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Classical Music Pick: Dudamel Conducts The Rite of Spring - LA Weekly

When Igor Stravinsky’s epochal The Rite of Spring received its premiere in Paris in 1913, the work was considered so startling that the audience rioted and engaged in fistfights with one another. Read full article: Classical Music Pick: Dudamel Conducts T...→

Classical Music Pick: Dudamel Conducts The Rite of Spring - LA Weekly

When Igor Stravinsky’s epochal The Rite of Spring received its premiere in Paris in 1913, the work was considered so startling that the audience rioted and engaged in fistfights with one another. Read full article: Classical Music Pick: Dudamel Conducts T...→

Enjoy Free Music Fridays this spring at College of DuPage

Enjoy Free Music Fridays this spring at College of DuPage

The College of DuPage Music program presents free musical performances and lectures Fridays this spring. "Music Fridays @ Noon" is a series of one-hour programs featuring the College of DuPage Music program, with free performances and presentations by COD students, faculty, alumni and guests. Read full article: Enjoy Free Music Fridays this spring at ...→

Music Pick: Skinlab - LA Weekly

Bay Area metal band Skinlab formed in 1994, in time to cultivate a reputation as one of the most ferocious metal bands in NorCal. Read full article: Music Pick: Skinlab - LA Weekly...→

Music Pick: King Princess - LA Weekly

“Nobody told me to sit down and shut up,” Mikaela Straus announces as King Princess on the aptly titled “Tough on Myself,” from her 2019 full-length release, Cheap Queen. But with such other song titles as “You Destroyed My Heart,” “Trust Nobody” and “Do You Wanna See Me Crying?,” the native of New York City bares … Read full article: Music Pick: King Princess - LA Weekly...→

Music Pick: Moritz von Oswald - LA Weekly

Moritz von Oswald is a classically trained percussionist and former member of the 1980s German post-punk band Palais Schaumburg. Read full article: Music Pick: Moritz von Oswald - LA Weekl...→

Music Pick: Poison the Well - LA Weekly

Miami metalcore outfit Poison the Well has been around for about 23 years. Their commercial peak, if such a band achieves such a thing, was reached in 2003. Read full article: Music Pick: Poison the Well - LA Weekly...→

Music Pick: Samantha Sidley - LA Weekly

For all its musical expansiveness, jazz is, paradoxically, one of the most conservative of music genres. Women, gays and trans people still struggle to find acceptance in the male-dominated jazz scene (there is at least one longstanding jazz club in L.A. where months go by before a female musician or singer is allowed to appear … Read full article: Music Pick: Samantha Sidley - LA Weekly...→

Music Pick: The Obsessed - LA Weekly

Maryland band The Obsessed, led by the inimitable Wino, were playing stoner/doom metal before the genre had a name. Read full article: Music Pick: The Obsessed - LA Weekly...→

Music Pick: Fishbone - LA Weekly

As part of the 20th-anniversary shows at Alex’s Bar this weekend, the LBC club hosts Fishbone in a Sunday-afternoon set. The funk-punk-ska-soul insurrectionists have always been a dazzling, energetic force of nature, and leaders Angelo Moore and John Norwood Fisher have kept the L.A. band thriving through numerous lineup and style changes. In their early … Read full article: Music Pick: Fishbone - LA Weekly...→

Music Pick: Gates of the West - LA Weekly

The Gates of the West tribute show at the Roxy brings together a motley assortment of musicians celebrating the 40th anniversary of the U.S. release of The Clash’s London Calling album. The romantic 1979 tune “Gates of the West,” sung by guitarist Mick Jones about the band’s excitement about arriving in New York City, wasn’t on London Calling, but … Read full article: Music Pick: Gates of the West - LA Weekl...→

Music Pick: Wand - LA Weekly

Such is the popularity of L.A. band Wand that they’re playing two consecutive nights at The Echo, on Thursday and also Friday. Read full article: Music Pick: Wand - LA Weekly...→

Music Pick: Cedric Burnside - LA Weekly

As the son of drummer Calvin Jackson and the grandson of the iconic bluesman R.L. Burnside, Cedric Burnside knows a thing or two about the blues. And unlike so many revivalists who water down the blues with slick arrangements and flashy solos, Burnside draws from the rawer and rhythmically driving style of Hill country blues. … Read full article: Music Pick: Cedric Burnside - LA Weekly...→

Music Pick: Epica - LA Weekly

It won’t surprise anyone to learn that a band called Epica plays symphonic, anthemic, fucking epic metal. Read full article: Music Pick: Epica - LA Weekly...→

Music Pick: Viernes 13 - LA Weekly

Viernes 13 mark their 20th anniversary with a show at longtime Boyle Heights ballroom The Paramount. Led by founding guitarist Mario Luna and singer Juan Pulido, the L.A. group started out as a ska-punk band, but their energetic sound also encompasses reggae, surf and rockabilly. Viernes 13’s 2015 album, Thirteen Rules, is a quintessential assortment … Read full article: Music Pick: Viernes 13 - LA Weekly...→

Classical Music Pick: Salute to Vienna - LA Weekly

Recreating the Neujahrskonzert, Salute to Vienna arrives with waltzes, polka, ballet, singing and lots of music provided by the Strauss Symphony of America. Read full article: Classical Music Pick: Salute to Vienna -...→

Music Pick: Eric Bellinger - LA Weekly

Is Eric Bellinger the King of R&B? He thinks so. The Compton native has been in the music industry for quite some time. Read full article: Music Pick: Eric Bellinger - LA Weekly...→

Music Pick: Elizaveta - LA Weekly

Born in New York and raised in Moscow, Elizaveta Khripounova has been crossing cultures before she knew what that meant. Read full article: Music Pick: Elizaveta - LA Weekly...→

Music Pick: The Delta Bombers - LA Weekly

Las Vegas rock and blues act The Delta Bombers formed in 2008 when the members met through now-dead social media platform Myspace. Read full article: Music Pick: The Delta Bombers - LA Weekl...→

