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Radio's Not Dead Yet: KROQ Flexes Its Muscle With Big Almost Acoustic Lineup

It was striking to see how many attendees at KROQ's annual Christmas show were under 25. Do any of them even still listen to radio? Does it even matter?

Scott Radinsky Juggles Pro Baseball With Singing in a Punk Band

Barely a month after the end of baseball, Scott Radinsky's punk band Pulley is back with their sixth album, No Change in the Weather.

The Negro Problem's Stew and Heidi Return to L.A. With a Bold New Musical

Mark Stewart, aka Stew, and his musical partner Heidi Rodewald return to their hometown to perform their new James Baldwin celebration for four nights.

10 Paranoid Acid House Bangers Alex Jones Would Bump in the Apocalypse

Is Alex Jones really a secret bedroom dance music producer? If so, here's what he's probably cranking in his underground bunker right now.

Iheartcomix's L.A. Gives Back Homeless Benefit Looks Like the Party of the Year

Brownies + Lemonade, Ham on Everything, Emo Nite LA, Space Yacht, Late Night Laggers, Free Grilled Cheese and Restless Nites are joining forces to help the homeless and throw the rager of all ragers.

In the Wake of the Oakland Tragedy, a Celebration of L.A. DIY Spaces Goes On

“DIY Lives," a two-day event at Non Plus Ultra, will feature a panel discussion among some of L.A.'s own DIY venue operators, including Jim Smith of the Smell and Pauline Lay of Pehrspace, plus a screening of a documentary about closed Brooklyn DIY space Death by Audio.

Fanatics! I Am Back in Los Angeles for Shows at Largo — and on Your Radio, Too

[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 #402 12-11-16 Fanatic!...

SoCal Deadheads Are a Thing — Here's How They Spent Their Thanksgiving

Since 2005, SoCal Deadheads have gathered on Thanksgiving to play some tunes with local Grateful Dead tribute band Cubensis and support a good cause.

Veteran Saxophone "Honker" Big Jay McNeely Can Still Blow Them Away

The veteran rhythm and blues sax man, now 89, looks back on a career that started with "Deacon's Hop" and is still going strong with a new album.

Henry Rollins: Burning Punk-Rock Artifacts Is Not Punk Rock

Joe Corré might think he taught everyone a lesson in what punk’s all about, but all he did was show off his hypocrisy and massive ego.

Sad Is the New Happy: How Emo Nite Became L.A.'s Biggest Sing-Along Party

The promoters behind the monthly event formerly known as Taking Back Tuesday have turned the emo revival into a rave-like simulation of a real concert and created a sadness ecosystem.

The Beyoncé/Adele Grammy Showdown: For the Recording Academy, It's No Contest

The Beyonce/Adele Grammy showdown can be framed in any number of ways — black versus white, British versus American, adult contemporary versus R&B — and, most importantly, old business models versus new ones.

Update: 100% Silk Artists Cherushii and Nackt Among Confirmed Victims of Ghost Ship Fire

A tearful Brown told L.A. Weekly that she was "blind-sided" by the tragedy, but defended the use of DIY spaces as vital to the underground dance music community.

Skid Row's Sebastian Bach on His New Memoir and Having Sex to His Own Music

The soulfulness of Sebastian Bach’s new memoir caught me off-guard. It's not that 18 and Life on Skid Row is short on debauchery. Having threesomes with strippers at age 15, rocking stadiums by his early 20s with Skid Row on Guns N’ Roses’ Use Your Illusion tour, doing mounds of...

Dumbfoundead Isn't a "Crazy Activist" — He's Just Calling Out Asian Stereotypes

The Korean-American rapper born Jonathan Park reached his widest audience yet with his clever, Hollywood-skewering "Safe." Now he's following that up with a career-best album, We Might Die.

Update: Death Toll Now Stands at 36 in Oakland Warehouse Fire

The fire broke out in a warehouse converted into an artists' studio and DIY event space called the Oakland Ghost Ship, during a party featuring artists from 100% Silk, a Silver Lake-based record label.

Punk Legend Don Bolles Is Definitely Not One to Rest on His Laurels

With more restless energy than musicians half his age, the former member of The Germs and 45 Grave juggles a dizzying array of bands, DJ nights and collaborations.

10 Classic Emo Songs for People Who Don't Know Shit About Emo

It's not all about the angst and the eyeliner, as these songs from My Chemical Romance, Rites of Spring and eight other emo bands make clear. (Well, OK, maybe it's about the angst.)

Unpopular Opinion: Get a Grip–Era Aerosmith Is Actually Pretty Great

I get that it’s fashionable to shit all over '70s rock bands who persisted in the '80s. But the more I look at what Aerosmith did from Permanent Vacation to Get a Grip, the more I’m impressed.

DJ, Manager and Mom Heidi Lawden Does It Her Way

With an unconventional career path and family unit, British transplant Heidi Lawden is claiming her rightful place as one of L.A.'s most gifted DJs — right up there with her longtime partner and ex, DJ Harvey.

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