]
With The Runaways bringing rock n' roll to movie theaters this week (see a report from the premiere here), we've been thinking about our favorite band n' beat packed films lately. Docum ... More >>
Laurie ScavoI don't need to explain the Playboy Mansion. You've probably seen Girls Next Door, the E! Entertainment show that managed to successfully de-mystify the estate like the channel did Saved by the Bell, Puff Daddy, and Fabio. But despite the camera's depiction of Heff as goofy and groping g ... 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 >>
Yeah, so all the silly speculation probably isn't done yet, as Goldenvoice always adds a few heavy-hitters after the initial announcement, but the initial line-up is up. Click through to see it in all it's glory. We'll start analyzing it soon, but for now: Throbbing Gristle! No Pavement?
Let the ... More >>
By RYAN RITCHIE
An interesting poetry reading happens about as often as a Clippers winning season, but that hasn’t stopped thousands of hack wordsmiths from getting in front of audiences to espouse beliefs that no one but the poet’s mother cares about (and even she doesn’t care all that much) ... More >>