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Friday, April 17 2015

Tyler, The Creator: Cherry Bomb

Cherry Bomb is the first time in a long time that we’ve gotten to see Tyler grow up at all, but is it too much to ask for this 24-year-old man to mature a little faster?


Tuesday, April 7 2015

José James: Yesterday I Had the Blues: The Music of Billie Holiday

Forgoing a more exploratory route, José James delivers a set of pleasantly predictable Billie Holiday covers.


Friday, April 3 2015

Chuck Prophet - “Tell Me Anything (Turn to Gold)” (video) (Premiere)

In his latest music video, Chuck Prophet goes a little noir -- and gets a lot of ketchup on him.


Wednesday, March 11 2015

Howls - “White Noise” (video) (Premiere)

The waifish vocals and electronic pulse of CHVRCHES meets a rock sensibility with the latest by the Los Angeles outfit Howls, "White Noise".


Tuesday, March 10 2015

The Show Ponies - “Run for Your Life” (video) (Premiere)

Watch the Show Ponies take their blend of old-timey folk and pop harmony to the hills of southern California with "Run for Your Life".


Tuesday, February 24 2015

Kill My Coquette - “3rd & Bonnie Brae” (video) (Premiere)

The Los Angeles rock 'n' roll outfit Kill My Coquette brings Breaking Bad and Scarface actor Steven Bauer on for their latest music video, "3rd & Bonnie Brae", an examination of the seedy side of Los Angeles.


Monday, November 3 2014

Jenny Lewis Channels Donna Summer in Live Video

Jenny Lewis has a new album out and is making the publicity rounds.


Wednesday, June 11 2014

Eve Babitz, with Los Angeles at Her Feet

As the cynosure of the counterculture, Eve Babitz knew everybody worth knowing; slept with everybody worth sleeping with and better still, made herself felt in every encounter.


Friday, April 25 2014

Between Coachella Appearances, MGMT Records a Live Set

Fresh from a performance at Coachella MGMT played a set of songs at Apogee Electronics Studios in Santa Monica, CA to benefit LA-based radio station KCRW.


Sunday, August 11 2013

John Fogerty Is Still Square, But He’s Kinda Cool, Too

John Fogerty has teamed with a group of contemporary artists to deliver a celebration of his songs and of American music with Wrote a Song for Everyone. It couldn't be a more welcome celebration.


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Hands: Synesthesia (Reviews) [28.Apr.13]
The Barbaric (and Poetic) Yawp of Shelby Lynne (Notes from the Road) [3.Feb.12]
Death Cab for Cutie Plays One for You (Notes from the Road) [31.Oct.11]
100 Monkeys: Liquid Zoo (Capsule Reviews) [20.Sep.11]
Del McCoury Band: 16 July 2011 - New York (Notes from the Road) [21.Jul.11]
Happy 50th, Henry Rollins (Features) [11.Feb.11]
Carl Broemel: All Birds Say (Reviews) [21.Nov.10]
Rose’s Pawn Shop: Dancing on the Gallows (Capsule Reviews) [14.Sep.10]
HEALTH: DISCO2 (Reviews) [23.Jun.10]
E3: 15-17 June 2010 - Los Angeles (Notes from the Road) [23.Jun.10]
Murs & 9th Wonder: Fornever (Reviews) [5.May.10]
Ancestors: Of Sound Mind (Capsule Reviews) [16.Feb.10]
Chinatown (Centennial Collection) (Reviews) [17.Nov.09]
Live from Bonnaroo 2008 (Reviews) [17.Feb.09]
What It Was Like (Features) [29.Jan.09]
Crips and Bloods: Made in America (Reviews) [29.Jan.09]
Midnight Club: Los Angeles (Reviews) [15.Jan.09]
The Best Albums of 2008 (Features) [18.Dec.08]
My Morning Jacket (Reviews) [22.Oct.08]
Flying Lotus: Los Angeles (Reviews) [12.Jun.08]
My Morning Jacket: Evil Urges (Reviews) [9.Jun.08]
Billie Holiday: Lady Day (Reviews) [4.Oct.07]
My Morning Jacket: Okonokos [DVD] (Reviews) [21.Jan.07]
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