April 4, 2013 |
Two years ago in MacArthur Park during its Levitt Pavilion summer concert series, Tuareg guitarist Omaro “Bombino” Moctar and his four-piece band performed a free concert for a ragtag mix of Angelenos. Some were regulars looking for shade and surprised to run into live music. Others lay on blankets in clusters, picnicking as fans of the series. A few others understood that Bombino was making his Los Angeles debut. That evening the electric guitarist, who plays a style of desert guitar rock also practiced by kindred spirits Tinariwen, tore through much of the music from his album, “Agadez,” while the crowd gradually crept closer.
December 7, 2011
The Early Show 7 a.m. KCBS Today Michelle Pfeiffer and Zac Efron; Garry Marshall. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC Rachael Ray Nanny Jo Frost; Avril Lavigne. (N) 8 a.m. KCAL The View Bill Clinton; Cheryl Hines. (N) 10 a.m. KABC The Talk NeNe Leakes; Donald Faison; Jackie Evancho performs. (N) 1 p.m. KCBS The Doctors Safeguarding a baby against SIDS; a man who lost 300 pounds; surgery to prevent cancer. (N) 2 p.m. KCBS Dr. Phil Grown offspring freeloading. (N) 3 p.m. KCBS The Nate Berkus Show Molly Sims; chef Hugh Acheson.
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)
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 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...
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.
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.
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.