Last Friday, Voice Media Group announced the winners of their first music writing awards. This winning piece by Shea Serrano first appeared on L.A. Weekly's West Coast Sound music blog.
By Shea Serrano
1:04 pm: In about 25 minutes, I'm going to be chaperoning a middle school dance. The dance is fo ... More >>
Fool's GoldThe Los Angeles-based indie rock band Fool's Gold has always been a work in progress. That is, until recently. The band is notorious for incorporating and African flavor into their music and their second album Leave No Trace, which dropped on August 16, holds true to that style. But fr ... More >>
David Johansen of the New York DollsDavid Johansen's career is the entertainment equivalent of a patchwork quilt. The New York Dolls' first incarnation, after all, lasted just a few years. After dissolving that first time, Johansen recorded several solo albums, then began an acting career. (Remem ... More >>
Why, yes, that is R. Kelly playing from my computer speakers in the office right now. Which means it must be the weekend. And means I must be running late on posting Good Friday. My sincerest apologies. Here are your weekend plans, friends. First up, the shows we've already hyped.Tonight's kinda cra ... More >>
It's time to rank the best of what went around and came around again.
As punk and disco exploded, the Piano Man's deeply unhip 1978 breakthrough proved that top-shelf Broadway/Brill Building songwriting could still sell - and, occasionally, rock. "Scen ... More >>