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  • Lonesome Shack premieres a new video on Ghetto Blaster

    Lonesome Shack premieres a new video on Ghetto Blaster

    Lonesome Shack is a trio from Seattle that has garnered some pretty strong acclaim from critics. When you listen to this band, it's easy to see (hear) why people like them so much. First, Lonesome Shack is a band that stands out from others simply because it's not really a part of any musical herd...
  • Nick Young ready to have a swagged out season for Lakers

    Nick Young ready to have a swagged out season for Lakers

    Whether you see him hosting for networks at various events, at the Lakers practice facility working on his game, on the sidelines at celebrity game coaching, or at New York Fashion Week -- Nick Young always makes his presence felt on and off the court. Young or as he is better known "Swaggy P" has...
  • Yasiel Puig battles a bigger enemy than the Giants

    Yasiel Puig battles a bigger enemy than the Giants

    Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig has returned to dominant form as the team enters the final stretch of the regular season looking to clinch another National League West pennant as they go head-to-head against the SF Giants today. When he's not making spectacular catches and one-armed...
  • Monterey Jazz Festival's Sunday side acts surprise and delight

    Monterey Jazz Festival's Sunday side acts surprise and delight

    You might think you know what you're going to get as you wander the Monterey Jazz Festival side stages—they publish a nicely annotated program, after all—but the best moments are often surprises. This was demonstrated by a delightfully varied ramble around the grounds Sunday. Youn Sun Nah and Ulf...
  • Lightnin' Woodcock plays The Redwood Bar & Grill

    Lightnin' Woodcock plays The Redwood Bar & Grill

    Let's say that someone recommends an upcoming gig to you. Let's just say for the sake of argument that the artist is not one you've heard of, and the show takes place on a Wednesday night. What is your initial response? Some of the responses are probably things like "I'm too tired after a day of...
  • Cibo Matto plays wacky pop

    Cibo Matto plays wacky pop

    Cibo Matto will be playing a few SoCal shows in September to support new album Hotel Valentine. The act will be at in Pioneertown at Pappy and Harriets on Sept. 28 and at The Roxy in West Hollywood on Sept. 30. Although now New York City-based, this duo is comprised of two Japanese women, Yuka Honda...
  • Jim Lauderdale is both the song and the man

    Jim Lauderdale is both the song and the man

    Jim Lauderdale may have titled his new album I’m A Song, but he could have accurately called it ‘I’m a Hit Song Provider’ also because he’s written many hits for George Strait, as well as songs recorded by Dixie Chicks, Blake Shelton and George Jones. However, he’s a wonderful singer, too, which...
  • The Raveonettes keep raving on beautifully with new album 'Pe'ahi'

    The Raveonettes keep raving on beautifully with new album 'Pe'ahi'

    The Raveonettes new Pe’ahi album includes more of the same The Velvet Underground dark vibes, by way of The Jesus and Mary Chain that have characterized all the duo’s prior efforts, along with a few new tricks, too. Comprised of Sune Rose Wagnor (on guitar and other instruments) and Sharin Foo...
  • Interpol keeps up the intensity on 'El Pintor'

    Interpol keeps up the intensity on 'El Pintor'

    El Pintor, Interpol’s first album in four years, finds vocalist/guitarist Paul Banks adding bass to his responsibilities since the departure of original bass player Carlos Dengler. Although Banks is asked to keep one more ball in the air while juggling his multiple band duties, he and his two other...
  • The Rentals return with overwhelming confidence

    The Rentals return with overwhelming confidence

    In many cases, The Rentals’ Lost in Alphaville sounds like a more hip Weezer. Whereas that band has become quite the commercial juggernaut with mainstream-ready singles on each and every new album, The Rentals (led by former Weezer bassist, Matt Sharp) make groovy, hipster rock. The Rentals is also...
  • LA Galaxy are the Comeback Kings

