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  • 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 >>

  • Long Beach Comic Expo

    published February 26, 2015

    Back in 1987, Alan Moore was famously pitching a never-made comic series called Twilight of the Superheroes—but in 2015, a twilight for... More >>

  • Beat Theatre Presents: Breathless/La Jetee Live Re-Scoring

    published February 12, 2015

    Elusive, Josh Jetson, Gypsymamba, and Chaos Kid, Let's Drive to Alaska Sun., Feb. 15, 7 p.m., 2015 More >>

  • Zola Jesus

    published February 5, 2015

    Deradoorian Sun., Feb. 8, 8 p.m., 2015 More >>

  • An Art Gig for the Punk Connoisseur

    published January 29, 2015

    The spirit of all-ages iconoclasm in Santa Ana—shouts to Koo’s Café, now and forever—lives on at Table 87, the kind of... More >>

  • Motown Memories

    published January 22, 2015

    If Motown didn’t write the book on modern American pop songwriting, it must’ve at least laid claim to one of the best chapters. This... More >>

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