Pete Quaife, founding bassist for the '60s British Invasion quartet the Kinks, has died, according to a BBC report. He was 66.
It's somewhat surprising that more people haven't viewed this astonishingly crisp YouTube video of Michael Jackson (singing live!) and his brothers in their prime, performing their first big hit…
The late founding Kinks bassist Pete Quaife was almost the group's lead guitarist — according to Dave Davies' autobiography, Quaife lost a coin toss and was relegated to the rhythm section. The…
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A group of 18 artists will be presented with lifetime achievement awards from the National Endowment For the Arts on Friday. Yes, Philip Glass, the Marsalis family, blah blah blah. And let's hear…
Composers Bruce Broughton and Dennis McCarthy received special honors from ASCAP at the performance rights group's Film and Television Awards ceremony Thursday at the BevHilton.
As noted in a previous SoundCheck post, Rhino Handmade is reissuing a complete version of L.A. punk forefathers the Germs' final show at the late, lamented Starwood on Dec. 3, 1980, days before lead…
"Crumb," Terry Zwigoff's superlative 1995 documentary about underground cartoonist Robert Crumb, is getting a DVD and Blu-ray re-release from Criterion in August. The point of interest on the music…
Music venues across the country — including L.A.'s Roxy, Viper Room, Echoplex, Mint, Fais Do Do and Comedy Store — are banding together for an evening of shows benefiting the Gulf Coast relief…
The most bizarre music-theater news of the day comes courtesy of the New York Times, which reports that a musical based on the lives and times of the out-there '60s sister act the Shaggs will play…
The Los Angeles-based Cambodian-American rock band Dengue Fever will perform their original score to the 1925 silent feature "The Lost World" at Royce Hall at UCLA in Los Angeles on Nov. 12. The…