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  • Just announced: Best shows on sale this week, Sept. 29 - Oct. 5

    Just announced: Best shows on sale this week, Sept. 29 - Oct. 5

    A rare tour by one of country music's legends tops our wish list for this week's pick for our AXS Just Announced section! Garth Brooks is back for his first tour in 16 years and one of his currently announced stops takes him to Target Center in Minneapolis for four shows on Friday, November 14 and...
  • 5 great Japanese noodle shops in L.A.'s South Bay

    5 great Japanese noodle shops in L.A.'s South Bay

    For some time, the epicenter of Los Angeles' Japanese restaurant scene has been shifting away from Japantown and toward the South Bay, home to a large Japanese-American community, where the region's best sushi bars, izakayas, and yes, noodle shops vie for discriminating customers. Whether you're...
  • The Groovy Rednecks play Cafe Nela

    The Groovy Rednecks play Cafe Nela

    A hard (and quite possibly) boring week of behind you, and you have the opportunity to use your limited time to have some fun before you have to repeat the awful work cycle all over again. You know there are bands playing all over the Los Angeles area, but you don't know exactly which one to check...
  • Fo'Reel creates some groovy blues on 'Heavy Water'

    Fo'Reel creates some groovy blues on 'Heavy Water'

    One of the great things about writing about music is the number of pleasant surprises. Sometimes an album of an unknown band arrives and you can start with a clean slate because you have no idea what to expect from the band - and a one-sheet can only provide so much description. Fo'Reel is...
  • Kobe Bryant on Achilles injury: 'Ignited a new challenge for me'

    Kobe Bryant on Achilles injury: 'Ignited a new challenge for me'

    Back in April of 2013, five-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant went down with an Achilles injury that ended his season. The Los Angeles Lakers attempted to go on without the superstar leading the way, but ultimately were knocked out of the playoffs in convincing fashion by the eventual Western Conference...
  • Kobe Bryant plans to play in all eight preseason games for the Lakers

    Kobe Bryant plans to play in all eight preseason games for the Lakers

    The NBA offseason is officially over for the Los Angeles Lakers with training camp getting underway this week. New head coach Byron Scott held his first practice on Tuesday and let it be known that Kobe Bryant will play in all eight preseason games, according to Marc J. Spears of Yahoo Sports...
  • The Jazz Bakery announces October 2014 concerts at Redcat, Zipper Concert Hall

    The Jazz Bakery announces October 2014 concerts at Redcat, Zipper Concert Hall

    The Jazz Bakery will present an exciting roster of jazz artists throughout the month of October including Dafnis Prieto, Cyrille Aimee, Greg Osby Quartet and Jacky Terrasson Trio at the Redcat in the Walt Disney Concert Hall and Stefon Harris Trio at Zipper Concert Hall in the Colburn School. All...
  • LA Galaxy: Coach Bruce Arena supports Robbie Keane for MLS MVP

    LA Galaxy: Coach Bruce Arena supports Robbie Keane for MLS MVP

    LA Galaxy Coach Bruce Arena supports Irish forward Robbie Keane for the MLS MVP honor this year. Arena told the press that he thinks that Keane should win the award by a landslide. The Los Angeles Galaxy official web page reported on Wednesday that Coach Arena stated that “anyone with a brain” would...
  • South Africa’s Isango Ensemble performs ‘The Magic Flute’ at the Broad Stage

    South Africa’s Isango Ensemble performs ‘The Magic Flute’ at the Broad Stage

    Eric Abraham and The Broad Stage present South Africa’s Isango Ensemble in performance of Mark Dornford-May’s contemporary version of Mozart’s The Magic Flute (Impempe Yomlingo) on October 8-12, 2014 at the Broad Stage at the Santa Monica Performing Arts Center. The program runs approximately 11...
  • New box set celebrates the career of Ronnie Milsap

    New box set celebrates the career of Ronnie Milsap

    When you think about country artists past and present, Ronnie Milsap is one that seems forgotten. It's hard to imagine why, considering how prolific he is. Just how prolific is he? Well, Sony Music Entertainment will release a box set of Milsap's albums. Now, while a lot of artists are given box...
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. adds more US tour dates

