5 Bands Born from Breakups and Shakeups

Monday, July 21, 2014 at 6:00 AM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Music Image by Andrew St. Clair When tragedy (or mere temper tantrums) leaves bands in the dust, it’s often hard for the members to pick up the pieces and start again. The wounds might be fresh, but the art charges on. Here are five groups that formed out of the ashes of others.   No Devotion (above)   When Welsh cyber-rock outfit Lostprophets fell apart due to singer Ian Watkins’ pleading guilty to child sex offenses, they vowed never to play... READ MORE

Concert review - BNLX

Monday, June 17, 2013 at 6:25 PM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Concerts Married musical pair Ed and Ashley Ackerson got each other's backs at the BNLX concert at the Echo in Los Angeles on June 10th. British New Wave has a new home: Minneapolis. Its champions are a husband/wife team (plus drummer pal) who do admirable service to the sound that New Order and English Beat perfected back in the day. And front man/guitarist Ed Ackerson is no shrug himself: He's served as producer to genre... READ MORE

Kudos and Complaints for Coachella 2013

Monday, April 22, 2013 at 1:22 PM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Music Wheel in the sky keeps on turning at Coachella. Photos by Melissa Bobbitt. Through sand, wind and dubious amounts of dub step, we survived Coachella 2013! This was definitely one of the more contentious years but nevertheless memorable in its own right. Now that Weekend 2 has wrapped, we reflect on what worked and what didn't in the desert festival's 14th year. CON - WEAK HEADLINERS Back in late January, when the rumors of... READ MORE