June 21, 2007 |
Not all Los Angeles Film Festival activities involve watching movies. Here are some of the festival's more offbeat highlights: * Party! "The Transformers" premieres in multiple theaters in Westwood Village on Wednesday, followed by an outdoor block party. Tickets, $25. * Show up and sing. One of the most popular episodes of Joss Whedon's cult favorite show, "Buffy: The Vampire Slayer," was a musical episode titled "Once More With Feeling."
July 14, 2005 |
Duo in residence It's a whirlwind month for Devics, the project of L.A. songwriters Dustin O'Halloran and Sara Lov. The band (with bassist Ed Maxwell and drummer Michael Jerome Moore) is in the midst of a Tuesday residency at Tangier -- the perfect setting for their brooding, sensual indie-pop.
March 15, 1991 |
Once the kiddie corps of the Los Angeles alternative-rock scene, Redd Kross has grown up--but luckily not too much. After more than 12 years on the circuit, founding brethren Jeffrey and Steven McDonald are still in their 20s. Already they're waxing nostalgic: Redd Kross's show at the Coach House on Wednesday night opened with "1976," a spirited remembrance of the trashier side of '70s pop culture.
February 29, 2004 |
January Various artists, "Lost in Translation" soundtrack (Emperor Norton) With its haunting mixture of guitar assault and lovely pop strains, the Jesus & Mary Chain was a London-based band with a sound every bit as radical and, possibly, influential as the Sex Pistols.
October 8, 2006 |
TO solicit Tom Meighan's opinions about pop music's big names is to ask for trouble. The frontman for the British rock quartet Kasabian -- which shot to the top of the UK album chart last month with its second album, "Empire" -- makes dis-monger 50 Cent look like the Dalai Lama by comparison. Meighan, 26, has weighed in on a who's who with equal parts invective and characteristic Brit cheekiness.
July 15, 1997 |
Sparring siblings in rock 'n' roll make for bold headlines. The media love to report on the latest barbs hurled by the Kinks' Ray and Dave Davies, who have been bickering for a quarter of a century. And how about the cancellation by British pop band Oasis of two L.A. concerts, reportedly because of friction between Liam and Noel Gallagher? Yet it barely causes a stir when brothers share a mutual respect.