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Party Picks of the Week: Black Cat Sex Cult, Audrey Napoleon's Birthday Bash

Spring is in the air, and a wicked weekend beckons with two tempting dance rituals you don’t want to miss. Friday: Black Cat Sex Cult melds the fetish-y fun of Black Unicorn with the pansexual playfulness of Miss Kitty’s Parlour for something new from the Boulet Brothers. Unlike the previous...

Fanatics! A Brand-New Song From VUM's Forthcoming Album, Cryptocrystalline

[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 KCRW.com for more information and to stream his show online, or peruse the Radio Notes archives to see past playlists.] RADIO BROADCAST #314 04–05–15 Fanatic!...

The David Lynch Tribute Show Was Stolen by... Duran Duran?

The Music of David Lynch The Theatre at the Ace Hotel April 1, 2015 David Lynch wants you to meditate. More importantly, he wants at-risk populations — kids in bad schools, soldiers with PTSD, victims of violence — to be able to meditate. Lynch, the beloved auteur, noted kook, revered...

System of a Down Push for Recognition of the Armenian Genocide

"A lot of my family on both sides was exterminated," System of a Down drummer John Dolmayan begins. "My great-grandfather was shot in front of his family. Women and children were killed. People were raped. Everything horrible you can imagine happened." Dolmayan calmly recites the laundry list of atrocities committed...

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

Be sure to check out our constantly updated concert calendar! Friday, April 3 TV on the Radio HOLLYWOOD PALLADIUM Three years in the making, TV on the Radio’s new album, Seeds, is a typically eclectic compendium of moods and styles. It’s also the Brooklyn band’s first full-length release since the...

Henry Rollins: I Like Records More Than People

[Look for your weekly fix from the one and only Henry Rollins right here every Thursday, and come back tomorrow for the awesomely annotated playlist for his Sunday KCRW broadcast.] People are a strange bunch. If you stare at them for a prolonged period, they sometimes get angry. If you look at...

Hear a New Track From Hellfyre Club's Nocando: "Renaissance Nigga"

Low End Theory co-founder, Hellfyre Club head, and sometime L.A. Weekly columnist Nocando is working on his next album, and so far the material he's releasing from it is pure fire. After creeping us out with the eerie visuals of his video for the menacing "3rd World Hustle (An American...

Kanye West Interrupts Kanye West Concert

Last night, Kanye West stormed the stage of downtown L.A.'s Nokia Theater, interrupting a Kanye West concert. The 37-year-old rapper grabbed the microphone from the 37-year-old rapper's hand during a performance of "FourFiveSeconds" and proclaimed, "Imma let you finish, but I got to say, Kanye, you need to respect artistry." The...

20 Crazy Stories From 20 Years of SideOneDummy

When Bill Armstrong and Joe Sib started SideOneDummy Records two decades ago, they were a two-man show operating out of a closet-sized office on Melrose Avenue. The pair of musicians-turned-label owners were surviving on bagels and coffee, aspiring to build a company where the bands came first and the fridge...

The Best Free Concerts to See in L.A. This April

Thursday, April 2 The Giving Tree Band, The Cerny Brothers PAPPY & HARRIET'S PIONEERTOWN PALACE Yeah, sure, we wish Pappy & Harriet's was just a little closer, but when they give us free shows like this? We can't really complain. Catch popular "new age outlaw" folk-rock act The Giving Tree Band...

Battle Rapper Daylyt's Trolling Antics Serve a Deeper Purpose

[An L.A. native, L.A. Weekly columnist Jeff Weiss edits Passion of the Weiss and hosts the Shots Fired podcast. Find him online at passionweiss.com, follow him on Twitter and also check out his archives.] There’s a thin line between trolling and genius. Whether it’s Odd Future or Lil B, the...

Brian Fest Was Great, But It Would Have Been Even Better With More Brian Wilson

Brian Fest Fonda Theatre March 30, 2015 At this point in his 50-plus-year career, Brian Wilson’s accomplishments need no introduction. His track record is almost second to none, as he’s managed to endure and become more appreciated over time for both his chart-topping hits and his more bizarre, experimental songs...

The Best Los Angeles Metal Shows to See in April

Thursday, April 2 Testament, Exodus House of Blues Hollywood Testament and Exodus have remained two of the most enduring acts from the ‘80s Bay Area thrash scene that lured Metallica away from Los Angeles at the start of their career. Testament’s most recent album, 2012’s Dark Roots of Earth, showcases...

Please Kill Me's Punk Historians Turn Their Attention to L.A. in the Late '60s

The oral history book — which gathers numerous voices to tell one story, usually of a pivotal time in pop culture — remains one of the most compelling forms of non-fiction. It's particularly illuminating when it comes to music. Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk by Legs McNeil...

Hear a New Track From Drug Cabin's Second Album in Three Months (PREMIERE)

Nathan Thelen had just returned from Los Angeles' Central Library when he hopped on the phone for this interview. Thelen goes to the library a lot. He starts talking about how, not too long ago, he saw a guy on the bottom level of the massive building playing tennis alone...

Scott Weiland Announces Death of His Guitarist, Jeremy Brown, Via Facebook

Jeremy Brown, guitarist for Scott Weiland and his backing band the Wildabouts, had died, according to a post on the rock frontman's Facebook page. Weiland had previously canceled a performance scheduled for Monday night at Bardot's popular School Night concert series, and later confirmed Brown's passing as the cause of...

Burgerama Is All Grown Up

Burgerama typically draws a pretty motley crew, but most attendees usually fall somewhere along the spectrum of blue-mohawked, tie-dyed, and skater bros. For the past three years, the festival has stayed loyal to acts like White Fence, Black Lips and FIDLAR, with tons of the same bands appearing and then...

The Seven Stages of Losing My EDM Festival Virginity

[Editor's Note: This past weekend, our colleagues at our sister publications Miami New Times and New Times Broward covered all the action at Ultra, one of the country's biggest EDM festivals. This report is from New Times Broward music editor and EDM festival virgin Ryan Pfeffer.] Downtown Miami’s 32-acre Bayfront...

Scott Weiland on His Hard-Rocking New Album and STP: "I Wish Them Well"

“No, you know, I don’t think about STP. Actually the only time it enters my mind is when I get a check.” That’s Scott Weiland’s answer when asked if the decidedly rock direction on his new solo album had anything to do with wanting to remind Stone Temple Pilots —...

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

Be sure to check out our constantly updated concert calendar! Monday, March 30 Brian Fest THE FONDA THEATRE One can never celebrate the music of Beach Boys mastermind Brian Wilson enough, and tonight’s benefit for the Jameson Neighborhood Fund offers another chance to marvel over his mini surf-pop symphonies through...

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