Past Stories
Romance takes center stage in “Sneaky Ole Time,” featuring (from left) Amy Motta, Nina Brissey, Ken Korpi and Nicole Olney
Photo by Ed Krieger

A Songbook on Stage

‘Sneaky Ole Time’ puts a story to the chart-topping music of country songwriter Paul Overstreet By Bliss Bowen Study an artist’s body of work over a span of time, and more often than not recurrent themes emerge — though...


A leader of L.A.’s string band renaissance, Dustbowl Revival has graduated from free farmers market 
shows to prime festival gigs
Photo by Becca Murray 

The New Old Sound

An American roots orchestra with its ‘spiritual bone’ in Venice, Dustbowl Revival celebrates growing popularity and a new album with a concert at McCabes’s By Bliss Bowen No question, Dustbowl Revival is bandleader Zach L...


Seann William Scott, Louis C. K. and Paul Rudd in a scene 
for “Role Models”
Photos courtesy of David Wain

Roll back to ‘Role Models’

Before the ‘Wet Hot American Summer’ prequel hits Netflix (and The Brig) on Friday, check out the 2008 comedy that had ‘Ant-Man’ star Paul Rudd chasing around Venice and Santa Monica By Michael Aushenker Thanks to the g...



Photo by Chris Weeks

He’s Your Boogie Man

Harry Wayne Casey puts on his dancing shoes for a free KC and the Sunshine Band concert in Marina del Rey By Shanee Edwards Famous for No. 1 hits including “That’s the Way (I Like It),” “Get Down Tonight” and…


JD McPherson commits to an earthier, fatter sound on his enthusiastically reviewed sophomore album
Photo By Jim Herrington

‘Let the Good Times Roll’

Rock ‘n’ roller JD McPherson goes from opening tours for Robert Plant and Eric Church to headlining his own concert at Santa Monica Pier By Bliss Bowen It wasn’t so long ago that JD McPherson was just an unknown musician/...


Right Photo by Allison Michael Orenstein

The Women Who Rocked Us

Artists, writers and teachers share deeply personal stories about female musicians who changed their lives By Bliss Bowen Instead of honoring the canon of “women artists” pre-approved by the likes of Rolling Stone, why not ...



Ruben Studdard

‘Gentlemen of soul’

Editor’s Note: Jeffrey Osborne will not be appearing Saturday, according to an L.A. County Dept. of Beaches and Harbors on Friday. Ruben Studdard, Freddie Jackson and Jeffrey Osborne give a free outdoor concert on Saturda...


Photo by Ben Gibbs / The Broad Stage
Sandra Tsing Loh hams it up about a difficult time in her life. Photo by Ben Gibbs courtesy of The Broad Stage.

Surviving ‘The Change’

Sandra Tsing Loh takes on menopause — and laughs about it A bold, brazen and whip-smart chronicler of 21st-century life, Sandra Tsing Loh is perhaps best known in Los Angeles for her radio work — a two-minute daily segment ...


Visitors can taste-test a variety of fermented beverages and foods during the festival, modeled after a similar event to the north (pictured)

No Refrigerator Required

The inaugural Fermentation Festival LA explores a culinary trend thousands of years in the making By Shanee Edwards L.A.’s Westside gets its fair share of unique events, and come Sunday we can add a celebration of fermented f...



Culver City native Dam-Funk has recorded with Snoop Dogg, 
Bootsy Collins and Ariel Pink
Photo by Matthew Scott

The New Face of Funk

On a quest to change attitudes about the genre, Dam-Funk opens for Morris Day and The Time to kick off the Twilight Concert Series at Santa Monica Pier By Billy Singleton Somewhere along the line, funk became a punchline. That...