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The Leader of Hunx and His Punx Has a Wacky New Art Show

Seth Bogart used to be a hairdresser. He spent close to a decade working on clients in the Oakland area. Even after he moved to Los Angeles about four years ago, he traveled back to the Bay Area for occasional appointments. Eventually, he was able to put down the scissors,...

San Pedro Native Miguel Delivers a Sexy, Triumphant Homecoming Show

Miguel Warner Grand Theater Sept. 2, 2015 There’s nothing like a triumphant homecoming. The sexy, inspirational singer Miguel performed Wednesday night at a Warner Grand Theatre in San Pedro packed with family, friends and fans. It was literally the return of a prodigal son; Miguel’s dad was among the hundreds...

This Week's Best Concerts, in Handy Playlist Form

It's another great week for live music in Los Angeles, especially if you're into next-level soul (Miguel, Dam-Funk, The Internet) and ladies who rock (the entire Burger A-Go-Go lineup). Follow L.A. Weekly Music on Spotify for all our concert calendar playlists, and read below for more details on this week's...

Henry Rollins: There Are a Lot of Black Flag Fans in Santiago, Chile

The air is cool and humid. The wind is rustling the palms outside the outdoor, roofed common area where I am sitting at the Kaimana Inn on Easter Island, or Rapa Nui as it’s also known. Two days ago, I was in Santiago, Chile. When I arrived from Quito, Ecuador,...

Yeah, One Tribe Was Canceled, But EDM Is Doing Just Fine, Thanks

The bad news continued yesterday for SFX, the EDM conglomerate whose stock price continues to tank amid rumors of impending bankruptcy. One Tribe, the first West Coast event for SFX subsidiary ID&T, a Dutch company behind some of the largest dance music festivals in Europe, was canceled due to "disappointing...

Dam-Funk, Savior of the Keytar, Returns With Another Space-Funk Masterwork

The staff at George Petrelli’s Steakhouse in Culver City greet Dam-Funk like a celebrity, even though they’ve never heard his music. He’s a regular, but it’s more than that. Some people just naturally command respect. If they listened to his catalog, they’d understand their instincts are correct. Dam-Funk has done...

In Seth Bogart's Art and Music, Pop Meets Punk in a Kitschy Collision

Seth Bogart used to be a hairdresser. He spent close to a decade working on clients in the Oakland area. Even after he moved to Los Angeles about four years ago, he traveled back to the Bay Area for occasional appointments. Eventually, he was able to put down the scissors,...

La Santa Cecilia Finds Success Repping L.A's Cultural Hodgepodge

Last October, La Santa Cecilia played a show in Ketchikan, Alaska, the last place you would expect to see an indie-Latin band from Los Angeles. After the show they hit the town and were lured into a little restaurant by the sounds of local musicians playing "Dream a Little Dream...

Hear L.A. Doom-Metalers Ancient Altar's Bleak, Majestic Dead Earth (PREMIERE)

The inspiration behind Los Angeles doom-metal group Ancient Altar's first song set the tone for the band’s ominous vision of humanity’s destruction. The leadoff track to their 2014 self-titled EP, Tidal, was inspired by a camping trip guitarist Barry Kavener had taken to a beach in central California. Where most...

A Year After the Death of Bassist Ventura XIII, Black Lodge Returns (PREMIERE)

In the spring of 2014, tragedy struck Los Angeles-based industrial rock band Black Lodge when their bassist Ventura XIII (Ventura Banuelos) was killed in a motorcycle accident. “It was something that tore me apart,” says guitarist Johnny Royal, who organized a candlelight vigil following Banuelos’ death. “I dug deep and...

FIDLAR Are Still Crazy, Just Not on Drugs

FIDLAR blew up in 2012 and 2013, with an acclaimed self-titled debut album and tours opening for The Hives and The Black Lips. But last year was one that FIDLAR are glad is over. While sonically they’ve emerged as a more complete band, 2014 was fraught with personal and logistical...

20 Years Later, Three DJs Remember the First Nocturnal Wonderland

In February of 1995, the first Nocturnal Wonderland hit Los Angeles, with a flyer referencing Lewis Carroll's tales of Alice and featuring "Tea Party Info Lines" to serve curious ravers across L.A. and Orange County. For Joel "Mojo" Semchuck, one of the DJs at that first Nocturnal, his memories of...

The Best Los Angeles Metal Shows to See in September

Wednesday, September 9 Cult of Luna, Subrosa The Roxy On albums such as 2013’s Vertikal, Swedish post-metallers Cult of Luna are adept at integrating elements of electronic music with their hypnotic riffage, building to flowery explosions and powerfully artful crescendos. Subrosa’s brand of experimental doom-metal on albums such as 2013’s...

Party Pick of the Week: The Chocolate and Art Show

Forget about peanut butter; when it comes to parties, chocolate and art are two great tastes that taste even greater together. Held at KGB Studios, this multifaceted, multiflavored sampler includes all kinds of art, too: music, painting, photography, and interactive beauty such as nail art, henna tattoos, body painting and...

For The Black Ryder's Aimee Nash, Touring With The Jesus and Mary Chain Was a Dream Come True

Aimée Nash, one half of Australian duo The Black Ryder, is seated at a cafe in Hollywood, dressed in her characteristic black from head to toe, sipping tea and looking relaxed. In just a few days, she'll head out on tour in support of her group's latest record, The Door Behind the...

Fanatics! At Long Last, Here's Our Show With Julia Wilson of Rice Is Nice Records

[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 #335 08–30–15 Fanatic!...

Black Metal Band Sinkshower Might Not Exist, But Their Logos Are Awesome

Scott McPherson is an illustrator and artist by day. His work has included cover art for Antwon Nature and Author & Punisher. He was also in grindcore and death metal bands back in his native Kansas such as Diskreet and Christ Hate. With his newest project, Sinkshower, McPherson is combining...

This Week's Best Concerts, in Handy Playlist Form

Whether you want to party in the desert with Cracker or at the Shrine with A-Trak, it's another great week for live music in Los Angeles. Follow L.A. Weekly Music on Spotify for a weekly concert calendar playlist, and read below for more details on this week's concerts, festivals and...

Henry Rollins: The Amazon Rainforest Is an Orgy of Life

I have never given the word “biodiversity” much thought. I can’t remember a single time I’ve ever used it in a sentence. But for the last four days, it has been on my mind constantly. I have been living on the Manatee Explorer, a small tourist boat that takes passengers...

L.A.'s 10 Best Up-and-Coming Rappers

Los Angeles has been a hotbed of rap and hip-hop for decades, and the current time is no exception. While there are a slew of big names coming out of the City of Angels, there’s a burgeoning underground scene of lesser known but equal talents. Thanks in large part to...

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