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Black Female Guitarists Get Real About How the Music Industry Views Them

Why are black female guitarists and multi-instrumentalists still seen as such a rarity? One guitarist speaks to some others to get their thoughts.

If a Man in a Wolf Mask Starts Rapping at You, Don't Worry — It's Just The Koreatown Oddity

“Shit was crazy,” says Dominique Purdy, better known as The Koreatown Oddity. Cops were obsessively pulling him over for driving while black. And after his ride got towed, he was borrowing friends’ cars to keep his pizza-delivery job. The drama birthed a screenplay that he co-wrote called Driving While Black...

Fanatics! I Am Very Happy to Start Playing Tracks From Crystal Fairy

[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 #412 02-19–17 Fanatic!...

Which Wu-Tang Affiliate Cut Off His Own Penis? This Photo Should Clear Things Up

Marques "Andre Roxx" Johnson wants the world to know that, contrary to some bad reporting, he still has his joint.

How a Revelation at a Christmas Party Inspired Entrance's New Album

It all started with a Woody Guthrie and a simple insight: The best songs don't a lot of technology or other instruments to perform.

Henry Rollins: Ask Yourself What Side of History You Want to Be On

Right now is what Dr. King prepped you for. Maybe what we do in the next four years determines the rest of this century. Who wouldn’t want to be on the right side of that?

AMB Left the Hungarian Electronic Music Scene for L.A. and Hasn't Looked Back

Despite founding a music school of his hometown of Budapest, AMB ultimately felt Los Angeles was a better home for his bass-driven style of music.

Wanna Get a Tattoo From a Rock Star? Atreyu's Alex Varkatzas Is Open for Business

Most artists would settle for being the frontman of a longstanding successful hard rock band, but that wasn’t enough for Atreyu vocalist Alex Varkatzas. With Atreyu becoming more of a part-time project after returning from hiatus in 2014 and releasing Long Live the following year, Varkatzas decided to pursue a...

Drakeo Could Be L.A.'s Gucci Mane — and Not Just Because He's Currently Doing Time

Sheriff's deputies know him as Inmate 4872139. But soon, even they may know him by his rap name.

The Return of the Hellfire God: Arthur Brown Is Back and Still Crazy After 47 Years

The man behind The Crazy World of Arthur Brown explains where he's been since lighting himself on fire in 1969.

Psych-Folk Singer-Songwriter Globelamp Strives to Turn Her Struggles Into Art

After legal battles with her ex-boyfriend, Foxygen's Sam France, and online fights over Desert Daze, Globelamp is back to focusing on her music.

The 20 Greatest Saxophonists of All Time

It's considered by many to be music's sexiest instrument. Its versatile sound, so like a great singer's voice — sweetly seductive one moment, growling and blustery the next — has become virtually synonymous with the entire genre of jazz. Yet less than a century ago, the saxophone was considered a...

Punk Label SideOneDummy's New Home Will Double as a Pop-Up Shop

The venerable L.A. punk label's new headquarters, occupying a storefront in Glendale, will be open to the public for select events.

Should We Even Still Care About the Grammys?

Even Adele didn't think she should have won over Beyonce. So is it time for us to finally write off the self-proclaimed "music's biggest night"?

How His Grandfather's Death and Mexico City Inspired AJ Davila's New Sound

Working with producer Sergio Acosta of Zoe, the former Davila 666 frontman expanded his sound while not totally abandoning his punk-rock roots.

Jazz and R&B Singer Al Jarreau Dies at 76

The Grammy-winning jazz, R&B and pop singer passed away in Los Angeles in the early morning hours of Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017.

Adam Ant Is Back in Top Form on His Latest, Swashbuckling Tour

Adam Ant Fonda Theatre February 9, 2017 As illustrated by the enduring success of touring '80s acts such as The Cure, Culture Club and the like, and in the wake of losing icons like David Bowie and Prince, it seems we’ve come to a point in time where appreciation for...

Three Clubs' Marc Smith Sees a Hollywood Bar Scene Revival Coming

And he wants his bar, which just celebrated its 25th anniversary, to be at the heart of it.

Fanatics! Meatbodies, Ty Segall, Zig Zags — You Know This Show Is Gonna Be Good

[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 #411 02-12–17 Fanatic!...

If Beyonce Doesn't Sweep the Grammys, We're All Doomed

Not only does Queen Bey deserve to win big — America, this year of all years, needs her to win big.

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