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  • New bio of Big Star's Alex Chilton reveals multifaceted and tragic life

    One morning in 1977, Alex Chilton, 26, former lead singer of the Box Tops and of Big Star, very likely hungover or still drunk, appeared before an American studies class at the University of Texas to discuss his career in music and his thoughts on the present state of rock and roll. "Rock and roll is supposed to be out of control," Chilton told the boys and girls, "and it's crazy and it's supposed to drive you crazy." To illustrate his point, he serenaded the undergraduates that morning with a little ditty called "Riding Through the Reich," the lyrics of which were inspired by the scribblings of a white-supremacist spree killer, he said, and accompanied the tune of "Jingle Bells."
  • Restaurants: Más Malo in downtown Los Angeles

    Restaurants: Más Malo in downtown Los Angeles
    The chewy chips at Más Malo will ruin your appetite if you're not careful. Eat one and the blind flirtation of grease and salt on your tongue will cause you to reach for another, and then another. And before you know it you will become a mindless hand-to-...

    Silver Lake's Elliott Smith wall gets a very homemade touch-up

     
    The black and white stencil of Elliott Smith's visage, as seen on the "Figure 8" cover, was a sweet touch, especially on the occasion of his birthday. That said, would it have been that much extra work to tape off some lines for the stripe design?

    Jani Lane, of Warrant, dies; 'hair metal' generation recalls icon

     
    Jani Lane, the lead singer for Hollywood metal band Warrant, was found dead in a Woodland Hills hotel on Thursday evening. With the news of the death of Jani Lane, a whole generation of fans who grew up in the late 1980s and early '90s is reliving some...

    Curiosity for Rent: Snow White cottages in Silver Lake

     
    Storybook cottages Silver Lake: Fans of storybook architecture will find a charming example on the 2900 block of Griffith Park Boulevard, where Ben Sherwood designed courtyard homes called the Snow White Cottages or the Seven Dwarf Cottages by locals.