    LA Galaxy are the Comeback Kings

    In the last nine unbeaten games, the LA Galaxy has made some impressive comebacks to save points and keep the team in the race for the best record in the MLS. Out of the last nine games, the Los Angeles Galaxy came back from behind in three games, giving them the reputation as the Comeback Kings. As...
  • Kris Bowers among Finalists competing for 2015 Cole Porter Fellowship in Jazz

    Kris Bowers among Finalists competing for 2015 Cole Porter Fellowship in Jazz

    Los Angeles-based jazz pianist Kris Bowers is among the five finalists competing for the 2015 Cole Porter Fellowship in Jazz which is produced every four years by the American Pianists Association. Presented by REI Real Estate Services, the competition begins September 27, 2014, at 8 p.m. in...
  • Los Angeles fall comedy preview: Kevin Smith, Chris Tucker, Steve Byrne

    Los Angeles fall comedy preview: Kevin Smith, Chris Tucker, Steve Byrne

    Los Angeles is one of the largest markets in the world for entertainment, and that includes comedy. Several legendary comedy clubs exist in the LA area, with some of the biggest names in the business making audiences laugh seven nights a week. Look below for the highlights in our Los Angeles fall...
  • LA Galaxy come from behind to beat FC Dallas and clinch playoffs

    LA Galaxy come from behind to beat FC Dallas and clinch playoffs

    The LA Galaxy came from behind by a goal and took the victory with a final score of 2-1 over FC Dallas on Saturday evening at the StubHub Center in Carson, California. With the victory over the Texan club team, the Los Angeles Galaxy also clinched the playoffs. The stats shows that the Los Angeles...
  • Sturgill Simpson proves country is alive and well with his new album

    Sturgill Simpson proves country is alive and well with his new album

    Even if you've heard people talk about Sturgill Simpson's latest album Metamodern Sounds in Country Music, you're not really prepared for what you hear when you start listening to it. While it is modern considering it was released earlier this year, the sound you hear is most definitely a throwback...
  • Nas coming to LA in October on Time Is Illmatic Tour

    Nas coming to LA in October on Time Is Illmatic Tour

    Legendary hip-hop rap artist and producer, Nas, will perform on a 20-city tour starting the first week of October in upstate New York. Nasir Jones has been on the road for all of 2014 performing at smaller venues and plans on booking more venues around the country in 2015. Nas will make his way...
  • LA Opera sets Verdi's 'La Traviata' in the Roaring '20s Art Deco era

    LA Opera sets Verdi's 'La Traviata' in the Roaring '20s Art Deco era

    The hottest ticket in Los Angeles Friday night was clearly the LA Opera's revival of "La Traviata" starring Plácido Domingo, Nino Machaidze, and Arturo Chacón-Cruz. This “Traviata,” which originated in Los Angeles in 2006 had the audience in the palms of their hands. The action is set in the...
  • Artist profile: Chick Corea

    Artist profile: Chick Corea

    Born Armando Anthony Corea in Chelsea, Massachusetts, on June 12, 1941, Chick Corea began studying piano at age four. He recorded his first record with Mongo Santamaria in 1962 as a sideman and later began composing originals including “La Playa” his first recorded composition in 1964. In 196...
  • LA Angels journey to AL West division title

    LA Angels journey to AL West division title

    After a five year drought, the Los Angeles Angels claim the AL West after defeating the Seattle Mariners 5-1, and an Oakland A's loss earlier this week. The Angels haven't won the AL West division crown since 2009, where the Texas Rangers and the Oakland A's dominated between 2010-13. A great deal...
  • Get to know singer-songwriter Ray William Roldan

    Get to know singer-songwriter Ray William Roldan

    Ray William Roldan is a bit of a surprising artist. He has a sound that is pure country, but that's not what's surprising. The surprising part is that he was born in New Jersey and lives in Los Angeles, but you'd never know just by listening to him. His songs have that sound you'd expect from...
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