About this time five years ago, I was driving around with the radio tuned to a classic rock station when whatever super-computer Clear Channel uses to program its stations decided it was time for "Heart of Gold." "That was Neil Young," the DJ bantered afterwards. "Congrats to him for winning his fir ... More >>
Todd OwyoungSalt-n-PepaThis year marks the 25th anniversary of Salt-N-Papa's groundbreaking debut, Hot, Cool and Vicious - and the ladies seem to be finding their second wind. Building on the success of 2010's Fresh Fest tour, the assiduous femcees headlined another all-star roster featuring ... More >>
Garage pop goddesses Dum Dum Girls play the Billiken Club February 23. 2720 Cherokee *Justin Torres Loop Project, December 4 Billiken Club *Dum Dum Girls, February 23 Blueberry Hill *Eikon, January 6 *The Coronas, March 4 *The Great Affairs, December 7
Remember the Jonas Brothers? They were cool back when Justin Bieber was still a zygote (last year). The Ambassador *Chico DeBarge, June 4 *Dana Dane and Kurtis Blow, June 19 Ameristar Casino *Bonne Tyler, September 16 *Damon Wayans, September 9 *Ray Price, May 20 Antarctica *Gospel Gossip, ... More >>
Craig Pfunder and Mark Palgy of electro-rock group VHS or Beta brought their beats last night to 2720 Cherokee, the newly established, stand-alone music and arts venue in the up-and-coming Cherokee Business District. And although unaccompanied by the rest of their band, or the modern guitar licks an ... More >>
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