5 months ago | Singing and Songwriting
This is a story is about a new arrival on the pop scene named Galen Ayers, a singer-songwriter who’s just released her debut album, Monument, an accessably sweet-but-dig-a-bit set of deeply, to say the least, personal songs. More about her in a sec.
5 months ago | Jazz
At a recent show at Little Tokyo jazz venue Blue Whale, a packed house witnessed the curiously enthralling spectacle of three brave acrobats flying high above the stage and –– watch out! –– swooping down real low in daring feats of entirely improv...
6 months ago | Hey, I Remember That Person!
I was music editor at L.A. Weekly officially for about eight years, circa roughly 1997 to 2005, plus I had filled the role on an interim basis a few times before that. Following my and near all of my Weekly colleagues’ (humph!) unceremonious dumpi...
6 months ago | EDM
The uniquely right-on Bitchwave Records is an L.A.-based queer/person-of-color label created by Ritual of Mine’s go-getter frontwoman Terra Lopez. Formerly known as Sister Crayon, RoM is a buzzy, choicely melodic and choicely abrasive brand of syn...
6 months ago | Death
When Elliott Smith died, it hit a lot of us very hard and very personally. He'd recently released a masterpiece of an album and was seemingly on a creative roll. He'd given his last performance at the L.A. Weekly Music Awards, where he was frail ...
2 years ago | Festivals
Part of the Red Bull Music Academy Festival, Ryoji Ikeda's "A [for 100 cars]" turns competitive car stereos into an avant-garde work of sound art.