Moving crap from one corner of my garage to another a couple weekends ago, I set my eyes for the first time in years on an OC Weekly cover tied to a story I'd written. It was an illustration of Ronald Reagan with the headline "The President Who Created Punk Rock" (or something like that; I'm too laz ... More >>
Coming up with 10 punk albums to listen to before you die is a lot harder than you'd think. For starters, it's a morbid thought, which makes you start asking yourself why in the hell you're thinking about punk albums when you're only gonna die, so who cares?
Second, the best material of many (if n ... More >>
Yesterday, news of the long-awaited Johnny Ramone autobiography finally broke and is scheduled to be released this spring. It's hard to believe, but Johnny died in September 2004 and somehow his memoirs are being released now. It should be interesting to read what the iconic guitar's true thought ... More >>
Earlier this week, Sting announced his Back to Bass Tour, a series of intimate performances marking the 25th anniversary of his solo career (a boxed set, Sting: 25 Years, arrives on the 27th).
As long-time Sting detractors, we greeted this news with alarm - another year, another shitstorm of St ... More >>
Falling James/LA WeeklyBelinda Carlisle!The Go-Go'sAug. 17, 2011Greek TheatreThe Go-Go's are having their second coming. Celebrating the 30th anniversary of their landmark debut album, Beauty and the Beat, as well as getting their own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the band traipsed onstage ... More >>
I don't write show reviews that often, but when I do, Las Vegas seems to be involved (click here to figure out what the hell I mean).Now that you're back, let me tell you about the ALL/Big Drill Car/My Name show Saturday at the House of Blues. I left for Vegas Thursday at 8 p.m. and got back into Lo ... More >>