Our Best Of issue just hit stands! We found our fairy tale, and now we present it to you: 435 of the most fabulous things in all of Los Angeles. From the city's most amazing restaurants to its tawdriest dive bars, from its edgiest art exhibits to the top spots for live music, we've got it all covere ... More >>
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The Hives with Fidlar
Better than... getting kicked in the face with a bandy skate.
Only the Hives can pull out a pan-punk-genre-fest kumbaya like they did last night -- even if they're hitting ... More >>
Friday, September 14
Fiona Apple, Blake Mills
Before Blake Mills joins Fiona Apple's backup band for the headlining set tonight, he'll open with a set of tunes from his recent album, Break Mirrors. The Venice singer has produced albums by Jesca Hoop and Sara Watkins, and his subtle, ... More >>
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Sunday, September 9th
Upon seeing the spelling of Restavrant's name you may ask, "Why are they misspelled like that?" Who fucking cares? This Texas-bred, L.A.-based duo's shows will have you pogo-ing, st ... More >>
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*"What My SpiritHood Means To Me": Coachella-Goers Explain
We were strolling through the Coachella grounds last weekend trying not to trip over passed out people when we encountered this fella.
We weren't sure i ... More >>
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By the third day of Coachella's second weekend -- the sixth and final day of this year's festival -- folks had more or less learned to ignore the dust and the heat. Here are our intrepid writers' favorite things about the final hours of the 2012 event.
Falling JamesThe CrawdaddysIn what one hopes will be an annual tradition, Rhino Records returns again this year with a pop-up version of its beloved Westwood retail store, presenting two weeks of cutout-bin sales and surprise in-store gigs by a stellar lineup of pop-rock veterans. The concert ... More >>
1. Lina Lecaro breaks the story of Jason Shapiro's suit against Swede garage-fellas the Hives. It seems their "Tick Tick Boom" from this year's Get Smart soundtrack sounds suspiciously like his band the Roofies' "Why You?" Same opening riff, same bridge. But ... that's a pretty universal riff.
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The dirty, loose and driving nature of the garage guitar riff can often be hard to distinguish from one tune to another, but sometimes the rev n' grind is little too familiar. That's what local musician Jason Shapiro says about The Hives "Tick Tick Boom" (off this year's Get Smart soundtrack) and hi ... More >>
If you were looking for a kick-ass, rock and roll time last night and were anywhere other than the Mayan Theatre downtown, then you just didn't find it. With the Hives and Eagles of Death Metal on the bill, it's hard to think there was a more rockin' spot in Los Angeles last night (unless Led Zeppel ... More >>
Well, he may have been kidding about that last part but Eagles of Death Metal frontman Jesse "Boots Electric" Hughes was dead serious about ensuring tonight's gig at the Mayan will be straight-up, hip-shaking, good time rock and roll for all who attend. The Los Angeles-based band led by Hughes and Q ... More >>
The Hives, Donnas
Wiltern, Feb. 19
Photos by Timothy Norris
It's been eight years since the Hives started telling us they were going to take over the world. Back in those heady days of early 00's, rock bands were back out of the garage and into the spotlight big-time, scoring bonus points if they ... More >>