Any girl that’s ever rebelled should know Wanda Jackson. In the 1950s, this Fujiyama Mama strutted out onto the country scene wearing tight fringe dresses, hair dyed black, and with a rocking growl, arrived at the party in Elvis’s pink Cadillac. While she’s finally in The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, young folks have probably never heard her on the radio. That should change after her new album with Jack White offers the world a lesson in reality. This interview by Daiana Feuer.
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The film plays with all the tropes. Emmett Malloy, the director, seems to have a supernatural understanding about what makes the band so intriguing and why they were the sole survivors of the bloody neo-garage wars of the early ’00s.
September 28th, 2009 · 1 Comment
The sister band to Canadian psych collective Black Mountain, Pink Mountaintops is Stephen McBean’s quasi-secret side project exploring personal material. And if Black Mountain is about death, then Pink Mountaintops is about sex and love—not surprising considering the band’s name is a reference to nipples.
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L.A. RECORD is proud to co-present Allison and Tiffany Anders’ annual Don’t Knock The Rock music documentary festival, which starts tonight and runs every Thursday at Cinefamily at 611 N. Fairfax Ave. in July and August. Get the complete schedule and musical line-up—plus clips of all the films!—below! THUR., JULY 2 at 8 PM: Chicano [...]
May 8th, 2009 · 1 Comment
The Shins right now are no longer the Shins they used to be—founder James Mercer debuted a new line-up (with members of Modest Mouse and Fruit Bats) last week and will be taking the band from Sub Pop to their own label Aural Apothecary for their next releases. He speaks now about this and Bob Dylan, Heath Ledger and Kermit the Frog, too. This interview by Daiana Feuer.
May 5th, 2009 · 3 Comments
60 Watt Kid is a three-piece that has no laptops, 80-odd effects pedals, no bass, and a helluva lot of creative energy. Dan Collins interviews them after a grueling practice, on a hot night in his yard, around a smoky chiminea. A lhasa poo stands guard.
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