Each night, my family has dinner together. It's me, Wife, Boy A, Boy B, Boy C, and we sit at a thrift store dinner table on thrift store chairs and eat a king's dinner. (After having been a stay-at-home mother for nearly six years, Wife is a remarkable cook).
Part of the reason this happens is bec ... More >>
Alex Isley is the daughter of Ernie Isley, longtime member of soul legends The Isley Brothers. In the '70s and '80s, the group had hits like "Footsteps in the Dark," "For the Love of You," and "Between the Sheets."
For Isley growing up in Los Angeles in the '90s, however, those revered voices were ... More >>
Larry GrahamBy Sean O'Connell
This Sunday at the Hollywood Bowl you'll be able to catch Larry Graham, wedged between performances by sand-swept Spyro Gyra and saxophone loverboy Dave Koz. But, Graham is a pioneering funk bassist, so why the heck is he a part of the Bowl's Smooth Summer Jazz ... More >>
Take thatThis Friday, the Stokely Williams-fronted Mint Condition will be taking the stage at Club Nokia. The group came to prominence in the '90s with the huge hit ballad "What Kind Of Man Would I Be?" But beyond Mint Condition's slick soul moments, the band also embraced the mid-'90s trend ... More >>
Marvin Isley, bass player for the Isley Brothers during their funk renaissance in the '70s and their commercially successful '80s, died today in Chicago at 56.
Marvin was too young to join the original Isley Brother trio of O'Kelly, Rudolph and Ronald in the '60s, the group responsible for s ... More >>
Editor's note. This week director Jason Reitman is guest blogging at West Coast Sound. Reitman, whose new film, Up in the Air, was nominated for five Golden Globes this morning (including Best Director and Best Screenplay nominations for Reitman ... congrats!), is also a pretty big music head ... More >>
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Timothy NorrisCoachella 2009, at the awards ceremony
Weirdest Between-song Banter: Paul McCartney, bless his heart, played an epic set, staked a claim on a body of work that only fools would i ... More >>