Irene Diaz writes love songs. She keeps them bare, feelings accompanied by just piano or guitar or ukulele. Her song “Crazy Love” makes you want to roll around on the beach without shoes on. We strolled with Irene and her manager Carolyn through the Arboretum in Arcadia. This interview by Daiana Feuer.[Read more →]
November 8th, 2013 · No Comments
Stones Throw is an independent label for the ages, and the documentary Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton tells the story of Stones Throw. It’s part documentary, part biopic, part time capsule and part mixtape—actually, it’s really a study in character. This interview by Chris Ziegler.
November 1st, 2013 · No Comments
Kris Kristofferson is an American legend—singer, songwriter, actor, pilot, philosopher and probably one of the few people on the planet who’s met both Johnny Cash and Kermit the Frog. He’ll perform a few songs with Cisco Pike co-star Harry Dean Stanton tonight at Cinefamily, and he’ll be attending a sneak preview of his newest film The Motel Life tomorrow. This interview by Chris Ziegler.
October 15th, 2013 · 4 Comments
Jack Black and Kyle Gass of Tenacious D came back to life last year with a triumphantly phallic album cover and ever since, things have been looking up. Now they’ve created the first-ever Festival Supreme, a Woodstock for the comedy-music-crossover at the Santa Monica Pier this weekend. They speak now about Sabbath, the fetal experience, and maybe taking a meeting with Burger Records … in 2069. This interview by Chris Ziegler.
October 8th, 2013 · 1 Comment
You probably know Modern English for one song and one song only, but what a song! But these former punk rock squatters have a lot more to offer than just stopping the world to melt with you. D. M. Collins talks now with the band’s frontman and principal songwriter, Robbie Grey, about Burger King commercials, the end of the world, and which venues have green rooms that look like they’ve seen Armageddon.
October 1st, 2013 · 1 Comment
Kim Fowley has released the book Lord of Garbage, the first of three tell-all (and we do mean ALL) autobiographies on New York’s unstoppable Kicks imprint, and he’ll be doing a reading / signing / performance at La Luz this Saturday to mark the occasion. Our artist Luke McGarry illustrated some representative tales from Lord of Garbage.
September 27th, 2013 · No Comments
Elise Salomon’s Los Wild Ones is a “run-and-gun” documentary (as she calls it) about Wild founder, Reb Kennedy, and the family he’s put together out of real-deal rock ‘n’ roll musicians from the corridor cities around L.A. Los Wild Ones premieres tonight in L.A. at the Santa Monica Pier. This interview by Kristina Benson.
September 17th, 2013 · No Comments
Zig Zags make spacerock for cavemen in the tradition of all those obscuro pre-punk bands who spent their life savings making one freaked out 45, and then sank back into the primordial ooze from which they came. They have a new 7″ just out, they play with Human Eye at Los Globos this Friday and they speak now about crime, blood and stupidity. This interview by Chris Ziegler.
September 10th, 2013 · No Comments
Wanda Sykes was once 30 years old and bored with her job as a procurement officer at the NSA. So she wrote a few jokes, entered a talent competition, and the rest you know. She talks now about her upcoming film (The Hot Flashes, with Daryl Hannah and Camryn Manheim), her show in Long Beach this weekend, and how to be Groucho. This interview by Kristina Benson.
August 30th, 2013 · No Comments
Tom Fec (aka Tobacco) may well be remembered as one of the most representative DIY rockers of the last decade. Here the reclusive musician gets down to some serious shop-talk and how many fucks one is critically required to give. He plays the Echo on Mon., Sept. 9. This interview by Ron Garmon.