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  • 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...
  • Which Kings players will get their names engraved on the Stanley Cup ?

    Which Kings players will get their names engraved on the Stanley Cup ?

    This is one of those fringe questions which follows all Stanley Cup championships. Since the Los Angeles Kings won the 2013-14 championship, Kings fans have been wondering which players would get their names engraved on the hallowed silver trophy. Per NHL rules, players appearing in 41 regular...
  • Hard Working Americans prove that hard work pays off

    Hard Working Americans prove that hard work pays off

    The Hard Working Americans is a bit of an all-star band, although it’s not a superstar group. It does contain some great songwriters, though, including Todd Snider and Neal Casal. Its self-titled debut album is a collection of cover songs. While not original compositions, all these songs fit...
  • The Moon Block Party promises to be one that tops all block parties

    The Moon Block Party promises to be one that tops all block parties

    The Moon Block Party, scheduled for October 18 at the Fairplex in Pomona, promises to be one of the best alternative rock festivals this side of Coachella. Presented by RABBL and 88.5 KCSN, this show will be headlined by Spoon and Black Rebel Motorcycle, as the latter just came through town as an...
  • Ty Segall manipulates in all the right ways with 'Manipulator'

    Ty Segall manipulates in all the right ways with 'Manipulator'

    Listening to Ty Segall’s new Manipulator album is a little like what might have happened if Marc Bolan (of T. Rex) had fronted the band Television. He is one of Los Angeles’ best kept secrets, but if he keeps making music this great, he won’t be a secret long. The Bolan reference is most deeply felt...
  • LA Galaxy defeat New York Red Bulls 4-0 and stay on top of the MLS

    LA Galaxy defeat New York Red Bulls 4-0 and stay on top of the MLS

    The LA Galaxy defeat the New York Red Bulls 4-0 in style on Sunday evening at the StubHub Center in Carson, California. With the victory against the New York club team, Landon Donovan tied the MLS all-time assist record, while already having broken the all-time scoring record a couple of months back...
  • Two great Big Star albums are celebrated with a Los Angeles benefit concert

    Two great Big Star albums are celebrated with a Los Angeles benefit concert

    Big Star was one of those bands that, in a perfect world, would have had a successful career that matched its name. For any number of reasons, the group ended up a cult favorite, instead. Led by the songwriting genius of Chris Bell and Alex Chilton, two of the Memphis act's best albums were Third...
  • Ryan Adams plays the Arlington Theatre in Santa Barbara

    Ryan Adams plays the Arlington Theatre in Santa Barbara

    Ryan Adams has made a career of being a sort of modern-day Gram Parsons. His music has always shaded toward country in one way or another. His songs have a tendency to be beautiful and a little dark - even to the point of being brooding. He has been grasped enough by the mainstream to end up on late...
  • Get to know country singer Hannah Anders

    Get to know country singer Hannah Anders

    Country music has a long history of chronicling the various woes of people. Not that there's anything wrong with that. Ray Charles once said that country music is just white folks singing the blues. Indeed, for a lot of the history of country music, it has been like that. However, there has been a...
  • Juninho and Marcelo Sarvas credited in fortifying LA Galaxy attack and defense

    Juninho and Marcelo Sarvas credited in fortifying LA Galaxy attack and defense

    Juninho and Marcelo Sarvas have been credited for the the awesome attack that the Angeleno team has developed for the 2014 MLS season. The Brazilian midfield duo have contributed their skills and has helped make the Los Angeles Galaxy the top team striking team as well as the best defensive team...
  • Snoop Lion, Problem, The Game & others performing at Verizon Amphitheater in LA

    Snoop Lion, Problem, The Game & others performing at Verizon Amphitheater in LA

    What a roster of Los Angeles based rap superstars would make an epic concert performance? There are a select few artist that will always have the spotlight on the West. Next month, West coast rappers Xzibit, Problem, E-40, Too Short, The Game, Tha Eastsidaz, Snoop Dogg, Glasses Malone, DJ Quik and...
  • Big Krit Pay Attention Tour coming to Los Angeles, Halloween

    Big Krit Pay Attention Tour coming to Los Angeles, Halloween

    Over the next few months, Los Angeles will have several rap concerts come through the city. Meridian, Mississippi, native Big K.R.I.T. will embark on a 31-city Pay Attention Tour starting on October 2. K.R.I.T. just dropped his latest album King Remembered in Time back in 2013. Working on his...
  • Herb Alpert’s ‘In The Mood’ CD release party happening at Vibrato

    Herb Alpert’s ‘In The Mood’ CD release party happening at Vibrato

    On the heels of his 2014 Grammy win for his 2013 album Steppin' Out, legendary trumpeter Herb Alpert presents his latest album, In The Mood at the record’s release party on October 7, 2014 at Vibrato Jazz Grill in Bel Air, CA. Herb Albert and Lani Hall will perform one show at 8:00 p.m. consisting...
  • Hank III plays Pappy and Harriet's

    Hank III plays Pappy and Harriet's

    It couldn't have been easy for Hank Williams III when he was growing up. After all, he is the grandson of country music royalty. Think about that for a moment. if your grandfather was the founder or the best at whatever he did for a living, would you want to do the same thing he did for work? Maybe...
  • The country-infused rock-n-soul of The Damngivers

    The country-infused rock-n-soul of The Damngivers

    The Damngivers is an Americana band from Long Beach. It blends elements of country, Americana, rock, and soul. Gerry Gomez (guitar, vocals) discusses the band's sound, the Americana scene in Southern California, and the best setting for listening to the band. AXS: How do you describe your music for...
  • Clare Fischer Big Band ‘Pacific Jazz’ CD release party at Typhoon, Oct. 20

    Clare Fischer Big Band ‘Pacific Jazz’ CD release party at Typhoon, Oct. 20

    The music of Dr. Clare Fischer is a combination of influences that spanned a broad spectrum of musical genres. Now Los Angeles audiences can experience the late Dr. Fischer’s exceptional music at the Pacific Jazz (Clavo Records, 2014) CD release party at Typhoon in Santa Monica, CA on October 2...
  • Rebirth Brass Band coming to The Mint in Los Angeles, Nov. 4 and 5

    Rebirth Brass Band coming to The Mint in Los Angeles, Nov. 4 and 5

    Get your dancing shoes ready because the Grammy award-winning Rebirth Brass Band is coming to perform at The Mint in Los Angeles, CA on November 4 and November 5, 2014. Show times are 10:00 p.m. The band will perform songs from their latest release Move Your Body (Basin Street Records, 2014), as...
  • Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band headlines the Long Beach Folk Revival Festival

    Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band headlines the Long Beach Folk Revival Festival

    A lot of people probably avoid folk music because it invokes images of bearded troubadours in turtlenecks singing protest songs or something along those lines. However, if you're someone that avoids folk music, you'll miss a really great event this weekend. The Long Beach Folk Revival Festival is an...
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