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Top 20 Emo Albums in History: Complete List

Few music genres inspire as many eye rolls as emo. But so-called "emotional hardcore" was an inevitable outgrowth of hardcore, which was itself a response to the commercialization of punk. Emo kicked off in the mid-1980s, when D.C. acts wanted to express themselves a bit more, shall we say, tenderly......

Top 20 Emo Albums in History: 20-11

Few music genres inspire as many eye rolls as emo. But so-called "emotional hardcore" was an inevitable outgrowth of hardcore, which was itself a response to the commercialization of punk. Emo kicked off in the mid-1980s, when D.C. acts wanted to express themselves a bit more, shall we say, tenderly......
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Music Picks: FIDLAR, Muse and Lady Gaga

fri 1/18 Femi Kuti EL REY THEATRE In 2009, the Nigerian government forcefully shut down the Shrine, the home base of Afrobeat originator Fela Kuti. By now, however, not only is the Shrine back but it's also a government-endorsed museum — a sign, Femi Kuti told one reporter, that the......
Amanda Brown; Credit: Britt Brown

Amanda Brown: Raw Foodist, Colossal In Kiev

See also: LA Vampires perform at Dem Passwords, 8/3/11 At Cafe Gratitude on Larchmont Boulevard, the menu items aren't labeled as soups or burgers or salads or whatever; instead, they're hippie affirmations, like "I Am Liberated" or "I Am Honoring." When the waitress delivers your order, she tweaks its moniker......
A new batch of tapes from Burger Records: what a pleasant surprise!; Credit: Randall Roberts

Burger Records and the Lo-Fi Cassette Revival

We at West Coast Sound get a ton of mail, most of it consisting of CDs, press kits, and the occasional piece of vinyl. It arrives by the mound in those postal service bins, and though we love free stuff as much as the next music geek, all those plastic......
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