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Ray Davies and His Version of ‘Americana’ – The Interview

Ray Davies and His Version of ‘Americana’ – The Interview

One of the most fascinating things about interviewing Ray Davies is how interested the legendary British songwriter and former frontman…

Music, Life and Social Media with Robyn Hitchcock (Q&A)

Music, Life and Social Media with Robyn Hitchcock (Q&A)

Whether you’re a fan of the Soft Boys, Robyn Hitchcock and the Egyptians or simply Robyn Hitchcock as a solo…

Musicians Recall ‘The First Time I Heard Jimi Hendrix’

Musicians Recall ‘The First Time I Heard Jimi Hendrix’

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame calls Jimi Hendrix “arguably the greatest instrumentalist in the history of rock music.”…

Talking 25 Years of ‘New Miserable Experience’ with Gin Blossoms’ Robin Wilson

Talking 25 Years of ‘New Miserable Experience’ with Gin Blossoms’ Robin Wilson

A perfect synthesis of the mid 60’s jangle-rock of the Byrds, R.E.M with a dash of Big Star, The Gin…

Incubus Guitarist Mike Einziger — The Interview

Incubus Guitarist Mike Einziger — The Interview

Since forming in the Los Angeles suburb of Calabasas as high school students in 1991, the members of Incubus reached prolific heights…

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Talkin’ Endurance and ‘Psychic Warfare’ with Clutch Drummer Jean-Paul Gaster

Talkin’ Endurance and ‘Psychic Warfare’ with Clutch Drummer Jean-Paul Gaster

I’m from Maryland. So is Clutch. Shamefully, I boarded the Clutch bandwagon WAY late, even after years of hearing their name bandied about by the heavier rock fans…

A Few Questions With…Whitney Way Thore of TLC’s ‘My Big Fat Beautiful Life’

A Few Questions With…Whitney Way Thore of TLC’s ‘My Big Fat Beautiful Life’

Ever since her ‘Fat Girl Dancing’ video went viral a few years ago, Whitney Way Thore has been everywhere. Her TLC reality show, My Big Fat Fabulous Life…

Andrew W.K. Talks the Party Party, Positivity, Harnessing Energy, Lil’ Bub and Pizza (Q&A)

Andrew W.K. Talks the Party Party, Positivity, Harnessing Energy, Lil’ Bub and Pizza (Q&A)

Andrew W.K. is many things. Since partying his way onto the scene in 2001 with his debut album I Get Wet, he’s been a larger-than-life icon dedicated to one…

Purple Reign: A Tour of Prince’s Hometown Hangouts (Photos)

Purple Reign: A Tour of Prince’s Hometown Hangouts (Photos)

Prince’s recent passing left a void in the music and popular culture world at large. His singular creative vision and musical…

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Almost Two Decades Since ‘The Way,’ Fastball ‘Step Into Light’ Once Again (Q&A with Miles Zuniga)

In 1998, it wasn’t possible to turn on the radio or MTV without hearing Fastball‘s “The Way” or seeing its music video. The song was one of…

Man Charged $1,000+ for In-Flight Internet (But He Deserved It)

Apparently airplane Wi-Fi is a big deal these days. If it isn’t somebody using a network name that scares people, it’s somebody unwillingly (or unknowingly) costing himself…

Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons Quiz

New month, new issue, new quiz. How well do you know songs by The Four Seasons? This month’s cover star is Frankie Valli, after all… Below, please sift…

Top 11 Songs About Moms

 A suburban mother’s role is to deliver children obstetrically once, and by car forever after. – Peter De Vries “Your Mama Don’t Dance” by Loggins and Messina…

Behind the Curtain: ‘Off the Wall’ with Quincy Jones

A long, long time ago when I was just a little kid rocker, my dad used to play catch with me in our backyard. He loved baseball…

Los Angeles-Area Musical Collective The Tribe Performs Charity Gig for Hurricane Matthew Victims

On Sunday, October 23, The Tribe performed a relief concert at the E Spot Lounge in Studio City, Calif. for the victims of Hurricane Matthew in Haiti. Hurricane Matthew…

Turn Me On: Juliet Piper

88.5 FM KCSN midday host Jim Nelson turns his attention to LA-based singer/songwriter Juliet Piper in this Turn Me On…. “I remember sitting in a car seat,…

This Blog Has Been Downloaded To Fifty iPhones — Free!!

Along with pretty much everybody else, I watched the latest Apple…what do they call these extravaganzas again? Annunciations? You know, the big spiels where a markedly less…

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