Congratulations, corporate Hollywood! You finally got the hang of 21st-century guerilla marketing.
Over the past few days, foot soldiers for CBS Films have apparently been hanging up ads for its latest film Seven Psychopaths all over L.A., in the form of lost-dog flyers -- making them so inherently ... More >>
We were so blown away a couple of months ago when Jakob Dylan's Women and Country came out that we even wrote a column about it for the print edition and spoke with the singer himself about the subtle album.
The only frustrating thing about Women and Country was that the gentl ... More >>
A house may be large or small; as long as the neighboring houses are likewise small, it satisfies all social requirements for a residence. But let there arise next to the little house a palace, and the little house shrinks to a hut. The little house now makes it clear that its inmate has no ... More >>
Erin Broadley(L-R) Nerdists Chris Hardwick, Adam Savage, Matt Mira and Jonah Ray at LargoThat venerable 21st century form of entertainment known as the podcast can be as wonderful (so much variety... and usually, free!) as it is frustrating. With hundreds upon hundreds of podcasts available o ... More >>
By Falling James
"For years, they had me locked in a cage/Then they threw me onto the stage," Bob Dylan once sang/confessed/bragged/warned. "Some things just last longer than you thought they would."
It's impressive that Bob Dylan is still touring heavily at the age of 68, but what's really amazin ... More >>
By Chris Gray
It's time to rank the best of what went around and came around again.
As punk and disco exploded, the Piano Man's deeply unhip 1978 breakthrough proved that top-shelf Broadway/Brill Building songwriting could still sell - and, occasionall ... More >>
Photo by Kevin Westenberg
Though it pains me to admit this, I honestly can't remember the first thing Gavin Rossdale said to me. It's not that I wasn't listening, but that I couldn't hear a damn thing. It was one of those days in Los Angeles where you miss every green light, you lose your cell pho ... More >>
Richard Swift. Photograph from the album Richard Swift As Onasis.
This is the extended interview from Rena Kosnett's article on prolific musician Richard Swift.
L.A. Weekly: Was there a strategic purpose, or a goal, in releasing Ground Trouble Jaw for free?
Richard Swift: I think it was void of ... More >>
As is always the case with a Howe Gelb experience, last night's Giant Sand gig at the Echo was not without its quirks. A buzzy cable was as annoying as a horsefly in a pup tent. Gelb's dinky keyboard wouldn't stay situated on the even dinkier piano stand, so the longtime Arizona songwriter (who go ... More >>
Largo, July 23, 2008
Not one of Randy Newman's largest group of fans is here tonight. The Largo is filled with the casually rich, wearing baseball hats and chinos, slightly overweight music execs who made their bones when such a title meant something, movie folks, actors, wives... ... More >>