[Editor's note: Soon-to-be-award-winning gonzo music journalist Danielle Bacher prowls the late late night scene for West Coast Sound. For this installment, she hit the town with Nico Vega, the prolific and talented LA alt-rock band you might know from their collaborations with hitmaker Linda Perry, ... More >>
The Orpheum Theatre has six floors of dressing rooms, a film projector, a world-class sound system and one of the only surviving Wurlitzer theater organs in the country. It's also one of the last independent venues in the city. Ninety years in, it continues to thrive after more than 85 years thanks ... More >>
Chrissie Hynde and J.P. Jones After 30 years of leading the Pretenders, singer-guitarist Chrissie Hynde has run away and joined the circus. Or, to be more specific, she's joined JP, Chrissie & the Fairground Boys, a new band with the Welsh singer-guitarist J.P. Jones.
In Great Britain, fairg ... More >>
AmazonMarcus Samuelsson's New American TableChef and cookbook author Marcus Samuelsson, born in Ethiopia and raised in Sweden, calls New York City home, not Los Angeles. Although he does come to town often, to check in on his burger operation at South Coast Plaza's Signature Kitchen at Macy's ... More >>
Yesterday Will Oldham, aka Bonnie Prince Billy, did an instore performance at Amoeba Records on Sunset, and West Coast Sound's Nikki Darling was there to report on the scene:
Will Oldham gets French pedicures and shows them off while wearing flip-flops and Hawaiian board shorts. That's the first ... More >>