Related Articles: Staff Pick: Best house music DJ

Staff Pick: Best house music DJ

Staff Pick: Best house music DJ

Great DJs keep their ears open to the world, and Duane Powell knows how to listen. He's been plugged into local music since 1983, when... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best house music DJ...→

Staff Pick: Best house music DJ

Staff Pick: Best house music DJ

Great DJs keep their ears open to the world, and Duane Powell knows how to listen. He's been plugged into local music since 1983, when... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best house music DJ...→

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: 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: 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 ...→

Southern California house price gains pick up in November

Southern California house price gains pick up in November

Appreciation rates ranged from 1.7% in Orange County to 3.7% in the Inland Empire, CoreLogic’s Home Price Index shows. Read full article: Southern California house price gains pi...→

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...→

NSC chief slashing Obama’s ‘bloated’ staff to create efficient, tight-lipped White House operation

NSC chief slashing Obama’s ‘bloated’ staff to create efficient, tight-lipped White House operation

The White House National Security Council staff is being downsized sharply in a bid to improve efficiency within the policy coordinating body by consolidating positions and cutting staff. Read full article: NSC chief slashing Obama’s ‘bloated’ sta...→

'A great help': parents pick up Christmas toys at Salvation Army in Elgin

'A great help': parents pick up Christmas toys at Salvation Army in Elgin

he annual "Angel Tree" program at the Salvation Army of Elgin this year served 604 families with about 1,500 kids. Read full article: 'A great help': parents pick up Christma...→

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...→

Bay Area holiday house wins ABC’s ‘The Great Christmas Light Fight’

Bay Area holiday house wins ABC’s ‘The Great Christmas Light Fight’

The prime-time reality show aired Monday night, naming Kathy Rombeiro and her family the champions for their home’s impressive display. Read full article: Bay Area holiday house wins ABC’s ‘The G...→

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...→

5 Great Music Events In Chicago This Weekend

5 Great Music Events In Chicago This Weekend

If you love to take advantage of the music offerings near you, this weekend offers several great reasons to leave the house.... From a jazz show to a holiday rap concert, read on for a local music to-do list to fill your calendar this week. Read full article: 5 Great Music Events In Chicago This Wee...→

Music Pick: Goldie - LA Weekly

It’s absolutely accurate to refer to English DJ and producer Goldie as the godfather of electronic bass music. Read full article: Music Pick: Goldie - 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: 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: 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 -...→

Silver Spur Music House

Silver Spur Music House

American, Pizza, Burgers, Romantic... Features: Liquor, Private Room, Dinner, Late Night Food, Lunch, Take Out Read full article: Silver Spur Music House...→

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: 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 - ...→

Movie Pick: The Documentaries of Rosine Mbakam at the new Lumiere Music Hall - LA Weekly

Rosine Mbakam was born in Cameroon and lives and works in Belgium. After gaining acclaim for her short films, she turned to feature-length documentaries. Her first two features are being packaged as a diptych and released on screens in select cities across the country. In The Two Faces of a Bamileke Woman, Mbakam returns to … Read full article: Movie Pick: The Documentaries of Rosine ...→

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: 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: 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...→

Why great Christmas music will never die

Why great Christmas music will never die

The great performer Bing Crosby reached the height of his stardom about 80 years ago, but every Christmas season, he makes a triumphant return to American radio and malls and other public places. A… Read full article: Why great Christmas music will never die...→

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...→

David Bossie: Democrats voting to impeach Trump abuse their power and bring great shame upon House

David Bossie: Democrats voting to impeach Trump abuse their power and bring great shame upon House

Unhinged Democrats led by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi brought great shame upon the House of Representatives and our country by voting Wednesday night to impeach President Trump simply because they can’t get over losing the presidential election to him in 2016. Read full article: David Bossie: Democrats voting to impeac...→

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...→

Staff Pick: Best attraction

Staff Pick: Best attraction

The Chicago Cultural Center sits in the middle of downtown—it's just west of Millennium Park, a stone's throw from the Magnificent Mile and the Art... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best attraction...→

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: 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: 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 ...→

Southern California house price gains pick up in November

Southern California house price gains pick up in November

Appreciation rates ranged from 1.7% in Orange County to 3.7% in the Inland Empire, CoreLogic’s Home Price Index shows. Read full article: Southern California house price gains pi...→

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...→

NSC chief slashing Obama’s ‘bloated’ staff to create efficient, tight-lipped White House operation

NSC chief slashing Obama’s ‘bloated’ staff to create efficient, tight-lipped White House operation

The White House National Security Council staff is being downsized sharply in a bid to improve efficiency within the policy coordinating body by consolidating positions and cutting staff. Read full article: NSC chief slashing Obama’s ‘bloated’ sta...→

Why great Christmas music will never die

Why great Christmas music will never die

The great performer Bing Crosby reached the height of his stardom about 80 years ago, but every Christmas season, he makes a triumphant return to American radio and malls and other public places. A… Read full article: Why great Christmas music will never die...→

Silver Spur Music House

Silver Spur Music House

American, Pizza, Burgers, Romantic... Features: Liquor, Private Room, Dinner, Late Night Food, Lunch, Take Out Read full article: Silver Spur Music House...→

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...→

David Bossie: Democrats voting to impeach Trump abuse their power and bring great shame upon House

David Bossie: Democrats voting to impeach Trump abuse their power and bring great shame upon House

