Watch St. Vincent Cover Red Hot Chili Peppers’ “Breaking The Girl”

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Last night, the Hollywood Palladium hosted a benefit concert for victims of the Woolsey Fire that spread through California last fall. Annie Clark opened the night with an acoustic St. Vincent set where she performed a cover of Red Hot Chili Peppers’ “Breaking The Girl,” off the band’s 1991 album Blood Sugar Sex Magik. According … More »

Watch Beck Play “Where It’s At” With Father John Misty & Este Haim In Surprise Wildfires Benefit Appearance

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BeckThere’s a destination a little up the road from the habitations and the towns you know. It’s called the Ace Hotel Los Angeles. It is probably the most Los Angeles place in all of Los Angeles. It’s hard to fall asleep at the Ace Hotel Los Angeles because people keep partying at the rooftop bar, … More »

Beck Pays Tribute To SpongeBob Creator Stephen Hillenburg

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Stephen-HillenburgOn Monday, Stephen Hillenburg, creator of the widely beloved cartoon series SpongeBob SquarePants, died. He’d been suffering from ALS, and he was just 57. Before delighting millions upon millions of children with his work, Hillenburg got his start in experimental animation. And as it turns out, he came up alongside another Los Angeles … More »

Mutations Turns 20

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Beck - MutationsIt is a question that has vexed philosophers, by which I mean people who perhaps overthink popular music, for 25 years now: Who is the real Beck? … More »

Watch Beck Perform With Dave Grohl & The Bird And The Bee At Swing Left Fundraiser In Silver Lake

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Dave-Grohl-and-BeckAftab Pureval, a clerk of courts in Hamilton County, Ohio, is currently running what was once a longshot race for Congress. Pureval is taking on Steve Chabot, a long-tenured Republican Congressman who represents the Cincinnati area. The race has tightened up a whole lot over the months, and now the stars are getting involved. On … More »

Watch Beck & Jenny Lewis Cover Neil Young’s “Harvest Moon” At Red Rocks

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Beck-and-Jenny-LewisBeck has been touring hard lately, and he’s been doing it without a fixed opening act. And he’s got a cool new thing going. On many of his recent shows, he’ll invite his opening act (or maybe just a friend) to the stage, and they’ll sing a song or two. In the past few weeks, … More »

Watch Beck & Julian Casablancas Cover “Don’t You Want Me”

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BeckLast night, two of the greats teamed up. Beck is out on tour right now behind last year’s Colors, and for some of the dates, his opening act is Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas’ other band the Voidz. Last night, Beck and the Voidz played at Lincoln, Nebraska’s Pinewood Bowl. And during Beck’s set, … More »

Watch Beck Cover “Cars” With Gary Numan At Riot Fest

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BeckLast night, Beck headlined the second night of Riot Fest in Chicago. During his encore, he brought out Gary Numan to perform his late ’70s hit “Cars.” Numan had played the festival earlier that day on the heels of his solo album from last year, Savage (Songs from a Broken World). Beck has … More »

Watch Beck & Phoenix Perform Together In LA

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Phoenix & BeckBeck joined Phoenix onstage during the second night of their residency at the Fonda Theater in Los Angeles last night. “Every night we play in LA has to be special,” Phoenix frontman Thomas Mars told the crowd at the end of the Ti Amo cut “Lovelife.” “I think there’s almost one LA reference in every … More »

Watch Beck Cover Spoon With Britt Daniel And Sing A Rarity With Jenny Lewis At MSG

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BeckBeck followed up Billy Joel’s 100th Madison Square Garden gig — and his own Colbert performance — with an MSG show of his own Thursday. And like Joel, Mr. Hansen had special guests. More »