January 8, 2011
SERIES Celebrity Ghost Stories: This spooky-story series ends its season (6, 8 and 10 p.m. Biography). The Bachelor: ABC encores the season premiere of the latest edition of the romance-and-reality series (9 p.m. ABC). Austin City Limits: Monsters of Folk, the alt-rock supergroup featuring M. Ward, My Morning Jacket's Jim James and Bright Eyes' Connor Oberst and Mike Mogas, performs in this new installment (9 p.m. KLCS). Independent Lens: An all-male synchronized-swimming team is featured on a new installment of the documentary series (11 p.m. KLCS)
October 8, 2012 |
Perhaps you've already noticed that Kid Rock doesn't have much patience for political correctness. (His album titles, such as "Rock n Roll Jesus," offer one tip-off.) But the rock-rapper from suburban Detroit does take a passing interest in politics, as he proved earlier this year when he began stumping for the Republican presidential ticket. Tonight, Kid Rock will be back on the campaign trail, or thereabouts: The Detroit News reports that Kid Rock will be attending a rally for GOP vice-presidential nominee Paul Ryan at Oakland University in the Motown 'burbs.
January 5, 2013 |
Last month the Rolling Stones set off speculation that they're scheduled to play this year's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival after a fan noticed that the venerable English band's mobile app included a listing for a mid-April concert date in Indio. Now the festival has added weight to those rumors with a photo posted Thursday on its Facebook page . As seen at the top of this post, the photo depicts what appears to be a large round rock -- a rolling stone, in other words -- in the middle of Indio's Empire Polo Club, where Coachella takes place.
May 9, 1987 |
Monday will be the 99th birthday of the composer of "That Mesmerizing Mendelssohn Tune," "How Do You Do It, Mabel, on Twenty Dollars a Week?," "Ragtime Mocking Bird," "Keep Away From a Fellow Who Owns an Automobile," and something like a thousand other popular songs. Irving Berlin's other songs, of course, are a bit better known. Like Berlin himself, who is quietly entering his centennial year, his songs have an extraordinary longevity.
May 20, 2013 |
A note from Pop & Hiss writer August Brown: My assignment to review KROQ's Weenie Roast 2013 coincided with a visit to L.A. from my mom, Helen Balz Brown, who previously wrote a counterpoint to my review of Power 106-FM's Powerhouse in 2009 . She's but a final thesis project away from a master's in journalism from the University of South Carolina. (It was due in 1974). Her review of Weenie Roast, commissioned by music editor Lorraine Ali, is the second in a recurring series.
July 4, 2013 |
Given the volume of music released already in 2013, a half-year update on the best so far is assuredly in order. After all, six months in and already Coachella broke records, Lil Wayne was nearly pronounced dead by the press, the Rolling Stones have come and gone, Azaelea Banks still hasn't released her debut, LL Cool J and Brad Paisley have attempted to solve the problem of race in America, a bunch of Frenchmen have stormed the charts, Beyoncé has...
April 29, 2011
MUSIC Jessica Lea Mayfield The young multi-instrumentalist, who has collaborated with the Black Keys and Danger Mouse, lays down a set of her soothing-yet-pensive neo-folk songs for the Southland. Her most recent long-player, "Tell Me," was released in February. The Troubadour, 9081 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood. 8:30 p.m. $14. (310) 276-6168. http://www.troubadour.com. EVENTS Skydreamers It seems appropriate that the scientific triumphs of aviation are so vividly expressed by photography, itself a technology-based medium.
November 29, 2012 |
Given the rate at which left-field super-groups have proliferated over the last few years -- Atoms for Peace! Them Crooked Vultures! Monsters of Folk! -- it was probably inevitable that we'd eventually end up with one as wacky as Maximum Hedrum , the new project from L.A.-based DJ and producer Sam Spiegel. Inspired by "the way our lives are changing through advancements in technology and the Internet," according to a release, Maximum Hedrum finds Spiegel (the younger brother of film director Spike Jonze)