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The Grammy Museum's X Exhibit Celebrates 40 Years of Uncompromising Rock

Before a special opening-night rooftop performance, we talked to Exene Cervenka and John Does about the new exhibit chronicling their four decades in the L.A. music scene.

Injury Reserve Are the Best Rap Group Ever to Come Out of Phoenix

Other than the perplexingly named Willy Northpole, no rapper has come close to breaking out of Phoenix. But the trio of Ritchie With a T, Stepa J. Groggs and Parker Corey are out to change that.

Here's What Three Ex-Guns N' Roses Guitarists Are Up to These Days

We talked to Bumblefoot and Gilby Clarke about their latest projects and their thoughts on the humongous GNR reunion.

Erika Ender Had Been Writing Latin Hits for Decades. Then She Co-Wrote "Despacito"

The Panama native, now based in Miami, has songs featured on over 160 albums, including many big hits in the Latin world. But "Despacito" has been "like a fever," she says.

Touché Amoré Plan Two Career-Spanning Sets at Teragram Ballroom

"We’re doing over 20 songs," says frontman Jeremy Bolm of the two hometown shows, which cap off a year of opening for Thursday and playing larger venues.

David Lynch's Festival of Disruption Cast a Dream-Like Spell Over the Theatre at Ace Hotel

David Lynch's Transcendental Meditation festival, now in its second year, brought films, speakers and live music to the Theatre at Ace Hotel.

Desert Daze: Proof That Reports of Rock's Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

Electric guitar sales may be down, but no one got that memo at Desert Daze, where guitar-driven sets by Iggy Pop, Ty Segall and Eagles of Death Metal dominated.

Being the Lakers' Official DJ Requires More Than Just Playing Jock Jams

As the official DJ of the Lakers, Jeremy Roueche has to keep the crowd excited — but also find an appropriate track to play when a player gets injured.

Why I Love Going to Music Festivals Alone

I learned to love lone wolfing it at live music events. You can, too.

Depeche Mode Show Their Spirit With a Marathon Hollywood Bowl Set

Over the course of a two-hour set, Dave Gahan, Martin Gore and Andy Fletcher proved that they remain the best synth-pop live act in the business.

Angel City Records Fuels L.A.'s Soul and Ska Revivals

To hear Mark Morales and Wally Caro talk is the sound of teamwork — everything is, "Wally and me thought this," or "When Mark and I decided that." Their unified vision, love of the old school and familial attitude spawned Angel City Records, a four-year-old label and production company dedicated...

Fanatics! If You Like Kid Congo and Ty Segall, I've Got Good News

This Sunday on KCRW, Henry is back with music from The Damned, Buzzcocks, Roky Erickson, Nico and much more.

Can an Underground DJ Crew "Rage Balls" With a Boatload of EDM Fans?

Groove Cruise 2017 got a welcome dose of underground sounds courtesy of Lee Reynolds, Marbs and RYBO.

9 of L.A.'s Best Music Venues, From Our Best of L.A. Issue

From best jazz club to best all-ages venue, our writers and editors pick their favorite music spots from across the greater L.A. area.

Henry Rollins: What Happened in Vegas Will Not Stay in Vegas

Even after the Las Vegas mass shooting, don't expect any progress on gun control. Instead, we'll just have to keep heeding Sen. John Thune's advice to "get small."

The Urban Renewal Project Are Literally L.A.'s Biggest Hip-Hop Band

With 15 members, Urban Renewal Project bring a big-band quality to their modern mix of hip-hop, jazz and soul music.

A Deafening Drone Symphony Featuring 100 Souped-Up Car Stereos? Only in L.A.

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.

20 Years Ago, Jurassic 5's Debut EP Made Underground Rap the Place to Be

During the late ’90s, you could amble into almost any college dorm in Southern California and holler, "We be the crew, guess who?” Someone would be sure to shout back, “the J-U-R-A-double-S-I-C. We’re in the place to be.”

The Burning Man Decompression Party Is Returning to L.A. State Historic Park

For the first time since 2013, L.A. burners will once again be able to party in the park near Chinatown and DTLA.

Depeche Mode Are About to Do Something No Other Band Has Done

"L.A. has been there for us from day one, really," Dave Gahan says of his band's Angeleno fan base, reflecting on what led Depeche Mode to a record-breaking four-night run at the Hollywood Bowl.

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