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Archived Since:March 20, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Thundercat, Moses Sumney, & Jonwayne - Echoplex - 12/5/13

10 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Play

Thundercat, Moses Sumney, & Jonwayne Echoplex 12/5/13 The Echoplex sold out last night, on the basis of a button hammering beat junkie turned rapper, a soulful singer/songwriter, and a virtuosi...

Jenni Rivera: L.A. Spots to Remember Her

10 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Play

Before her death last year, Dolores Janney "Jenni" Rivera, was one of the best-selling regional Mexican artists of her generation. The scrappy tomboy daughter of Mexican immigrants came from d...

Party Pick of the Week: Jiggle and Jingle

10 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Play

Hayworth Theatre 2511 Wilshire Blvd., Westlake, Fri., Dec. 6-Mon., Dec. 9, After-parties at 3 Clubs, 1123 N. Vine St., Hlywd. Skinny's Lounge 4923 Lankershim Blvd., N. Hlywd., Tues., Dec. 10,...

The Best Concerts to See in L.A. This Weekend

10 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Play

Don't forget to check our constantly-updated Los Angeles Concert Calendar Friday, December 6 Papa EL REY The band is named Papa, but really it's founder Darren Weiss' baby -- the one constan...

Macklemore - Staples Center - 12/4/13

11 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Play

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Staples Center 12/4/13 When Macklemore and Ryan Lewis last headlined a show in Los Angeles, in October 2012, they played the Fonda Theater. But by March they had filled t...

The 10 Best Metal Albums of 2013

11 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Play

This past year had just about everything when it came to metal: Pioneers making monumental comebacks, bands taking huge risks progressing their sound, and groups stripping things down to bare bo...

The Melody of the Mexican Drug War

11 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Play

Narco Cultura opens with three young boys sitting outside the yellow police tape of a drug-related murder scene in Juarez, Mexico. The boys relate how they watched hooded killers unload their pi...

Henry Rollins: A Bloody Mess

11 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Play

[Look for your weekly fix from the one and only Henry Rollins right here on West Coast Sound every Thursday, and come back tomorrow for the awesomely annotated playlist for his Sunday KCRW broadca...

The Hardcore Way to Give Back This Christmas

11 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Play

"People look twice when five giant dudes wearing punk t-shirts show up in a van full of toys," says Nathan Rebolledo. For the past three years, SOS Booking, which Rebolledo runs with his frien...

Beyonce - Staples Center - December 3, 2013

11 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Play

Beyonce Staples Center December 3, 2013 Better than: The Super Bowl halftime show Many different incarnations of Beyonce performed at the Staples Center last night. There was Beyonce the nau...

Why the Hell Did Bad Religion Make a Christmas Album?

11 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Play

Every winter our mailbox overfloweth with Christmas albums, from exceedingly unlikely sources. But a disc of traditional Christmas songs, on Epitaph, from L.A. punk icons Bad Religion? That's dow...

R. Kelly's Black Panties, Reviewed Using Baby Animal GIFs

11 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Play

[Editor's Note: In his column Serrano Time, award-winning scribe and goofball Shea Serrano writes about his life and times.] Here's what you need to know about Robert Sylvester Kelly: He's the fu...

Chris Alfaro Is a DJ, Restaurateur and Psychedelic Enthusiast

11 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Play

[Editor's note: Weekly scribe Jeff Weiss's column, "Bizarre Ride," appears on West Coast Sound every Wednesday. His archives are available here.] See also: R&B Singer Anderson Paak Has a Curio...

This Is My Favorite Song, But I Don't Understand It

11 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Play

Tonight at the Bootleg, Seattle literary-rockers The Long Winters perform their classic 2003 work When I Pretend to Fall in its entirety. They are a very important band because they are a very...

Here's Some Amazing Drum Machine Porn

11 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Play

In the early 1990s, Boston producer Joe Mansfield made hits for rappers Ed O.G. & Da Bulldogs. His instrument? The Akai ASQ10 sequencer. As his disography advanced, he began accumulating machine...

Macklemore Reflects on the Biggest Year of His Life

11 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Play

By Vanessa QuilantanYou might not have been familiar with him early last year, but in the time since Macklemore's album with Ryan Lewis, The Heist, dropped in October 2012, he's become a househol...

The Story of Buck Owens, Told By Buck Owens

11 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Play

The recently-published Buck Em'!: The Autobiography of Buck Owens feels like sharing a pint of whiskey with rascal charmer, who had 21 #1 hits and his song "Act Naturally" covered by The Beatles....

Is It Ok To Be Your Own Pretend Manager?

11 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Play

Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publici...

Columnist Andrew Youssef Passes Away

11 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Play

Andrew Youssef, the writer-photographer whose valiant battle against colon cancer he documented for us in his "Last Shot" column, passed away peacefully this weekend surrounded by family and frie...

Taylor Swift Read My Article About Her

11 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Play

I never set out to be a music journalist. If it hadn't been for a bizarre series of events -- including, um, the urging of Taylor Swift -- you wouldn't be reading this now. It happened like thi...

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