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  • Animal Collective DJ Set

    published October 9, 2014

    There hasn’t been a new release from Animal Collective this year, but that doesn’t mean the band hasn’t been busy—they... More >>

  • Visionary Lecture Series: 'Exploring the Avant-Garde'

    published October 9, 2014

    The art that came out of World War 1 was both ahead of its time and unhappily of its time—like Otto Dix’ harrowing Shock Troops... More >>

  • Black Joe Lewis

    published October 2, 2014

    Austin’s R&B/soul rocker Black Joe Lewis claws his way into the nastier parts of the late '60s on his most recent Electric Slave album,... More >>

  • Hank and Her Ponies

    published September 25, 2014

    Hank and Her Ponies—formerly sharing a name with the eternally excellent Stones song “Dead Flowers,” and including former... More >>

  • Black Mambas

    published September 25, 2014

    Let’s shine some light on reptile rockers the Black Mambas, who turn Bell Gardens circa 2014 into London or New York circa 1975—that... More >>

  • Beauty & The Creep Costume Faire

    published September 18, 2014

    Halloween Club is a place where you can celebrate—and publicly demonstrate—the spirit of Halloween any time of the year you want,... More >>

  • King Tuff

    published September 18, 2014

    King Tuff’s first LP, Was Dead, was an absolute smasher out of nowhere in the spring of 2008—glammy power pop with hook after after... More >>

  • Tomorrows Tulips

    published September 11, 2014

    Tomorrows Tulips are out there on the edge of the Burger Records roster, where known space dissolves and communication with home base starts... More >>

  • Hot Snakes

    published September 11, 2014

    Admit it—when you very first heard that Drive Like Jehu were doing a reunion show, a tiny part of your brain instantly thought, “Is it... More >>

  • 'The Avant-Garde Collection' Opening Day

    published September 4, 2014

    OCMA’s new exhibition chronicles nearly a century of art on the edge of art, beginning with Los Angeles painter Stanton... More >>

  • Phil Hendrie "Truth is our Bitch"

    published September 4, 2014

    You might wanna call Phil Hendrie the Frank Zappa of radio, except even that doesn’t quite reach how positively unpredictable and painfully... More >>

  • 10th Annual Art Deco Festival

    published August 28, 2014

    There comes a certain night at the Observation Bar at the Queen Mary when suddenly all the guys are dressed like Humphrey Bogart (or Indiana... More >>

  • Shiny Toy Guns

    published August 28, 2014

    L.A.-via-Oklahoma electro-pop outfit Shiny Toy Guns own a very specific slice of electro-pop-induced euphoria—they even got a Grammy... More >>

  • 4th Annual Long Beach BBQ Festival

    published August 21, 2014

    The first thing you need to know about the three-day-long Long Beach BBQ Festival is they have a whole section called “Rib Village,”... More >>

  • Lee "Scratch" Perry

    published August 21, 2014

    Some producers use the recording studio as an instrument—Lee “Scratch” Perry used his as a spaceship or maybe a time machine,... More >>

  • The Weirdos

    published August 14, 2014

    Attention, all you humans! The Weirdos were one of the first and one of the greatest of the LA punk bands, responsible for at least two undeniable... More >>

  • Dustin Lovelis

    published August 7, 2014

    The Fling are one of the most-loved bands in Long Beach and when they aren’t playing out, they’re one of the most-missed. But Fling... More >>

  • The Hotspot

    published August 7, 2014

    Folk meets punk—sometimes in the same song—at this opposites-attract-style bill at Long Beach’s Federal Bar. Leather Tramp do... More >>

  • The Secret Affair 10 Year Anniversary

    published July 31, 2014

    It started as a strictly-vinyl strictly-'60s night in a room that soon ran out of space for dancers, and now Long Beach’s soul-and-more... More >>

  • Wolfmother

    published July 24, 2014

    The band Wolfmother came from nowhere—well, Australia, which is in the time zone next to nowhere—and after a 13-year-run doing... More >>

  • Blu

    published July 24, 2014

    LA rapper Blu is a polymath, a visionary, a documentarian and an iconoclast all at once, doing what he needs to do exactly how and when he needs... More >>

  • Ziggy Marley

    published July 17, 2014

    Oldest Marley son Ziggy hit something of a high-water mark with his most recent album Fly Rasta, released just a few months ago. While he’s... More >>

  • Mary Lynn Rajskub

    published July 17, 2014

    Maybe the world now knows Mary Lynn Rajskub best as a breakout action TV mainstay, and of course we mean Chloe, the indefatigable CTU analyst from... More >>

  • The Dwarves

    published July 10, 2014

    “We’re the originators of the garage rock genre!” said Dwarves frontman Blag Dahlia when we saw him last at Burgerama, and you... More >>

  • Dustbowl Revival

    published July 10, 2014

    The American Anthology of Folk Music was one of those mystical albums that defined one era and redefined another—curator Harry Smith... More >>

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