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  • Jazz review: Angel City Jazz Festival at the Ford Amphitheatre [Updated]

     
    Tigran Hamasyan and Rudresh Mahanthappa lead the Angel City Jazz Festival's biggest night, which featured sounds as diverse, rewarding and tough to define as the city it calls home....
  • Mysterious Forces: The Wood Brothers play Ridgefield Playhouse on May 18

    Mysterious Forces: The Wood Brothers play Ridgefield Playhouse on May 18
    A Wood Brothers show can veer off into a number of different, closely related musical territories. It’s one part intimate, singer-songwriter showcase, with Oliver Wood’s well-crafted compositions and whiskey-honed voice front and center and...
  • Tuesday, December 6, 2011

    5 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.  Bill Leff for Jonathon Brandmeier 6:39 a.m.  A Chicago Public School teacher joins Bill Leff (in for Jonathon Brandmeier) to talk about a 'Curriculum-Based Rock Album For Teachers & Students' he's recording.  7:09 a.m.  Hall of...
  • Historical home studio

    Historical home studio
    Like most professional musicians these days, singer-songwriter-guitarist Joe Henry has a home studio where he produces records for himself as well as other artists, which — unlike most at-home recordings — include recent Grammy-winning...
  • Jaimoe's Jasssz Band plays Bridge Street Live in Collinsville on Dec. 17

    Jaimoe's Jasssz Band plays Bridge Street Live in Collinsville on Dec. 17
    There’s more to the story of Jaimoe, the drummer formerly known as Jai Johanny Johanson (or “Johnie,” as his parents called him), than his long-standing affiliation with the Allman Brothers Band. Years before his fateful run-in with...
  • People Like Us

    People Like Us
    Alex Kurtzman is making his directorial debut. He and his writing partner did the fun Cowboys & Aliens and the last Star Trek. That Captain Kirk – Chris Pine – gets transported to Los Angeles, where he gets the sad news his dad dies. He was...
  • Badass Big Band: Stream tracks from Christian McBride's new project

    Badass Big Band: Stream tracks from Christian McBride's new project
    More Philly jazz bass news of the day (see previous blog post): It's always welcome news when a bassist takes the reins of a whole mess of jazzers. (Charles Mingus R.I.P.). Check out these tracks from the Christian McBride Big Band. The longest track...
  • Watts Towers tours restricted due to repairs

    Watts Towers tours restricted due to repairs
    Beginning Monday, public tours at the Watts Towers will be restricted until next February to enable crews to repair damage the center tower sustained during the storms of 2004-05. The Department of Cultural Affairs had applied for federal FEMA funds...
  • Wax Poetics unearths a book line

    Wax Poetics unearths a book line
    DIGGERS -- part of a larger tribe peopled by DJs, turntablists, music completists and stripped-down-to-essence-of-it-all fans -- have long had their own rituals, codes and ethos. And although the end of the '90s meant the death knell for record stores and...
  • 'Monsieur Pain' by Roberto Bolaño

    'Monsieur Pain' by Roberto Bolaño
    Monsieur Pain A Novel Roberto Bolaño Translated from the Spanish by Chris Andrews New Directions: 146 pp., $22.95 There's an apocryphal tale that on the day jazz composer and bassist Charles Mingus died at 56 in Cuernavaca, Mexico, 56 gray whales...
  • Getting rad at the Watts Towers

    Getting rad at the Watts Towers
    Should a Tony Hawk-endorsed skateboard park be a neighbor to South Los Angeles' cultural landmark, the Watts Towers? In what could become a battle between athletics and aesthetics, the answer will be up to city officials, who figure to get an earful from...
  • Leaving their mark

    Los Angeles is commonly regarded as a city people come to, but there's much more to it than that. For better than a century, it's also been a place that people come from — even when (as so often happens) they were born somewhere else. Indeed, L.A....