| Nov 1, 2013
| 6:00 AM
"Am I dessert?" Neil Young wryly asked the crowd of about 600 who attended the annual concert benefiting the Silverlake Conservatory. He followed a set by the Red Hot Chili Peppers, playing for a crowd who'd paid a minimum of $2,000 a seat to attend the...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Tiny, dark and dingy, the single-room Sunset Strip cave that co-owners Johnny Depp and Anthony Fox rechristened the Viper Room in 1993 was a symbol of '90s angst and aggression.
Fans of the club during that era included everyone from Counting Crows...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jul 27, 2013
| 9:00 AM
In a corner office at the Museum of Contemporary Art, a big white board is a tangle of names, dates and ideas scrawled in brightly colored markers. At the center is a chart for the video network MOCAtv, plotting new programs on the artist Urs Fischer...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 1:55 PM
One item not included in my recent Arts & Books article on Atoms for Peace was the fact that Thom Yorke wore a tank top during the band's semi-secret club show last month in Los Angeles.
Big deal, you might be thinking.
But given the bookish shut-in...
| Aug 5, 2012
| 4:28 AM
Day 2 is done at Lollapalooza in Grant Park, and what a day Saturday was: It was sandwiched by much-anticipated sets by Chief Keef and Frank Ocean, and in between came the first evacuation in the festival’s Chicago history. Here’s how it...
| Aug 8, 2012
| 1:31 PM
“Dhoom 3: Back in Action” -- the latest sequel in the popular Bollywood buddy cop series -- will shoot on and around lower Michigan Avenue Thursday and Friday.
There will be street closures from 9:30 am to 4 pm both days on lower Michigan...
| Jun 29, 2013
| 9:15 AM
One of the hottest tickets in Los Angeles this month was for a last-minute club show by Atoms for Peace, the high-profile side project built around an odd couple of alternative-rock superstars.
The concert was in preparation for an extensive world...
| 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...