Unhinged Democrats led by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi brought great shame upon the House of Representatives and our country by voting Wednesday night to impeach President Trump simply because they can’t get over losing the presidential election to him in 2016. Read full article: David Bossie: Democrats voting to impeac...→

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: 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: Goldie - LA Weekly

It’s absolutely accurate to refer to English DJ and producer Goldie as the godfather of electronic bass music. Read full article: Music Pick: Goldie - 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: 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: 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 -...→

'A great help': parents pick up Christmas toys at Salvation Army in Elgin

'A great help': parents pick up Christmas toys at Salvation Army in Elgin

he annual "Angel Tree" program at the Salvation Army of Elgin this year served 604 families with about 1,500 kids. Read full article: 'A great help': parents pick up Christma...→

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...→

Bay Area holiday house wins ABC’s ‘The Great Christmas Light Fight’

Bay Area holiday house wins ABC’s ‘The Great Christmas Light Fight’

The prime-time reality show aired Monday night, naming Kathy Rombeiro and her family the champions for their home’s impressive display. Read full article: Bay Area holiday house wins ABC’s ‘The G...→

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...→

5 Great Music Events In Chicago This Weekend

5 Great Music Events In Chicago This Weekend

If you love to take advantage of the music offerings near you, this weekend offers several great reasons to leave the house.... From a jazz show to a holiday rap concert, read on for a local music to-do list to fill your calendar this week. Read full article: 5 Great Music Events In Chicago This Wee...→

Staff Pick: Best attraction

Staff Pick: Best attraction

The Chicago Cultural Center sits in the middle of downtown—it's just west of Millennium Park, a stone's throw from the Magnificent Mile and the Art... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best attraction...→

Movie Pick: The Documentaries of Rosine Mbakam at the new Lumiere Music Hall - LA Weekly

Rosine Mbakam was born in Cameroon and lives and works in Belgium. After gaining acclaim for her short films, she turned to feature-length documentaries. Her first two features are being packaged as a diptych and released on screens in select cities across the country. In The Two Faces of a Bamileke Woman, Mbakam returns to … Read full article: Movie Pick: The Documentaries of Rosine ...→

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 ...→

Southern California house price gains pick up in November

Southern California house price gains pick up in November

Appreciation rates ranged from 1.7% in Orange County to 3.7% in the Inland Empire, CoreLogic’s Home Price Index shows. Read full article: Southern California house price gains pi...→

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...→

NSC chief slashing Obama’s ‘bloated’ staff to create efficient, tight-lipped White House operation

NSC chief slashing Obama’s ‘bloated’ staff to create efficient, tight-lipped White House operation

The White House National Security Council staff is being downsized sharply in a bid to improve efficiency within the policy coordinating body by consolidating positions and cutting staff. Read full article: NSC chief slashing Obama’s ‘bloated’ sta...→

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 -...→

Why great Christmas music will never die

Why great Christmas music will never die

The great performer Bing Crosby reached the height of his stardom about 80 years ago, but every Christmas season, he makes a triumphant return to American radio and malls and other public places. A… Read full article: Why great Christmas music will never die...→

'A great help': parents pick up Christmas toys at Salvation Army in Elgin

'A great help': parents pick up Christmas toys at Salvation Army in Elgin

he annual "Angel Tree" program at the Salvation Army of Elgin this year served 604 families with about 1,500 kids. Read full article: 'A great help': parents pick up Christma...→

Silver Spur Music House

Silver Spur Music House

American, Pizza, Burgers, Romantic... Features: Liquor, Private Room, Dinner, Late Night Food, Lunch, Take Out Read full article: Silver Spur Music House...→

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...→

David Bossie: Democrats voting to impeach Trump abuse their power and bring great shame upon House

David Bossie: Democrats voting to impeach Trump abuse their power and bring great shame upon House

Unhinged Democrats led by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi brought great shame upon the House of Representatives and our country by voting Wednesday night to impeach President Trump simply because they can’t get over losing the presidential election to him in 2016. Read full article: David Bossie: Democrats voting to impeac...→

Bay Area holiday house wins ABC’s ‘The Great Christmas Light Fight’

Bay Area holiday house wins ABC’s ‘The Great Christmas Light Fight’

The prime-time reality show aired Monday night, naming Kathy Rombeiro and her family the champions for their home’s impressive display. Read full article: Bay Area holiday house wins ABC’s ‘The G...→

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...→

5 Great Music Events In Chicago This Weekend

5 Great Music Events In Chicago This Weekend

If you love to take advantage of the music offerings near you, this weekend offers several great reasons to leave the house.... From a jazz show to a holiday rap concert, read on for a local music to-do list to fill your calendar this week. Read full article: 5 Great Music Events In Chicago This Wee...→

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 - ...→

Staff Pick: Best attraction

Staff Pick: Best attraction

The Chicago Cultural Center sits in the middle of downtown—it's just west of Millennium Park, a stone's throw from the Magnificent Mile and the Art... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best attraction...→

Music Pick: Goldie - LA Weekly

It’s absolutely accurate to refer to English DJ and producer Goldie as the godfather of electronic bass music. Read full article: Music Pick: Goldie - LA Weekly...→

Movie Pick: The Documentaries of Rosine Mbakam at the new Lumiere Music Hall - LA Weekly

Rosine Mbakam was born in Cameroon and lives and works in Belgium. After gaining acclaim for her short films, she turned to feature-length documentaries. Her first two features are being packaged as a diptych and released on screens in select cities across the country. In The Two Faces of a Bamileke Woman, Mbakam returns to … Read full article: Movie Pick: The Documentaries of Rosine ...→