| Dec 5, 2010
Hostels can be boring, cheap, safe places to stay for a night. Of course, in Eli Roth's "Hostel" horror flicks, they can lead to torture and malice. This list leaps beyond the bare white walls and hard mattresses, while stopping short of chainsaws and...
| Mar 2, 2012
| 8:05 AM
Satan Is Real
The Ballad of the Louvin Brothers
By Charlie Louvin, with Benjamin Whitmer
For a country duo that got its start doing ultra-pious gospel - singing about God and mother, faith, patriotism and honor -- the Louvin Brothers sure weren’...
| Mar 25, 2012
It's a dry heat – a boulder-studded, wind-raked Mojave heat, in which rock stars lie low, artists think big, marines train, weird plants jut toward the sun like beseeching biblical figures, and climbers cling to granite walls like insects stuck to...
| Apr 14, 2012
Readers of the Postcards column offered lots of feedback about last week's column on my favorite roadside stops.
Most of the letters were friendly, equipped with plenty of suggestions about other homegrown eateries and attractions worth taking the long...
| May 25, 2012
| 6:14 PM
Bakersfield country singer-songwriter Red Simpson, 78, has enjoyed a long, distinguished career. A key architect of Bakersfield's crackling, regional musical style, he's had his songs recorded by the biggest names in the business — Merle Haggard,...
| Dec 2, 2011
| 7:59 AM
There are certain bands that I'm a fan of that have long and winding careers marked by, sometimes several, changes in musical direction. Often times because of the length of their careers combined with the shifts in musical aesthetics some real good...
| Jan 16, 2012
| 10:25 AM
It bums me out when the CT music scene loses a really good band to someone else's music scene. In this case we lost New London's Quiet Life to the west coast. At least we have some amazing music they've left behind in their wake.
Act Natural is the...
| Oct 11, 2009
Bob Dylan, dressed for the Grammys in a pewter troubadour's coat and a dandy western tie, arrived backstage to greet the assembled press after winning the album of the year award for 1997, but before the first question he turned to his handlers and asked,...
| May 3, 2007
PROMOTERS of this weekend's Stagecoach festival in Indio have cast their lasso far and wide to rope in a variety of talent to create an event showcasing the stylistic range and artistic ambition of all that can be considered country music today.
| Dec 3, 2006
PARIS gave the fashion world the little black dress, Milan the perfectly tailored jacket. And Los Angeles? The Juicy Couture tracksuit. That's right, thanks to Southern California, sweats aren't just for the gym, jeans aren't just for weekends and flip-...
| Aug 10, 2006
Don MULLER stands in his living room, grinning like a caffeinated teenager, clearly dazzled by the magic he has wrought. The playroom in his Van Nuys ranch home features four classic jukeboxes crowded around a small dance floor, and lightbulbs are...
| Jan 28, 2009
They came to West Hollywood on Monday night not to bury one of the celebrated figures in L.A. music's storied past, but to praise him.
A few hundred family members, friends, former employees and just plain fans of Whisky A Go-Go co-founder Elmer...