November 9, 2011
BOOKS Clive Barker The horror virtuoso behind menacing film fare such as "Hellraiser" signs his new book, "Abarat: Absolute Midnight," the latest installment in his dark fantasy series where the world is in permanent darkness. Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 7 p.m. Free. http://www.Booksoup.com. The New Face of the Arctic Henry N. Pollack, a professor of geophysics at the University of Michigan, will discuss the rapid changes taking place in the Arctic, including thawing permafrost, diminishing sea ice and disrupted ecosystems, as well as their potential consequences.
September 29, 2011
EVENTS The Emmy Award-winning actress Jane Lynch, known to legions of "Glee" fans as cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester, will sit down with her one-time "Party Down" costar Adam Scott to discuss her new memoir, "Happy Accidents. " The book explores Lynch's past struggles with alcoholism and sexuality, as well as her unpredictable journey as a performer. Club Nokia, 800 W. Olympic Blvd., L.A. 7 p.m. Sun. $29-$125. (213) 765-7000. http://www.livetalksla.org
September 21, 2011
A list of upcoming concerts across the Southland, with on-sale dates in parentheses. Club Nokia Ozomatli, Dec. 9 (now); David Garrett, Jan. 18; Ministry, June 21 (Fri.) Wiltern Sting, Nov. 30 (Mon.) Gibson Amphitheatre My Morning Jacket, Dec. 1; Joan Sebastian, Nov. 25 (Fri.) Music Box Dawes and Blitzen Trapper, Nov. 17 (Fri.); Simple Plan, Oct. 28 (Sat.) El Rey Theatre AWOLNATION, Nov. 3; Jack's Mannequin, Nov. 11 (Sat.) Echo/Echoplex The Drums, Sept.
September 15, 2011 |
After Zac Brown chose to sing "Martin," a love song to his guitar, everyone on stage with him Tuesday night at Club Nokia for this year's Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum benefit concert quickly fell in line and served up songs inspired by their own instruments. No surprise there: All musicians have a story about their first instrument. At this annual round-robin "guitar pull" session, rooted in a Nashville living-room music tradition widely credited to Johnny Cash and June Carter, the symbiotic connection between musicians and their tools is a fundamental one. That relationship is more palpable than ever since last year's flooding ravaged the country music capital and damaged or destroyed an untold number of instruments precious to those who not only earn a living with them, but who use them to express their deepest feelings.