| Mar 15, 2012
After years of gaining fans the old fashioned way — self-produced albums, incessant touring — the time came in the summer of 2009 for Dr. Dog to graduate from low-fi psychedelic folk group to a fully formed band, with the confidence to rise...
| Jan 31, 2008
Hometown // Frederick
Current members // Caitlin Nethery, rhythm guitar, vocals; Zachary Anselmo, lead guitar, vocals; Patrick Fulford, drums; Courtney Cromartie, keyboards; John Cromartie, bass
Founded in // 2006
Style // garage rock
Influenced by //...
| Feb 14, 2008
Hometown // Baltimore
Current members // Ryan Finnerin, vocals and guitar; Jason Butcher, drums; Micah Huerta, keyboards; Denny Finnerin, backing vocals; Neil Cotterill, guitar; Eric Bloodsworth, bass; Amy Cavanaugh, cello
Founded in // 2005
| Oct 25, 2013
| 12:51 PM
In case you’ve been lost at sea and starved of Instagram, Twitter and potable drinking water for the last six months, the Arcade Fire have a new album out Tuesday called "Reflektor." A few years in the making and mostly produced by the band with...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 7:30 AM
Elliott Smith needed a cigarette. The singer-songwriter was onstage at Largo on Fairfax Avenue not long after smoking had been banned in California bars.
"He'd played about 10 songs and said, 'I'm going to go take a smoke break, does anyone want to join...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 9:11 AM
With Wednesday’s verdict that concert promoter AEG Live was not liable in the death of Michael Jackson, the singer’s road to artistic redemption can move forward -- minus the depressing personal details.
The trial's revelations of the...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 5:30 AM
Mumford & Sons have called it a day (for now) at the top of their game. Avicii is dropping bluegrass into his overcaffeinated EDM. Ed Sheeran is hanging out with Taylor Swift and One Direction. What the heck is going on with mainstream folk music today?...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 1:30 PM
Ten years ago this November singer-songwriter Elliott Smith, then 34, died in an Echo Park bungalow from two knife stabs to the chest. According to William Todd Schultz's "Torment Saint: The Life of Elliott Smith," a clear-eyed and devastating new...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 6:00 AM
There's a cat mask sitting not five feet from Cameron Mesirow, who under the name Glasser will perform as one of the headliners of KCRW's now-annual Masquerade costume ball Saturday at the MacArthur Park-adjacent Park Plaza Hotel. The urge to put it on is...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 3:29 PM
Morrissey fans of America, fear not: The British music icon’s big new memoir will be landing on American shores in time for Christmas.
“Autobiography,” as Morrissey succinctly titled it, will be published in hardcover on Dec. 3 by G.P....
| Sep 18, 2012
| 8:26 AM
Best Singer-Songwriter: Becky Kessler
Becky Kessler's sound is moody and low, electric, resonant, and influenced by a combination of folks like Jeff Buckley, Elliott Smith, Morphine, Chris Whitley, Tom Waits and Nina Simone. She's been in the process...