See also: Our review of Rock the Bells 2011
Last night Guerilla Union announced this year's Rock the Bells 2012 dates, headliners and lineup.
Beginning in 2010, the hip-hop festival's headliners -- famous acts whose first few albums often outshine their later work -- have performed their classic ... More >>
The Soft PackDuring their year of touring dangerously, San Diego-bred, L.A.-based quartet the Soft Pack have succeeded in getting everyone to forget their old band name ... you know ... the one that people misunderstood ... and they tired of answering questions about ... what was that name, a ... More >>
Andy ClockwiseAndy Clockwise is a former comedian from Australia who put the punchlines aside and stationed himself on these shores a couple years ago, seemingly intent on making Los Angeles his personal playground.
The man born Andy Kelly has certainly become something of a local phenomenon ... More >>
Joseph LlanesPeople love Greg Laswell, and it's not just the music supervisors who've funneled his ballads of heartache into shows such as "Grey's Anatomy," "90210" and "The Hills." The 36-year-old singer-songwriter's deft ability to turn melancholy inside out served him well on his 2006 brea ... More >>
Look! Something new from Oakland's AmpLive, the producer who made a name for himself by getting Too $hort to rap about pimping hos over a remix of Radiohead's "Nude"! (He also performed at The Echo on Wednesday night.) Considering West Coast Sound's extensive excavation of an earlier AutoTune-inspir ... More >>
Last night I posted a "SXSW Notes from the Road" update courtesy of rappers Yak Ballz and Kosha Dillz who are keeping me updated on their SXSW experience via e-mail. Today Dillz sent in this SXSW snapshot of him walking down what appears to be 6th Street with a boa constrictor around his neck. Yes, ... More >>