Music Pick: Elizabeth Moen - LA Weekly

Elizabeth Moen possesses a big, soulful voice that can take you places. But unlike other divas who are all about technique, the Iowa native also has big things on her mind and can write music and lyrics that match her impressive set of pipes. On her 2018 album, A Million Miles Away, Moen demonstrates her mastery … Read full article: Music Pick: Elizabeth Moen - LA Weekly...→

Music Pick: Juliana Hatfield - LA Weekly

Throughout her career, Juliana Hatfield has penned an impressive number of thoughtful, melodic and musically varied original songs. But going back to the 1980s and her time with Blake Babies — when she bent genders with a coyly charming remake of The Stooges’ feral “Loose” — the Massachusetts singer has also specialized in uniquely personal … Read full article: Music Pick: Juliana Hatfield - LA Weekly...→

Music Pick: Bizou - LA Weekly

“What is lost cannot be found again,” Marisa Prietto declares serenely amid the shadowy passages of Bizou’s 2018 single “Superstition.” The line is especially apt as the former Wax Idols vocalist is accompanied by a group of all-stars in Bizou. Bassist/backup singer Nicole Fiorentino used to anchor the propulsive grooves of the great, lost post-punk … Read full article: Music Pick: Bizou - LA Weekly...→

Music Pick: Hurricane - LA Weekly

Hard rockers Hurricane have often been considered a bit of a feeder band for bigger groups, but that’s a tad unfair. Read full article: Music Pick: Hurricane - LA Weekly...→

Music Pick: L.A.Drones and The Centimeters - LA Weekly

L.A.Drones are experimental dance-music insurrectionists composed of Mr. Pablo (vocals, saxophone, programming) and Darlingtonia Brackets (vocals, synthesizers). The duo manufacture arty electronic passages that they say are influenced by everything from Terry Riley–style minimalism, The Velvet Underground’s fuzzy subversion and Krautrock explorations to techno, acid house and dub reggae. On their 2019 full-length album, I Can’t … Read full article: Music Pick: L.A.Drones and The Centimete...→

Music Pick: Itzy - LA Weekly

Itzy are the latest pop confection served by JYP Entertainment, the South Korean entertainment company that has discovered and molded such pop acts as Stray Kids, 2PM, Rain and JJ Project. Several of Itzy’s singers have appeared in JYP Entertainment’s various television series, and all the band members — Yeji, Lia, Ryujin, Chaeryeong and Yuna … Read full article: Music Pick: Itzy - LA Weekly...→

Music Pick: Maesa Pullman - LA Weekly

The local “dream-town mountain siren” Maesa Pullman continues her free Monday-night residency in January at DTLA’s intimate Love Song bar. “I don’t need new eyes to see,” she intones solemnly and slowly on her new single, “Death of the Machine.” Her big voice fills the enigmatic song’s empty spaces with a warmth and charisma that chases away … Read full article: Music Pick: Maesa Pullman - LA Weekly...→

Music Pick: Bella Novela - LA Weekly

Long Beach power rockers Bella Novela have been active since 2007, blending the big tunes of ABBA with the pomp of Queen and the epic metal of Iron Maiden. Read full article: Music Pick: Bella Novela - LA Weekly...→

Music Pick: Broken Baby and Potty Mouth - LA Weekly

“I only need a little room to fight,” Amber Bollinger declares proudly over a rumble of hard-rock guitars on Broken Baby’s recent single “My Head’s a Television.” Bollinger and co-songwriter Alex Dezen previously revealed promising hints of strangeness on their 2018 self-titled debut album, which ranges from the funky post-punk collisions of “Year of the … Read full article: Music Pick: Broken Baby and Potty Mouth ...→

Music Pick: Good Riddance - LA Weekly

The world certainly needs bands like Good Riddance, the politically outspoken punks from Santa Cruz who have made a career out of spreading decency. Read full article: Music Pick: Good Riddance - LA Weekly...→

Music Pick: Tina Schlieske - LA Weekly

When Tina Schlieske isn’t putting her personal spin on jazz standards on her recent release Sinatra to Simone, she switches gears completely by using the energy of punk rock to make Pussygrabber, a boldly confrontational, politically charged, anti-Trump collaboration with Genital Panic. The Minneapolis native first came to attention with the more conventionally bluesy 2005 … Read full article: Music Pick: Tina Schlieske - LA Weekly...→

Experimental Music Pick: Wild Up feat. Odeya Nini - LA Weekly

Vocalist-composer Odeya Nini alternately guides, soothes and challenges listeners in a kind of unpredictable music ritual involving a variety of chants, rounds and harmonies. Read full article: Experimental Music Pick: Wild Up feat. O...→

Music Pick: T.S.O.L. - LA Weekly

T.S.O.L. continue with their unique combination of savage intensity and fulsome power leavened with morbid humor. Read full article: Music Pick: T.S.O.L. - LA Weekly...→

A decade of classical music: Looking back on the 2010s

A decade of classical music: Looking back on the 2010s

Much has happened during this transformative decade in the classical scene from the establishment of a feisty baroque opera company and contemporary music festival to the opening of three major academic facilities. Read full article: A decade of classical music: Looking bac...→

Music Pick: My Chemical Romance - LA Weekly

The news that My Chemical Romance were reuniting was met with fever pitch excitement from the ’00s emo-punk fans that are most likely all grown up now. Read full article: Music Pick: My Chemical Romance - LA Wee...→

Music Pick: MC Chris - LA Weekly

Nerdcore/hip-hop/pop-punk crossover artist MC Chris was most recently heard on the soundtrack to Kevin Smith’s Jay & Silent Bob Reboot. Read full article: Music Pick: MC Chris - LA Weekly...→

Music Pick: Decibel Metal & Beer Fest - LA Weekly

Heavy metal and beer is a marriage that has blended together hand-in-hand throughout the life of the genre, from Metallica in their early days. Read full article: Music Pick: Decibel Metal & Beer Fest - ...→

Music Pick: Love Ghost - LA Weekly

Starting a band, rehearsing, booking gigs, making the whole damn thing work — these are genuine challenges for grown adults with day jobs. Read full article: Music Pick: Love Ghost - LA Weekly...→

