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Les Paul died about three years ago. He was 94 and still gigging every Monday night in Manhattan. If you don't know much about him other than the guitars that bear his name, know that he was "withou ... More >>
After eight days in Park City, I'm back in Los Angeles; the festival continues through the weekend, with the awards announced Saturday night. Here are some notes on films I didn't get a chance to write about at length. Keep an eye out for my wrap-up of the festival in next week's print edition.
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East Village West; see Sat.Get ready for a host of arty parties in the coming days, as Pacific Standard Time and Fashion Week events take over town. There's also a sure-to-be ferocious fun tribute night pitting two '80s faves against each other on the dance floor, as well as two pop-in worthy ... More >>
Vincent GalloTonight's musical headliner at the El Rey Theatre has no albums, no mp3s, no songs on the Internet, scant YouTube presence, and not even any merch, unless you count guitar picks from a 2007 tour, and those are sold out.
No, with the experimental rock ensemble RRIICCEE, you get o ... More >>
If you go to a store called Dapper Cadaver in Sun Valley here in Los Angeles, you will see many weird things. Of the weird things, this monkey's paw is perhaps one of the weirdest. The monkey's paw, of course, is infamous for bringing bad luck to those who use it to make their wishes come t ... More >>
Yoko OnoJohn Lennon would have turned 70 next week, and among the events celebrating the legendary Beatle are two shows this weekend featuring a reconstituted Plastic Ono Band, the loose collective of musicians Lennon assembled 40 years ago.
His widow Yoko Ono and son Sean Lennon (the musica ... More >>
The best film to open the Cannes Film Festival in the seven years I've been attending, and just a lovely film all around, the Pixar studios' Up (which opens in wide release next Friday, May 29) suggests what Clint Eastwood's Gran Torino might have looked like if, instead of standing his ground, East ... More >>
Ryan Adams - Royce Hall, Jan. 30 & 31
Dave Alvin - McCabe's Jan. 18 & 19
Autechre - Echo, April 4
Bad Religion - House of Blues, April 4 & 5
Big Sandy, Deke Dickerson - Safari Sam's, Dec. 28
Black Heart Procession - Spaceland, Jan. 11
Black Mountain - Troubadour, Feb. 5
Built to Spill, Meat P ... More >>
I'm not sure if any of us Style Council gals were at the denim shows last night...
Buffalo, Yanuk and Taverniti were the designers showing, and even though denim and sportwear are LA's greatest exports - or at least most lucrative - how exciting can a pair of jeans get, right?
Maybe that's why I ... More >>