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  • Rock 'n' Reubens in the Kibitz Room at Canter's

    Rock 'n' Reubens in the Kibitz Room at Canter's
    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 and musicians like Frank Zappa and Jim Morrison hanging out there for the cheap booze and meaty sandwiches, you'll find a bunch of hipsters and indie rock musicians hanging out there for the cheap booze and meaty sandwiches. So things have changed, but not that much.
  • Critic's Notebook: A midyear look at some of the best music of 2011 (so far)

    It doesn’t make sense in 2011 to try and count the number of CDs released because doing so is only one measure of the volume. Toss in mixtapes, thumb drives, vinyl, Bandcamp pages, Twitter links to Mediasphere downloads, streams, rips,...

    Erykah Badu and Flying Lotus play surprise DJ sets at Low End Theory

    You could tell from the trail of the tweets. All week long, Flying Lotus had been sporadically updating his 50,000+ plus followers on his recording sessions with the reigning queen of psychedelic soul, Erykah Badu. “Day 3 on the album...

    Album review: Snoop Dogg's 'Tha Doggumentary'

    Twenty years into his career, the sinewy, menacing Snoop Doggy Dogg of the LBC exists only in a distant haze of hydraulics and weed. His name’s been truncated and his brand is bedrock. He’s a pitchman for fruit-flavored malt liquor...

    All Hail the (Ivory) Queen: Five of Teena Marie's finest videos in advance of Grammy Museum tribute

    Last December, Teena Marie passed away at the age of 54. At the time, Reed Johnson of The Times wrote this tribute to the R&B star and protegee of Rick James. On Tuesday night, the Grammy Museum will honor the...