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Chris Morris Writes the Book on a Great American Band

Michael Sigman | Posted 08.27.2015 | Books
Michael Sigman

By the fall of '81, Los Lobos, inspired by dynamic roots rockers like the Blasters, had incorporated punk's rawness into their folk sound. Bill Bentley, the newly installed music editor of LA Weekly (arch-rival to the Reader) helped put them on the Hollywood map.

Song of Summer (And the Destinations Behind Them)

Gogobot | Posted 10.19.2013 | Travel
Gogobot

Even in these last few weeks of the summer travel season, we continue to hear summer songs that capture the spirit of the season or stir memories of waterside romance. But how many were inspired by an actual location?

Dog Ears Music: Boulevard of Independence Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 08.31.2011 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week, we feature music by Moby, Ani DiFranco, Bruce Springsteen, Bjork and more.