| Nov 29, 2013
| 9:39 AM
The Fleshtones. Uncle Tupelo. Charles Bradley. If those names mean anything to you, chances are you already know how you're spending this post-Thanksgiving day of shopping.
Indie retailers throughout the country, and many in the L.A. area, are once...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 11:14 AM
O.J. Simpson was caught stealing cookies in prison? The story has been among the Web's most popular in recent days -- even making it to broadcast news with footage of the former football great with his stomach looking paunchy. And it's not true, says...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 11:26 AM
On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of Kurt Cobain's death, the Seattle Police Department has released a trove of unpublished photographs from the scene of the Nirvana frontman's 1994 suicide.
Some of the pictures are simply sad and harrowing;...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 5:30 AM
Rock 'n' roll has a way of romanticizing the tortured and the libertines, especially ones with a little poetry in them.
Singer Greg Dulli, whose band Afghan Whigs returns Tuesday with its first new album in 16 years, "Do to the Beast," clearly has a...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 11:02 AM
To vinyl collectors, Record Store Day is the equivalent of Christmas morning. And with the seventh-annual event being celebrated Saturday, audiophiles will flock to their local record store to try to get their hands on great deals and limited-edition...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 8:40 AM
Tales of My Large, Loud, Spiritual Family
KAA Publishing; 176 pages
Every so often I encounter people who claim to have mystical perceptions — a classmate who insisted that he once lived in a haunted house and saw the devil...
| Apr 26, 2014
| 11:00 AM
The lead cut on the new Pixies album is called "What Goes Boom?," and one answer to that question is the Pixies' other albums.
Formed in Boston in 1986, this smart but savage guitar band did as much as any to invent what became known as alternative...
| Apr 11, 2014
'The Jesus Lizard Book" is a beautiful document of a band that wasn't afraid to be abrasive, chaotic, brutal and, sometimes, ugly. A sharply designed coffee-table book for a band that left bruises wherever it went — most of them on the tiny but...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 10:56 AM
With the induction ceremony for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame set for this evening in Brooklyn, music nostalgia is in full swing this week. The good ol' days of the '80s and '90s were celebrated Wednesday night on NBC's "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 2:09 PM
BROOKLYN, N.Y.— The man formerly known as Cat Stevens quietly walked on stage at the Barclays Center arena to be honored at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 2014 induction ceremony.
Now known as Yusuf, the singer-songwriter of 1970s folk-rock hits...
| Apr 12, 2014
| 3:07 PM
Have we talked about the Sahara tent yet? Let's talk about the Sahara tent.
Approximately the size of a small airplane hangar, it's where Coachella puts the big, dumb dance music that for many these days serves as the festival's main draw. And Friday...