Before My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way became world famous and inspired millions of teens to put on too much eyeliner, he worked at the Cartoon Network and was an aspiring animator. Way has been releasing comic books -- the award-winning Umbrella Academy series -- with his artist f ... More >>
In many ways, pop culture in 2012 is more sophisticated than ever. Hit TV shows and movies boast plots that are more twisty-turny than was once allowed; the general public's understanding of what Joni Mitchell once called "the star-maker machinery" seems pretty thorough by now; and there seems less ... More >>
A magazine that you sometimes see in the waiting rooms of tire stores, Rolling Stone remains tirelessly dedicated to reporting on its own place in the history of the teensy sliver of music that its publisher enjoys. To that end, the august rag is forever publishing important lists ranking the best m ... More >>
billcosby.com In a segment from a season 1 episode of "The Cosby Show," the sitcom's namesake delightfully illustrates how pop music can function as a generational wedge. "I thought it had come down the hallway," Bill Cosby says in reference to the deafening music playing on daughter Sondra's ... More >>
Their flower power is no match for my glower power After a decade or so ensconced in Montreal's honor-festooned indie rock scene, including stints with The Dears and The Social Register, Jonathan Cohen started his own eponymous collective. Not that "The Jon Cohen Experimental" should conjure ... More >>
Now seems like a good time to make sure we're all up to speed on the work of the soon-to-be-buzzing Glasser, the one-woman tribal-chamber-stomp project of Los Feliz resident Cameron Mesirow. Ring, her first full-length album, comes out next week on True Panther, but you can stream it below.
These drizzly, wet, cold February nights are tailor-made for watching movies. Local rock historian Richie Unterberger offers a side of music education with his film screenings, pairing rare clips of interviews, concerts, and television appearances on a select theme during his regular, monthly-ish n ... More >>
The Bay Bridge is ready to undergo 'them changes'So, by now you know that engineers are planning to give the Bay Bridge a makeover between Thursday and Tuesday, namely instituting an "S-curve" approaching the tunnel. The "Speed Limit 40" signs are already up, albeit with rags covering them until ... More >>
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Half Smile (spinART)
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Noise Pop Festival; Pound-SF club opening
Free Outdoor Music!
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