| May 28, 2011
| 11:15 PM
Call it a toss-up: Weezer and Titus Andronicus were the best of the 37 bands performing Saturday on the first day of this year’s B.O.M.B. Fest at Comcast Theatre in Hartford.
Weezer was a given: the veteran power-pop band has the experience and the...
| Jun 3, 2011
| 6:32 AM
North Carolina's Avett Brothers -- a popular and influential rock band that draws on both bluegrass and punk -- will headline a show at the Ted Constant Center in Norfolk on Sept. 20.
Tickets -- $40 and $45 -- go on sale 10 a.m. June 10 through Coxtix....
| Jun 10, 2011
| 11:30 AM
A 118-minute, four-act rock opera about a young factory worker who falls for an activist and is implicated in her untimely death, this album is an instant punk classic. Guitarist/bandleader 10,000 Marbles (Mike Haliechuk) translates the mood of each...
| Jul 26, 2011
| 1:11 PM
With Amy Winehouse's funeral held Tuesday in London, she joins a growing list of musicians whose lives ended too soon. She's joined the ranks of fellow rockstars like Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin, who all died at the age of 27. Together, they make up...
| Jul 29, 2011
| 7:33 AM
What do the punk rockers do when they get too old to rage against machines? Some of them refocus their anger and creativity in a different direction. Some of them turn to acoustic folk.
Put Chuck Ragan in that category. The former leader of Hot Water...
| Feb 28, 2012
| 12:46 PM
On the Impossible Past
This latest release from Philadelphia’s the Menzingers is a testament to the power of melodic punk rock. On the Impossible Past is a 13-track ode to past and future mistakes, regrets and...
| Jan 27, 2010
Rather than being a month of new beginnings, for me January is a month of regret. Why did I eat three helpings of pecan pie after dinner for six nights in a row? Was it really a good idea to follow a martini with a glass of bourbon before popping open a...
| Jun 10, 2009
Diva Dompé and Amanda Brown pad barefoot around Dompé's rickety house in the sun-soaked hills of Echo Park, preparing a "cheesy" vegan sauce of cashews, garlic, olive oil and lemon juice to mix with spiraled zucchini noodles. Once the concoction is topped...
| May 25, 2008
ALEXANDER McQUEEN was the name on the invitation, but the party girls, actresses and designers who turned out last week for the opening party of the British designer's first L.A. outpost left with another name on their lips: Beth Ditto.
The fiery, full-...
| Jan 7, 2009
The Red Hot Chili Peppers, fittingly, are singing about the City of Angels on the jukebox when Dexter Holland walks into a Long Beach bar at lunchtime, pulls off his sunglasses and reaches for a menu.
Like the members of the Chili Peppers, Holland is a...
| Apr 16, 2008
The double feature advertised on the Reseda Theater marquee made Pat Towers' father laugh out loud when they drove by some 50 years ago: "Friendly Persuasion" and "At Gunpoint."
But the days of double features, or any features at all, at the Reseda...
| Feb 4, 2009
| 9:39 PM
Lux Interior, the singer, songwriter and founding member of the pioneering New York City horror-punk band the Cramps, died Wednesday. He was 60.
FOR THE RECORD:
Lux Interior obituary: The obituary in Thursday's California section...