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Was This L.A.'s Last Chance to See Iggy Pop in Concert?

Iggy Pop Greek Theatre April 28, 2016 There are rumors going around that this might be Iggy Pop’s last full tour, that his still-sleek, leonine body can’t handle the abuse when he throws himself around the stage like a hapless ragdoll. Perhaps the 69-year-old legend intended to take it easy...

In the Red's 25th Anniversary Show Will Feature Ty Segall, Mikal Cronin and The Gories

For 25 years, In the Red Records has provided a vital home for what founder Larry Hardy once summed up as "eccentric rock & roll." Now, the L.A.-based label that has helped launch such past and present garage, punk and psych-rock luminaries as The Gories, The Dirtbombs, Black Lips, Jay...

How Ace Hotel Resurrected One of DTLA's Most Spectacular Theaters (VIDEO)

Since opening just two years ago, the Theatre at Ace Hotel has quickly become one of the most beloved entertainment venues in downtown Los Angeles. The beautifully restored space, which first opened in 1927 as the flagship theater for Charlie Chaplin and Mary Pickford's United Artists film studio, has hosted...

Fanatics! We'll Be Playing a Lot of Cloudland Canyon This Month

[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 #370 05–01–16 Fanatic!...

Here Are More Prince Tribute Events, So You Won't Feel Alone in a World So Cold

It really has (purple) rained on Los Angeles since last week, and the downpour of sorrow and celebration since Prince's passing isn't drying up anytime soon. In fact, some of the best and most epic Prince nights are yet to come. With live shows and DJ sets by some of...

The 10 Best Bands From Long Beach

The city of Long Beach’s contributions to popular music will probably always be overshadowed by that of its big sister, L.A. Which is a shame, really. Of course there are the city’s two most famous musical denizens, Snoop Dogg and Sublime, who rep Long Beach hard in their songs. But...

Henry Rollins: While You Were at Coachella, I Was Stuck Behind Clinton's Motorcade

I like the Coachella Festival. For two weekends a year, it drains Los Angeles of a few cars, shortens lines in stores and teaches thousands of young people that dehydration is no joke. The idea of the festival is pretty insane. Drive hours into a very hot part of California...

The Story Behind the Planet's Most Influential Road Map of "Weird Music"

The "rabbit hole." Any music fan understands the concept right away, especially in these days of fast Internet streaming and the constant availability of anything. Someone mentions a song that sounds interesting, or you see an intriguing album cover, and off you go into the darkest depths of YouTube, starting...

What’s It Going to Take to Bring More Latino Artists to Coachella?

For Mexican artist Carla Morrison, a decade’s worth of blood, sweat, tears (especially tears) and hard work as an independent artist brought her to Coachella, where she played an early Friday afternoon set both weekends at the Outdoor Theatre. It was a literal dream come true for the Latin Grammy...

Sam Outlaw Is on a Mission to Make "Country Music That Doesn’t Suck"

Let’s get this out of the way: Sam Outlaw’s real name isn’t Sam Outlaw. The bills mailed to his Glendale apartment are addressed to “Sam Morgan.” “Outlaw” is a nom de guitar selected after he quit his ad-sales job to pursue his dream of making “country music that doesn’t suck.”...

Hard Summer 2016 Moves to Auto Club Speedway With Ice Cube, Major Lazer

After teasing fans all last week with a retro website and a 1-800 number, Hard Summer finally unveiled its 2016 lineup today. Ice Cube and Major Lazer, both fresh from appearances at Coachella, will headline the two-day music festival, with such other popular names in EDM, hip-hop and electronic music...

Lush's Postponed Roxy Reunion Show Was Worth the Wait

Reunion gigs, especially from bands absent for long periods of time, can all too often feel forced, driven by money or a need to recapture the glory days. But sometimes, even if those motivations are there, the chemistry is so good between the players that it doesn’t matter why they’ve...

How Stagecoach Became America's Most Successful Country Music Festival

Eric Church is eager to return to the desert sprawl of the 2016 Stagecoach Festival. He's just hoping that Mother Nature will try a little tenderness this year. The last time he came to Indio, she didn't exactly welcome him with open arms. "I'm looking forward to not playing in...

Unpopular Opinion: Hall and Oates Are the Ultimate Test of Whether You Have Any Taste

If you’re looking for a unifying theme for this column, here it is: It’s dedicated to exploring what one of my oldest and dearest friends calls “the uncanny valley of music.” I’ve mentioned it here before. For anyone who missed it, here’s how it works: Take a band like The...

When Did Rap Start Ruling Coachella?

In 2012, A$AP Rocky closed out Saturday night of Coachella in the Gobi tent. Considering he had only released his first mixtape, Deep Purple, the summer before, it was a plum set time for the Harlem rapper. Being a rap and Rocky lover, I was excited to see him perform...

The Date Farmers' Art Exposes the Economic Divide of Coachella

Few people are aware that there is more than one Coachella in existence. The first is the one many are already familiar with: the three-day music and art festival celebrated over two weekends in April that attracts thousands of people from across the world. The second is the one too...

Coachella Weekend Two Was Just a Giant Prince Party

Of all the iconic artists to leave us so far this year, the loss of Prince was perhaps the most shocking, and certainly the more honored at this year's second round of Coachella. For as little time as people had to process the news of his passing — Prince died the...

Coachella Finally Booked More Women This Year, and the Festival Was Better for It

Among the many artists making their Coachella debuts this year, Mavis Staples undoubtedly has the most storied résumé. As a solo artist and former member of The Staples Singers, the 76-year-old's powerful voice has graced over five decades of soul classics, including "I'll Take You There," "Let's Do It Again" and...

The Slow Death of Coachella's Local Vendor Economy

The sight of bacon-wrapped hot dogs sizzling atop metal trays, their fatty aroma intermingling with desert dust and the odor of dead grass, has been a familiar part of the Coachella Valley Music Festival for many years. But not this year. Where they once could be found along any entry...

Shit People Actually Said at Coachella Weekend Two

Every year, we travel out to the desert to capture the stories that make the Coachella experience so unique and infamous. Sometimes these tales are touching; other times, frustrating; but without a doubt, the crowd at Coachella is always hilarious. Here are 25 of the strangest, funniest, most memorable things...

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