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  • Nobody and Nocando become Bomb Zombies, go 'Over the Edge' in exclusive MP3

     
    Zombies are the new vampires. AMC has scored record ratings for "The Walking Dead" and the ghost of Richard Nixon is being summoned to fight zombies. Zombies are on the march. But Nocando and Nobody aren't followers. The genesis of......
  • Remembering Rodger 'Uncle Jamm' Clayton, early L.A. rap promoter

     
    The name Rodger Clayton might ring unfamiliar to the 35-and-under set, but his death from a heart attack Sunday marks the untimely loss of one of the pioneers of Los Angeles hip-hop. A founder of the legendary mobile disco crew......
  • 2Pac's 'Dear Mama' selected for inclusion in Library of Congress' national recording registry

     
    Though Mother's Day was last month, the Library of Congress waited until this week to include the late Tupac Shakur's "Dear Mama," in its National Recording Registry. Often cited as 2Pac's most emotionally resonant song, the tribute to his mother......
  • Book reviews: 'Preaching With Sacred Fire' and 'The Anthology of Rap'

    Book reviews: 'Preaching With Sacred Fire' and 'The Anthology of Rap'
    Preaching With Sacred Fire An Anthology of African American Sermons, 1750 to the Present Edited by Martha Simmons and Frank A. Thomas W.W. Norton: 976 pp., $45 The Anthology of Rap Edited by Adam Bradley and Andrew DuBois Yale University Press:...
  • Thursday, January 20, 2011

      5 a.m. Baby by Justin Bieber Stupid Girl by Garbage Sweet Caroline by Neil Diamond Borderline by Madonna The Remedy by Jason Mraz Stomp by Brothers Johnson That Old Pair Of Jeans by Fatboy Slim New Sensation by INXS 6 a.m. ...
  • Album review: 'Watch the Throne' a royal waste

    Album review: 'Watch the Throne' a royal waste
    2 stars (out of 4) When two of the biggest names in hip-hop – Jay-Z and Kanye West -- collaborate on an album, is there any way it can live up to the hype? Likely not, and that’s the burden “Watch the Throne” (Roc-A-Fella...
  • Talking Heads' Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth screen Chronology in Fairfield on Nov. 21

    Talking Heads' Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth screen Chronology in Fairfield on Nov. 21
    New York City, not the sanitized, post-Giuliani one-percenter playground but its grittier, darker 1970s precursor, is on the minds of a lot of people these days, from Vanity Fair writer James Wolcott, whose memoir Lucking Out: My Life Getting Down and...
  • The best presents for the book nerds on your gift list

    The best presents for the book nerds on your gift list
    It Chooses You, by Miranda July (McSweeney's, 2011) The filmmaker/artist/poet/fiction writer Miranda July is well-known for her movies, whose moods share a kind of charming sincerity with that of her other work. Last month, July's first attempt at...
  • Is it time to close down the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?

     
    I was a rock critic in a past life, so every year around this time, I still get a ballot allowing me to vote for my favorite nominees in the annual election at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.......
  • Review: DJ Hero is a standout in overcrowded field of music video games

     
    Like the Guitar Hero games it's based on, "DJ Hero" requires gamers to tap a colored button at just the right time. Credit: Activision Grandmaster Flash. DJ Shadow. Z-Trip. Most hip-hop heads revere these names as turntable legends. But it’s likely most...
  • Getting progressive: The Rock Hall votes in Genesis. Is Yes or Procol Harum next? *[Updated]

     
    Is the impending induction of Genesis the beginning of progressive rock getting its long-denied due from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? Or is this just tokenism, a one-time exception made because of all the pop hits Genesis scored......
  • 2009 New Year's Eve: Get your party on, a guide for the undecided

     
    Weren't we supposed to be partying with robots on Mars by 2010? Nevertheless, L.A.'s finest night owls have prepared some stellar parties. Twenty Ten: A Space Odyssey at L.A. Center Studios Shiny Toy Guns will headline, Geisha House and Ketchup will set...