From Rip Van Winkle to Arsenio Hall, there's something fascinating about people who attempt a comeback after a two-decade absence. To change direction once is hardly surprising in this economy: We've all read the trend pieces about the laid-off bankers who found peace baking gluten-free cupcakes. Bu ... More >>
Film Reunites Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright, the team behind Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead
Don't forget to check our constantly-updated Los Angeles Concert Calendar Friday, June 7 Ink-N-Iron Festival THE QUEEN MARY This three-day veneration of art, cars, music, burlesque and all things tattooed boasts some impressively wild, certified legends scattered among the horde of rockabilly huck ... More >>
Also, Jane Birkin, Human Drama, Big Jay McNeely
Ivan FernandezDiego Garcia KCRW launched its first installment of its Summer Nights series in Pasadena with a concert by artist Diego Garcia this past Saturday. KCRW DJ Anne Litt introduced Garcia and his well-dressed backup band of musician friends to an adoring crowd that packed the Europe ... More >>
What's cooler than cool?If good things come in pairs than bad things just rain down like the ashes of an atomic bomb. If you follow the Catholic faith (or believe in the cruelty of forced asceticism) then you know that today is Ash Wednesday--otherwise known as the first day you give up all y ... More >>
20 Musicians We Will Miss R.I.P.
Also, Janelle Monae, Devendra Banhart, the Low Anthem and others
Do we have a treat for you this morning! When we first received the new Ray Davies record here at our swanky Culver City offices, we loved the new version of "Celluloid Heroes" so much that we just had to ask our friends at Decca Records if we could give it to our readers for FREE as a legal ... More >>
The estimable LA-based music blog Aquarium Drunkard has posted a totally boss summer mixtape that you should all download asap. It's a smart mix of old (Otis Redding, Orange Juice, the Kinks) and new (Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Little Joy, Atlas Sound), and was compiled by NYC/LA mi ... More >>
Unpacking the literal and figurative baggage of The Darjeeling Limited
For the week of July 13 - 20
You know rogue states and Rogaine; now meet Sub Pop’s Rogue Wave
Can Elliott Smith save pop music?