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Norteño Superstars Los Tigres del Norte Take a Stand for Gay Rights

There is very little that Mexican norteño band Los Tigres del Norte haven't done. With over 30 million records sold, the ensemble has earned six Grammy Awards, six Latin Grammys, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Active since 1968, Los Tigres Del Norte have released over 20...

Matthew Koma's Transition From Hardcore to EDM Doesn't Seem Strange Anymore

It's true, Matthew Koma doesn't necessarily fit the bill of a typical dance music artist. For one thing, in most of his live photos, you're more likely to see him strumming a guitar than riding the fader. And yet his music bares almost no resemblance to the world of moshpits,...

Party Pick of the Week: Transistor Pop-Up at Grand Star Jazz Club

Chinatown has been home to some pretty cool clubs over the years, and Club Transistor was definitely one of the spiffiest. The ’60s- and ’70s-heavy dance party also meshed groovy ’80s and ’90s sounds (influenced by the previous decades) in a stylish and seamless way that made it a hot...

Fanatics! As Promised, Music From the New Fall Album, Sub-Lingual Tablet

[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 #316 04–19–15 Fanatic!...

Carol Kaye Is the Greatest Bass Player You Probably Never Heard Of

Quick. Name a woman who has done more for rock & roll than Carol Kaye. Bet you can’t. The bass on “These Boots Are Made for Walkin',” “California Girls,” “The Beat Goes On,” themes to Mission Impossible and Batman — are all gifts from Kaye, who spent the greater part of...

8 Classic Songs Featuring Carol Kaye

Here are just some of the many hits on which Kaye played parts she either invented or improved upon. On most of these, she played bass, unless otherwise noted. “Feelin’ Alright” - Joe Cocker No one who ever saw Cocker perform can forget his frenetic gyrations while playing air guitar...

The Best Concerts to See in L.A. This Weekend

Be sure to check out our constantly updated concert calendar! Friday, April 17 Panda Bear THE ROXY Following projects with Daft Punk and his own group, Animal Collective, Noah Lennox (aka Panda Bear) broke a four-year solo album fast with Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper, released in January to...

Henry Rollins: Governor Mike Pence Threw God Under the Bus

[Look for your weekly fix from the one and only Henry Rollins right here every Thursday, and come back tomorrow for the awesomely annotated playlist for his Sunday KCRW broadcast.] A few weeks ago, millions of Americans became aware of Governor Mike Pence when he signed Indiana’s version of the Religious Freedom...

Watch a Time-Lapse Video of the Do LaB Building Their Massive Coachella Structure

It's Saturday night at Coachella, and inside the 145-foot structure nicknamed the "Big Fish," the party is in full swing. Ooah, one-third of electronic group The Glitch Mob, has just taken the decks and is dropping a bass-heavy set that has the eclectic crowd moving. Girls in flowy boho-chic dresses...

For Saint Motel, a Spot on the Coachella Lineup Is Extra Sweet (VIDEO)

Spending afternoons lunching at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills was something that Saint Motel never expected. They’d been staples in the Los Angeles indie scene for nearly a decade, yet never quite found the magic formula to move beyond their status as a local favorite. Yet, as the band...

Who's Behind Mac Sabbath's "Drive-Thru Metal"? Manager Mike Odd Isn't Telling

Mac Sabbath may or may not be the weirdest band in L.A., but when it comes to tribute bands, nobody comes close to the McMadness they bring live. We even said so right here. The local Black Sabbath cover band are thematically driven by a certain fast food chain they...

Trash Talk's New Retail Space Is More Than Just Another Streetwear Store

[An L.A. native, L.A. Weekly columnist Jeff Weiss edits Passion of the Weiss and hosts the Shots Fired podcast. Find him online at passionweiss.com, follow him on Twitter and also check out his archives.] A few thousand feet from Babylon Court in the Hollywood & Highland mall, a second Babylon...

Why Coachella Weekend Two Is Way Better Than Weekend One

Hey! Everyone that just got back from Coachella! Did you have a great time? Did you hear a ton of excellent music? Did you hit up a bunch of hip pool parties, make out with that mega-babe you met in the beer garden, get your new Reformation outfit onto the...

Experimental Noise Duo Pedestrian Deposit Bleed for Their Art

Sometimes it's the music you love that hurts you the most. Jonathan Borges and Shannon Kennedy know this well. As the couple behind experimental duo Pedestrian Deposit, they’ve spent years plying L.A.’s underground noise scene, forging works of beautiful tension using sculpted feedback, modified field recordings and abused cello. To...

Limp Bizkit Are Better Than Whatever Crap You're Listening to Right Now

What I’m about to say, I say with no trace of irony: Limp Bizkit are pretty awesome. In fact, so far as I can tell, they were the last good thing alt-rock radio had to offer. Let’s talk about their musical merits. I know that Fred Durst got a little...

You're Never Too Old for Coachella

"You can ask me anything. You've opened up to me, and now I will open up to you." Charles Bradley, the 66-year-old soul singer extraordinaire, spoke those words to me a couple hours after his fiery Friday afternoon Coachella set. I had just told him how much his spellbinding performance...

Best of Coachella 2015

The first weekend of Coachella was ridiculous. Our backs are a little sore and we're definitely more than a little exhausted. But scrolling through the memories of this year's excitement is the perfect remedy to nurse a Coachella hangover. Here are best things we saw over the weekend. Bonobo's Surprise...

Worst of Coachella 2015

We didn't have too many lowlights at Coachella this year, but a few minor annoyances and major bummers did stand out. Let us vent about a few them right now. Those EDM Headliner Billboards It would be nice to at least wait until setting foot on the festival grounds to...

Going to Coachella Weekend Two? Here's Some Advice From Survivors of Weekend One

L.A. Weekly's Coachella team had a blast rocking out to AC/DC, getting our swerve on in the craft beer garden and stepping over passed-out bros in the Sahara tent. But we would have had an even better time if we had gone into the weekend armed with just a little...

Outlaw Country Legend Dwight Yoakam Is Back — With More Reverb Than Ever

They’re located under the conical Capitol Records Building: eight echo chambers, which guitar innovator Les Paul designed for Capitol Studios in the 1950s. Country music maverick Dwight Yoakam makes tasty use of them on his vibrant 15th studio album, Second Hand Heart. Yoakam’s limber vocals ripple with crystalline, rich tone,...

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