Music Pick: The Village People - LA Weekly

OK, so there’s only one original Village Person left, but who really gives a crap? Read full article: Music Pick: The Village People - LA Week...→

Music Pick: Green Jelly - LA Weekly

In a world where everything seems to be ultra serious all the time, there’s a case to be made that a band like Green Jelly is absolutely essential. Read full article: Music Pick: Green Jelly - LA Weekly...→

Music Pick: Reverend Horton Heat - LA Weekly

For three decades the Reverend Horton Heat has been raising a ruckus with its rockabilly-meets-county-meets-punk party music. Read full article: Music Pick: Reverend Horton Heat - LA We...→

Music Pick: WASI - LA Weekly

Creating a “soundtrack to those SoCal nights of skinny dipping and angsty garage-punk shows,” WASI are fronted by Buena Park’s Merilou Salazar and Jessie Meehan. The music on their 2019 album, Riot Pop, lives up to its title by combining effusive, sugary pop melodies and a garage-rock mindset with provocative, rebellious lyrics and hip-hop production. “So … Read full article: Music Pick: WASI - LA Weekly...→

Music Pick: Laurie Anderson, Christian McBride & Rubin Kodheli - LA Weekly

Any appearance by either violinist Laurie Anderson or bassist Christian McBride should be cherished, but to hear them together — accompanied by cellist Rubin Kodheli — is potentially an even more special event. Anderson is the avant-garde musician-artist who — beyond “O Superman,” the 1981 breakthrough song that startlingly merged the worlds of technology, art … Read full article: Music Pick: Laurie Anderson, Christian M...→

Music Pick: Femme-Fronted Fest - LA Weekly

Headlining night one of the Femme-Fronted Fest at Highland Park’s ever-awesome Hi-Hat is Jessica Gerhardt, in her words a ukulele–playing Catholic feminist. Read full article: Music Pick: Femme-Fronted Fest - LA Week...→

Music Pick: Three Bad Jacks - LA Weekly

Following a successful performance a couple of months ago at the SoCal Hoedown, Woodland Hills mob Three Bad Jacks will be strutting their stuff. Read full article: Music Pick: Three Bad Jacks - LA Weekly...→

Music Pick: Kidi Band and Jolie Holland - LA Weekly

With three percussionists and one guitarist, Kidi Band are an unusual local group. All four musicians also sing, giving the songs on their 2016 album, Gimme Gimme, a mesmerizing variety of sonic textures that are woven together cleverly. Tracks range from the disarming folk-pop intimacy of “Babies” to the percussively arty and bluesy vocal collage “Extra … Read full article: Music Pick: Kidi Band and Jolie Holland ...→

Music Pick: Mayo Thompson - LA Weekly

Mayo Thompson has drifted in and out of a variety of scenes and identities over the course of his life. He got his start in the ’60s as singer-guitarist with The Red Krayola, a Houston group that made other psychedelic bands of the era sound safe as milk in comparison. In the 1970s, he was … Read full article: Music Pick: Mayo Thompson - LA Weekly...→

Music Pick: Kate Clover - LA Weekly

Decked out in matching black suits and ties, Kate Clover and her band look like a late-1970s power-pop group or perhaps members of Blondie circa Parallel Lines. And while the L.A. singer’s original songs are loaded with catchy pop hooks, she plays with a hard-driving punk power that’s closer to the Ramones than The Knack. … Read full article: Music Pick: Kate Clover - LA Weekly...→

Music Pick: Missing Persons - LA Weekly

One of the coolest quirks in rock & roll is that Dale and Terry Bozzio of new wave band Missing Persons met while working with Frank Zappa. Read full article: Music Pick: Missing Persons - LA Weekly...→

Music Pick: Adam Lambert - LA Weekly

Adam Lambert has been touring the world and making a whole bunch of new friends as the de facto singer with Queen. Read full article: Music Pick: Adam Lambert - LA Weekly...→

Classical Music | Denver Westword | The Leading Independent News Source in Denver, Colorado

In summer 2020, the Colorado Symphony joins CineConcerts in live-scoring the film Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2.... Opera on Tap, which has been bringing opera to bars, has finally found a full-time Denver home. Read full article: Classical Music | Denver Westword | The ...→

Music Pick: Audio Karate - LA Weekly

Latinx SoCal punks Audio Karate reunited last year after a lengthy hiatus, and we’re delighted that they’re back. Read full article: Music Pick: Audio Karate - LA Weekly...→

Enjoy Free Music Fridays this spring at College of DuPage

Enjoy Free Music Fridays this spring at College of DuPage

The College of DuPage Music program presents free musical performances and lectures Fridays this spring. "Music Fridays @ Noon" is a series of one-hour programs featuring the College of DuPage Music program, with free performances and presentations by COD students, faculty, alumni and guests. Read full article: Enjoy Free Music Fridays this spring at ...→

Music Pick: Love Ghost - LA Weekly

Starting a band, rehearsing, booking gigs, making the whole damn thing work — these are genuine challenges for grown adults with day jobs. Read full article: Music Pick: Love Ghost - LA Weekly...→

Music Pick: Juliana Hatfield - LA Weekly

Throughout her career, Juliana Hatfield has penned an impressive number of thoughtful, melodic and musically varied original songs. But going back to the 1980s and her time with Blake Babies — when she bent genders with a coyly charming remake of The Stooges’ feral “Loose” — the Massachusetts singer has also specialized in uniquely personal … Read full article: Music Pick: Juliana Hatfield - LA Weekly...→

Music Pick: King Princess - LA Weekly

“Nobody told me to sit down and shut up,” Mikaela Straus announces as King Princess on the aptly titled “Tough on Myself,” from her 2019 full-length release, Cheap Queen. But with such other song titles as “You Destroyed My Heart,” “Trust Nobody” and “Do You Wanna See Me Crying?,” the native of New York City bares … Read full article: Music Pick: King Princess - LA Weekly...→

