In addition to opening punk club the Masque, LA DIY music giant Brendan Mullen, who died at age 60 yesterday after suffering a stroke on Saturday, was a longtime LA Weekly music writer whose prescient insight and in-the-trenches curiosity captured the experience of being a music head in LA in the 8 ... More >>
Not going to Comic-Con this weekend and looking for some music to satiate your need to run wild through the night? 24 Hour Party is a weekend-long series of all-night shows hosted by the apparent Factory Records fans at Downtown's Silver Factory Studios. Not only does is the three-day bash (which ... More >>
By Liz Ohanesian It's barely 11 p.m. on the day after Thanksgiving, but the modest, early evening crowd inside Koreatown goth party Ruin Hollywood is already congregating on the dance floor. Underneath the chandeliers inside the Monte Cristo, about two dozen people pirouette and snake their way acr ... More >>
New EMI VP to bank on the awesome power of Rush to revitalize the music industry in the 21st century Once upon a time the people who ran record labels were quite simply music freaks. They were producers like Ahmet Ertegun at Atlantic, tastemakers like Tony Wilson at Factory, or musicians like Ian M ... More >>
Ian Curtisí afterlife seems like itís been one big after-party
When it comes to the annual desert festival, Nightrangerís no minor-leaguer.
Michael Winterbottomís monomaniacally intoxicating 9 Songs
. . . and Alan Partridge and Paul Calf and Tony Ferrino and Tony Wilson and 'Steve Coogan' and, oh yes, Phileas Fogg in the soon-to-open remake of Around the World in 80 Days
Can the Los Angeles Theater Center ever bring back the neighborhood?
...and back again, in Michael Winterbottomís 24 Hour Party People
Tony Wilson on the city of Manchester, the Sex Pistols, Joy Division, Factory Records, New Order, the Hacienda Club, Happy Mondays . . . had enough yet?