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Los Angeles Times Pop Music CriticBlack Flag's menacingly simple logo, designed by artist Raymond Pettibon in the late 1970s, has achieved a kind of ubiquity few others have. Born on the streets of Los Angeles, his design for his brother Greg Ginn's band Black Flag consisted solely of...
Rock music is never more irritating than when it moves backward, when dinosaur bands once again stomp on the terra. Some call them "reunions," others call them shameless money grabs that capitalize on nostalgia. Most irritating of all is that rock music...
El Paso Times, TexasOne thing we know about summer in El Paso: It's gonna get hot. Real hot. Another thing we know: Several traditions -- new and old -- will heat up around here. Music Under the Stars, the diverse free concert series at the Chamizal National Memorial,...
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Los Angeles Times Pop Music CriticThere are times when it’s best to let the riffs, tangled leads and headbanging speak for themselves. Slayer co-founder Jeff Hanneman, who died Thursday, was by all accounts a silent, reserved presence in real life, but when he stepped onstage to...
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Patrick Stickles, who is not known for his lack of vocal restraint fronting punk-rock band Titus Andronicus, comes on the phone, oddly, speaking just above a whisper. "I should warn you," he says. "I'm going to have to talk in this quiet voice, 'cause I'm...
No band from the nascent Los Angeles punk rock scene of the 1970s and '80s has meant more to subsequent hard-core generations than Black Flag. Few could have expected as much at the time. "I'm totally surprised because we didn't know what we were doing,...
It’s odd to think of Los Angeles punk band Redd Kross as a legacy act, considering its bassist Steven McDonald learned his instrument at age 11, shortly before he and older brother Jeff, 15, opened for Black Flag in the early ’80s. But more...
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It's a press day for Keith Morris, frontman for the punk supergroup Off!, and the interviews are bumping against each other like elbows to rib cages in the pit at one of his shows. "I'm doing, like, three interviews today. And the guy that set up the...
-------------------- We Got Power! Hardcore Punk Scenes from 1980s Southern California David Markey and Jordan Schwartz Bazillion Points: 288 pp., $39.95 -------------------- When music historians discuss California rock music, the post-punk burst...
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Jimmie Dale Gilmore: The singer with the twangy warble helped shape a new vision for country music in the ‘70s by mixing deep tradition, cosmic eclecticism and visionary lyrics; he’ll be accompanied by his son, singer-songwriter Colin Gilmore,...
Tags: Music, Cat Power, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Philosophy
Jaime Hernandez grew up on superheroes. Years before he and his brother created their groundbreaking “Love & Rockets” comic, he was reading and collecting Spider-Man, Superman, the Fantastic Four and their colorful stories of costumed icons...
Pop & HissThe opening of the "Who Shot Rock & Roll" photo exhibit at the Annenberg Space for Photography included Ann and Nancy Wilson, founders of Heart, stepping onto a stage to perform a short set of classics....
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