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Here's What It Was Like to Be a Female Rocker in the Sexist '80s Hair Metal Scene

Members of Femme Fatale, Poison Dollys, Precious Metal and Phantom Blue look back at the days when dudes dressed like ladies — and ladies couldn't get radio play.

Only Dwight Yoakam Would Call a Bluegrass Album Swimmin' Pools, Movie Stars

Ahead of a show with punk legends X, the singer-songwriter reflects on what it means to carry the torch for Golden State country music.

Celebrated Brooklyn Music Venue Zebulon Is Coming to Frogtown

The Williamsburg venue, which closed in 2012, will be resurrected by its original owners, with help from local artists including Mia Doi Todd, in Frogtown this April.

Miami's Ultra Music Festival 2017 Was Strangely Apolitical

Perhaps because of political fatigue, festivalgoers stuck to dancing all weekend long, leaving their ideologies at home.

The Reykjavik Festival Is Basically Coachella for Fans of Icelandic Music

Bjork, Sigor Ros, Mum, Olof Arnalds, Johann Johannsson and many more will grace Walt Disney Concert Hall over the next several weeks.

Why Is Icelandic Music So Fascinating? Conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen Explains

The L.A. Phil's conductor laureate on Iceland's unique place in modern music, working with Sigur Rós, and his love of Foo Fighters.

One Year Later, a Beloved DJ's Death Has United a Scene

On March 25, 2016, Nicholas "Pumpkin" Alvarado was killed in a car accident. At a party on the anniversary of his death, it was clear how much his spirit continues to inspire friends and fans.

Guy Gerber and DJ Harvey Bring Their Rumors Party Back to Chinatown

One of the biggest (and only) dance music street parties in Los Angeles returns this Saturday, April 1.

Kim Anh Looks Beyond the "Bro-ification" of Electronic Music and Nightlife

Ten years ago, Kim Anh was young gay woman and music lover who’d moved from New York to Los Angeles to work in music for TV. She loved club life, but when she went out in this city, she found herself feeling totally isolated. The DJ/musician, who got her start...

Quetzal Urge Artists in the Era of Trump: "Say Something That Means Something"

On their latest album, "The Eternal Getdown," the son jarocho-influenced East L.A. band strives to go beyond mere protest music.

Fanatics! I Am Working With In the Red on a Special Record Store Day Release

Mark your calendars: April 22 is Record Store Day. Until then, enjoy another great KCRW set from the one and only Henry Rollins.

For Venezuelan Rockers La Vida Bohème, La Lucha ("The Struggle") Continues

Henry D'Arthenay sits in the living room of his new apartment in Mexico City, thousands of miles away from his hometown of Caracas, Venezuela. We're a few weeks shy of four years when the singer/guitarist for Latin rock group La Vida Bohème spent two hours with me on Skype, explaining the massive...

Punk-Rock Power Couple The Dollyrots Make Married Life Look Awesome

With a three-year-old and a four-month-old in tour, Kelly Ogden and Luis Cabezas are back on the road in support of their latest, Whiplash Splash.

Henry Rollins: America Is Not Designed to Be a Nation of Healthy People

America is simply not designed for a great majority of the population to be healthy. There's too much profit to be made from people staying sick.

How Adam22 Turned His BMX Podcast Into Essential Listening for Rap Fans

On his No Jumper podcast, Adam Grandmaison has discovered a Howard Stern–like gift for coaxing information out of rappers.

A New Kind of Latin Alternative Music Is Breaking Down Old Barriers in L.A. and Beyond

The broad-based genre once marketed as "Latin alternative" isn't just for Latinos anymore.

How Hip-Hop Therapy Is Helping Young Rappers Improve Their Mental Health

And thanks to rappers like Kid Cudi, Chance the Rapper, Ill Camille, Big Sean and Isaiah Rashad, mental health is becoming less of a taboo subject in the black community.

FYF Announces 2017 Lineup With Missy Elliott, Bjork, Frank Ocean, Nine Inch Nails

A Tribe Called Quest, Iggy Pop, Erykah Badu, Solange and Anderson.Paak are among the other confirmed acts.

Wild Honey Orchestra Performs Classic Albums to Benefit Autism Research

Jackson Browne, Beach Boys lyricist Van Dyke Parks and The Pogues’ Cait O’Riordan are among the numerous musicians joining the Wild Honey Orchestra on March 25 at the Alex Theatre in Glendale to pay tribute to The Band and raise money for the Autism Think Tank. One of The Band’s...

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