Music Pick: Green Jelly - LA Weekly

In a world where everything seems to be ultra serious all the time, there’s a case to be made that a band like Green Jelly is absolutely essential. Read full article: Music Pick: Green Jelly - LA Weekly...→

Music Pick: Hurricane - LA Weekly

Hard rockers Hurricane have often been considered a bit of a feeder band for bigger groups, but that’s a tad unfair. Read full article: Music Pick: Hurricane - LA Weekly...→

Music Pick: Poison the Well - LA Weekly

Miami metalcore outfit Poison the Well has been around for about 23 years. Their commercial peak, if such a band achieves such a thing, was reached in 2003. Read full article: Music Pick: Poison the Well - LA Weekly...→

Music Pick: WASI - LA Weekly

Creating a “soundtrack to those SoCal nights of skinny dipping and angsty garage-punk shows,” WASI are fronted by Buena Park’s Merilou Salazar and Jessie Meehan. The music on their 2019 album, Riot Pop, lives up to its title by combining effusive, sugary pop melodies and a garage-rock mindset with provocative, rebellious lyrics and hip-hop production. “So … Read full article: Music Pick: WASI - LA Weekly...→

Music Pick: Itzy - LA Weekly

Itzy are the latest pop confection served by JYP Entertainment, the South Korean entertainment company that has discovered and molded such pop acts as Stray Kids, 2PM, Rain and JJ Project. Several of Itzy’s singers have appeared in JYP Entertainment’s various television series, and all the band members — Yeji, Lia, Ryujin, Chaeryeong and Yuna … Read full article: Music Pick: Itzy - LA Weekly...→

Music Pick: The Obsessed - LA Weekly

Maryland band The Obsessed, led by the inimitable Wino, were playing stoner/doom metal before the genre had a name. Read full article: Music Pick: The Obsessed - LA Weekly...→

Music Pick: Femme-Fronted Fest - LA Weekly

Headlining night one of the Femme-Fronted Fest at Highland Park’s ever-awesome Hi-Hat is Jessica Gerhardt, in her words a ukulele–playing Catholic feminist. Read full article: Music Pick: Femme-Fronted Fest - LA Week...→

Music Pick: Bella Novela - LA Weekly

Long Beach power rockers Bella Novela have been active since 2007, blending the big tunes of ABBA with the pomp of Queen and the epic metal of Iron Maiden. Read full article: Music Pick: Bella Novela - LA Weekly...→

Music Pick: Gates of the West - LA Weekly

The Gates of the West tribute show at the Roxy brings together a motley assortment of musicians celebrating the 40th anniversary of the U.S. release of The Clash’s London Calling album. The romantic 1979 tune “Gates of the West,” sung by guitarist Mick Jones about the band’s excitement about arriving in New York City, wasn’t on London Calling, but … Read full article: Music Pick: Gates of the West - LA Weekl...→

Music Pick: Kidi Band and Jolie Holland - LA Weekly

With three percussionists and one guitarist, Kidi Band are an unusual local group. All four musicians also sing, giving the songs on their 2016 album, Gimme Gimme, a mesmerizing variety of sonic textures that are woven together cleverly. Tracks range from the disarming folk-pop intimacy of “Babies” to the percussively arty and bluesy vocal collage “Extra … Read full article: Music Pick: Kidi Band and Jolie Holland ...→

Music Pick: Good Riddance - LA Weekly

The world certainly needs bands like Good Riddance, the politically outspoken punks from Santa Cruz who have made a career out of spreading decency. Read full article: Music Pick: Good Riddance - LA Weekly...→

Music Pick: Cedric Burnside - LA Weekly

As the son of drummer Calvin Jackson and the grandson of the iconic bluesman R.L. Burnside, Cedric Burnside knows a thing or two about the blues. And unlike so many revivalists who water down the blues with slick arrangements and flashy solos, Burnside draws from the rawer and rhythmically driving style of Hill country blues. … Read full article: Music Pick: Cedric Burnside - LA Weekly...→

Music Pick: Kate Clover - LA Weekly

Decked out in matching black suits and ties, Kate Clover and her band look like a late-1970s power-pop group or perhaps members of Blondie circa Parallel Lines. And while the L.A. singer’s original songs are loaded with catchy pop hooks, she plays with a hard-driving punk power that’s closer to the Ramones than The Knack. … Read full article: Music Pick: Kate Clover - LA Weekly...→

Experimental Music Pick: Wild Up feat. Odeya Nini - LA Weekly

Vocalist-composer Odeya Nini alternately guides, soothes and challenges listeners in a kind of unpredictable music ritual involving a variety of chants, rounds and harmonies. Read full article: Experimental Music Pick: Wild Up feat. O...→

Music Pick: Viernes 13 - LA Weekly

Viernes 13 mark their 20th anniversary with a show at longtime Boyle Heights ballroom The Paramount. Led by founding guitarist Mario Luna and singer Juan Pulido, the L.A. group started out as a ska-punk band, but their energetic sound also encompasses reggae, surf and rockabilly. Viernes 13’s 2015 album, Thirteen Rules, is a quintessential assortment … Read full article: Music Pick: Viernes 13 - LA Weekly...→

A decade of classical music: Looking back on the 2010s

A decade of classical music: Looking back on the 2010s

Much has happened during this transformative decade in the classical scene from the establishment of a feisty baroque opera company and contemporary music festival to the opening of three major academic facilities. Read full article: A decade of classical music: Looking bac...→

Music Pick: Eric Bellinger - LA Weekly

Is Eric Bellinger the King of R&B? He thinks so. The Compton native has been in the music industry for quite some time. Read full article: Music Pick: Eric Bellinger - LA Weekly...→

Classical Music | Denver Westword | The Leading Independent News Source in Denver, Colorado

In summer 2020, the Colorado Symphony joins CineConcerts in live-scoring the film Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2.... Opera on Tap, which has been bringing opera to bars, has finally found a full-time Denver home. Read full article: Classical Music | Denver Westword | The ...→

Music Pick: MC Chris - LA Weekly

Nerdcore/hip-hop/pop-punk crossover artist MC Chris was most recently heard on the soundtrack to Kevin Smith’s Jay & Silent Bob Reboot. Read full article: Music Pick: MC Chris - LA Weekly...→

