The Specials Honored by LA City Council with a ‘Specials Day’ on May 29

By JOHN DALY Los Angeles City Council has declared Wednesday, May 29th “The Specials Day” in Los Angeles, it was announced Tuesday. Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez representing LA’s 7th District, introduced the resolution, which will include […]

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Kanye West and His ‘Teletubbies’ Hawk Clothes and Sing The Lord’s Praises at Coachella

By JOHN DALY Kanye West led a spirited Easter Sunday Service at Coachella with guest appearances by DMX and Chance The Rapper. But some fans said the delayed start time outside in the heat, West’s […]


Review: Band of Skulls’ Latest Album ‘Love Is All You Love’ Puts Pop-Rock in the Spotlight

By DAN MACINTOSH Band of Skulls, a group from Southampton, England, may have a scary skeletal name, but the music they create together is not frightening at all. In fact, their Love Is All You Love […]


Janelle Monae, The 1975, Make California Rocker ‘Coachella Select’ Video Playlist

By DONNA BALANCIA Coachella Music Festival brings talent from all over the United States and abroad to Indio, Calif., and this year, international-sounding music is more evident than ever. Check out the California Rocker “Coachella […]

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Blood Orange Brings Message-Driven Electronic R&B to The Roxy April 11

By DONNA BALANCIA Blood Orange, AKA Devonté Hynes, takes a new approach with electronic-alternative R&B, giving a new voice to some of society’s most persistently oppressive issues. Hynes, the multi-instrumentalist and producer known as Blood […]

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‘Scary Pool Party’ Alejandro Aranda Posts Classic Piano Song About Woman Who Left

By DONNA BALANCIA ScaryPoolParty AKA Alejandro Aranda posted an amazing classical piano work on his Instagram page prior to American Idol this week. Watch Alejandro Aranda team with Ben Harper on “American Idol” at 8 […]

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‘Setlists For Young Voices’ Auctions Off Famous Setlists to Benefit Teen Writers

By DOTTIE PARIS Original setlists from Patti Smith, REM and Janelle Monáe’s upcoming Coachella performance will go on the auction block to benefit programs for young writers. “Setlists For Young Voices​” aims to benefit programs for […]

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Greg Antista and The Lonely Streets Release ‘Goodnight Ramona,’ Open for Katey Sagal at The Mint

By DONNA BALANCIA Greg Antista and The Lonely Streets have released a fun new video for the hot song “Goodnight Ramona.” The band is pure SoCal punk with Mexican flair. Greg Antista and The Lonely […]