| Jul 3, 2011
Ten Thousand Saints
Ecco: 400 pp., $26.99
"Ten Thousand Saints" is a whirling dervish of a first novel — a planet, a universe, a trip. As wild as that may sound, wonder of wonders, the book is also carefully and...
| Jul 8, 2011
It's a hot, bone-dry, blue-skied day in the hills above Los Angeles — the kind of crystalline morning one might expect to see Neil Young, Joni Mitchell and the Byrds' Gene Clark relaxing on a redwood deck strumming acoustic guitars.
But the guys...
| Jul 17, 2011
Living in Los Angeles, one of the early joys of summer is running down the schedule at the Hollywood Bowl. Probably the most famed venue on the West Coast, the Bowl's sprawling, woodsy confines and nearly 18,000-person capacity can transform mere concerts...
| Oct 14, 2011
Rock 'n' roll is to the Kibitz Room at Canter's what onions are to chopped liver. The two have been closely aligned since the little bar opened just off the beloved Fairfax Avenue deli's annex dining room in 1961. Only now, instead of a bunch of hippies...
| Jan 8, 2012
For a nation in perpetual motion, to cross the lands that make up the Mojave National Preserve has long meant only one thing: You are very nearly somewhere else.
For westward-bound travelers, whether they came through open wilderness, along the now-...
| Aug 14, 2011
An eclectic group will assemble onstage Wednesday night at the Hollywood Bowl to riff on the work of Joni Mitchell. Oddly, one thing many of these artists — who range from jazz to folk to indie rock — have in common is that they arrived late...
| Mar 10, 2012
Here are sample playlists put together from my own (admittedly limited) library, each one "arced" for a particular purpose. Then I asked a few folks who can really pick out a tune to share their sample lists.
It's siesta time....
| Jan 29, 2009
A Beverly Hills Post Office-area home formerly owned by Adam Duritz, the dreadlocked front man for the Counting Crows, has been listed for sale at $8.25 million.
The 8,679-square-foot Mediterranean has six bedrooms and 6 1/2 bathrooms and sits on top...
| Sep 17, 2009
| 8:52 AM
In Part Two of this four-part interview with Adam Lambert, the "Idol" runner-up discusses his early experiences in show business and the experience of hanging out with Val Kilmer when they appeared in "The Ten Commandments" together. Part One of the...
| Nov 2, 2009
| 4:33 PM
In the trim but meaty 130 pages of "Why AC/DC Matters," longtime rock writer Anthony Bozza makes the case for the Australian band that's been blasting hard rock at high volume since the early 1970s. The book's cover -- black......
| Nov 5, 2009
| 9:32 PM
I was a rock critic in a past life, so every year around this time, I still get a ballot allowing me to vote for my favorite nominees in the annual election at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.......