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  • Joyce Manor makes heartfelt punk rock

    Joyce Manor makes heartfelt punk rock

    Emo rock tried to bring heartfelt sounds to punk rock, but mostly only ended up sounding like a bunch of whiners. The Torrance, California punk band Joyce Manor is fronted by vocalist Barry Johnson, who – quite frankly – has a bit of an emo whine in his voice. However, this annoying vocal nuance...
  • Elvis Costello with strings

    Elvis Costello with strings

    The prospect of singing rock songs while fronting the Los Angeles Philharmonic might be nerve wracking for most, but for Elvis Costello, who came onstage dressed in a spiffy red hat and suit, this night expressed just another arrow in his deep quiver of musical skills. For longtime Costello fans, it...
  • Colt Ford gives us good reason to listen

    Colt Ford gives us good reason to listen

    It is a little ironic the way Colt Ford follows up “Workin’ On,” a song that speaks about seemingly sincerely trying to give up bad personal habits, with “Crank It Up,” which celebrates drinking, smoking and partying. But then again, that’s always been the case with country music: Saturday night, it...
  • Lecrae separates himself from the pack

    Lecrae separates himself from the pack

    The term ‘Christian rapper’ is as much of a seeming oxymoron now as ‘Christian metal’ once was back when Stryper was rocking out to songa like “To Hell With The Devil.” Granted, Lecrae is not quite so evangelical on his album Anomaly. Although Lecrae raps just as legitimately as the top dawgs on the...
  • Dustin Lynch reveals where it's at

    Dustin Lynch reveals where it's at

    Country artists are a lot like rockers and EDM artists -- at least upon closer examination. Once you take away the obvious stylistic differences, you realize many country performers are party starters, just like electronic mavens. Dustin Lynch might dress in a cowboy hat and have singing cowboy good...
  • LA Galaxy face Montreal Impact on Wednesday

    LA Galaxy face Montreal Impact on Wednesday

    The LA Galaxy start a road trip this week by meeting up with the Vancouver Impact on Wednesday. The two teams will be meeting for the first time and only time this year at the Stade Saputo in Montreal. Playing in Montreal will be a first for the Angeleno team ever. As reported on the Los Angeles...
  • Dudamel opens 2014/2015 season at Walt Disney Concert Hall with Mahler’s Fifth

    Dudamel opens 2014/2015 season at Walt Disney Concert Hall with Mahler’s Fifth

    The Los Angeles Philharmonic's Music Director Gustavo Dudamel, launches the 2014/1015 season at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, CA on Thursday, October 2 through Sunday, October 5, 2014. Dudamel will conduct the LA Phil orchestra in performances of Mahler’s Fifth Symphony. The LA Phil and...
  • Todd Dunivant will miss six-weeks with LA Galaxy due to groin injury

    Todd Dunivant will miss six-weeks with LA Galaxy due to groin injury

    Todd Dunivant, left back for the LA Galaxy, is out for almost six weeks with a left groin tear. The defender for the Los Angeles Galaxy made the announcement about his situation to reporters on Sunday during training. As reported on the Los Angeles Galaxy official webpage, Dunivant was carried off...
  • Dan Hicks and The Hot Licks play The Coach House

    Dan Hicks and The Hot Licks play The Coach House

    Wednesday is always a good night to go out. After all, you've made it through half of the work week. Plus, you have the bonus that a lot of people are waiting for the weekend before they have an evening out. That means you get a good night without having to fight huge crowds of people. If you're...
  • Brian Rowe doing a superb job as the backup goalkeeper for the LA Galaxy

    Brian Rowe doing a superb job as the backup goalkeeper for the LA Galaxy

    Brian Rowe was impressive as the LA Galaxy goalkeeper on Friday night at the StubHub Center when playing the Colorado Rapids. Rowe being the backup goalkeeper got himself a shutout with five saves and help the Galaxy defeat the Rapids 6-0. It was reported that Rowe, goalkeeper of the Los Angeles...
  • George Fest is coming to Los Angeles

    George Fest is coming to Los Angeles

    George Harrison was known as the quiet Beatle. Perhaps this is why he never attained the same acclaim and fame that John Lennon did, and Paul McCartney does, during his post-Beatles career. Now there’s a flurry of Harrison activity, however, which mainly revolves around the release of George...
  • Guide to Shrine Auditorium

    Guide to Shrine Auditorium

    Shrine Auditorium was built in 1906 by the Al Malaikah Shriners. Originally built as their home base and club house, the Shrine burnt to the ground in 1920, but was rebuilt shortly thereafter. The new Shrine reopened in 1926 with an additional Expo Hall and became the centerpiece of Los Angeles...
  • Jason Derulo headlines his first world tour

    Jason Derulo headlines his first world tour

    New hip-hop R&B artist Jason Derulo is definitely a most-wanted artist these days. Originally from Miami, Florida, the 24 year-old has been unstoppable, dropping incredible hit singles that are clubworthy. You probably heard of Jason from his singles “Wiggle” featuring Snoop Dogg and “Talk...
  • Could Josh Beckett hang up his cleats for good?

    Could Josh Beckett hang up his cleats for good?

    Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Josh Beckett coming off a good 2014 season with a no-hitter, and later suffered a season ending injury is considering retirement during the upcoming off season. Beckett revealed that he will need season-ending surgery to repair a torn labrum. He returned this spring after...
  • Vin Scully gets MLB's highest award

    Vin Scully gets MLB's highest award

    Los Angeles Dodgers Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully received the Commissioner's Historic Achievement Award from Major League Baseball (MLB) commissioner Bud Selig at Dodger Stadium. Selig presented Scully with the award while on his farewell tour as commissioner. Scully began announce Dodgers...
  • Get to know Los Angeles band The Conlons

    Get to know Los Angeles band The Conlons

    Americana is a broad category of music that encompasses styles ranging from bluegrass to alt-country. No matter where you slot it specifically, it all kind of traces its roots back to folk music. One Los Angeles band that traces its roots back to the folk of the '60s is The Conlons. If you go to the...
  • We like to make people dance: an interview with The Raven Claw Hammer

    We like to make people dance: an interview with The Raven Claw Hammer

    The Raven Claw Hammer is a four-piece band that blends various forms of Americana and adds a dark twist. Krisanna (banjo, vocals) and Jayson (bass) discuss the band's sound, the essence of a song by The Raven Claw Hammer and returning to music after a two-year hiatus. AXS: Describe your music for...
  • Coryell, Bailey, White at Catalina's Jazz Club, Sept. 26-28

    Coryell, Bailey, White at Catalina's Jazz Club, Sept. 26-28

    Jazz/rock trio Larry Coryell, Victor Bailey, Lenny White will perform at Catalina’s Jazz Club in Hollywood, CA on September 26, 27, and 28, 2014. The jazz trio has released two albums – Electric (Chesky, JD308) and Traffic (Chesky, SACD322) - and will perform songs from those albums as well as...
  • Boys II Men 45-city world tour kicks off in September

    Boys II Men 45-city world tour kicks off in September

    The legendary R&B group Boyz II Men will embark on a worldwide tour starting this month. Yes, the same group that brought us the addicting singles “End of the Road,” It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye,” and “On Bended Knee,” among a handful of other multi-platinum selling hits, will grace the stage...
  • The best Oktoberfest events in Los Angeles

    The best Oktoberfest events in Los Angeles

    With the excitement of the Labor Day weekend in our rear view mirrors and work and school on the horizon, it is easy to forget that fun and festivities are just around the corner (and that it lasts the entire month of October). Since 1810, the annual celebration known as Oktoberfest has captivated...
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