January 27, 2011
Musician, songwriter and producer Daniel Lanois has produced albums for the likes of Bob Dylan, Neil Young and Willie Nelson. His newest project, Black Dub, also features New Orleans virtuoso Brian Blade on drums and Trixie Whitley, daughter of the famous bluesman Chris Whitley, on vocals. The band's unique method of live improvisation has made its shows a sought-after experience. El Rey, 5515 Wilshire Blvd., L.A. 8 p.m. Fri. $25. (323) 936-6400. http://www.theelrey.com.
December 10, 2010 |
Daniel Lanois loves shadows ? in his rooms, in his photographs and most famously in the atmospheric music he has produced for himself and such artists as Bob Dylan, U2 and Peter Gabriel, in which sonic shadows lend dimension and an air of mystery. In his often engaging musical memoir, Lanois creates shadows not to conjure mystery but to give him a place to hide when he decides he's said enough. More than once he stops the story and dims the lights, frustrating a reader who's been drawn into his simmering stew of ideas and his robust account of growing up in Canada.
September 19, 2010 |
WOODSIDE, Calif. âIt's a pronounced climb up a winding road to the hilltop restaurant where Neil Young and Daniel Lanois have ensconced themselves for an afternoon to talk about their singular new collaboration, "Le Noise. " Sitting on an enclosed deck 2,000 feet above the San Francisco Bay to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west, this pair of newfound musical kindred spirits can gaze out into a dense grove of towering coastal redwoods. The air is thick with the rich scent of natural mulch and moss; the remote quiet is broken only occasionally, if jarringly, by the roar of a passing motorcycle.
February 11, 2010
You've surely heard Daniel Lanois' handiwork as a producer behind excellent, canonical work from U2. But have you really heard Daniel Lanois? His new quartet, Daniel Lanois' Black Dub, features ace skinsman Brian Blade, bassist Daryl Johnson and singer (and sister) Trixie Whitley, who together conjure a fiery sense of soul. Spaceland, 1717 Silver Lake Blvd., L.A. 8 p.m. Sat.-Sun. $12. www.clubspaceland .com .
January 20, 2009 |
Bono and his band of merry men are not ones to miss a window of hope. And so on the eve of Barack Obama's inauguration -- just hours after the Irish rock ambassadors entertained the president-elect with their MLK Day anthem and their unofficial post-9/11 elegy at the Lincoln Memorial -- U2 unveiled a new single. Way to claim your spot on the "Yes, We Can" caravan, boys! "Get on Your Boots" is a first taste from the band's new long-player, "No Line on the Horizon," which hits the global marketplace Feb. 15. Pundits already are splitting hairs about "GOYB" -- does it sound like Elvis Costello circa "Pump It Up" or the Temptations classic "Ball of Confusion"?
March 29, 2008 |
Artful and highly informative views of a life behind and inside the music, Daniel Lanois' new film "Here Is What Is" and self-released album of the same title had their Los Angeles premieres with a screening and live performance at the Vista Theatre on Thursday.