The Music PEOPLE: Who made it into LA Weekly's 2011 PEOPLE Issue?
We could have chosen enough characters just from L.A.'s music scene to fill the entire PEOPLE Issue, but there are too many fascinating folks in L.A. for us to hog all the space.
Here's who made our list his year:
J*DaVeY (Brook D'Leau and Miss Jack Davey): The New Wave Funksters
By Rebecca Haithcoat
When producer Brook D'Leau was a kid, he had a red Tyco Hot Keyz keytar. So as the lights in West Hollywood's Key Club rise on his striking frontwoman, Miss Jack Davey, plucking out a cover of "Smells Like Teen Spirit" on a red electric guitar, it feels like a fulfilled prophecy. ... More
Luis Arriaga: The Fiery Limerent
By Chris Ziegler
This is some kind of Sunday for Luis Arriaga. Wake up and go shoot .357s in Burbank, even though he's been scared of guns since losing his best friend to a drive-by. Then to a strip club as soon as it opens, watching hung-over dancers stomp across the parking lot. ... More
Timur Bekbosunov: The Reform Tenor
By Erica Zora Wrightson
Ask Kazakhstan-born tenor (and occasional vaudevillian) Timur Bekbosunov about Achim Freyer's controversial staging of Wagner's Ring Cycle last year, and he will tell you it was completely misconstrued by Los Angeles. ... More
Chicano Batman: Los Superheroes
By Kristina Benson
Chicano Batman is not just another band from L.A. The tropicalismo-influenced ensemble is composed of three guys, an ironing board (which may be the perfect keyboard stand) and a fictional cartoon character ... More