Bruno Mars

California Sounds: Queens of the Stone Age, Chelsea Wolfe, Dream Syndicate and Shannon Lay

California Sounds: Queens of the Stone Age, Chelsea Wolfe, Dream Syndicate and Shannon Lay

Computers and keyboards may be running the city’s commercial pop music industry, but you still can’t toss a Telecaster in this town without hitting a guitarist.

Below, a few new six-string driven songs that complicate a recent story on the death of the guitar, one of which stars a cat named Blood, and that sound great while rolling down Sunset with the stereo blasting. (Better yet, take Fountain.)

Chelsea Wolfe, “16 Psyche” (Sargent House). Singer, songwriter and magnetic live performer Wolfe runs dark and...

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