By Jason Roche
More than 1,000 fans are expected at this year's Thrasho de Mayo festival, drawn by rising upstart local metal acts and some of the genre's heaviest hitters.
But no one expected it to get so big. Particularly not Esther Gutierrez, a housewife who put the first one together at the Wh ... More >>
[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 drummer Matt Sorum of Guns N' Roses, the Cult, Velvet Revolver and Camp Freddy.]
10:10 p.m.: Sugar Ray singer Mark McGra ... More >>
A Los Angeles-based company called Raw would like to give your band a show. And also, possibly, an award.
In exchange, it would like a few dollars.
Raw's clunky, full moniker is RAW: natural born artists -- it's not an acronym but rather references "unpolished" performers. It puts on parties in mo ... More >>
*If You Don't Like Country Music You're A Blue State Elitist
*Olin & The Moon: Cigarettes, Coors, And Startlingly-Sincere Alt-Country
Atlanta-based artist Sonia Leigh is a master storyteller, whose truly-American songs are about the struggles and joy of daily life. Her sound melds classic ... More >>
Kevin ScanlonSee also: Bud Bundy's Rap Career?! Hear David Faustino's Music
Our cover story this week "Bud Bundy, Original Gangsta" focuses on David Faustino and his Balistyx party, which ran for two years in the early '90s and helped bring hip-hop to the west coast mainstream. Faustino's me ... More >>
Eric Charbonneau, Le StudioPaul Stanley and friendsSee also: Paul Stanley Analyzes KISS's Success: "I don't want to buy a t-shirt with a guy on it who looks like my neighbor."
If you're like most folks, your rock star fantasies require nothing more than a pair of tight jeans, an air guitar, ... More >>
Born on the Sunset Strip in 1981, Mötley Crüe and their debauched rock, flamboyant style and tempestuous off-stage antics have been with us for three decades now. Their near-death experiences, TV-show stints and famous women made them poster children for hair metal's hedonistic heyday, but ... More >>
Each Monday, your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from basements, thrift stores, estate sales and flea markets around Los Angeles.
America's Best Pick Up Spots!
Author:Eric Weber & M. Rob Frazier
Publisher: Eric Weber Press, Tenafl ... More >>
Liz OhanesianSam Bradley outside of Hotel CafeSam Bradley's only album is a six-song EP that he recorded four years and has no plans to reprint, despite selling the last copy for $5 at the Hotel Cafe last night. His MySpace page features demos of songs that probably won't be released until later thi ... More >>
Fewer Freshmen at UCLA The University of California confirms that, in a system already tightening the number of freshmen admissions, UCLA has the toughest 2009 entrance rates with the fewest number of new students admitted. L.A. TimesSupes Want Park The L.A. County Board of Supervisors approved desi ... More >>