[Editor's note: Soon-to-be-award-winning gonzo music journalist Danielle Bacher prowls the late late night scene for West Coast Sound. For this installment, she hit the town with drummer Matt Sorum of Guns N' Roses, the Cult, Velvet Revolver and Camp Freddy.]
10:10 p.m.: Sugar Ray singer Mark McGra ... More >>
Better Than: Actual snow
Miike Snow finished their fall tour last night with an All Hallow's Eve eve show at The Palladium in Hollywood. The Swedish act sounded tight and right as they tore through hits and deeper cuts from their albums Miike Snow and Happy to You ... More >>
Right now, there are at least three music-themed photo exhibits going on in L.A., and a few celebrity-themed ones, too. Peter Fetterman Gallery is showing "Forever Young: The Art of Music Photography" through September 8, while Kana Manglapus Projects is exhibiting "Factory 77" through September 10, ... More >>
Hip-hop performance artist and former Kottonmouth Kings member Pakelika died of cardiac arrest following an asthma attack Saturday night. According to a statement from his manager Doug Cosgro, Pakelika -- whose real name was Patrick Cochrun -- had been battling asthma for years, and this latest unex ... More >>
Hits like "Fire Woman" and "She Sells Sanctuary" made the Zeppelin- and Doors-influenced hard rock of The Cult an MTV staple in the mid-'80s. The English outfit's foundation was guitarist Billy Duffy and frontman Ian Astbury, the latter known for his goth-meets-Native American shamanisms. Internal t ... More >>
"What I want from each and every one of you is a hard-target search of every gas station, residence, warehouse, farmhouse, henhouse, outhouse and doghouse in that area."
-- Tommy Lee Jones, The Fugitive
You don't have to spend much time at South By Southwest to know that all of the above building ... More >>
See also: R&B Legend Etta James Has Dementia, Reveals Sordid Riverside County Money Lawsuit
Etta James passed away today at the age of 73 at Riverside Community Hospital in Riverside. James, born Jamesetta Hawkins, suffered a number of health problems at the time of her death, including leukemia an ... More >>
Lina LecaroNightranger at Cat Club last year. Looks like nine lives are not in the cards for the Cat Club. The venerable Sunset Strip rock pit, owned by Slim Jim Phantom of the Stray Cats and known for its raucous and often stellar jam sessions, has been sold and word is the new hang, an Iris ... More >>
Sometimes life imitates art. Or maybe it goes the other way around. But at Gallery 1988, art imitates art at the annual "Crazy 4 Cult" exhibit, a conglomeration of pieces inspired by some of the most celebrated cult films in history.
The show, which opens again on July 8, has featured art ri ... More >>
Amidst all the moshing, the sweating, the screaming, as rash a sold-out rock show it might have seemed, there were a few rules to abide by Friday night at the Fox Theater in Pomona. Conducted by Jared Leto, the chiseled actor-turned-frontman for the epic L.A. alt-rock outfit 30 Seconds to Mars, ever ... More >>
Despite another stormy weekend, Angelenos opted to brave the slick city streets for live music, tattoos, skateboarding, art openings and more music. We can't hide indoors every time it rains, can we? Read on for what we did and who we saw.
MusInk Tattoo & Music Festival
Andrew YoussefThe "ink" in ... More >>
Billy MorrisonEditor's Note: For Angelenos, guitarist Billy Morrison is perhaps best known for his work with all-star cover band Camp Freddy, which also features core members Dave Navarro (guitar), Matt Sorum (drums), Donovan Leitch, Jr. (vocals), Chris Chaney (bass). Indie 103.1 fans no doub ... More >>
In 2009, there have been few albums that have grabbed this writer like Blacklist's debut full-length, Midnight of the Century. The Brooklyn-based band seems to be completely at odds with the this decade's dominant rock sounds. Where so many other have embraced minimalism, Black ... More >>
So I'm thinking about suing the city of Hollywood. I'm not kidding. The Hollywood Walk of Fame might be pretty to look at under the reflection of the boulevard's twinkling street lights (especially while inebriated), but whoever thought it'd be a good idea to make the glitter-specked sidewalk so sil ... More >>
Waiting for Bowiedot Act I
Caroline: Let's go!
Linda: We can't
Caroline: Why not?
Linda: We're waiting for Bowiedot
ok, that's my interpretation of the Beckett-like evening we had last night at the Cult of 8 Book Club. The Club claims to be "bringi ... More >>