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Maria del Pilar performs Aug. 4 at MacArthur Park; Credit: Kevin Scanlon

Exclusive: Levitt Pavilions Announce Summer Lineups

In an exclusive to West Coast Sound, the Levitt Pavilions in Pasadena and MacArthur Park have revealed the lineups to their massive, free summer concert series -- almost 100 shows between the two venues. This year features everything from Latin alternative to folk, indie and world music. Highlights include former......
Credit: Kevin Scanlon

Gaby Moreno: The Call of the Blues

One of the fascinating Angelenos featured in L.A. Weekly's People 2012 issue. Check out our entire People 2012 issue here. Wearing a ruffled dress and cardigan, Gaby Moreno snacks on a red velvet cookie and explains her obsession with retro blues music. "I'm sort of stuck on anything from the......
Maria del Pilar performs Aug. 4 at MacArthur Park; Credit: Kevin Scanlon

Pilar Díaz: Let There Be Latin Rock

One of the fascinating Angelenos featured in L.A. Weekly's People 2012 issue. Check out our entire People 2012 issue here. As a teenager, Pilar Díaz spent Friday nights at Tower Records in Hollywood with her dad. It was something of a coping mechanism; her mother and sister were killed in......
Credit: Erica E. Phillips

Outernational – The Echo – 5/1/12

Outernational The Echo 5/1/12 Better than ... Eddy Grant. If you thought all screaming, sweaty, hip-swiveling rock and roll frontmen were motivated purely by narcissism, Outernational's Miles Solay might make you think again. Solay and his NYC-based Spanglish rockers played a super high-energy set Tuesday night after spending much of......
Fher Olvera at Staples Center on June 23

Maná – Staples Center – 4/19/12

Maná Staples Center 4/19/12 Better than ... Britney Spears at Staples Center. Seriously, though. With this round of concert dates Maná has now surpassed Brit's record for appearances there. Staples even held an official press conference about it. But let's talk about the show. Ultra huge Mexican pop rockers Maná......
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Omar Rodriguez-Lopez Is One Meandering Interview

See also: Omar Rodriguez-Lopez Is a Real Bastard Our music feature this week focuses on Omar Rodriguez-Lopez, a giant of the progressive rock and post-hardcore scenes who seemingly wants nothing to do with them. The mastermind behind Mars Volta and At the Drive-In tries to tell us he's not a......