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Los Angeles Times Pop Music CriticThere are times when it’s best to let the riffs, tangled leads and headbanging speak for themselves. Slayer co-founder Jeff Hanneman, who died Thursday, was by all accounts a silent, reserved presence in real life, but when he stepped onstage to...
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No band from the nascent Los Angeles punk rock scene of the 1970s and '80s has meant more to subsequent hard-core generations than Black Flag. Few could have expected as much at the time. "I'm totally surprised because we didn't know what we were doing,...
It’s odd to think of Los Angeles punk band Redd Kross as a legacy act, considering its bassist Steven McDonald learned his instrument at age 11, shortly before he and older brother Jeff, 15, opened for Black Flag in the early ’80s. But more...
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-------------------- We Got Power! Hardcore Punk Scenes from 1980s Southern California David Markey and Jordan Schwartz Bazillion Points: 288 pp., $39.95 -------------------- When music historians discuss California rock music, the post-punk burst...
Pop & HissThe opening of the "Who Shot Rock & Roll" photo exhibit at the Annenberg Space for Photography included Ann and Nancy Wilson, founders of Heart, stepping onto a stage to perform a short set of classics....
Pop & HissLos Angeles punk band Off! accomplishes an impressive feat on its self-titled debut album: Sixteen songs in under 16 minutes, each a compact, sonic rampage via scream, electric guitar, bass and drum, by four men who understand compressed aggression. Times...
Pop & HissThe self-titled second album from OFF! is 16 tracks that clock in at less than 16 minutes. "We're urgent," says leader Keith Morris....
Pop & HissThe musician/DJ favors Miles Davis, Vum, Le Butcherettes and Boris....
Pop & HissThe booking of Pulp, with its ‘Common People' anti-1% screed, typifies Coachella '12. One of the great, universal rock anthems of the last two decades — Pulp's “Common People” — bypassed the U.S. when it exploded out of...
Pop & HissMOCA celebrates the early years of Los Angeles punk rock in an evening of rare screenings....
Pop & HissThere are myriad ways to earn an beat down from your favorite artist that plenty of music-loving masochists might want to take note of. Here’s a few off the top of our heads....
Pop & HissFounding Black Flag guitarist Greg Ginn plays a solo Coachella gig in which he lays down a mix of free jazz, noise and stoner rock that clears the Gobi tent. Across the Polo Grounds, Sean Kuti and his Egypt 80 bounce out the Afro-beat that gets a more...
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