Street Musician Chelsea Williams Has a New LP, a U.S. Tour and a Video With Maroon 5, but Still Loves L.A.’s ‘Dancing Drunks and Babies’ (Q&A)

Street Musician Chelsea Williams Has a New LP, a U.S. Tour and a Video With Maroon 5, but Still Loves L.A.’s ‘Dancing Drunks and Babies’ (Q&A)

Chelsea Williams knows how to work a crowd. Williams honed her craft as a singer-songwriter busking around Los Angeles for the past decade, a regular at Santa Monica’s Third Street Promenade. Playing acoustic guitar, Williams performs a mix of Americana and indie-folk tunes as she competes with breakdancers, drummers, magicians and clowns for attention – […]

Q&A: Kasabian’s Serge Pizzorno Talks ‘For Crying Out Loud,’ Touring the U.S. and His Band’s Shape-Shifting Career

Q&A: Kasabian’s Serge Pizzorno Talks ‘For Crying Out Loud,’ Touring the U.S. and His Band’s Shape-Shifting Career

Kasabian is practically a household name among alternative rock fans in Britain. Hailing from Leicester (located just outside Birmingham), the band’s 2004 self-titled debut record sold more than a million copies at home and spawned four top 20 singles. Since then, each successive studio release has entered the U.K. charts at No. 1. The four-piece […]

Jet’s Chris Cester on ‘Get Born’ and ‘Shine On’ Reissues and Reuniting to Open for Bruce Springsteen

Jet’s Chris Cester on ‘Get Born’ and ‘Shine On’ Reissues and Reuniting to Open for Bruce Springsteen

In 2003, the songs “Are You Gonna Be My Girl” and “Rollover DJ” were everywhere. Consisting of lead guitarist Cameron Muncey, bassist Mark Wilson, and brothers Nic and Chris Cester on vocals/rhythm guitar and drums, respectively, Jet were a breath of fresh air. After a few, interminable years of droning, shoegazing rock from the likes […]

From Growing Up Idolizing the Beatles to Becoming the Lemon Twigs: Q&A with Brian D’Addario

From Growing Up Idolizing the Beatles to Becoming the Lemon Twigs: Q&A with Brian D’Addario

Note: “A previous edit of this article referred to The Lemon Twigs’ as ‘The Twigs’ on two occasions, but has since been edited to avoid any confusion with The Twigs.”  Upon hearing The Lemon Twigs‘ spectacular debut album, Do Hollywood, the band — brothers and creative wunderkinds, Brian and Michael D’Addario, bassist Megan Zeankowski and keyboardist […]

Chris Hillman Steps Out Front with ‘Bidin’ My Time’

Chris Hillman Steps Out Front with ‘Bidin’ My Time’

The former Byrd and Burrito Brother delivers an instant classic, with help from his famous friends “Well, we got it right,” Tom Petty told the L.A. Times’ Randy Lewis in the final interview with the legendary rocker, just days before his death on October 2, when Lewis congratulated him on the success of the album he’d […]