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Punk Band Neighborhood Brats Are Back and Only Slightly Less Bratty

Neighborhood Brats singer Jenny Angelillo doesn't want to talk about being compared to Black Flag. Instead, she jokes her "destiny" is to become Youth of Today frontman Ray Cappo. Angelillo is back home in East Oakland — "the part where it starts to get sketchy" — after a 10-day stint...

Lynn Goldsmith Takes Amazing Photos of Rock Stars — And No Shit From Any of Them

“This book is dedicated to the person who told me getting married and having children was not for every girl.” This loving dedication and bit of sage advice (from the author's mother) begins the odyssey that is Rock and Roll Stories, photographer Lynn Goldsmith’s gorgeous photo book and memoir of...

10 Sexy Valentine's Day Date Nights for Music Fans

When it comes to Valentine’s Day, L.A. music lovers of all sorts have plenty of options this special holiday. Even if you're a hater with a broken heart or into just treating yourself to a night out, we got you covered. Here are 10 different musical options for whatever your...

How to Shop for Classical Music on Vinyl

So, you’ve decided to nerd up your record collection and expand your aural palette by getting into classical music on vinyl? Awesome! But where to start? The good news is that high-quality classical vinyl is relatively easy to find. The great news is that learning the basics of how to...

The Hi Hat Hopes to Be the Live Music Venue Highland Park Has Long Needed

Last week, on Thursday, Jan. 28, L.A.'s latest live music venue quietly made its debut with the Honkytonk Hacienda, a country music night normally held at El Cid. The show went down with little fanfare, as did the live music over the next two nights.. But after more than six...

At a Geneva Jacuzzi Show, You Might Get Smothered by a Giant Tentacle

The large living room inside aging artist compound and performance space HM157 is packed. We stand with fingernail-sized spaces between faces and the backs of heads, inhaling the scent of strangers' party sweat as Geneva Jacuzzi takes the stage. It's almost impossible to see her. In fact, it's hard to...

Fanatics! A Double Dose of Lemmy and More New Music From In the Red 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 #358 02–07–16 Fanatic!...

Earth, Wind and Fire Founder Maurice White Dead at 74

Maurice White, founder of the influential band Earth, Wind and Fire, died in Los Angeles early Thursday morning, the band's publicist has confirmed. He was 74 and had long suffered from Parkinson's disease. A Memphis native, White's music career began in Chicago in the late 1950s when he was still...

Which Electronic Music Scene Is Cooler, L.A.'s or Berlin's? A New Event Explores Both

Almost 6,000 miles and two languages separate Berlin from Los Angeles. But in this century, they have a lot in common, besides sharing the vague, diplomatic title of Sister Cities. The past decade has seen a rise in both cities’ reputations as places to be if you are a young...

Which Electronic Music Scene Is Cooler, L.A.'s or Berlin's? A New Festival Says "Both" (Sort Of)

Almost 6,000 miles and two languages separate Berlin from Los Angeles. But in this century, they have a lot in common, besides sharing the vague, diplomatic title of Sister Cities. The past decade has seen a rise in both cities’ reputations as places to be if you are a young...

Top 9 February Nightlife Picks: More Bowie, Rhondavous, Edwardian Ball and Dre Day

February may be a short month, but as far as club and party events go, it’s huge! Promoters are still celebrating David Bowie this month (check here for a couple more yet to occur), while Valentine's Day brings some sexy spectacles to the club scene, and a new club venue...

Henry Rollins: In Warsaw, I Wanted to See How Cold I Could Get and Still Function

In Warsaw, Poland. It’s a Friday and, for some reason, there is no show tonight. I got here from Brussels a few hours ago. Road manager Ward had been looking forward to this part of the tour for weeks. The man is on a mission to find records by famous...

This History Professor Just Might Be the Hardest-Working Man in Metal

Guitarist/vocalist Justin Smith — previously featured in L.A. Weekly’s People issue in 2013 — gets straight to the point when discussing the inspiration behind his grindcore outfit Graf Orlock’s new album, Crime Traveler. “The idea of a Canadian assassin traveling back in time to assassinate key American figures so that Canada...

If It Weren't for Jon Bunch, I Wouldn't Be a Music Journalist

Similar to the other 3,542 Facebook friends Jon Bunch had, yesterday I learned through social media that the former Reason to Believe, Sense Field and Further Seems Forever singer had passed away. I read the post, then re-read the post, thinking it couldn't be true. I had been awake since...

To See L.A.'s Best Hip-Hop Shows, You'll Have to Drive to Orange County

Santa Ana will never be mistaken for southwest Atlanta, but tonight is as close as it’ll ever get. On a cold Thursday in January, a rowdy, all-ages mob of a thousand Orange County kids chants, bounces, sweats and yelps the most popular hooks and deep cuts of ATLien anti-gravity agent...

Unpopular Opinion: Huey Lewis & the News' Sports Is a Perfect Album

When it comes to the Amoeba Music dollar bin, there are a lot of deals to be had. Last time, I talked about my love of Gordon Lightfoot, but there’s another gem I want to discuss today. I’m talking about Huey Lewis and that hard-rocking unit he calls “The News.”...

Dance Music Producer Eric Prydz's Debut Album Has Been in the Making for 10 Years

It’s mid-­afternoon on a Friday in West Hollywood and a few dozen thirtysomethings congregate atop a rooftop off Sunset to mingle and welcome Pete Tong to the inaugural stateside broadcast of his BBC Radio 1 show. From Tong's vantage point, it’s a sea of monochromatic clothing and gelled undercuts fluttering...

Hear New Albums From Justin Smith's Graf Orlock and Ghostlimb (PREMIERE)

Guitarist/vocalist Justin Smith — previously featured in L.A. Weekly’s People issue in 2013 — gets straight to the point when discussing the inspiration behind his grindcore outfit Graf Orlock’s new album, Crime Traveler. “The idea of a Canadian assassin traveling back in time to assassinate key American figures so that Canada...

New Desert Generator Festival Coming to Pappy and Harriet's in April

For anyone who grew up on '90s rock, the generator parties of California's low desert communities — towns like Palm Desert, Indio and Joshua Tree — are the stuff of legend. The infamous renegade events, held far off-road in the canyons and washes of the Mojave, are where bands like...

What's Next for the Former Interscope Affiliate That Helped Launch Lady Gaga and Feist?

The Cherrytree Music Company has long occupied a privileged position in the music business. It's a boutique operation — a recording, publishing and management company boasting an "artist-friendly" business philosophy and a roster of forward-thinking stars such as Robyn and Feist. But until recently it also had a foot in...

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