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Kathleen Hanna, Cat Power and Kim Gordon to Headline Burger a-Go-Go 2

While women dominate the charts, especially in terms of pop music, festival bills are still dominated by men. The gender gap isn't happening because there aren't enough female-fronted acts — it's happening because rock & roll is still a boys' club that fears the power of a woman behind a guitar. A...

Henry Rollins: When You Claim Racism Is Over, You Get a Dylann Roof

Suddenly, several mornings ago, there were photos of Dylann Roof, a miserable-looking South Carolina man with a bowl haircut, on almost every news site. You already know what he has been accused of doing and reached your conclusions about it with great speed. Leading politicians were asked for opinions on...

Morrisseyoke Founder Alexis de la Rocha Goes Big With New Synth-Pop Quartet, Lex

The four women of Lex are crammed inside a Commerce garage, synths and drums surrounding them. They are dressed casually in shorts and tank tops on this hot, June day, but the remnants of an earlier photo shoot — silver streaks of eye make-up that recall Pris from Blade Runner...

The Best Los Angeles Metal Shows to See in July

Saturday, July 4 Author & Punisher Complex San Diego musician Tristan Shone generates a harsh din on his newest album Melk En Honing. Perfecting a sound that is industrial-metal in both literal and figurative terms, Shone is a mechanical engineer who designs and plays custom-made fabricated instruments that jump out...

Folk Duo HoneyHoney's Career Started With an Oversized Cardboard Check

HoneyHoney began 10 years ago when guitarist Ben Jaffee and siren Suzanne Santo crossed paths in Los Angeles. With influences as diverse as Rage Against the Machine, Dean Martin, Hank Williams and Gillian Welch, this duo strives for originality in their musical style, just like their heroes. Their humble beginnings in...

The BET Experience Celebrated Black Culture on a Massive Scale

Hundreds of thousands of people, young and middle-aged, make their yearly trek to Los Angeles each June for the BET Experience and BET Awards. Now in their 15th year, the BET Awards are still one of the premier music award shows in the United States, with a viewership of 8...

Knotfest Announces 2015 Lineup: Slipknot, Judas Priest, Korn, Mastodon

Good news for SoCal metal fans: Knotfest returns this fall for a second year to San Manuel Amphitheater and Campgrounds in San Bernardino. While there's no word yet whether host band Slipknot will once again attempt to permeate the festival grounds with the pungent "Scent of Slipknot," we do know...

New Bill Could Decide Fate of Marijuana Users Awaiting Organ Transplants

Awakening each morning in pain caused by various surgeries, Yami Bolanos engages in her daily routine of relief, which she finds only with cannabis oil. A cancer survivor who underwent a liver transplant 19 years ago, she is now in need of another organ donation. But like others who use...

We're Still a Long Way From Being Realistic About Drug Use at Festivals

We all know kids die at raves. It happens all the time, including most recently at EDC last weekend in Las Vegas. Usually, the cause is drugs. But not everyone who takes drugs dies; those who know what they're actually taking, stay hydrated and take other precautions have a better...

King of the Dot's Back 2 Basics Might Be the Biggest Battle Rap Event of the Year

This Saturday, June 27, is rap battle league King of the Dot’s Back 2 Basics 2 event, live on Internet pay-per-view, emanating from Los Angeles’ House of Gods. With a killer main event in Daylyt vs. Danja Zone, a handful of exciting new battlers making their California debuts, and some...

Party Pick of the Week: Roadshow Revival’s Tribute To Johnny Cash

Few music icons have had as lasting an impact on both rock and country, and the aesthetics of both, as Johnny Cash. For six years now, Roadshow Revival has sought to celebrate the Man in Black and his music with this two-day festival featuring live music, a car show, rockabilly...

Fanatics! We Have Some Interesting Bowie Outtakes Coming Soon

[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 KCRW.com for more information and to stream his show online, or peruse the Radio Notes archives to see past playlists.] RADIO BROADCAST #326 06–28–15 Fanatic!...

"Just Care, Man!": Outtakes From Our Interview With Slayer's Kerry King

Slayer guitarist Kerry King has long been one of the most outspoken members of the heavy metal community. When we spoke to him for this week’s Slayer feature, there were plenty of topics he touched on beyond what ended up in our final article. Below are just a few of...

House DJ Lee Burridge Brings His Legal Underground Parties Back to L.A.

"Underground DJs tend to have this desire to knock commercialism," says Lee Burridge. "I think it's partly jealousy, because there is so much money flying around. Also," he adds, "we all think we play the best music in the world." Make no mistake — London-based Burridge does fall on the...

This Week's Best Concerts: Nicki Minaj, Best Coast, Basement Jaxx, Television

Be sure to check out our constantly updated concert calendar! Friday, June 26 Nicki Minaj, Ne-Yo, Tinashe, Rae Sremmurd STAPLES CENTER Culminating in the BET Awards on Sunday night, the BET Experience brings four days and nights of concerts and fan-friendly events to the L.A. Live complex, including appearances by...

Henry Rollins: I Just Spent a Week Covered in Blood

I just spent a week working in a bloody bit of business that eventually will be unleashed upon the world as a film called The Last Heist, ripped from the ether’s misty entrails under the careful guidance of director Mike Mendez. I signed on for two reasons: First, the completely...

Davie Allan Is the King of Fuzz Guitar

In the land of rock & roll guitar, Davie Allan reigns as the High Sheriff of Fuzz. Allan specializes in an almost schizophrenic mixture of elegant expression and raw-knuckled six-string face pummeling. It’s a sublime balancing act that he began cultivating as kid, banging away on a toy guitar before...

After Jeff Hanneman's Death, "We Had to Learn How to Be Slayer in a New Way"

"I've got a cocktail in my hands," says Slayer guitarist Kerry King, at a bar in Corona not far from his Riverside County home. "Life's good." For about two years, the phrase "life's good" was probably not something King said much. At the beginning of 2011, fellow Slayer guitarist Jeff...

After a False Start As Jjamz, Indie-Pop Supergroup Phases Finally Hits Its Stride

In the middle of 2013, Jjamz were lost. Even with local interest in the indie-pop group peaking — as seen in the over-capacity crowds squeezing into their residency at the Satellite — and an album, Suicide Pact, released on Dangerbird, the quintet felt rudderless. The group, most of whose members...

The Best L.A. Albums of 2015, So Far

A quarter-century ago, Q-Tip reminded us that things move in cycles. A Tribe Called Quest’s Low End Theory grafted hip-hop back onto its jazz roots, and supplied the name for L.A.’s most influential club night in recent memory. Understanding music history is recognizing the cycles. We’re currently in the “listen...

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