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  • Stagecoach 2015: Merle Haggard, Sturgill Simpson round out an impromptu summit

    Stagecoach 2015: Merle Haggard, Sturgill Simpson round out an impromptu summit

    As the 2015 Stagecoach Country Festival got underway Friday in Indio, the tour bus belonging to western swing band the Time Jumpers hosted an impromptu summit: three generations of acclaimed country musicians.

  • Follow-up: Coachella or Basel? Answers to our decadent excess quiz!

    Follow-up: Coachella or Basel? Answers to our decadent excess quiz!

    These days it can be so hard to distinguish our decadent excesses in the name of culture. Every event, be it musical or artistic, seems to come with bright lights, interesting food and people wearing weird outfits. Which means that the various iterations of the high-brow Art Basel art fairs aren't...

  • Neil Young tops bill for Stephen Stills' autism benefit this weekend

    Neil Young tops bill for Stephen Stills' autism benefit this weekend

    The annual Light Up the Blues autism benefit concert spearheaded by rocker Stephen Stills and his wife Kristen takes another step forward this year with the participation of Stills’ old pal Neil Young, who tops Saturday’s bill at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood.

  • Stagecoach 2015: Sturgill Simpson making noise as he straddles country line

    Stagecoach 2015: Sturgill Simpson making noise as he straddles country line

    For many performers working in Southern California, getting one's own Star Waggon is as an indication that one has arrived. For Sturgill Simpson, the trailer with his name on it felt more like a reminder of where he'd been.

  • Lalah Hathaway records live album at Troubadour

    Lalah Hathaway records live album at Troubadour

    In a line stretching to the corner of Santa Monica Boulevard and Doheny Drive, outside of West Hollywood’s Troubadour, a grandmother and her grandson anticipated the Tuesday night show by an artist both of them could appreciate. That artist was soul singer Lalah Hathaway, who played two back-to-back sets in...

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