Latin, psychedelia and garage rock collide to make a unique but underappreciated sound
The recent explosion in podcasts — including the launch of Alta’s own podcast — is producing an enormous amount of interesting audio programming about California and the West. We’ve rounded up our favorites.
After several itinerant years, Los Angeles' venerable performance space Jazz Bakery is hoping to put down some musical roots in a new Culver City building designed by Frank Gehry.
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.
The Eagles’ classic "Hotel California” ended a musical era — and stood at the beginning of several new ones. This iconic album of summer rock anthems inspires our latest tribute.
To celebrate Leonard Bernstein's 100th birthday, performing arts organizations around the world - and especially in California - will give thousands of performances of his music this season.
Once, Brian Wilson made music that celebrated youth and beaches. Now, as a senior citizen, he’s sounding increasingly washed up.
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