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    published November 19, 2015

    L.A.’s TÜLIPS—all caps with the umlaut, much like you’d write MOTÖRHEAD—are a twin-guitar twin-singer band with... More >>

  • Knotts Scary Farm

    published October 29, 2015

    Tis the season for shrieking freaks as Knott’s Scary Farm spins up and the theme park turns into a … scream park!? (Someone’s... More >>

  • Antemasque

    published October 29, 2015

    Antemasque is Omar Rodríguez-López and Cedric Bixler-Zavala from At The Drive-In, the Mars Volta and many more fearlessly committed... More >>

  • The Vibrators

    published October 22, 2015

    The Vibrators had punk figured out fast and early, with members abandoning pub rock once they saw the Sex Pistols and committing fully to the... More >>

  • Crate Digger Book Reading

    published October 15, 2015

    If you were mail-ordering punk records during the 90s and the 00s, you probably got at least one package from Bob Suren and his Florida... More >>

  • The Dickies, Kim and the Created

    published October 8, 2015

    If The Dickies didn’t invent what the world now knows as pop punk … well, OK, the Ramones invented it, but L.A.’s Dickies gave... More >>

  • Saturday Family Fun: Sea Jellies

    published September 24, 2015

    Jellyfish: kinda gross, kinda beautiful, generally fascinating and thanks to warming ocean temperatures, kinda poised to take over 75% of the... More >>

  • Easy Rider

    published September 17, 2015

    When I think about the movie Easy Rider I think about talking to the Minutemen’s Mike Watt about Joyce’s Ulysses and Kerouac’s... More >>

  • Long Beach Comic Con

    published September 10, 2015

    Long Beach Comic Con is back to celebrate all things neo-nerdish, and this year they’re taking an extra step to put the science back in... More >>

  • The Damned

    published September 3, 2015

    We’ll have to see if the new documentary The Damned: Don’t You Wish That We Were Dead helps the Damned get their place in punk... More >>

  • Orange Sunshine and the Mystic Artists 1967-1970

    published September 3, 2015

    Anytime somebody tells you Orange County is boring and nothing interesting ever happened here, you can swat ‘em in the face with a copy of... More >>

  • 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 >>

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