April 1, 1986 |
There's a reason the rock band Jesus and Mary Chain finished first or second in four key categories--including best group and album--but failed to make the Top 10 in the best live-act category in the latest New Musical Express readers' poll in England.
April 12, 1991 |
It was no surprise to see Ride's Andrew Bell wielding a Rickenbacker 12-string guitar at the Roxy on Wednesday. The instrument is indelibly linked to the folk-rock sound of the Byrds, whose density and harmonies form one pillar of the young English group's sound. Ride's L.A. debut came as part of its U.S. tour with Lush--two baby bands from England cutting their teeth on the road, flipping a coin each night to see who plays first.
September 6, 1994 |
Inside Cal State Dominguez Hills on Sunday, fans pogoed happily in front of Lollapalooza '94's second stage, cheering to the pop songs of Japan's Shonen Knife, while yards away at the main stage, giant mosh pits surged to the aggressive chants of L7. In between the two stages, carnival rides spun, poets pontificated, interactive computers interacted and dozens of booths filled with political paraphernalia, food and retail booths bustled. It was virtually an eclectic rock and rap carnival.
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January 11, 2012 |
Members of the category-defying band NRBQ knew from the outset that their prospects of mainstream success were slim to none. With a sound and attitude that embraced the seminal rock of Chuck Berry and no-borders expanse of free-form jazz experimentalist Sun Ra, the invigorating dance rhythms of zydeco kingpin Boozoo Chavis and dreamy multilayered pop of Brian Wilson, the quartet spent the '70s, '80s and '90s recording and touring chiefly for the...
April 12, 1991 |
It was no surprise to see Ride's Andrew Bell wielding a Rickenbacker 12-string guitar at the Roxy on Wednesday. The instrument is indelibly linked to the folk-rock sound of the Byrds, whose density and harmonies form one pillar of this young English group's sound. Ride's L.A. debut came as part of its U.S. tour with Lush--two baby bands from England cutting their teeth on the road, flipping a coin each night to see who plays first.
August 16, 2007 |
THE history of tango can be divided roughly into three chapters. First came its golden era -- the first five decades of the 20th century, when tango developed into the achingly beautiful genre that reflected life in the hopelessly melancholy city of Buenos Aires. From the 1960s to the '80s, it was revolutionized by Astor Piazzolla, a daring composer who brought jazz and classical influences into the mix.
May 2, 1987 |
During 12 years together, the Stranglers have seen their music undergo some radical changes. And now the British band is just beginning to garner success in the United States. At one time, the band's records were banned in England for obscenity. They were described in early days by British journalist Ira Robbins as having "violently emotional lyrics and bitterly spat vocals." However, the political and social commentary has become more subtle.
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April 16, 2001 |
Singer Joey Ramone, the reed-thin punk rock icon who as a member of the Ramones influenced rockers from the Sex Pistols to the Offspring, died Sunday. He was 49. Ramone, the lead singer with the Afghan hair, pallid skin, leather jacket, tinted glasses and crooked smile, died of lymphoma. The four-member Ramones came out of Queens with limited musical skills, but by 1976, their staccato riffs and full-frontal garage rock assaults began to make their mark on British punk musicians.
November 12, 1986 |
Fela Anikulapo Kuti will make his first Los Angeles appearance since 1969 at the Olympic Auditorium on Saturday . . . but the performance by the charismatic Nigerian bandleader and his Egypt 80 troupe is actually two years behind schedule. In 1984, Kuti was preparing to kick off his first U.S. tour in 15 years when he was arrested on currency smuggling charges at the airport in Lagos.