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Love's Forever Changes May Be the Greatest Album Ever Made in L.A.

Fifty years after its release, Arthur Lee's masterpiece remains your favorite rock band's favorite album — even if most people have still never heard it.

Brain Surgery Stole Tokimonsta's Ability to Make Music. Here's How She Got It Back

And then, just two months later, began work on the best album of her career, the just-released "Lune Rouge."

Pete Tong's "Grown-Up Rave With an Orchestra" Comes to the Hollywood Bowl

The British dance music legend reimagines the classic songs of Ibiza lore with a full orchestral concert at the Hollywood Bowl this month.

The 10 Greatest One-Hit Wonders of the Hair Metal Era

Do you remember these immortal songs from Vinnie Vincent Invasion, Trixster, Jetboy, Kix, Steelheart, Bang Tango and Tora Tora?

Lincoln Heights Arts Space HM157 Says Goodbye to Co-Founder Charon Nogues

After 10 years running the Victorian house turned DIY venue in Lincoln Heights, Nogues is moving back to her native Detroit to focus more on her own artistic endeavors.

Pity Party (Girls Club) Are Blowing Up Out of the Inland Empire Backyard Scene

The punk/emo trio from Rancho Cucamonga graduates this week to playing Tropicalia, their first major festival — alongside several other bands from the I.E.'s thriving, under-the-radar DIY scene.

Allah-Las Dug Deep for Unexpected Tunes on Their New Covers EP

On their new four-song EP, "Covers #1," the L.A. garage-rockers cover some truly deep cuts and, in doing so, hint at expanding their sound.

Hollywood Bowl's Food Vendors Go All-Vegetarian for Morrissey

The famously PETA-supporting, anti-meat-eating singer has asked past venues to ban meat from his shows, with mixed results.

Fanatics! I Broke Out Some of My Personal Favorites for This Show

This Sunday on KCRW, Henry is back with music from Wire, Einstürzende Neubauten, Iggy Pop, David Lynch and more.

Henry Rollins: Halloween in the Philippines Can Get a Little Weird

Did you know wearing Halloween costumes can lead to demonic possession? Neither did Henry, until his recent visit to Manila.

Free From Dr. Luke, Kesha Is a More Powerful Pop Star Than Ever

But she's still not above spitting beer on her fans and stage diving — which made her triumphant tour-ending set at the Palladium all the more satisfying.

Private Investors Are Buying Up Music Royalties — and Many Songwriters Are Eager to Sell

A company called Royalty Exchange is enabling songwriters to auction off their back catalogs to private investors, often for ample sums.

Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde Is Getting a 25th Anniversary Deluxe Re-Release

The Pharcyde's 1992 classic debut will be reissued Nov. 17 in LP, CD and cassette formats, remastered with bonus material and liner notes by L.A. Weekly columnist Jeff Weiss.

Highland Park's Lodge Room Hopes to Compete With L.A.'s Best Music Venues

"I see us being right up there with Teragram and Troubadour and Bootleg and Echo," says talent buyer Kyle Wilkerson, who will run the new venue with his Sid the Cat partner Brandon Gonzalez.

Miya Folick Will Bust Every Stereotype You Have of Actors Turned Musicians

Plenty of actors dabble in music, but Folick ditched her acting career entirely to transform herself into a singer-songwriter with a powerful presence.

R.I.P. Mike Hudson, Pagans Founder, Muckraker and Punk to the End

The influential but often-overlooked singer, writer and journalist, who moved from Cleveland to L.A. in 2011, was known for seminal punk anthems like "Dead End America" and his memoir, "Diary of a Punk."

How "Fuck It" Singer Eamon Came Back as an Old-School Soul Crooner

On his first album in over a decade, "Golden Rail Motel," the infamous "Fuck It" singer sounds reborn — maybe because, after overcoming addiction and label woes, he is.

The 10 Best Bars in Los Angeles, From Our 2017 Best of L.A. Issue

Our favorite places to drink in Los Angeles, from the dives (Gold Diggers, Harold's Place) to the swanky joints (Walker Inn, Black Rabbit Rose).

Drummer Patty Schemel Recalls Her First Meeting With Courtney Love (Book Excerpt)

In an exclusive excerpt from her new memoir, "Hit So Hard," Schemel describes the audition that led to her joining Hole and becoming close friends with Courtney Love and Kurt Cobain.

The 13 Most Satanic Metal Bands

Behemoth, Deicide and 11 more bands who make evil music with a message — that message often being, "Hail, Satan!"

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