October 16, 2005 |
THE LEADERS of the anti-immigration Minutemen have begun another monthlong sweep along the Southwest border, searching for illegal aliens. But a rugged, mountainous desert border is the toughest place to find large groups of the undocumented. These guys should stow their binoculars, fold up their lawn chairs and head not south but, rather, north to California's lush Central Valley. All the Minutemen have to do is go up to the flyspeck towns around Fresno or Bakersfield, get up around 4 a.m.
August 29, 2010 |
Mike Watt banged up a knee while onstage thumping his bass with legendary proto-punk band the Stooges a few weeks back, so, at least for a while, there won't be any kayaking or morning bicycle rides around his beloved San Pedro for the local art-punk champ. But that doesn't mean he's going to stop playing. "I'm still doing the gigs," he says with a crusty laugh, "I ain't quit, but it's like an ironing board, man. It's totally stiff, and it's just immobilized. But I got more gigs to do. I gotta stay in motion.
November 16, 1986 |
Maranatha 38, L.A. Baptist 13--Running back Greg Jackman carried 17 times for 148 yards and four touchdowns to lead Maranatha in the Alpha League game at Monroe High. The victory gave Maranatha (8-2, 6-1 in league) a share of the league title with Western Christian. Jackman scored on touchdown runs of 17 and 13 yards in the second quarter to help the Minutemen take a 17-0 halftime lead.
February 10, 2011
Punk pioneer and MC5 guitarist Wayne Kramer rounds out a trio of grizzled rock vets as they reinterpret the music of the Stooges for this one-night-only Hellride concert. He plays with former Minutemen bassist and L.A. hardcore gadabout Mike Watt and Jane's Addiction drummer Stephen Perkins. Central Social Aid & Pleasure Club, 1348 14th St., Santa Monica. 8 p.m. Sat. $12. http://www.centralsapc.com/.
July 14, 1986 |
"We're a new band called Firehose," said bassist Mike Watt midway through the show Friday at Club Lingerie. He was right, sort of: Firehose has only been together for a few months, and most of its stark, jagged rock/funk/jazz concoctions are of recent vintage. But Watt and drummer George Hurley were two-thirds of one of L.A.'
August 28, 2000 |
A funky soul sister, some gothic monster rockers and a punk legend were just a few of the assorted musical offerings Saturday at the first day of the weekend Sunset Junction Street Fair in Silver Lake.