Part “Woman in Gold” and part family home movie, with shades of “Everything Is Illuminated” and Antiques Roadshow, the documentary “Chasing Portraits” is both funnier and deeper than even its compelling premise suggests.
Fans of ’80s Manchester post-punk band The Smiths are a loyal bunch. Throughout the world, there are legions of devotees hanging on every (often ludicrous) word that Morrissey utters, while proudly proclaiming that Johnny Marr is up there with the best guitarists of all time.
You really have to hand it to Berlin's Hound Gawd! Records, who provided us with last week's "Album of the Week" (The Candy Snatchers' excellent Moronic Pleasures) too. The label is putting out startlingly consistent punk rock & roll, to the point where, a with all great labels, it's worth listening to their product even if (maybe especially if) you've never heard of the artist before.
Detroit alt-rockers Sponge may have enjoyed their best days in the '90s thanks to the Rotting Piñata album, but frontman Vinnie Dombroski has kept them breathing, releasing quality material, since then. They've seen a resurgence of late thanks to a heap of praise from Howard Stern, and they play the Whisky this week, so we chatted with Dombroski about it all.
DJ Moist on hump night? Kinda perfect ain't it? The L.A. based R&B and hip-hop selector can be found spinning sexy sounds on Mondays (at his long-running Moist Mondays at La Cita Bar) and Fridays (spinning '90s and early 2000 body-rockers at The Lash) but here we recommend his newest jam for a middle of the week flashback — Back In The Day at The Short Stop.
Rest in peace Doris Day, Tim Conway and Peggy Lipton. Rolling Stones announce make-up concert date. Go Fund Me drives to fight cancer in the music community. Marching tomorrow to protest Alabama and other conservative states' roll back of reproductive rights.
In a city as big as LA that has a huge drag scene, we're lucky to have many drag brunches to choose from. They seem to be popping off in every 'gayborhood' from WeHo to Silver Lake. The newest one, "Wigs and Waffles," brings a charming and fun drag brunch to the burgeoning Downtown LA gayborhood on the ground level on The Standard.