Erik Himmelsbach-Weinstein

Chicano Batman’s guitarist and singer Bardo Martinez (right) rocks a Florida crowd earlier this year with the band’s potent blend of garage rock, psychedelia and Latin sounds.

Chicano Batman’s Musical Stew

Latin, psychedelia and garage rock collide to make a unique but underappreciated sound

Pop group The GTOs (Girls Together Outrageously) pose for a Teenset magazine cover photo in 1969. Clockwise from top left: Miss Cynderella, Miss Sandra, Miss Christine and Miss Pamela.

Miss Christine: The Fast Life of a Rock Legend

Christine Frka was a muse to Alice Cooper, a secretary to Frank Zappa, and was a member of a pioneering all-girl band. She died at the age of 22

Exene Cervenka and Billy Zoom of X performing at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles last October on the legendary band’s 40th anniversary tour.

Los Angeles’ Wild Gift

Forty years on, X finally gets credit for its punky place in history. Erik Himmelsbach-Weinstein reflects on the band's impact — and what their music means today.