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Moses Sumney's Debut Album Is Getting Its Own Pop-Up Flower Shop

The Highland Park shop, open this Friday and Saturday only, will honor the release of "Aromanticism" with a deconstructed take on traditional romantic bouquets.

Hellogoodbye's Forrest Kline Is Still a Hopeless Romantic

The Huntington Beach native who began writing songs to impress girls says he now mostly writes them about his wife: "I’ve wooed her many times."

Modern Sky, a Music Festival From China, Comes to California This Weekend

A music and festival brand based in China, Modern Sky will have its first California event this Saturday, Sept. 23 at Santa Anita Park.

Local Natives’ Kelcey Ayer Named His New Album of Love Songs After His Dog

The singer-keyboardist says he always thought love songs were "cheesy." Then he found himself writing an entire album of them and calling the project Jaws of Love.

Nocturnal Wonderland 2017: The Best and Worst

As usual, Insomniac pulled out all the stops for a great EDM festival, highlighted by Ookay, Autograf and Dillon Francis. But why was it on Friday/Saturday instead of Saturday/Sunday?

Beloved Venice LGBTQ Bar the Roosterfish Set to Reopen This Year

The Abbot Kinney dive bar, which closed in 2016, is set to reopen under new management later this year. It will reopen as a one-day pop-up on Saturday, Sept. 23.

Tears for Fears, Hall & Oates: Proof There's More Than One Way to Be a Nostalgia Act

Whether you wanted a slavishly faithful "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" or a funked-up, extended jam on "I Can't Go for That (No Can Do)," these two veteran acts covered all the bases.

This Custom Guitar Shop in Glendale Gets Orders From Some Big-Time Metal Bands

Not even a swelteringly hot day can keep Sacha Dunable from putting work in on his guitars in his small storefront space across the street from a McDonald's in Glendale. Dunable, a 36-year-old L.A. native, is a founding member of the bands Intronaut and Future Usses, and also the creator and...

The 10 Worst Types of People You Encounter at Concerts

Concerts are awesome. There are few pleasures in life greater than that moment when you and your fellow fans erupt in a cheer of recognition as one of your favorite bands launches into one of your favorite songs. You feel good to be alive at such moments, and instantly connected...

Fanatics! Here's New Music From Chain & The Gang, Gary Wilson and The World

This Sunday on KCRW, Henry has a brand-new show with music from Brian Eno, Inger Lorre, The World, Franco Battiato and more.

Veronica Bianqui's New Single "Victim" Has a Powerful Message (PREMIERE)

In July, Bianqui lost her sister to a heroin overdose. She's releasing "Victim" as a charity single to raise money for drug abuse education and harm reduction.

A New Piano Bar Called Tramp Stamp Granny's Is Coming to Hollywood

Mia Swier, whose family runs the Teragram Ballroom, is launching a piano bar catering to the live theater community in L.A.

Henry Rollins: I'm in Trump Country and My Driver Won't Stop Talking

Clinton jokes, fake news diatribes. Even after all that's happened, talktative Trump supporters are, in some places, not hard to find.

After a Sojourn in Nashville and a Brush With Death, Jenny O. Is Back

After nearly being hit by the SXSW drunk driver who killed four people in 2014, Jenny O. went on a Buddhist retreat and took a break from songwriting to get her mind right.

Fans of Vintage Soul, Ska and Reggae Find a Home at Soulside's Events

Run by veteran record executive Marv Mack, Soulside brings legendary Jamaican and northern soul artists to L.A. ever year at their Soul Invasion Weekender, which comes to Cafe Club Fais Do-Do this weekend.

Meet the Watts Rapper Who Got "Living Legend" Tattooed on His Face

Watts native 03 Greedo has survived gunshot wounds and the deaths of his friends while honing his skills as one of L.A.'s best up-and-coming MCs.

Circle V Vegan and Animal Rights Festival Returns With Moby, Waka Flocka Flame

Dreamcar, Reggie Watts and Raury round out the lineup for the second annual mini-festival, benefiting Mercy for Animals.

All-Female DJ Crews Are Making Their Mark on L.A. Nightlife

Women of color are forming vinyl clubs like B-Side Brujas, Girls Gone Vinyl and Chulita Vinyl Club to crash the male-dominated world of DJ collectives.

In Uncertain Times, Mexico's Cafe Tacvba Still Find Ways to Celebrate

The rock en español pioneers are playing two shows in L.A. over the next two months, one at the Hollywood Bowl and one at Disney Concert Hall with the L.A. Phil.

Chance the Rapper Took a Rowdy Day N Night Crowd to Church

And YG got the crowd hyped with his anti-Trump anthem "FDT." But otherwise, political messages were largely absent from the hip-hop festival at Angel Stadium.

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