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.
August 24, 2011
MUSIC Taylor Swift The singer-songwriter brings her "Speak Now" tour to the Staples Center for four nights of fairy tales, fireworks and plenty of other fanfare. Raising money for the victims of tornadoes in the South, her visual feast of a tour is named for her third album of self-penned fantasia, like the hit songs "Sparks Fly" and "Back to December. " Staples Center, 1111 S. Figueroa St. 7 p.m. $25-$79.50. http://www.ticketmaster.com Red Hot Chili Peppers Guitarist John Frusciante has come and gone twice, but the iconic funk punk band's mission to bring the party to the people remains unchanged.
August 17, 2011
A list of upcoming concerts across the Southland, with on-sale dates in parentheses. Walt Disney Concert Hall Single tickets for 2011-2012 season. See http://www.laphil.com for complete schedule (Sun.) Wiltern Joe Jonas and Jay Sean, Sept. 20; Smashing Pumpkins, Oct. 5 (Fri.) Hollywood Palladium Cut Copy, Oct. 12 (Fri.) Greek Theatre Daniela Mercury, Oct. 13 (now); Emmylou Harris, Sept. 27 (Fri.) Pantages "Weird Al" Yankovic, Nov. 12 (Sat.)