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. adds more US tour dates

    The Detroit duo we know as Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. is setting up to expand their U.S. tour as announced today, Sept. 30. With even more tour dates, the road is ready to kick off like a firecracker on Oct. 17 in Seattle, making a stop in L.A.’s brand new Regent Theater, and finally comes to its...
  • The Fallen Stars go country with new release 'Way Out West'

    The Fallen Stars go country with new release 'Way Out West'

    While The Fallen Stars have experienced a number of lineup changes, the one thing that has remained constant is the quality of the music. This album is the band's second release of the year, right on the heels of This Is Happening, recorded with Australian singer-songwriter Ben Riddle. This album is...
  • Jazz singer Cynthia Felton sings the Nancy Wilson classics

    Jazz singer Cynthia Felton sings the Nancy Wilson classics

    On her latest recording titled Save Your Love For Me: Cynthia Felton Sings the Nancy Wilson Classics, the Los Angeles-based jazz singer/educator Cynthia Felton produced and arranged several of the most admired songs sung by Nancy Wilson during her heyday. Included are the title track “Save Your Love...
  • Robbie Keane and Gyasi Zardes of LA Galaxy nominated for MLS Goal of the Week

    Robbie Keane and Gyasi Zardes of LA Galaxy nominated for MLS Goal of the Week

    Irish forward Robbie Keane and homegrown Los Angeles player Gyasi Zardes of the LA Galaxy have been selected for the MLS Goal of the Week for Week 29 of the season. Their nomination for this honor came from their respective goals made against the New York Red Bulls on Sunday afternoon. As reported...
  • Dodgers are back-to-back NL West Champs

    Dodgers are back-to-back NL West Champs

    The Los Angeles Dodgers have overcome so much adversity throughout the season, and on Wednesday night they celebrated with a 9-1 dominant victory over the San Francisco Giants. The Dodgers have not been the model boy scouts, "we always get along" kind of team, but when you know how to win...
  • Fantasia and Brian McKnight performing at the Nokia Theater

    Fantasia and Brian McKnight performing at the Nokia Theater

    Fantasia and Brian McKnight will join each other in October at the Nokia Theatre. A legend and a hip-hop r&b diva will grace the stage in a magical evening of rhythm and soul duets. Immediately when Brian’ name is mentioned there is already an inclination that his performance will be...
  • Yung Lean announces tour dates and drops LP with hot new single ‘Ghosttown’

    Yung Lean announces tour dates and drops LP with hot new single ‘Ghosttown’

    There are so many rappers these days. From continent to continent everyone has a story to tell and can identify with poetic sound over melodic music or in other words rap. One artist you may not have heard of in the hip-hop world is Swedish rap artist Yung Lean. When you think of the name and...
  • E-40 Performing in LA October on 14-city tour

    E-40 Performing in LA October on 14-city tour

    We love the West. We love hip hop. We love classic music. These three reasons are left on our checklist when we think of an artist that moves us. Your hood, music of choice and artists are what makes a person want to watch a musician live. West coast hip-hop mogul and legendary rap artist E-4...
  • LA Galaxy: Landon Donovan gets MLS Player of the Week honor

    LA Galaxy: Landon Donovan gets MLS Player of the Week honor

    Landon Donovan of the LA Galaxy has been voted as the MLS Player of the Week by the North American Soccer Reporters or NASR. The honor was given to Donovan for his performance in Week 29 of the 2014 MLS regular season. The honor given weekly by Major League Soccer is Donovan’s fourth this year. As...
  • Mark Turner Quartet unplugged at the Broad Stage gets standing ovations

    Mark Turner Quartet unplugged at the Broad Stage gets standing ovations

    The Mark Turner Quartet featuring Mark Turner on tenor saxophone, Avishai Cohen on trumpet, Joe Martin on acoustic bass and Justin Brown on drums, made a rare Los Angeles, CA appearance at The Edye /Broad Stage complex Santa Monica College's Performing Arts Center on Sunday, September 28, 201...
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