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  • Star Trek w/ Live Score by Pacific Symphony Orchestra

    published August 20, 2015

    The 2009 Star Trek reboot—made by the dream team (or perhaps nightmare team?) of J.J. Abrams and Damon Lindelof—had plenty of action,... More >>

  • Veterano Cars: Carros, Caruchas, y Carchangas

    published August 20, 2015

    Artist Frank Romero has always had a connection to cars—in fact, if you ever drove down the 101, you probably saw his “Going To The... More >>

  • Rat Fist

    published August 13, 2015

    If you’ve been involved in local DIY punk music within the last five or ten years, there’s a good chance you’ve been in the same... More >>

  • AJ Davila y Terror Amor

    published August 6, 2015

    Puerto Rican garage-punk band Davila 666 were absolutely relentless—like the Leave Home Ramones, Belgium’s Kids, and high-octane... More >>

  • Don't You Wish That We Were Dead: The Damned Movie

    published July 30, 2015

    What kind of world do we live in where the Damned need a documentary to prove that they were just as good as the Pistols, the Clash et al?... More >>

  • Built to Spill

    published July 16, 2015

    Record Store Day this year was even sweeter than usual for Built To Spill fans thanks to the release of the much-anticipated new album Untethered... More >>

  • The Twilight Zone

    published July 9, 2015

    Every so often, the people at Stages like to travel to another dimension—a dimension not only of sight and sound, but of mind. That’s... More >>

  • The Lovely Bad Things

    published July 2, 2015

    Let’s not say La Mirada’s Pixies-punkers Lovely Bad Things are back, because they never really went away—they just had to slow... More >>

  • Mexico: Fantastic Identity

    published July 2, 2015

    The world-renowned FEMSA collection— held by the titanic FEMSA beverage company—is already an ambitious survey of Latin American art,... More >>

  • Raiders of the Lost Ark

    published July 2, 2015

    There aren’t many movies more appropriate for this sort of big-screen resurrection—well, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, of... More >>

  • Jonathan Richman

    published June 18, 2015

    Jonathan Richman’s shows with erstwhile drummer Tommy Larkin are absolutely one-of-a-kind events where generations of too-casual claims... More >>

  • De Lux

    published June 18, 2015

    You couldn’t exactly say the just-out Generation is the heaviest record yet from L.A.’s introspecto-disco duo De... More >>

  • How to Be a Rock Critic

    published June 11, 2015

    Lester Bangs was more complicated than he gets credit for, but then aren’t we all? As Robert Quine explained his longtime friend: “He... More >>

  • Adult Books

    published May 14, 2015

    Adult Books are sorta one of the building blocks of the growing Lolipop Records empire and their punk-but-pop sound surely inspired a lot of... More >>

  • The Bangles

    published May 7, 2015

    The Bangles had a little bit of a renaissance in the fall of last year with their self-reissued Ladies And Gentlemen... The Bangles! compilation,... More >>

  • Retrofest: An Evening at Madame Wong's

    published May 7, 2015

    What’s that saying—history repeats first as tragedy and second as a high school theatrical production? Because the L.A. punk (well,... More >>

  • May the 4th Be With You Star Wars-themed Metal Show

    published April 30, 2015

    You may have sensed a great disturbance in the Force lately, and we’re not talking about the release of a certain movie trailer—or... More >>

  • The Soft Moon

    published April 23, 2015

    Luis Vasquez is back with a new Soft Moon album, recorded at the appropriately-named studio Hate in Italy. And whether it was the location, the... More >>

  • Litronix

    published April 16, 2015

    Litronix is Kevin Litrow, the longtime synthesizer visionary whose local music lineage runs back through N O W, 60 Watt Kid and Dance Disaster... More >>

  • Second City 55th Anniversary Tour

    published April 2, 2015

    The Second City is opening up their vaults and giving you the ultimate peek behind the curtain! See the best of the best comedy created by some of... More >>

  • Wet Hot American Summer... The Play?

    published April 2, 2015

    Wet Hot American Summer was one of those low-budget high-inspiration movies that was so far ahead of its time that it might have well as been a... More >>

  • Smart Patrol: Ultimate Tribute to Devo

    published April 2, 2015

    In the beginning was Devo, born in an Ohio basement and cursed with twin abilities to recognize and remember, which led them to produce a... More >>

  • Joel Jerome, Will Sprott, La Luz, Thee Commons

    published March 19, 2015

    They don’t call former dios (malos) frontman Joel Jerome “Papa Joel” for nothing—in fact, they call him “Papa... More >>

  • Rikk Agnew Band

    published March 5, 2015

    Rikk Agnew is probably best known for his tenure in the Adolescents—where he contributed mightily to the pop-turned-punk guitar sound of... More >>

  • Cinema Orange: Maker

    published February 26, 2015

    Once America used to make things—perhaps the older people in your family once held those jobs? But then the old world dissolved, and the... More >>

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