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.
May 6, 2013 |
As Times pop music critic Randall Roberts reported in his review , Gwen Stefani and Keith Urban made surprise appearances during the Rolling Stones' show Friday night at Staples Center, where the legendary English band kicked off a new North American tour scheduled to run through June 21. On Sunday night at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, the Stones brought out another famous pal in Tom Waits, who lives in nearby Sonoma County and dueted with...
April 29, 2013 |
As you may have heard, the Rolling Stones took over L.A.'s relatively tiny Echoplex on Saturday night for a much-buzzed warm-up gig in advance of the band's North American arena tour, which is to kick off Friday at Staples Center. But the Stones weren't the only English rock veterans returning to their club roots last week: On Thursday, Rod Stewart played an invite-only show at the Troubadour in West Hollywood, previewing new tunes from his upcoming album and delivering old hits such as "Forever Young" and "Rhythm of My Heart.
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.
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.
December 3, 2011
SERIES Republican Presidential Forum: Mike Huckabee hosts another round of presidential debates on "Huckabee" at 5 p.m. on FNC. Saturday Night Live: Steve Buscemi with musical guest the Black Keys (11:29 p.m. NBC). SPECIALS Hercules Saves Christmas: The canine costar of "Pit Boss" is the hero of this new holiday tale, with Anthony Robinson, Mackenzie Phillips and Shorty Rossi (6 p.m. Animal Planet). MOVIES Out of the Past: Director Jacques Tourneur's 1947 drama stars Robert Mitchum as a former private eye who is trying to make a fresh start, but is tracked down by a former client (Kirk Douglas)
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)