Music Pick: The Delta Bombers - LA Weekly

Las Vegas rock and blues act The Delta Bombers formed in 2008 when the members met through now-dead social media platform Myspace. Read full article: Music Pick: The Delta Bombers - LA Weekl...→

Music Pick: Elizabeth Moen - LA Weekly

Elizabeth Moen possesses a big, soulful voice that can take you places. But unlike other divas who are all about technique, the Iowa native also has big things on her mind and can write music and lyrics that match her impressive set of pipes. On her 2018 album, A Million Miles Away, Moen demonstrates her mastery … Read full article: Music Pick: Elizabeth Moen - LA Weekly...→

Music Pick: Skinlab - LA Weekly

Bay Area metal band Skinlab formed in 1994, in time to cultivate a reputation as one of the most ferocious metal bands in NorCal. Read full article: Music Pick: Skinlab - LA Weekly...→

Music Pick: The Village People - LA Weekly

OK, so there’s only one original Village Person left, but who really gives a crap? Read full article: Music Pick: The Village People - LA Week...→

Music Pick: Bizou - LA Weekly

“What is lost cannot be found again,” Marisa Prietto declares serenely amid the shadowy passages of Bizou’s 2018 single “Superstition.” The line is especially apt as the former Wax Idols vocalist is accompanied by a group of all-stars in Bizou. Bassist/backup singer Nicole Fiorentino used to anchor the propulsive grooves of the great, lost post-punk … Read full article: Music Pick: Bizou - LA Weekly...→

Music Pick: Moritz von Oswald - LA Weekly

Moritz von Oswald is a classically trained percussionist and former member of the 1980s German post-punk band Palais Schaumburg. Read full article: Music Pick: Moritz von Oswald - LA Weekl...→

Music Pick: Reverend Horton Heat - LA Weekly

For three decades the Reverend Horton Heat has been raising a ruckus with its rockabilly-meets-county-meets-punk party music. Read full article: Music Pick: Reverend Horton Heat - LA We...→

Music Pick: L.A.Drones and The Centimeters - LA Weekly

L.A.Drones are experimental dance-music insurrectionists composed of Mr. Pablo (vocals, saxophone, programming) and Darlingtonia Brackets (vocals, synthesizers). The duo manufacture arty electronic passages that they say are influenced by everything from Terry Riley–style minimalism, The Velvet Underground’s fuzzy subversion and Krautrock explorations to techno, acid house and dub reggae. On their 2019 full-length album, I Can’t … Read full article: Music Pick: L.A.Drones and The Centimete...→

Music Pick: Samantha Sidley - LA Weekly

For all its musical expansiveness, jazz is, paradoxically, one of the most conservative of music genres. Women, gays and trans people still struggle to find acceptance in the male-dominated jazz scene (there is at least one longstanding jazz club in L.A. where months go by before a female musician or singer is allowed to appear … Read full article: Music Pick: Samantha Sidley - LA Weekly...→

Music Pick: Laurie Anderson, Christian McBride & Rubin Kodheli - LA Weekly

Any appearance by either violinist Laurie Anderson or bassist Christian McBride should be cherished, but to hear them together — accompanied by cellist Rubin Kodheli — is potentially an even more special event. Anderson is the avant-garde musician-artist who — beyond “O Superman,” the 1981 breakthrough song that startlingly merged the worlds of technology, art … Read full article: Music Pick: Laurie Anderson, Christian M...→

Music Pick: Maesa Pullman - LA Weekly

The local “dream-town mountain siren” Maesa Pullman continues her free Monday-night residency in January at DTLA’s intimate Love Song bar. “I don’t need new eyes to see,” she intones solemnly and slowly on her new single, “Death of the Machine.” Her big voice fills the enigmatic song’s empty spaces with a warmth and charisma that chases away … Read full article: Music Pick: Maesa Pullman - LA Weekly...→

Music Pick: Fishbone - LA Weekly

As part of the 20th-anniversary shows at Alex’s Bar this weekend, the LBC club hosts Fishbone in a Sunday-afternoon set. The funk-punk-ska-soul insurrectionists have always been a dazzling, energetic force of nature, and leaders Angelo Moore and John Norwood Fisher have kept the L.A. band thriving through numerous lineup and style changes. In their early … Read full article: Music Pick: Fishbone - LA Weekly...→

Music Pick: Three Bad Jacks - LA Weekly

Following a successful performance a couple of months ago at the SoCal Hoedown, Woodland Hills mob Three Bad Jacks will be strutting their stuff. Read full article: Music Pick: Three Bad Jacks - LA Weekly...→

Music Pick: Broken Baby and Potty Mouth - LA Weekly

“I only need a little room to fight,” Amber Bollinger declares proudly over a rumble of hard-rock guitars on Broken Baby’s recent single “My Head’s a Television.” Bollinger and co-songwriter Alex Dezen previously revealed promising hints of strangeness on their 2018 self-titled debut album, which ranges from the funky post-punk collisions of “Year of the … Read full article: Music Pick: Broken Baby and Potty Mouth ...→

Music Pick: Wand - LA Weekly

Such is the popularity of L.A. band Wand that they’re playing two consecutive nights at The Echo, on Thursday and also Friday. Read full article: Music Pick: Wand - LA Weekly...→

Music Pick: Mayo Thompson - LA Weekly

Mayo Thompson has drifted in and out of a variety of scenes and identities over the course of his life. He got his start in the ’60s as singer-guitarist with The Red Krayola, a Houston group that made other psychedelic bands of the era sound safe as milk in comparison. In the 1970s, he was … Read full article: Music Pick: Mayo Thompson - LA Weekly...→

Music Pick: Tina Schlieske - LA Weekly

When Tina Schlieske isn’t putting her personal spin on jazz standards on her recent release Sinatra to Simone, she switches gears completely by using the energy of punk rock to make Pussygrabber, a boldly confrontational, politically charged, anti-Trump collaboration with Genital Panic. The Minneapolis native first came to attention with the more conventionally bluesy 2005 … Read full article: Music Pick: Tina Schlieske - LA Weekly...→

