Frank Xavier WeyerichCaptain Beefheart and Tom "Papa" RayOn Friday, Don Van Vliet, a.k.a. Captain Beefheart, died at the age of 69. Tributes and remembrances have been pouring in since Friday, from a reprint of a 1980 Lester Bangs story on the man to a moving LA Times piece by ex-RFT staffer ... More >>
(New albums are typically released on Tuesdays, i.e., today. What can you spend your hard-earned pennies on this week? Find out below.) Culturebully.comAgainst Me!'s latest release, White Crosses*Against Me!, White Crosses Pick up Against Me!'s latest release to prepare for its upcoming free ... More >>
Last night in LA at the tiny Henry Fonda Theater, Radiohead performed a benefit show for Oxfam International. (Proceeds from the show will benefit the organization's efforts in Haiti.) Ex-RFT colleague Randy Roberts was at the show and gives a full play-by-play right here. Of note is that Radioh ... More >>
A few weeks ago, we reported that Kevin Renick's song "Up in the Air" was set for inclusion in the George Clooney movie Up In the Air. My colleague in LA, Randy Roberts, saw a screening of the movie, and confirmed its inclusion. Says the Daily RFT: And then there's the closing song, "Up In the Air, ... More >>
Although TMZ.com reported this news quite a bit ago, the Los Angeles Times just confirmed via sources that the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, has died at the age of 50. Jackson reportedly went into cardiac arrest earlier today and was rushed to the hospital. CNN and the LAT report ... More >>
The very latest on the outbreak of hoof-and-mouth disease in Great Britain. This doesn't really affect us, of course, but the larger issue -- the food supply possibly contaminated by work in a medical lab -- is more foodie nightmare fuel. (Guardian) www.greenoptions.com Why you should pes ... More >>
photo: Jennifer Silverberg Marcia Sindel at La Dolce Via Sunday, a shade after noon. I wake up groggily. After one too many beers the night before - I attended my colleague Randy Roberts' going-away party, after all - my foggy brain can only focus on consuming two things: La Dolce Via's bot ... More >>
The icon of postmodern architecture has a sense of humor. Who knew?