June 2010

June 2010

Editor’s Letter—June 2010

Editor’s Letter—June 2010

This month we march to a different beat with our annual music-themed issue—and it rocks.

Categories: Editor's Letter

DJ Rx

DJ Rx

To get people dancing sometimes takes a heroic effort—and it takes a superstar spinner to breathe new life into a dying party.

Categories: Cocktails / Dance / Music / Risky Business

50: Greatest Guitarists Ever

50: Greatest Guitarists Ever

Who’s the best ax handler of all time? We pick, you vote—and then tell us if we missed your favorite.

Categories: 50

Mexican Revolution

Mexican Revolution

Reb Kennedy knows a good thing when he hears it, so he started Wild Records, L.A.'s little indie label that could. And the listeners are flocking.

Categories: Business / Music / Outliers

10 Common Lessons

10 Common Lessons

Being an A-list rapper would surely grease the wheels in a transition to the big screen, right? Turns out it's more of a handicap.

Categories: Film / Hollywood Rules

Still a Passing Fad

Still a Passing Fad

Jazz musicians improvise for a living. In L.A. players improvise ways to find work.

Categories: My L.A.

Incoming: Lilith Fair

Incoming: Lilith Fair

After an 11-year absence, Sarah McLachlan's Lilith Fair is fully reloaded for a new genre-busting century.

Categories: Music / Turn It Up

The Style List—June 2010

The Style List—June 2010

This month, we're playing on the fringe, rocking out in a rockin' tunic and kickin' it in five-inch stilettos.

Categories: The Style List

Mix Master Work

Mix Master Work

This year, the Ojai Music Festival is a tuneful blend of old, new—and Frank Zappa.

Categories: Music / Out There

Culture(d)—June 2010

Culture(d)—June 2010

The latest in art and architecture, with a celebrity flourish, including a Michael Jackson collection and 5 questions for Hollywood It gal Betty White.

Categories: Art / culture(d) / Design / Pictorials / The Style List

Can’t Be Too Thin

Can’t Be Too Thin

Too busy multitasking to settle in for a long read? How about some short-story suggestions just perfect for those fleeting minutes before sleep.

Categories: Books / Lonely Hearts Book Club

Right Here Right Now

Right Here Right Now

Who will be the next great indie band in L.A.? Our pundits weigh in with their picks.

Categories: Feature Story / Music / Photos / Pictorials

Jerkin’ Jeneration

Jerkin’ Jeneration

Perhaps owing to its eyebrow-raising moniker, this blend of hip-hop-infused dance, music and style is all about youth, sound and a truly distinctive look.

Categories: Dance / Fashion / Feature Story / Photos / Pictorials

Video Jerkin’ Jeneration

Video Jerkin’ Jeneration

A convergence of music, fashion and social networking—see the crews in action

Categories: Video

Rum Runner

Rum Runner

The premier cocktailians of Caña put their own inimitable L.A. spin on what was once the drink of the tropics.

Categories: By the Glass / Cocktails / Drinks / Entertaining

The Real Deal

The Real Deal

Tom Selleck is one of Hollywood's best westerners. Now, with an induction into the Cowboy Hall of Fame, turns out he doesn't just talk the talk.

Categories: Celebrities / Conversations / Feature Story / Film / Photos / Pictorials

Historic Appeal

Historic Appeal

Valerie Gordon is determined to resurrect the treasured L.A. desserts of yore. First up, the Brown Derby Grapefruit Cake.

Categories: Food / I'm Still Hungry

Hear and Now

Hear and Now

Quadraphonic sound systems were a failed experiment launched in 1970. But now they're back and ready to roar.

Categories: Music / Tech / Technology

Hollywood Backlot Dinner for Schmucks

Hollywood Backlot Dinner for Schmucks

Takes a catbird seat at the table of the sure-to-be hilarious Dinner for Schmucks.

Categories: Celebrities / Feature Story / Film / Hollywood Backlot / Photos / Pictorials

Soul Mates

Soul Mates

You won’t find any retro-soul laudings on the press material for these rising stars, and yet the vivacious pair are champions of the genre.

Categories: Celebrities / First Look / Music

The Chords That Bind

The Chords That Bind

For Laraine Newman and her daughter, rock music became the currency with which they traded a profound unspoken intimacy.

Categories: L.A. History / Music / My L.A. / Personal Space

Social Studies

Social Studies

by Jean-Philippe Delhomme

Categories: Humor / Social Studies