June 2011

June 2011

Editor’s Letter—June 2011

Editor’s Letter—June 2011

Los Angeles is saturated in music, and its influences are universal. Herewith, the many sounds of our city—all in LA.

Categories: Editor's Letter / Music

Q+LA RedOne

Q+LA RedOne

The producer behind some of music’s biggest names tells how he came to be the force behind the fame.

Categories: Celebrities / Music / Q + LA

50 Best L.A. Bands

50 Best L.A. Bands

We pick the ultimate homegrown groups—get video of all 50, and vote for number one.

Categories: 50 / Music

Ready to Pop

Ready to Pop

Six indie bands that are beyond breakout but not quite household names—complete with audio of each.

Categories: Music / Photos / Pictorials / Right Here Right Now

Troubadour of Troubled Times

Troubadour of Troubled Times

Finding beauty in the most unlikely of California’s corners, Dave Alvin proves he’s far more than a blast-from-the-past roots rocker.

Categories: Celebrities / City Landmarks / Music / Sound Check

The World Is Our Playlist

The World Is Our Playlist

International music writers weigh in with their picks for the one song Americans should know from beyond our borders.

Categories: Music / Now Hear This

When Country Was King

When Country Was King

Long before Nashville was Nashville, the home of good old honky-tonkin’ was right here in Southern California.

Categories: Crossroads / L.A. History / Local Travel / Music

Culture(d)—June 2011

Culture(d)—June 2011

Ed Ruscha, back "On the Road"; the rhythms of Ojai—and how seminal decorators decorate.

Categories: culture(d) / Interiors+Interior Design / Style

Image: The Style List—June 2011

Image: The Style List—June 2011

Street art for the feet, positively brilliant makeup—and the man who brought glamour to Rodeo Drive.

Categories: Accessories / Beauty / Fashion / Retail Therapy / Style / The Style List

Image: Trend Report Rock Style

Image: Trend Report Rock Style

The enduring sartorial influence of musical pioneers, from David Bowie to Prince to Lady Gaga. Everything old is new again.

Categories: Accessories / Beauty / Fashion / Music / Style

Image: Appearances Denim According to Hoyle (Jackson)

Image: Appearances Denim According to Hoyle (Jackson)

The trio behind these A-list jeans like their low profile, but with celebs now wearing their product, those days are numbered.

Categories: Fashion / Style

Carnal Charms

Carnal Charms

Scents that evoke bodily fluids—no matter how seemingly avant-garde—are well-trod territory in the world of fragrance.

Categories: Uncommon Scents

Hooked

Hooked

The name Skylar Grey may not ring a bell just yet, but she’s backed up the biggies and is now ready to shine.

Categories: Celebrities / Feature Story / Music / Photos / Pictorials

Piquillo Peppers

Piquillo Peppers

Chef extraordinario José Andrés shares his go-to ingredient for the most toothsome of tapas.

Categories: Food / Pantry

Nastoyka

Nastoyka

From Russia with love, infused vodka and the cocktails it inspires.

Categories: By the Glass / Cocktails / Culture / Drinks / Entertaining

Something Wicket This Way Comes

Something Wicket This Way Comes

The only all-American cricket team in the country hails from Compton—and they are, in a sense, a gang of their own.

Categories: Good Sport / Sports / Style

Social Studies—June 2011

Social Studies—June 2011

by Jean-Philippe Delhomme

Categories: Social Studies