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  • Interview with Los Angeles band Blackwater Jukebox

    Interview with Los Angeles band Blackwater Jukebox

    Blackwater Jukebox is a band from Los Angeles that defies easy description. Geordie McElroy describes the band's music, creative process, and the perfect setting for listening to the band. How do you describe your music for someone who has never heard it? Wu Tang meets Django Reinhardt. Like all...
  • Wildcat! Wildcat! provides gentle synth-pop

    Wildcat! Wildcat! provides gentle synth-pop

    The music contained on Wildcat! Wildcat!’s debut album, No Moon At All, exemplifies the wimp-ification of pop music. Comprised of Jesse Taylor (vocals, bass), Michael Wilson (vocals, keys) and Jesse Carmichael (vocals, drums), this 10-track album the trio has created is filled with wispy songs that...
  • Steve Ballmer officially takes over the Clippers

    Steve Ballmer officially takes over the Clippers

    After a lengthy battle of ownership, former Microsoft CEO billionaire Steve Ballmer has officially become the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers. The Clippers have a new owner, a new attitude, and a hash tag #ItsANewDay which they've began to promote on all of their social media pages and websites...
  • Leonard Williams: USC's defensive anchor

    Leonard Williams: USC's defensive anchor

    New head coach Steve Sarkisian labeled his USC Trojans' defense as the best front seven in all of the Pac-12 conference. Each week, the Trojans will have an opportunity to prove just that in a loaded Pac-12 South division. One of the key components of the defense is junior defensive end Leonard...
  • John Adams’ ‘Ceiling/Sky’ to be performed at John Anson Ford Theatre, Aug. 23

    John Adams’ ‘Ceiling/Sky’ to be performed at John Anson Ford Theatre, Aug. 23

    Opera’s long-term patrons, as well as its new invitees, are being engaged with a variety of newly commissioned works by such contemporary composers as Los Angeles-based composer/conductor John Adams. The Pulitzer Prize for Music winner knows who his audiences are, what they are watching, and how...
  • Mike Stinson plays The Viper Room in West Hollywood Aug. 12

    Mike Stinson plays The Viper Room in West Hollywood Aug. 12

    If someone asked you to name your favorite country singers, you probably wouldn't have any trouble coming up with a list. Your list may not be incomplete without Mike Stinson, but he certainly would make your list better. Stinson is a country singer who used to call Los Angeles home, although he...
  • Jordan Clarkson expected to sign rookie contract before training camp

    Jordan Clarkson expected to sign rookie contract before training camp

    With the 2014 NBA Summer League in the books and next season right around the corner, the Los Angeles Lakers roster has started to come together. The team wasn’t able to land big-name players in NBA free agency, but they struck gold in the NBA draft landing two promising prospects. Although Julius...
  • Downtown LA's dining scene provides some of the city's best eats

    Downtown LA's dining scene provides some of the city's best eats

    The downtown dining scene in Los Angeles has come a long way in the past decade. What used to be reserved for a lunch-and-run mentality now offers some of the best spots in the city. This is thanks, in no small part, to the launch of the Staples Center, which opened its doors in October of 1999. The...
  • One Direction, Demi Lovato, Jason Derulo win at the Teen Choice Awards

    One Direction, Demi Lovato, Jason Derulo win at the Teen Choice Awards

    Music artists were honored and represented at the Teen Choice Awards 2014, which aired live on FOX from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, CA on Sunday, This year, teens casted more than 164 million votes in support of their favorite celebrities from film, television, music, sports, digital and...
  • Knotfest adds more acts: Fear Factory, Napalm Death, Satyricon & more

    Knotfest adds more acts: Fear Factory, Napalm Death, Satyricon & more

    The popular hard rock band Slipknot has amassed enough influence to create its own festival, called Knotfest. And the festival has just added a bunch of new bands to the lineup, including Fear Factory, Napalm Death, Satyricon, Amen, Otep, Prong, Immolation and Attika 7. This three-day event is set...
  • Former Lakers coach Mike Brown believes Kobe Bryant will return to form

    Former Lakers coach Mike Brown believes Kobe Bryant will return to form

    Former Los Angeles Lakers head coach Mike Brown was recently asked about the immediate future of Kobe Bryant. And Kobe's former coach is confident the five-time NBA champion still has a lot left in the tank despite coming off consecutive season-ending injuries. Brown was recently on The Herd with...
  • Wade Bowen plays The Troubadour

    Wade Bowen plays The Troubadour

    It goes without saying that Los Angeles has a pretty vibrant music scene. On any given night, you have the opportunity to see countless local bands at countless venues - and you should. However, sometimes you need to get out and see artists from other places simply because you don't see them in Los...
  • Guide to The Roxy Theatre West Hollywood

    Guide to The Roxy Theatre West Hollywood

    The Roxy Theatre has been a Sunset Strip staple since Lou Adler, Elliot Roberts, Peter Asher and David Geffen first opened the venue on September 23, 1973. A rarity in Los Angeles, the club is still family owned and operated, with Lou's son, Nic, the current manager. Adler's claim to fame, besides...
  • Audra McDonald’s 'Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill' riding high on music charts

    Audra McDonald’s 'Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill' riding high on music charts

    Six-time Tony Award-winning vocalist Audra McDonald is enjoying the well-deserved accolades she is receiving for her portrayal of the legendary jazz singer Billie Holiday in the musical "Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill." The play opened on Broadway on April 13, 2014, and is currently running...
  • Top 2 wine and food festivals in Los Angeles

    Top 2 wine and food festivals in Los Angeles

    Every city has their top food and wine festivals that bring out the entire city population year after year. Los Angeles is known for many hot parties, concerts, talented artist and quality festivals. The food and wine events are always top-notch in the city of Angels. Out of several jazz, wine and...
  • Street Food Cinema: L.A.'s food truck and high-def film screenings

    Street Food Cinema: L.A.'s food truck and high-def film screenings

    Summer time is coming to an end, which means kids will go back school, vacation time is over and it is time to focus on business. If you still have the summer blahs and are looking for great entertainment to carry you through the fall, then food and movies always make for a great night out. Whether...
  • Miranda Lambert plays Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

    Miranda Lambert plays Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

    The weekend is nearly over, but you're not quite ready to get out of weekend mode yet. Fear not. There is no need to surrender to those pre-Monday nerves and stop enjoying your weekend just because your next workday is on the horizon. Your solution is this: use the last hours of your weekend to take...
  • Pageant of the Masters: Real life people recreating artistic masterpieces

    Pageant of the Masters: Real life people recreating artistic masterpieces

    Imagine unraveling a historical crime or infamous photo of your most enjoyed moment in history. Now take that idea and watch it transform into a living work of art, conformed into a picture. In an amazing theatrical show called Pageant of the Masters, the director takes real life people and...
  • Casey Veggies takes mini tour through Southern California

    Casey Veggies takes mini tour through Southern California

    Inglewood, California-bred hip-hop artist, Casey Veggies, will embark on a mini California tour next week. If you never had a chance to hear this awesome rapper, now is your chance. Starting August 11, Casey will perform at four different venues in the Southern California area. The 21-year-old...
  • Guide to the House of Blues Sunset Strip

    Guide to the House of Blues Sunset Strip

    The House of Blues was created by Isaac Tigrett to showcase his love for the unique American musical style of the blues, as well as rhythm and blues, gospel, jazz, and roots-based rock and roll. The first House of Blues was established in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1992. The trademark of the...
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