| Sep 23, 2011
Loraine P. Bernstein, a musical trust's administrator who assisted young musicians in gaining an audience, died of a heart attack Tuesday at Good Samaritan Hospital. The Mount Washington resident was 82.
Born Loraine Panek in Warehouse Point, Conn.,...
| Dec 1, 2011
| 10:32 AM
I was on an elevator in an old building the other day and noticed that it didn't have a 13th floor and I thought to myself, 'man, I haven't listened to The 13th Floor Elevators in forever'. Then this album comes up in rotation. Coincidence? Maybe. ...
| Dec 5, 2011
| 12:01 PM
If you've gotten around to absorbing H-p1, the latest mind-expanding record by New York space-rock trio White Hills for the Thrill Jockey imprint, here’s some exciting news: in March, they'll release Frying on this Rock, a five-song LP recorded with...
| Jun 14, 2011
| 5:38 PM
This weekend, Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station Lt. Angela Shepherd was in town to work a different beat — on stage, behind a microphone.
Shepherd is lead singer and front woman for The Mixx, a five-piece rock ’n’ roll band...
| Sep 11, 2009
It sure is a good thing that the bumper Hopium crop from my Obama Chia heads has finally come in.
And not a moment too soon, with all that anger this week over federal health care that won't increase the deficit one thin dime.
Loyal readers know I've...
| Oct 23, 2009
It's not all Fargo Oscars and No Country for Old Men box-office glory for the filmmaking Coen Brothers. Sometimes they stumble and give us a bad movie that's deliriously watchable -- a Big Lebowski. Sometimes they drop a challenging, worthwhile film...
| Dec 4, 2009
1. Garry's mixtape:
a. I Need a Lover: John Mellencamp
b. The Letter: Joe Cocker
c. I'll be Your Man: Black Keys
d. Breathe: Faith Hill
e. Jealous Guy: Roxy Music
2. Intern Laura's mixtape:
A. You Belong With Me: Taylor Swift
| Aug 15, 2009
Celebrations are taking place all weekend to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the legendary Woodstock music festival on the site of the original concert..
The event is being held in the conservative farm town of Bethel. Because of its large percentage...
| Sep 7, 2009
Attending high school in a rural suburb east of San Francisco, Phillip Garrido stood apart from the crowd that studied hard, played sports, basked in popularity and set sights on college.
Feeling the drumbeat of the 1960s San Francisco acid rock scene,...
| Jun 17, 2007
As Tracy Swartz observes in an accompanying piece, young people draw a blank on the 1967 crystallization of hippie culture known as the Summer of Love. But even veterans of the counterculture might not easily flash back to these 40 -year-old facts: