October 16, 2009 |
Eight years after trading in his Stetson and pop music superstardom for domestic life raising his three young daughters, Garth Brooks, the biggest-selling solo performer of all time, has decided to dust off that hat and come out of retirement -- but only on weekends. Brooks announced Thursday afternoon that he'll start a series of solo acoustic concerts in the 1,500-seat Encore Theater at the Wynn casino and resort in Las Vegas as part of a multimillion-dollar deal with Steve Wynn, the hotel's billionaire developer.
November 5, 2013 |
It's almost inconceivable today, but a generation ago, some of the biggest pop music events in the history of the planet came and went with no commercially available evidence left behind. That curious fact is brought to the fore with this week's first-ever home video release of “¡Released!” -- separate DVD and CD sets highlighting performances from four-star-packed Amnesty International concerts and tours that sprang up from 1986 to 1998. Those events brought out high-profile supporters including Bruce Springsteen, Sting, U2, Peter Gabriel, Lou Reed, Joni Mitchell, Joan Baez, Miles Davis, Sinead O'Connor, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and many more.
February 2, 2011
A list of upcoming concerts across the Southland, with on-sale dates in parentheses. Hollywood Palladium Tiger Heat, Feb. 10 (Thu.); Fleet Foxes, May 7 (Fri.) Hollywood Bowl Rod Stewart & Stevie Nicks, April 17 (Mon.) Nokia Theatre Katy Perry, Aug. 5-7 (now); Ricky Martin, May 6-7; La Banda El Recodo, May 28 (Sat.) Music Box OMD, March 25 and 29; Architecture in Helsinki, June 1 (now); Yelle, May 21 (Fri.) El Rey Theatre Uh Huh Her, April 1 (now)
December 11, 2010 |
The onset of winter in Los Angeles is less a meteorological shift than a cultural one, marked by holiday decorations and seasonal shopping but not snowfall or frozen lakes. One sure signifier of yuletide in the Southland is the swell of festive concerts, and whether you prefer yours traditional, kitschy, jazzy or punk-rock, chances are there's something out there for you. Aimee Mann Christmas Show Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Aimee Mann puts together a Christmas show like none other.
January 4, 2012
A list of upcoming concerts across the Southland, with on-sale dates in parentheses. Hollywood Bowl Coldplay, May 1-2 (Mon.) The Wiltern Creed, May 15 (Fri.) City National Grove of Anaheim Will Downing, Feb. 12 (Fri.) House of Blues Michael Schenker, Feb. 25; We Came as Romans, March 23; DevilDriver, April 6 (now). The Observatory Nipsey Hussle, Jan. 27 (now) House of Blues Anaheim Steel Panther, Jan. 21; D.R.U.G.S., Feb. 8; Ozomatli, Feb. 19; Katchafire, April 12; Tyrone Wells, May 25 (now)
September 24, 2010
Ooks of Hazzard, Killsonic, Strangely Attractive and more Where: The Autumn Lights Festival, Pershing Square, 532 S. Olive Ave., L.A. When: 7 p.m.-1 a.m. Saturday Price: Free Info: http://www.autumnlightsla.com