Music Pick: Epica - LA Weekly

It won’t surprise anyone to learn that a band called Epica plays symphonic, anthemic, fucking epic metal. Read full article: Music Pick: Epica - LA Weekly...→

Music Pick: Missing Persons - LA Weekly

One of the coolest quirks in rock & roll is that Dale and Terry Bozzio of new wave band Missing Persons met while working with Frank Zappa. Read full article: Music Pick: Missing Persons - LA Weekly...→

Music Pick: T.S.O.L. - LA Weekly

T.S.O.L. continue with their unique combination of savage intensity and fulsome power leavened with morbid humor. Read full article: Music Pick: T.S.O.L. - LA Weekly...→

Classical Music Pick: Salute to Vienna - LA Weekly

Recreating the Neujahrskonzert, Salute to Vienna arrives with waltzes, polka, ballet, singing and lots of music provided by the Strauss Symphony of America. Read full article: Classical Music Pick: Salute to Vienna -...→

Music Pick: Adam Lambert - LA Weekly

Adam Lambert has been touring the world and making a whole bunch of new friends as the de facto singer with Queen. Read full article: Music Pick: Adam Lambert - LA Weekly...→

Music Pick: My Chemical Romance - LA Weekly

The news that My Chemical Romance were reuniting was met with fever pitch excitement from the ’00s emo-punk fans that are most likely all grown up now. Read full article: Music Pick: My Chemical Romance - LA Wee...→

Music Pick: Elizaveta - LA Weekly

Born in New York and raised in Moscow, Elizaveta Khripounova has been crossing cultures before she knew what that meant. Read full article: Music Pick: Elizaveta - LA Weekly...→

Music Pick: Audio Karate - LA Weekly

Latinx SoCal punks Audio Karate reunited last year after a lengthy hiatus, and we’re delighted that they’re back. Read full article: Music Pick: Audio Karate - LA Weekly...→

Music Pick: Decibel Metal & Beer Fest - LA Weekly

Heavy metal and beer is a marriage that has blended together hand-in-hand throughout the life of the genre, from Metallica in their early days. Read full article: Music Pick: Decibel Metal & Beer Fest - ...→

Enjoy Free Music Fridays this spring at College of DuPage

Enjoy Free Music Fridays this spring at College of DuPage

The College of DuPage Music program presents free musical performances and lectures Fridays this spring. "Music Fridays @ Noon" is a series of one-hour programs featuring the College of DuPage Music program, with free performances and presentations by COD students, faculty, alumni and guests. Read full article: Enjoy Free Music Fridays this spring at ...→

Music Pick: Elizabeth Moen - LA Weekly

Elizabeth Moen possesses a big, soulful voice that can take you places. But unlike other divas who are all about technique, the Iowa native also has big things on her mind and can write music and lyrics that match her impressive set of pipes. On her 2018 album, A Million Miles Away, Moen demonstrates her mastery … Read full article: Music Pick: Elizabeth Moen - LA Weekly...→

Music Pick: Love Ghost - LA Weekly

Starting a band, rehearsing, booking gigs, making the whole damn thing work — these are genuine challenges for grown adults with day jobs. Read full article: Music Pick: Love Ghost - LA Weekly...→

Music Pick: Skinlab - LA Weekly

Bay Area metal band Skinlab formed in 1994, in time to cultivate a reputation as one of the most ferocious metal bands in NorCal. Read full article: Music Pick: Skinlab - LA Weekly...→

Music Pick: Juliana Hatfield - LA Weekly

Throughout her career, Juliana Hatfield has penned an impressive number of thoughtful, melodic and musically varied original songs. But going back to the 1980s and her time with Blake Babies — when she bent genders with a coyly charming remake of The Stooges’ feral “Loose” — the Massachusetts singer has also specialized in uniquely personal … Read full article: Music Pick: Juliana Hatfield - LA Weekly...→

Music Pick: The Village People - LA Weekly

OK, so there’s only one original Village Person left, but who really gives a crap? Read full article: Music Pick: The Village People - LA Week...→

Music Pick: King Princess - LA Weekly

“Nobody told me to sit down and shut up,” Mikaela Straus announces as King Princess on the aptly titled “Tough on Myself,” from her 2019 full-length release, Cheap Queen. But with such other song titles as “You Destroyed My Heart,” “Trust Nobody” and “Do You Wanna See Me Crying?,” the native of New York City bares … Read full article: Music Pick: King Princess - LA Weekly...→

Music Pick: Bizou - LA Weekly

“What is lost cannot be found again,” Marisa Prietto declares serenely amid the shadowy passages of Bizou’s 2018 single “Superstition.” The line is especially apt as the former Wax Idols vocalist is accompanied by a group of all-stars in Bizou. Bassist/backup singer Nicole Fiorentino used to anchor the propulsive grooves of the great, lost post-punk … Read full article: Music Pick: Bizou - LA Weekly...→

Music Pick: Green Jelly - LA Weekly

In a world where everything seems to be ultra serious all the time, there’s a case to be made that a band like Green Jelly is absolutely essential. Read full article: Music Pick: Green Jelly - LA Weekly...→

Music Pick: Moritz von Oswald - LA Weekly

Moritz von Oswald is a classically trained percussionist and former member of the 1980s German post-punk band Palais Schaumburg. Read full article: Music Pick: Moritz von Oswald - LA Weekl...→

Music Pick: Hurricane - LA Weekly

Hard rockers Hurricane have often been considered a bit of a feeder band for bigger groups, but that’s a tad unfair. Read full article: Music Pick: Hurricane - LA Weekly...→

Music Pick: Reverend Horton Heat - LA Weekly

For three decades the Reverend Horton Heat has been raising a ruckus with its rockabilly-meets-county-meets-punk party music. Read full article: Music Pick: Reverend Horton Heat - LA We...→

Music Pick: Poison the Well - LA Weekly

Miami metalcore outfit Poison the Well has been around for about 23 years. Their commercial peak, if such a band achieves such a thing, was reached in 2003. Read full article: Music Pick: Poison the Well - LA Weekly...→

