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What Do Actual L.A. Jazz Musicians Think of La La Land's Portrayal of L.A. Jazz?

We spoke to several jazz artists, including some who worked on the soundtrack, to find out what the Oscar-nominated fllm got right — and where it missed the mark.

How Eagles of Death Metal's Jesse Hughes Made Peace With the Paris Attacks

More than a year after terrorists killed 89 people at an Eagles of Death Metal concert in Paris, the band's ringleader remains as volatile as ever — but also feels the weight of what his band has come to symbolize.

The Man Behind House Star Claude VonStroke Just Dropped a Sci-Fi Hip-Hop Album

Before he created Dirtybird Records, Barclay Crenshaw was a hip-hop head. He gets back to his roots on his first album released under his own name.

Sabrina Petrini Makes Party Music but Speaks Out for Gay and Immigrant Rights

Despite going through her own struggles in the U.S. immigration system, the Swedish singer and LGBTQ equality advocate remains an American optimist.

Yet Another 10 Underrated '80s Bands You Need to Hear Now

Bow Wow Wow, Quando Quango, Romeo Void and more dusty treasures from pop music's greatest decade.

Juan Gabriel Returns to Mexico This Weekend — in Hologram Form

Mexican pop music fans were devastated last August when one of the country's most beloved singers, Juan Gabriel, passed away at age 66. But today, Saturday, Feb. 18, fans in Toluca, Mexico will get a chance to see El Divo de Juarez in action once again — courtesy of Hologram USA,...

Black Female Guitarists Get Real About How the Music Industry Views Them

Why are black female guitarists and multi-instrumentalists still seen as such a rarity? One guitarist speaks to some others to get their thoughts.

If a Man in a Wolf Mask Starts Rapping at You, Don't Worry — It's Just The Koreatown Oddity

“Shit was crazy,” says Dominique Purdy, better known as The Koreatown Oddity. Cops were obsessively pulling him over for driving while black. And after his ride got towed, he was borrowing friends’ cars to keep his pizza-delivery job. The drama birthed a screenplay that he co-wrote called Driving While Black...

Fanatics! I Am Very Happy to Start Playing Tracks From Crystal Fairy

[Every Sunday from 8 to 10 p.m., Henry Rollins brings an exclusive mix of songs old and new to listeners at 89.9 FM, KCRW. Visit for more information and to stream his show online, or peruse the Radio Notes archives to see past playlists.] RADIO BROADCAST #412 02-19–17 Fanatic!...

Which Wu-Tang Affiliate Cut Off His Own Penis? This Photo Should Clear Things Up

Marques "Andre Roxx" Johnson wants the world to know that, contrary to some bad reporting, he still has his joint.

How a Revelation at a Christmas Party Inspired Entrance's New Album

It all started with a Woody Guthrie and a simple insight: The best songs don't a lot of technology or other instruments to perform.

Henry Rollins: Ask Yourself What Side of History You Want to Be On

Right now is what Dr. King prepped you for. Maybe what we do in the next four years determines the rest of this century. Who wouldn’t want to be on the right side of that?

AMB Left the Hungarian Electronic Music Scene for L.A. and Hasn't Looked Back

Despite founding a music school of his hometown of Budapest, AMB ultimately felt Los Angeles was a better home for his bass-driven style of music.

Wanna Get a Tattoo From a Rock Star? Atreyu's Alex Varkatzas Is Open for Business

Most artists would settle for being the frontman of a longstanding successful hard rock band, but that wasn’t enough for Atreyu vocalist Alex Varkatzas. With Atreyu becoming more of a part-time project after returning from hiatus in 2014 and releasing Long Live the following year, Varkatzas decided to pursue a...

Drakeo Could Be L.A.'s Gucci Mane — and Not Just Because He's Currently Doing Time

Sheriff's deputies know him as Inmate 4872139. But soon, even they may know him by his rap name.

The Return of the Hellfire God: Arthur Brown Is Back and Still Crazy After 47 Years

The man behind The Crazy World of Arthur Brown explains where he's been since lighting himself on fire in 1969.

Psych-Folk Singer-Songwriter Globelamp Strives to Turn Her Struggles Into Art

After legal battles with her ex-boyfriend, Foxygen's Sam France, and online fights over Desert Daze, Globelamp is back to focusing on her music.

The 20 Greatest Saxophonists of All Time

It's considered by many to be music's sexiest instrument. Its versatile sound, so like a great singer's voice — sweetly seductive one moment, growling and blustery the next — has become virtually synonymous with the entire genre of jazz. Yet less than a century ago, the saxophone was considered a...

Punk Label SideOneDummy's New Home Will Double as a Pop-Up Shop

The venerable L.A. punk label's new headquarters, occupying a storefront in Glendale, will be open to the public for select events.

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