Tag: Music

Frank Zappa and Ruben And The Jets, 1972–1974

Rubén Funkahuatl Guevara A few months after Who Are the People? closed, I ran into keyboardist Bob Harris as I […]

The Latin American Aesthetic of L.A. Music Culture

Benjamin Cawthra In the middle of a series of fascinating interviews with Latin American Los Angeles session musicians, the editor […]

Boom Fall Events

Jonathan Gold and Oliver Wang at the Autry in Los Angeles Food and Ethnicity: A Conversation about L.A. Tuesday, September […]

Outselling the Beatles in 1966: LA’s forgotten musical genius

Peter Cole As music critics release “best of 2016” lists, who can name the most popular musician in America fifty […]

Practicing the Future: Exercises in Immanent Speculation

Jonathan Crisman Los Angeles is a city made from an assemblage of speculative practices. Spain colonized the region, surmising it […]

Songs in the Key of L.A.

Josh Kun has mined the sheet music collection of the Los Angeles Public Library to create a multiplatform musical love affair with the city of angels.

Sonic Turbulence

A timeline from the “Trouble in Paradise: Music and Los Angeles 1945–75” exhibit at The Grammy Museum

That Lonesome Whistle

Elliot Gorn on why to listen to country music while driving around Los Angeles