Music Pick: L.A.Drones and The Centimeters - LA Weekly

L.A.Drones are experimental dance-music insurrectionists composed of Mr. Pablo (vocals, saxophone, programming) and Darlingtonia Brackets (vocals, synthesizers). The duo manufacture arty electronic passages that they say are influenced by everything from Terry Riley–style minimalism, The Velvet Underground’s fuzzy subversion and Krautrock explorations to techno, acid house and dub reggae. On their 2019 full-length album, I Can’t … Read full article: Music Pick: L.A.Drones and The Centimete...→

Music Pick: WASI - LA Weekly

Creating a “soundtrack to those SoCal nights of skinny dipping and angsty garage-punk shows,” WASI are fronted by Buena Park’s Merilou Salazar and Jessie Meehan. The music on their 2019 album, Riot Pop, lives up to its title by combining effusive, sugary pop melodies and a garage-rock mindset with provocative, rebellious lyrics and hip-hop production. “So … Read full article: Music Pick: WASI - LA Weekly...→

Music Pick: Samantha Sidley - LA Weekly

For all its musical expansiveness, jazz is, paradoxically, one of the most conservative of music genres. Women, gays and trans people still struggle to find acceptance in the male-dominated jazz scene (there is at least one longstanding jazz club in L.A. where months go by before a female musician or singer is allowed to appear … Read full article: Music Pick: Samantha Sidley - LA Weekly...→

Music Pick: Itzy - LA Weekly

Itzy are the latest pop confection served by JYP Entertainment, the South Korean entertainment company that has discovered and molded such pop acts as Stray Kids, 2PM, Rain and JJ Project. Several of Itzy’s singers have appeared in JYP Entertainment’s various television series, and all the band members — Yeji, Lia, Ryujin, Chaeryeong and Yuna … Read full article: Music Pick: Itzy - LA Weekly...→

Music Pick: Laurie Anderson, Christian McBride & Rubin Kodheli - LA Weekly

Any appearance by either violinist Laurie Anderson or bassist Christian McBride should be cherished, but to hear them together — accompanied by cellist Rubin Kodheli — is potentially an even more special event. Anderson is the avant-garde musician-artist who — beyond “O Superman,” the 1981 breakthrough song that startlingly merged the worlds of technology, art … Read full article: Music Pick: Laurie Anderson, Christian M...→

Music Pick: The Obsessed - LA Weekly

Maryland band The Obsessed, led by the inimitable Wino, were playing stoner/doom metal before the genre had a name. Read full article: Music Pick: The Obsessed - LA Weekly...→

Music Pick: Maesa Pullman - LA Weekly

The local “dream-town mountain siren” Maesa Pullman continues her free Monday-night residency in January at DTLA’s intimate Love Song bar. “I don’t need new eyes to see,” she intones solemnly and slowly on her new single, “Death of the Machine.” Her big voice fills the enigmatic song’s empty spaces with a warmth and charisma that chases away … Read full article: Music Pick: Maesa Pullman - LA Weekly...→

Music Pick: Femme-Fronted Fest - LA Weekly

Headlining night one of the Femme-Fronted Fest at Highland Park’s ever-awesome Hi-Hat is Jessica Gerhardt, in her words a ukulele–playing Catholic feminist. Read full article: Music Pick: Femme-Fronted Fest - LA Week...→

Music Pick: Fishbone - LA Weekly

As part of the 20th-anniversary shows at Alex’s Bar this weekend, the LBC club hosts Fishbone in a Sunday-afternoon set. The funk-punk-ska-soul insurrectionists have always been a dazzling, energetic force of nature, and leaders Angelo Moore and John Norwood Fisher have kept the L.A. band thriving through numerous lineup and style changes. In their early … Read full article: Music Pick: Fishbone - LA Weekly...→

Music Pick: Bella Novela - LA Weekly

Long Beach power rockers Bella Novela have been active since 2007, blending the big tunes of ABBA with the pomp of Queen and the epic metal of Iron Maiden. Read full article: Music Pick: Bella Novela - LA Weekly...→

Music Pick: Three Bad Jacks - LA Weekly

Following a successful performance a couple of months ago at the SoCal Hoedown, Woodland Hills mob Three Bad Jacks will be strutting their stuff. Read full article: Music Pick: Three Bad Jacks - LA Weekly...→

Music Pick: Gates of the West - LA Weekly

The Gates of the West tribute show at the Roxy brings together a motley assortment of musicians celebrating the 40th anniversary of the U.S. release of The Clash’s London Calling album. The romantic 1979 tune “Gates of the West,” sung by guitarist Mick Jones about the band’s excitement about arriving in New York City, wasn’t on London Calling, but … Read full article: Music Pick: Gates of the West - LA Weekl...→

Music Pick: Broken Baby and Potty Mouth - LA Weekly

“I only need a little room to fight,” Amber Bollinger declares proudly over a rumble of hard-rock guitars on Broken Baby’s recent single “My Head’s a Television.” Bollinger and co-songwriter Alex Dezen previously revealed promising hints of strangeness on their 2018 self-titled debut album, which ranges from the funky post-punk collisions of “Year of the … Read full article: Music Pick: Broken Baby and Potty Mouth ...→

Music Pick: Kidi Band and Jolie Holland - LA Weekly

With three percussionists and one guitarist, Kidi Band are an unusual local group. All four musicians also sing, giving the songs on their 2016 album, Gimme Gimme, a mesmerizing variety of sonic textures that are woven together cleverly. Tracks range from the disarming folk-pop intimacy of “Babies” to the percussively arty and bluesy vocal collage “Extra … Read full article: Music Pick: Kidi Band and Jolie Holland ...→

Music Pick: Wand - LA Weekly

Such is the popularity of L.A. band Wand that they’re playing two consecutive nights at The Echo, on Thursday and also Friday. Read full article: Music Pick: Wand - LA Weekly...→

