Best Posts of the Week

Comments (0)


Fri, Oct 14, 2011 at 12:28 PM
click to enlarge We'll tell you exactly how they make us feel
  • We'll tell you exactly how they make us feel

Who needs Snakes On A Plane when you've got a Cobra Starship? This week in his kill-yourself-hilarious column Why This Song Sucks Shea Serrano explored the slick New York band's somehow-popular single "You Make Me Feel...," proving why it blows using science and graphs. (Watch out for the Robin Williams appearance in the video.)

Also funny was this week's installment of Thoughts From A Random Black Guy, in which Odd Future's L-Boy gave us the lowdown on that time he adopted an Asian kid. (Spoiler alert: the thing goes south when the little girl gets into credit card fraud.) In other news, as related by Siran Babayan, Ozzy Osbourne is now dispensing medical advice, including how to cure your athlete's foot with cocaine.

On the live music front it was an exciting week; Lina Lecaro witnessed Tearist, MEN, and The Younger Lovers having their way with the crowd at The Smell. Molly Bergen gave us the lowdown on heartthrob Joseph Gordon-Levitt's complex new multimedia project, which he presented along with celeb guests at the Orpheum on Monday. Then there's Tom Morello, who has been entertaining Occupy folks downtown. He talked with Andrea Domanick about musicians' roles in the protest.

But while Daniel Kohn enjoyed Thursday's Foo Fighters show at the Forum, Domanick couldn't believe the restrictive photo release forms that the band (and others) are trying to get photographers to sign.

Next week look out for the Weekly's music issue. On the cover will be L.A.'s own international EDM superstar Skrillex, and in anticipation of the piece Liz Ohanesian talked to him about collaborating on a song with the members of the Doors. Guns N' Roses founding bassist Duff McKagan, meanwhile, brought us a couple of excerpts from his new memoir -- describing some of the group's first L.A. shows, on bills with glam, metal, and even cow-punk bands.

Last but not least, Rebecca Haithcoat's interview with Murs -- the most L.A. of L.A. rappers -- brought us the distressing news that his old neighborhood's violence is so bad that he doesn't feel safe there anymore; he now lives in Tucson. Come back Murs!

Related Content

Now Trending

  • Alice Cooper's Words of Warning to Guitarist Nita Strauss

    At age 27, new Alice Cooper touring guitarist Nita Strauss is younger than many of the fans in the audience. But gigs playing guitar with acts as diverse as reunited ‘80s rockers Femme Fatale, video game tribute band Critical Hit, and Jermaine Jackson – yes, that Jermaine Jackson – have...
  • The 10 Biggest Classic Rock Douchebags

    While rock ‘n’ roll is necessarily classified as a form of pop music, it is actually an idiom whose radical, destructive primitivism established a new type of socio-cultural disorder. It’s about rejection of the status quo and celebration of the dis-imprisonment it instills. Always exploited for profit, rock’s unmanageable aspects...
  • The Best Concerts to See in L.A. This Week

    Be sure to check out our constantly updated concert calendar! Monday, July 21 Lady Gaga STAPLES CENTER Since she first burst onto the scene and into the hearts and minds of her little monsters, Lady Gaga has become a genre unto herself. Beyond her hit-laden catalog, featuring many of the...
Los Angeles Concert Tickets


  • Air Guitar Championship Semifinals @ The Troubadour
    The Southwest Semifinals of the US Air Guitar Championship were held last Saturday at the historic Troubadour Club in West Hollywood. The event determined who would compete as regional representatives at the 2014 National Finals in Kansas City on August 9th. The colorful contestants (many of whom opted for elaborate codpieces) were judged by comedians Kristen Schaal and the Sklar Brothers. The top score was awarded to crowd-surfing guitarist Kingslayer, the mother of a teenage son who also competed wearing little more than an American flag bathing suit. All photos by Gustavo Turner.
  • Lucha VaVOOM @ The Mayan Theatre
    Lucha VaVOOM to The Mayan Theatre on Thursday night with a dose of their Sexy, Hot, Summer FUN! show to a packed house. With all the girls, guns and muscles what could go wrong? All photos by Timothy Norris.
  • The Best L.A. Concert Scenes of 2014 (So Far)
    With more secret shows, more once-in-a-lifetime performances, and more venues than any place else, there is no doubt that L.A. is one of the top places on the planet to see live music. Here are the best concert scenes of 2014 (so far).