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Gogol Bordello

The frenetic troupe fashions polyglot rock that mixes Latin rhythms, punk snarls, and accordion-backed Ukrainian sounds. Front man Eugene Hütz hoots and howls when he’s not wrangling his band...

Ride

As a paragon of shoegaze rock, the band is a favorite of those who prefer to sway to waves of distortion rather than scuff their new Chuck Taylors on...

How to Be a Rock Critic

Lester Bangs was the demigod of music criticism. In this one-man play, based on the gonzo scribe’s writings

Top Tickets: Snoopzilla & Dam Funk, the Weirdos, and Ethio Cali Play Gigs in L.A.

This week's must-see L.A. shows include Ethiopian-inspired jazz, old school punk, and retro-modern G-Funk.

Beachwood Sparks Unearth a Lost Album Recorded 16 Years Ago

The L.A. alternative country pioneers unearth Desert Skies, an album they recorded in 1997 and nearly lost forever.

Jared Leto’s Love Letter to Los Angeles

"City of Angels" is no ordinary music video; it's an eleven-and-a-half minute ode to a city where broken dreams and lost angels are often overshadowed

N.W.A. Represents L.A. among Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees

As the 2014 nominations for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame suggest, rock is a fluid genre, one that’s not carved set in stone.

Blank Generation: The CBGB Movie Is Loads of Fun, Just Don’t Expect Accuracy

The mother of all punk clubs, CBGB, is the subject of a movie. The film gets a lot wrong, but it displays a genuine appreciation and affection for its subject.

Quick Take: Hummingbird by Local Natives

The Silver Lake quartet mines the “sweeping chorale” sound

Coachella 2013 Lineup: Old Gray Mare Ain’t What She Used to Be

What year is it? Looking at the lineup for Coachella 2013 it's hard to tell.