27 is rock and roll's most hazardous number.On Saturday, Amy Winehouse joined an exclusive club after the
five-time Grammy winner was found dead in her London home at the age of
27. It is the age at which a number of pop stars have died from overdoses, suicides, murders, or in some cases, just ... More >>
Ali SmithToday's Weekly features an interview with X singer-songwriter Exene Cervenka in advance of Friday night's KROQ Presents X-Mas With X at the Anaheim House of Blues, where a 25th anniversary screening of
W.T. Morgan's excellent "rockumentary" X: The Unheard Music will be followed by a l ... More >>
The Hype: It's not everyday that a bar calls special attention to their sound guy. Last weekend, the Prospector lined up a trio of native Long Beach acts in celebration of Zack (no one seemed to know his last name), the man running the dials for your favorite dive bar bands on a nightly basis. ... More >>
Picking the best folk and Americana records of the year isn't nearly as hard as discarding those great records that just didn't feel right stuck in the category.
Releases by Calexico and DeVotchKa felt far too worldly to pigeonhole as folk or country, for instance, while Blitzen Trapper's fantasti ... More >>