December 10, 2010
Soul Mining Daniel Lanois Faber and Faber; 230 pp., $26
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.
October 24, 2005 |
For all the quiet introspection of his new album, "Belladonna," mega-producer and ambient-music master Daniel Lanois came to the Avalon Hollywood on Saturday with something loud to say. In an exuberant collaboration with Chicago post-rock instrumentalist group Tortoise, Lanois swung from skronk-fusion guitar leads to towering, distorted pedal-steel landscapes to coffeehouse ballads to rock spiritualism, singing, chopping at his guitar and keeping the energy way out front.