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  • An appreciation: Herb Reed helped R&B, pop soar with the Platters

     
    Singer Herb Reed, the last original member of the '50s L.A. R&B group the Platters died Monday in Boston. Herb Reed continued touring with the Platters until 2011.
  • L.A. Unheard: Hanni El Khatib

     
    The band: Hanni El Khatib, a pair of recent Bay Area transplants, led by the eponymous Hanni. The sound: Drawing from a deep pool of influences, El Khatib is a rock 'n' roll time traveler, incorporating '50s doo-wop vibes with harder-edged blues and...

    L.A. Unheard: Hanni El Khatib revisits the garage

     
    Editor's note: Every week, our colleagues at Brand X’s L.A. Unheard column unearth one of L.A.’s best undiscovered acts. The band: Hanni El Khatib, a pair of recent Bay Area transplants, led by the eponymous Hanni. The sound: Drawing from...

    Garage rock that roams beyond: Mark Sultan, Friday at Spaceland

     
    Canadian rock 'n' soul powerhouse Mark Sultan presents a tough exterior, but deep down he’s a sensitive soul. If he’s irritated with an audience, he’s not afraid to show it. During an April performance at Spaceland, the singer -- who...

    'Greasy Love Songs': Zappa Family Trust digs into vaults to release 'Ruben & the Jets' rarities

     
    To get a sense of what a strange non sequitur Frank Zappa's "Cruising with Ruben & the Jets" probably was when it was released in 1968, take a look at what was on the charts that year. Competing with Zappa's...