February 21, 2002 |
The singer, songwriter and bassist, whose last record was "Cutthroat Standards and Black Pop," has played with Beck, Elastica, the Meat Puppets and KMFDM. The Greatest Show on Earth: I like going to Makeup, where I often play. It's the first Saturday of every month at the El Rey, and there's a different theme each month.
November 3, 2000 |
*** Abby Travis, "Cutthroat Standards and Black Pop," Educational Recordings. With this lush collection blending cabaret, classic pop, torchy blues and glitter rock, the Los Angeles musician--known for her work with the likes of Beck and Elastica--spotlights her own sophisticated sonic personality. Despite a few lyrical clunkers, Travis delicately balances sincerity and camp. Her dulcet vocals, veering expertly from world-weary to guileless, make every quirk work.
January 17, 2008 |
For a guy who harpoons shallow American girls in one single ("Homecoming") and engages in fizzy celebrity worship in another ("Starlett Johansson"), Quentin Delafon sounds fairly terrified as his band, sassy Parisian three-piece the Teenagers, prepares for its first U.S. tour. "I think I'm starting to freak out," the singer says from London. "What if somebody shoots us onstage? . . . We didn't realize it was so litigious to say 'America' and . . . in the same sentence."
August 12, 2004 |
Bolthouse makes 103.1 his nightclub It's not like Brent Bolthouse needed another job. But when Indie 103.1 (KDLD-FM) asked Hollywood's de facto nightclub king if he wanted a DJ gig, he said, "Heck yeah." Now he's spinning oodles of the Cure, Radiohead and Weezer on Mondays from 10 p.m. to midnight. Upcoming guest DJs include Travis Barker from Blink-182 and the Transplants and actor Danny Masterson....
August 23, 2001
Strings have often provided scenery for the drama of Ray Charles' music, and the genre-crossing legend will have a full arsenal at his disposal after moving on from tonight's club show to the Hollywood Bowl, where he'll be joined by the L.A. Philharmonic, conducted by Victor Vanacore.* Ray Charles, House of Blues Anaheim, 1530 S. Disneyland Drive, Anaheim, 7:30 p.m. $57.50. (714) 778-2583. Also Friday and Saturday at the Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood, 8:30 p.m. $3 to $85.