The short life of Randy Rhoads, Ozzy Osbourne's guitarist who died in a plane crash at age 25 in 1982, was celebrated at the Observatory in Santa Ana on Jan. 23. The celebration took place as in conjunction with NAMM weekend. All images by John Gilhooley.
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Huntington Beach's Nick Waterhouse performed at the Off Center Festival at the Segerstrom Center in Costa Mesa on Jan. 24. All images by Mary Bell.See AlsoNick Waterhouse Matures Into a Bigger, Badder, Blue-Eyed-Soul Man
Her Royal Majesty's Steampunk Symposium returned to the Queen Mary in Long Beach from Jan. 16-19. The annual convention featured lectures, workshops, a mercantile and of course a masquerade ball! All images by Taylor Hamby.
Dead Kennedys performed at the Observatory in Santa Ana on Jan. 16. JFA, GFP, Tarter Control also performed. All images by John Gilhooley.See AlsoThe Five Best Dead Kennedys Deep Tracks10 Punk Albums to Listen to Before You Die
Announced again in the pre-dawn hours in Los Angeles—this year by actor Chris Pine and Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs—were the nominations of eight films out of a possible ten for the Best Picture Academy Award. Also announced on Thursday, January 15 were the nominees in 23 other...
Long live the album cover! Here's a visual guide to 2014's best albums, as voted on by more than 600 music writers in this year's Pazz + Jop poll. (Pore over the results here: villagevoice.com/pazznjop.) Here are the covers for the top 50 albums -- and here are the top singles of 2014.