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The Pirates of Los Angeles: Music, Technology, And Counterculture in Southern California

The Pirates of Los Angeles: Music, Technology, And Counterculture in Southern California

During the late 1960s and early 1970s, pirates in Los Angeles provided a window into the tensions over access to music that besets the difficult relationship that exists between ar ...
Singing Space in the Second Street Tunnel

Singing Space in the Second Street Tunnel

The sing-along event transformed the auto-centric space into a public gathering space.
Travelogue Through a Week of Local Music

Travelogue Through a Week of Local Music

This week L.A. Letters highlights two evenings of live music and a band of high school musicians.
Marcus Gray: Hip-Hop Chocolate From Underground L.A.

Marcus Gray: Hip-Hop Chocolate From Underground L.A.

"People could actually hold a symbol of their affinity in their hands -- their love of being a deejay or collecting records or dancing -- and consume it as if were like Catholic co ...
Seasons of L.A. Letters

Seasons of L.A. Letters

This week L.A. Letters salutes the talented musicians that reflect the shifting range of California seasons.
Bunkado: First and Last Record Store in Little Tokyo

Bunkado: First and Last Record Store in Little Tokyo

Specializing in enka and J-Pop, the upstairs music section of the long-standing gift shop has struggled for years to attract customers to its extensive collection.