How the sons of Eazy-E and Dr. Dre plan to write the next chapter of NWA's legacy in . . . Lake Forest?!
The latest contribution of the Dr. Dre's lineage to West Coast hip-hop continues to write itself in lily-white Lake Forest. We know, it'll take people a while to get used to hearing that. Maybe you never will. But to feel that way is to deny the indo-smoking inventiveness laced inside the beats that ... More >>
The storied L.A. venue announced today that it will officially close in September following a special grand finale concert honoring its history. The full press release is available below...
No matter what kind of musical it is, the director and charismatic cast belting out their lines in the production are beholden to certain format for it to be considered true to the genre. It doesn't matter if the music was written specifically for the stage. It doesn't matter if it is My Fair Lady ... More >>
Kirby Dick's documentary reveals a military that is 'target rich' for sexual predators
Roy AyersA music veteran whose legacy stretches from jazz to hip-hop, Roy Ayers is a legendary vibraphonist who, after a career in jazz, shifted to funk, R&B and even a bit of disco. His résumé includes collaborations with Nigerian Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti, the soundtrack to the Jack Hill ... More >>
The death of R&B legend Teena Marie continues to shock fans and fellow musicians around the world. Many stars have shared their memories and thoughts on this sad event. Celebrities including Mary J. Blige, Alicia Keys, Lenny Kravitz, along with news reporters and millions of fans, have paid t ... More >>
[Mental Notes] Also: Obey vs. the Feds, lackluster Lilith, Coachella's broken record, new No Doubt?
Top 10 selling records from Jan. 13 to Jan. 20 at Second Spin in Costa Mesa. The shop specializes in a wide variety of used music and movies. And it's one of the Internet's largest buyer and seller of used CD's, DVD's, and video games. Here are the big music sellers for the past week: 1) Ph ... More >>
Lilith Fair to return after 10-year hiatus with Tegan and Sara (Tegan and I were pals for 30-minutes once), Mary J. Blige, Sheryl Crow, Emmylou Harris and many more.The White Stripes to release a "seriously awesomely sounding" live box set March 16.Lil Wayne's rock record, Rebirth, delayed for t ... More >>
Mary J. Blige and Jay-Z
Really rich rapper Jay-Z and R&B diva Mary J. Blige are slated to play the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine April 18 as part of their Heart of the City Tour. If you purchase tickets via the exclusive fan pre-sale that begins Feb. 25, you can make song suggestions to the duo and thereby have a ... More >>
By Jeff Shaw at our sister paper, Citypages. Love is a many-splendored thing and all, but it's also dependent upon a relationship's context -- and so is the associated music. You don't want Al Green's "Let's Get Married" to stream through the car speakers during your third date, you don't want your ... More >>
Review by Waleed Rashidi Poison The Well, The Locust (and a bunch of openers that we missed) at The Glass House, Pomona Wednesday, January 23, 2008 Better than: Being on the receiving end of a razor-wire enema (credit: Rich Kane, "Now We're Deef," OC Weekly, 8/31/2000) Download: The Locust's "We ... More >>
Coachellas always gritty and stinky and yet were still going. Again
In a clinch, always go bisexual!