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For Michael Stock, Running Part Time Punks Is a Full-Time Passion

The founder of the popular Sunday night club at the Echoplex, renowned for its Bowie and Smiths tribute night, looks back on 12 years of keeping post-punk alive and kicking.

Flogging Molly's Dave King Looks Back on His Celtic Rock Band's L.A. Roots

In an Irish bar on Fairfax in 1993, a former heavy metal singer named Dave King met his future wife and formed his future band: Celtic rockers Flogging Molly.

Fanatics! I Missed Omar Souleyman Live, but You Shouldn't

This Sunday on KCRW, Henry presents a brand-new show with music from Omar Souleyman, Guerilla Toss, Thee Oh See, Kid Congo and more.

Why Aren't There More Events Catering to L.A.'s Black LGBT Community?

“We have become a gay mecca for a lot of people of color," says Sean/Milan, the social enterprise program manager for REACH LA. "It's a place where people can go and be safe and be themselves.” This Saturday, May 27, REACH LA (Realistic Education in Action Coalition to Foster Health),...

Ozomatli Reimagine Classic Mexican Songs as Reggae Jams

The multicultural, multi-genre L.A. legends return with an album that reimagines "La Bamba" and "Besame Mucho" with Jamaican riddims.

Henry Rollins: My Parents Gave Me Existence, but Punk Rock Gave Me Life

I identified so deeply with the records of The Clash and The Ramones and how they made me feel that they became part of me. I can never pay that back.

Bassnectar's Is Ready to Drop Some Bass (and Some Silence) at Lightning in a Bottle

The Bay Area DJ/producer talks Trump, festival sound systems, and that time he and Trent Reznor messed up each other's sets.

The Ultimate List of Free Summer Concerts in L.A.

Summer's here and that means free music is returning to the Getty, Santa Monica Pier, LACMA and dozens of other venues throughout our awesome city.

War's Lonnie Jordan Explains That Time He Supposedly Punched Out Jim Morrison

The funk-rock band's sole remaining original member is full of amazing stories about sharing the stage with everyone from Jimi Hendrix to Bill Clinton.

The Broad's Summer Happenings Series Returns With Xiu Xiu, Devendra Banhart

Miho Hatori, A Place to Bury Strangers and Zebra Katz are among the many other exciting artists slated to perform at the Broad's monthly summer event series.

Hearing Brandon Boyd Sing at KROQ's Weenie Roast Just Made Me an Incubus Fan

I was never much into Incubus but after hearing them live — especially Boyd's powerful vocals — I'm a fan.

Yes, L.A. Has Lost Many of Its Jazz Clubs — but Other Venues Are Stepping In

At the Bootleg in Echo Park and ETA in Highland, jazz is finding two new, unconventional homes in Los Angeles.

10 Summer Jams You'll Be Sick Of by Labor Day

Admit it: You'll be bumping these tracks all summer. Then, by Sept. 4, you'll never want to hear them again.

Fatalities Reported at Ariana Grande Concert

Local police said in a statement "there are a number of confirmed fatalities" at Manchester Arena as one or two explosions rocked the venue in England during an Ariana Grande concert on the evening of Monday, May 22. Police also reported multiple injuries. Other reports, including one from NBC News,...

Xe Davis Is Working to Make L.A.'s DIY Community Safer and Less Sexist

The NYC transplant and one-half of the group Gun/Her talks about sexism and sexual assault in underground communities, and what needs to happen to make spaces safer.

Is The Joshua Tree Bigger Than U2? That's How It Felt Saturday at the Rose Bowl

In a performance that felt almost gracious, stripped of any rock-star posturing, U2 embraced the music of an album they've spent much of their career running away from.

The Delirians and The Steady 45s Are Bringing East L.A. Ska to the World

Back from their recent "Ska From the Ghetto" European tour, the two bands reflect on their music's growing popularity abroad.

He's the Saddest Dancer: In Praise of Sad Dance Jams

From Wolfsheim and Human League to Robyn and Madonna, the best dance music artists have always understood that the dance floor is a great place to work out sadness, loneliness and anxiety.

After Two Years of Wandering, Girlpool Are Back Home and Still Keeping It DIY

Harmony Tividad and Cleo Tucker are back from a two-year stint on the East Coast with a new album, "Powerplant," and renewed appreciation for the DIY scene where they got their start.

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