- Music Reviews
- April 21, 2017
Don’t Let it Be (Lolipop Records). Review by Christopher Long.
In rural Pennsylvania a pair of gorgeous musicians head out to L.A. and try to make it big in rock and roll.
Follow the rise and fall of Tower Records, one of the most important retailers for the entire rock and roll generation.
Real to Reel (High Moon Records). Review by Al Pergande.
Alien Beach Party. Review by Carl F Gauze.
Charlie Greene. Review by Carf F Gauze.
With a razor-sharp memory and conversational writing style, L.A. punk pioneer Alice Bag recounts her musical obsession.
Live clips and interviews from Meat Puppets, Minutemen, Redd Kross and Twisted Roots.
Greg Graffin deposits a lot of three-dollar words into this mix of biography, punk history, and evolutionary biology.
Seven Saturdays. Review by Carl F Gauze.
Bolshevik Disco (Manimal Vinyl). Review by Matthew Moyer.
Apocalyptic sci-fi, Busby Berkeley, and the proto-punk of the Screamers collide head-on in this reissue of Rene Daalder’s lo-fi, hilarious, and terribly sad musical. Is that a twelve-year old Beck making a cameo?
Out Here + False Start (Collectors’ Choice). Review by Jessica Whittington.
Beauty?… (Hollow Hills Sound Recordings). Review by Matthew Moyer.
Kenny Loggins has never been cool. But he does know how to put on a show. Brian Coles gives us a retrospective on his career and perspective on a Los Angeles show, with photos from Michelle LaRose in Tampa.
Kenny Loggins,Crosby Loggins,Greek Theater, Los Angeles,June 12, 2004,Brian Coles
Various Artists (Credit). Review by Aaron Shaul.
Our Bad Monkey breaks down and lands part-time work. Yet his indie film-making dreams live on! Check out how our man in Hollywood navigates the world of gay groceries!
Precipitate8 takes in every trashy, messy and confusing corner of Los Angeles in a whirlwind immersion. Or vacation, I guess.
Why did corporate media neglect to report the full story behind the demonstrations outside the Republican and Democratic National Conventions? Shelton Hull takes an in-depth look at the media scrutiny — or suspicious lack thereof.