Steve Appleford

Writer

Steve Appleford was a features editor for Times Community News and a contributor to the Los Angeles Times Calendar section. He is a Los Angeles native and the former editor-in-chief of the award-winning L.A. CityBeat. As a writer and photographer, he’s covered riots, political conventions and a whole lot of pop culture for a variety of publications including Rolling Stone, GQ, Entertainment Weekly, TV Guide and LA Weekly.

Recent Articles

  • Keith Morris, one of the originators of SoCal punk rock, to perform in Burbank

    Keith Morris, one of the originators of SoCal punk rock, to perform in Burbank

    Punk rock isn’t as young as it used to be, originally rising from the streets and nightclubs of London, New York and Los Angeles back in the 1970s. And yet the raging, rebellious sound continues to attract new generations of young fans, which doesn’t surprise singer Keith Morris at all. “Look at...

  • Mastodon and the therapeutic power of the concept album

    Mastodon and the therapeutic power of the concept album

    Things are about to get very loud at Amoeba Records in Hollywood, where it’s a full house of head-bangers as the band Mastodon steps onto a small stage. The quartet immediately thunders into action with “Sultan’s Curse,” an onslaught of electric guitars and muscular beats. The walls shake and a...

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