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These Custom Guitars at the NAMM Show Will Blow Your Mind

Wanna buy a mermaid guitar? How about one made out of old skateboards? The custom guitar-makers at NAMM have something for everyone — but it'll cost you.

The Night on Broadway Festival Has Become One of L.A.'s Best Free Events

Where else can you visit six historic DTLA theaters, take in live music and visual art, and participate in a silent disco and "chessboxing" — all for free?

Bassnectar, Bonobo, Richie Hawtin, Rufus du Sol Headline Lightning in a Bottle 2017

The arts and music festival returns this Memorial Day weekend with another packed lineup of house, techno and underground electronic sounds.

This Video Is Why You Should Go See Kristeen Young at the Hi Hat (PREMIERE)

The singer-songwriter-keyboardist wraps up her Tuesday night residency in Highland Park with shows on Jan. 24 and Jan. 31.

At Dragapalooza, RuPaul's Drag Race Stars Rock Out With a Live Band

There's zero lip-syncing at this show, which features a full rock band backing drag stars Courtney Act, Derrick Barry and Sharon Needles among others.

The 20 Worst Supergroups Of All Time

Too often, supergroups are less than the sum of their parts. These 20 underwhelm the most.

Superstar DJ Keoki Arrested After Man Fatally Overdosed in His NYC Apartment

Superstar DJ Keoki, who spent a lot of time in Los Angeles, was arrested after a TV producer died of a suspected drug overdose in New York, according to those who know him.

The Brief but Important Run of MFD, an Underground Party Space Done Right

Co-hosts Thomas Klepper and Josh Clark reflect on what their parties such a success — and why they eventually had to stop.

Fanatics! Record Store Day, Red Red Krovvy and Other Reasons Not to Dread 2017

[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 for more information and to stream his show online, or peruse the Radio Notes archives to see past playlists.] RADIO BROADCAST #408 01-22–17 Fanatic!...

Paul Oakenfold Unveils "Generations," His Look Back at 30 Years of Dance Music

The legendary British DJ's latest project includes a three-disc compilation spanning three decades and a worldwide tour combining turntables with today's DJ technology.

How One Mixtape (and a Riot) Changed the Course of American Rave Culture

DJ/producer turned documentary filmmaker Wade Randolph Hampton recalls when a Scott Hardkiss tape inspired the birth of his legendary party crew, CPU101.

Henry Rollins: Obama Gave Us Eight Years of Chess. Get Ready for Four Years of Checkers

If there was ever a reason to improve the country’s educational systems, just look at where your country is right now. It’s not an intellectually agile majority that got us here.

Skyrocketing Security Costs Threaten the Santa Monica Pier Twilight Concert Series

Public safety and security costs have increased nearly twentyfold at the popular free summer concerts since 2013, forcing the city of Santa Monica to consider scaling back or ending the series

Lizzo Is Helping Her Fans Feel "Good as Hell," Even on Trump's Inauguration Day

The Minneapolis rapper-singer, now based in L.A., booked her Jan. 20 show at the Echoplex months before the election. But now it feels a little extra meaningful.

Searching for Jim Morrison's Ghost in Gentrified Venice

Surviving Doors members Robby Krieger and John Densmore recall the long-gone days of bohemian Venice, when an ocean-view apartment cost $75 a month.

The Grateful Generation Parties With a Purpose (and Mermaids)

After tiring of throwing more conventional Hollywood parties for the likes of Hugh Hefner, promoter Christoper Jackson turned his attention to the underground scene.

Every Tool Song, Ranked

An insanely deep dive into the prog-metal giants' insanely deep catalog, from the throwaways (sorry, purists) to the classics.

Problem Is From Compton, but His Music Reps All of California (and the L.A. Rams)

The creator of L.A. Rams theme song "My Squad" loves bringing together elements of Bay Area and South Central hip-hop.

Unpopular Opinion: David Bowie Wasn't an Innovator

From T. Rex to Roxy Music to The Pixies, David Bowie was never shy about stealing ideas from the real vanguard artists and making them his own.

Underrated '80s Rockers Bang Tango Return to the Sunset Strip

"We were misplaced," frontman and sole remaining original member Joe Leste says of his band's short-lived run at the tail end of the hair metal era.

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