Jenny Lewis graced the Orpheum stage in downtown Los Angeles on October 30 with soaring vocals (and a band to kill for) that had me thinking about the great female voices in American history. Patsy Cline comes to mind first. While she played the opening number "Rabbit Fur Coat" with...
Nightranger parties like a rock star. Free food, a busload of top-shelf booze and intimate performances by the biggest bands of the moment — what’s not to love about corporate-sponsored bashes, except you know, the corporate part? Read the new Nightranger column for details.
Church & State is a new art-world restaurant on downtown's Industrial Street opened by Cobras & Matadors auteur Steven Arroyo. Read Jonathan Gold's "Lofty Ideals: Bistro Ambitions at Steven Arroyo's Church & State."
The boys from Brighton brought it back to Los Angeles on October 28, playing the Palladium for what may be their last trip to sunny Southern California in support of their latest album Konk. The Whigs opened the show.
Los Angeles on fire, Paris and L.A. Fashion Week, Detour Fest, Mongols motorcycle gang bust, Jonestown Massacre letters and photos, pin-up girls and Amy Sedaris gettin' all Edward Scissorhands on a fan's hair.
Whiskey and Guinness all around! L.A. Weekly got up close and personal with Flogging Molly backstage and on stage at the Palladium on October 25. Anti-Flag, The Briggs, and Jackson United opened the show.
SuicideGirl go-go dancers and costumed partygoers celebrated Halloween early at Club Suicide's last night in the Echoplex before moving to the Dragonfly for its new weekly residency, every Saturday night starting November 22.
In an attempt to hold the world record for the most people to do Michael Jackson's "Thriller" dance at one time, the Los Angeles chapter of "Thrill the World '08" put on their best zombie costumes and descended upon the Hollywood & Highland shopping complex. Read Nicole Campos' report on the event.
Mid-way through Amy Sedaris' Q&A at her Barnes & Noble book signing at the Grove on October 23, the Strangers with Candy star and author was asked by an uber-fan for a haircut. Sedaris obliged. Read Nicole Campos' report on the event.
Correspondence found in a concealed suitcase details one family's connection to the most infamous religious mass suicide in American history. Read Barry Isaacson's "From Silver Lake to Suicide: One Family's Secret History of the Jonestown Massacre."
The installation and opening reception of Robbie Conal's career retrospective, "Robbie Conal: No Spitting No Kidding," currently at Track 16 Gallery. Ozomatli performed. Read Dwayne Booth's "Robbie Conal and the Art of Character Assassination."