| Jun 11, 2013
| 8:03 AM
Black 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...
| Jun 15, 2013
| 6:30 AM
In the history of music, certain artists always will be twined with certain venues: Charlie Parker and Birdland, the Apollo Theater and Ella Fitzgerald, James Levine and the Metropolitan Opera House.
The number of performers who've played the...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 11:28 AM
Atoms for Peace, the semi-Los Angeles-based rhythm band featuring Thom Yorke of Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers' bassist Flea, drummer Joey Waronker, percussionist Mauro Refosco and producer/Ultraista co-founder Nigel Godrich, has announced some...
| Jun 15, 2013
| 9:19 AM
“This is a rehearsal, right?” asked Thom Yorke not long into his show Friday night with Atoms for Peace, and that was one way of looking at it. Announced online Friday morning (with tickets available through radio stations, record stores and a...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 4:33 PM
At a press conference in Los Angeles today, Red Hot Chili Peppers' bassist (and 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee) Flea announced the list of performer inductees and Ahmet Ertegun (non performer) recipients for the induction into the Rock and Roll...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 9:40 AM
Lord Fowl, pride of New Haven, played their South by Southwest showcase at midnight on Thursday, opposite some of the biggest names of the festival. (Just down the street, keynote speaker Dave Grohl was leading his all-star Sound City Players at Stubb's)....
| Feb 24, 2013
| 6:50 PM
2.5 stars (out of 4)
There’s a skip to Thom Yorke’s step from the get-go on his first album with Atoms for Peace, the side project the Radiohead singer introduced on tour in 2009-10.
Atoms for Peace includes the Red Hot Chili Peppers&...
| Apr 27, 2013
| 7:00 AM
In a cramped UCLA classroom, trumpeter Nicholas Payton is leading a young septet of college students through his piece "The Backwards Step." He's here as part of a weeklong teaching residency, and the song he plays to the group at the Thelonious Monk...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 7:30 AM
INDIO -- "I feel like I'm in 'Lawrence of Arabia,' " Anthony Kiedis said Sunday night, not long after Red Hot Chili Peppers had taken the main stage at Coachella for the final headlining performance of the three-day festival. Kiedis was referring to the...
| Mar 31, 2013
T-shirts were once novelty items: Disneyland giveaways for deeply uncool vacationers, concert keepsakes for the young and disheveled, kitschy thrift-store finds for young women with hair in Princess Leia buns. But in the last decade the garments have...
| Nov 10, 2012
| 12:12 AM
They opened the shiny, new Pauley Pavilion Friday night amid pomp and less-than-desired circumstance.
The first game in the $136-million redo of outdated Pauley was preceded by loud music, speeches, floodlights, laser beams and fancy graphics on a big...
| Dec 13, 2011
| 9:36 PM
A list of upcoming concerts across the Southland, with on-sale dates in parentheses. Staples Center Red Hot Chili Peppers, Feb. 26; Romeo Santos, March 21 (Fri.) NOS Events Center Cypress Hill Smokeout 2012 with Sublime with Rome and more, Dec.......