Music Pick: Good Riddance - LA Weekly

The world certainly needs bands like Good Riddance, the politically outspoken punks from Santa Cruz who have made a career out of spreading decency. Read full article: Music Pick: Good Riddance - LA Weekly...→

Music Pick: Mayo Thompson - LA Weekly

Mayo Thompson has drifted in and out of a variety of scenes and identities over the course of his life. He got his start in the ’60s as singer-guitarist with The Red Krayola, a Houston group that made other psychedelic bands of the era sound safe as milk in comparison. In the 1970s, he was … Read full article: Music Pick: Mayo Thompson - LA Weekly...→

Music Pick: Cedric Burnside - LA Weekly

As the son of drummer Calvin Jackson and the grandson of the iconic bluesman R.L. Burnside, Cedric Burnside knows a thing or two about the blues. And unlike so many revivalists who water down the blues with slick arrangements and flashy solos, Burnside draws from the rawer and rhythmically driving style of Hill country blues. … Read full article: Music Pick: Cedric Burnside - LA Weekly...→

Music Pick: Tina Schlieske - LA Weekly

When Tina Schlieske isn’t putting her personal spin on jazz standards on her recent release Sinatra to Simone, she switches gears completely by using the energy of punk rock to make Pussygrabber, a boldly confrontational, politically charged, anti-Trump collaboration with Genital Panic. The Minneapolis native first came to attention with the more conventionally bluesy 2005 … Read full article: Music Pick: Tina Schlieske - LA Weekly...→

Music Pick: Kate Clover - LA Weekly

Decked out in matching black suits and ties, Kate Clover and her band look like a late-1970s power-pop group or perhaps members of Blondie circa Parallel Lines. And while the L.A. singer’s original songs are loaded with catchy pop hooks, she plays with a hard-driving punk power that’s closer to the Ramones than The Knack. … Read full article: Music Pick: Kate Clover - LA Weekly...→

Music Pick: Epica - LA Weekly

It won’t surprise anyone to learn that a band called Epica plays symphonic, anthemic, fucking epic metal. Read full article: Music Pick: Epica - LA Weekly...→

Experimental Music Pick: Wild Up feat. Odeya Nini - LA Weekly

Vocalist-composer Odeya Nini alternately guides, soothes and challenges listeners in a kind of unpredictable music ritual involving a variety of chants, rounds and harmonies. Read full article: Experimental Music Pick: Wild Up feat. O...→

Music Pick: Missing Persons - LA Weekly

One of the coolest quirks in rock & roll is that Dale and Terry Bozzio of new wave band Missing Persons met while working with Frank Zappa. Read full article: Music Pick: Missing Persons - LA Weekly...→

Music Pick: Viernes 13 - LA Weekly

Viernes 13 mark their 20th anniversary with a show at longtime Boyle Heights ballroom The Paramount. Led by founding guitarist Mario Luna and singer Juan Pulido, the L.A. group started out as a ska-punk band, but their energetic sound also encompasses reggae, surf and rockabilly. Viernes 13’s 2015 album, Thirteen Rules, is a quintessential assortment … Read full article: Music Pick: Viernes 13 - LA Weekly...→

Music Pick: T.S.O.L. - LA Weekly

T.S.O.L. continue with their unique combination of savage intensity and fulsome power leavened with morbid humor. Read full article: Music Pick: T.S.O.L. - LA Weekly...→

Classical Music Pick: Salute to Vienna - LA Weekly

Recreating the Neujahrskonzert, Salute to Vienna arrives with waltzes, polka, ballet, singing and lots of music provided by the Strauss Symphony of America. Read full article: Classical Music Pick: Salute to Vienna -...→

A decade of classical music: Looking back on the 2010s

A decade of classical music: Looking back on the 2010s

Much has happened during this transformative decade in the classical scene from the establishment of a feisty baroque opera company and contemporary music festival to the opening of three major academic facilities. Read full article: A decade of classical music: Looking bac...→

Music Pick: Adam Lambert - LA Weekly

Adam Lambert has been touring the world and making a whole bunch of new friends as the de facto singer with Queen. Read full article: Music Pick: Adam Lambert - LA Weekly...→

Music Pick: Eric Bellinger - LA Weekly

Is Eric Bellinger the King of R&B? He thinks so. The Compton native has been in the music industry for quite some time. Read full article: Music Pick: Eric Bellinger - LA Weekly...→

Music Pick: My Chemical Romance - LA Weekly

The news that My Chemical Romance were reuniting was met with fever pitch excitement from the ’00s emo-punk fans that are most likely all grown up now. Read full article: Music Pick: My Chemical Romance - LA Wee...→

Classical Music | Denver Westword | The Leading Independent News Source in Denver, Colorado

In summer 2020, the Colorado Symphony joins CineConcerts in live-scoring the film Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2.... Opera on Tap, which has been bringing opera to bars, has finally found a full-time Denver home. Read full article: Classical Music | Denver Westword | The ...→

Music Pick: Elizaveta - LA Weekly

Born in New York and raised in Moscow, Elizaveta Khripounova has been crossing cultures before she knew what that meant. Read full article: Music Pick: Elizaveta - LA Weekly...→

Music Pick: MC Chris - LA Weekly

Nerdcore/hip-hop/pop-punk crossover artist MC Chris was most recently heard on the soundtrack to Kevin Smith’s Jay & Silent Bob Reboot. Read full article: Music Pick: MC Chris - LA Weekly...→

Music Pick: Audio Karate - LA Weekly

Latinx SoCal punks Audio Karate reunited last year after a lengthy hiatus, and we’re delighted that they’re back. Read full article: Music Pick: Audio Karate - LA Weekly...→

Music Pick: The Delta Bombers - LA Weekly

Las Vegas rock and blues act The Delta Bombers formed in 2008 when the members met through now-dead social media platform Myspace. Read full article: Music Pick: The Delta Bombers - LA Weekl...→

Music Pick: Decibel Metal & Beer Fest - LA Weekly

Heavy metal and beer is a marriage that has blended together hand-in-hand throughout the life of the genre, from Metallica in their early days. Read full article: Music Pick: Decibel Metal & Beer Fest - ...→