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 >>
Here again: every newly announced show for the week! On page one you'll find a quick list of shows that particularly caught our attention, followed by embedded YouTube videos; there, you can check out some of the artists you may not be familiar with. Page two contains our complete listing of new sho ... More >>
Now, we all know concerts, quite aside from genre, come in varying degrees of loudness. There are the kind of gigs (has anyone here seen Unsane?) where, even if you shout as loudly as you can directly into your friend's ear from an inch away, they will not be able to hear a word you're saying, due t ... More >>
Here's everything that bothered us about Coachella's second weekend. Hey, at least there was no dust storm! Native American Headdresses These have still not gone away. In fact, one particularly irritating woman (not pictured) wore a towering feather mohawk weave, a sartorial statement that combined ... More >>
Editor's Note: Coachella Music Festival split into two weekends for 2013. Read on for the best of Weekend One, from writers at our sister paper, the LA Weekly.Karen O's Outfit Karen O's wardrobe on Friday night was bad ass. The Yeah Yeah Yeah's front woman appeared on the main stage in a technicolor ... More >>
By Michael Alan Goldberg Perhaps you have seen that in addition to the T-shirts, hoodies, posters, and brass boat necklaces (?) found in their online merch section, Sigur Ros has introduced their "Vardeldur candle" for the princely sum of $23.50. The site describes its scent thusly: The smoky, sl ... More >>
Euclid Records -- one of several excellent purveyors of music in this town and our 2012 winner for Best Record Store -- has just released its top 50 sellers of 2012. It's an interesting list for several reasons. It bears almost no resemblance to Billboard's list, of course. But it also speaks to the ... More >>
Some believe that all recorded music is a lie. There is truth to this extreme opinion - there is a massive difference between experiencing music as it is created and listening to a document after the fact. This is why so many artists fall into the category of "better live." Negotiating this differen ... More >>
Cameron WittigIt's hard to imagine vocals so beautiful and delicate could come out of a man resembling the Brawny Paper Towel guy. But the vocals of Sean Carey (a.k.a. S. Carey) slowly hummed to life and melted over the audience who came out to Off Broadway Monday night. Carey made one final ... More >>
Tomorrow night, music fans have another hard choice: Sigur Ros front man Jonsi is performing at the Pageant, along with surreal-folk openers Mountain Man, while the Books and Black Heart Procession are playing at the Old Rock House. Tickets are still available for each. If you've opted for the forme ... More >>
8 p.m. Tuesday, November 2. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
This Saturday, the Pageant celebrates its tenth birthday with a concert by Chuck Berry. $35 general admission tickets are still available; balcony seats are sold out. The show starts at 8 p.m. with a set from Shooting With Annie. In the venue's lengthy history (a PDF listing its shows is a whoppi ... More >>
Sigur Ros vocalist Jónsi is embarking on a solo tour this fall -- and according to his website, he's playing the Pageant on November 2. Ticket info is TBA. Sigur Ros' Pageant shows were always gorgeous and affecting; Jónsi's show is sure to be much of the same. (H/T to Jon Gitchoff for news.)
Diana BenantiPost-rockin in the free world: After a slight delay (darn tornado) The Album Leaf played a 90-minute set at the Luminary last night to a politely enthusiastic crowd. The show started an hour late due to yesterday's mind-blowing storm. About two hundred people waited an hour in l ... More >>
8 p.m. Saturday, April 24. The Luminary Center for the Arts, 4900 Reber Place.
Wikimedia CommonsTomorrow and Saturday the Schlafly Tap Room (2100 Locust Street; Web site) is hosting its annual Cod and Cask Festival. Enjoy cod prepared by Icelandic chef Hakon Ovarsson and cask-conditioned ale while listening to the music of Icelandic band Vicky.It sure as heck beats eating fish ... More >>
Vintage Vinyl just released its list of best-selling LPs and CDs of 2008. (Physical product? Remember that?) Interesting to see how many local releases -- and how much hip-hop/R&B/rap -- is on the CD list, while how much old (and new) indie rock is on the LP list. Looks like you kids are downloa ... More >>
9 p.m. Friday, February 8 and Saturday, February 9. Schlafly Tap Room, 2100 Locust Street.
We find out what rocked across the country in 2007.
9 p.m. Saturday, September 22. The Cavern at Fort Gondo, 3151 Cherokee Street.
A toddler and her dad road-test alt-lullabies for B-Sides, while the Downtown Trio adds jazz and pizzazz to local TV staple the Fan Show.
Then we snag an interview with country legend and new friend of Lambchop Charlie Louvin.
The complete low-down on this year's nominated acts
Sigur Rós rediscover their playful side
Gregg Araki's latest is more icky than mysterious
Grandaddy is California nightmarin'
Summer at Shatter Creek (Absolutely Kosher)
The winner of the Radar Station essay contest
Coldplay reinvigorates the power ballad for the MTV2 generation
Could '02' mean "Oh, too many records?"
Week of November 13, 2002
Sigur Rós celebrates the harsh beauty of its strange homeland
Hey, what's that glowstick doing in the granola? Lake Trout redefines the jam-band label for the electronic age.