| Feb 24, 2012
When piped-in music and a bar's history perfectly align, it makes for a sweet cocktail of synchronicity, a besotted wink from the intimate interior that makes all the drinkers lean into their liquor just a little bit more.
On a recent Sunday night, the...
| Oct 1, 2009
| 4:34 AM
Rhino's latest Nuggets set offers a comprehensive look at the mid-'60s music scene. Yes, the marquee names are here -- many performing rarities -- but so too are the long-forgotten acts. The mid-'60s was a remarkably dynamic time in pop......
| Dec 7, 2008
Elmer Valentine, co-founder of the Whisky a Go Go, the legendary live rock showcase on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood that gave birth to the go-go dancer phenomenon of the 1960s, has died. He was 85.
Valentine, who also co-founded the Roxy Theatre in...
| 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...
| May 25, 2008
THE GREAT jazz drummer Elvin Jones carried on a constant musical conversation with John Coltrane. It inspired me to have that kind of dialogue with Jim Morrison. Not that I was in Elvin's league, but his courage gave me the "huevos" to stop the steady...
| Jun 3, 2008
Primal rock and blues musician Bo Diddley, who helped cast the sonic template of rock more than 50 years ago with a signature syncopated rhythm that became universally recognized as "the Bo Diddley beat," died Monday. He was 79.
Diddley died of heart...
| Oct 30, 2009
1. Bauhaus - Bela Lugosi's Dead
2. Ministry - Everyday is Halloween
3. The Damned - Nasty
4. The Misfits - Halloween
5. Dead Kennedys - Halloween
1. John Denver - Rocky Mountain High
2. Emmy Lou Harris - One of these Days
3. Johnny Cash...
| Jun 7, 2009
Rock stars, Jazzers, Pachucos...they may have grown up somewhere else quaint, like Sandusky, Ohio, or Canada, but they made their mark hereŚlived, created and died here. Music is as much a part of the L.A. legacy as film and television. From the bebop...
| Jan 7, 2010
From 1958 to 1966, the Venice West Cafe served as a gathering place for disciples of Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg and the other pioneers of the Beat Generation who planted the seeds of L.A.'s counterculture movement.
Ray Manzarek, keyboardist for the...
| Jan 20, 2010
Nina Lamb may be partially responsible for some of the greatest rock music ever recorded. Her contribution? Cheese-and-spinach phyllo rolls.
"The Doors would go into their studio to rehearse or record," Lamb says, "and they'd get hungry and they'd call...
| Feb 12, 2010
| 1:29 PM
a. Pink: Bohemian Rhapsody
b. Jimmy Buffett: One Particular Harbor
c. David Bowie: Cat People(Putting out the Fire)
1. Laura's mixtape
A. Ease on Down the Road: The Wiz
B. Gone: Montgomery Gentry
C. Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him...