June 2009

June 2009

Letters to the Editor—June 2009

Letters to the Editor—June 2009

Reader responses to our May 2009 wedding issue.

Categories: Letters to the Editor

James Diener Long-Term Plan

James Diener Long-Term Plan

Music industry vet James Diener talks to Jesse Kornbluth about his recipe for A&R, growing bands and how niche music-industry models really work in today's market.

Categories: Business / Music / The Gadfly

50: Guitars

50: Guitars

They are the tools that rock royalty used to amp the crowds and lay down the most famous tracks in our musical lexicon. One and all, hard ax to follow...

Categories: 50

DJ Hero Spin City

DJ Hero Spin City

Just as it did with Guitar Hero, Acti­vision went to the pinnacle of the deejay world for inspiration on its top-secret new game—and DJ Hero features a hundred artist tracks, including 80 exclusive mixes from DJ AM, to prove it.

Categories: Music / Technology

The Style List—June 2009

The Style List—June 2009

The latest in fashion, trends, beauty and culture, including Hotel del Ville's vintage eyewear, Sigerson Morrison sandals and Le Labo fragrances.

Categories: Beauty / Fashion / Music / The Style List

M.I.A.

M.I.A.

M.I.A. talks with Nic Harcourt about her meteoric rise to the mainstream, including her accidental success on Slumdog Millionaire, her 2005 debut album, Arular and her political activism on behalf of the Tamil people.

Categories: Interviews / Music / Turn It Up

The Beatles & Elvis Harmonic Convergence

The Beatles & Elvis Harmonic Convergence

A firsthand account of how the Beatles first met Elvis in Bel Air in 1965. A good time was had by all—but who was more in awe of the other?

Categories: Back/Story / Celebrities / L.A. History / Music

Jack White

Jack White

Nic Harcourt gets Jack White talking about his band the Dead Weather, label Third Man Records, life in Nashville, and the guitar skills of Jimmy Page and The Edge.

Categories: 10Q / Music

Icons of Rock Style: Details

Icons of Rock Style: Details

Do try this at home!

Categories: Fashion / Shopping

Jeff Ayeroff Music to My Eyes

Jeff Ayeroff Music to My Eyes

Go in depth with the musical magic man who greenlit Madonna's career, discovered Fiona Apple, marketed the Police into superstardom and made a-ha's "Take on Me" video an instant classic.

Categories: Culture / Feature Story / Music

Joni Mitchell On Point

Joni Mitchell On Point

As Nic Harcourt interviews Joni Mitchell, the songstress riffs on her provocative ballet, The Fiddle and the Drum, as well as the '60s and '70s music scene in L.A.

Categories: Feature Story / Music

Canyon Jam

Canyon Jam

At his rented house across the street from Rick Rubin, Jonathan Wilson has again made Laurel Canyon into rock 'n' roll haven, with loose jams that include everyone from Elvis Costello and Jenny Lewis to Van Morrison and Wilco.

Categories: Culture / Feature Story / L.A. History / Music / Photos / Pictorials

Right Here, Right Now

Right Here, Right Now

The perfect storm of global influences, post-Obama acceptance and all-age music clubs is leading Los Angeles into a true indie renaissance, with bands like the Knux, Dengue Fever, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros and Very Be Careful.

Categories: Feature Story / Music / Photos / Pictorials

Playlists of the Stars

Playlists of the Stars

Who knew Neil Diamond digs the Kings of Leon? Or that Beck loves Serge Gainsbourg? Or that Jenny Lewis is into Pavement? See what these musicians have on their personal mix.

Categories: Celebrities / Music

Chief Bill Bratton & Jim Wiatt Q&A

Chief Bill Bratton & Jim Wiatt Q&A

In a meeting of the minds, the city's police chief and the William Morris Agency's former chairman and CEO work together to raise millions for police programs and the betterment of Los Angeles.

Categories: Feature Story / Giving Back / Politics

Jazz, Baby

Jazz, Baby

Hugh Hefner shares his favorite memories of the Playboy Jazz Festival at the Hollywood Bowl.

Categories: Music / My Best Story

The *#@$%! You Say

The *#@$%! You Say

Ever wonder when to let fly and when to tame your F-bombs? Michele Wojciechowski's got your effing back

Categories: Manners Matter / Web Only

L.A. Story: The Musical

L.A. Story: The Musical

A chronological breakdown of every major music event in Los Angeles history, from the Philharmonic's first concert in 1919 to Prince's residency at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in 2007.

Categories: L.A. History / Music / Web Only