September 17, 2010
POP MUSIC Check out the fiery rock 'n' roll of Mexican alt-rock band Jaguares as it takes to the stage with Los Cenzontles for two nights in Anaheim. The band has gained an impressive following in the States, partly due to its social conscience. In 2007 it participated in an Amnesty International campaign to help alleviate suffering in Darfur. The House of Blues, 1530 S. Disneyland Drive, Anaheim. 9 p.m. Fri.-Sat. $55. (714) 778-2583. Also Sun. at House of Blues, West Hollywood.
September 16, 2010
Crustacean connoisseurs have a full weekend to consider the lobster — as well as live music, dancing, street performers, pirates and shopping — at the annual Port of Los Angeles Lobster Festival. A meal with fresh lobster flown in from Maine and all the fixings runs $18. Featured musical acts include Saint Motel, Dengue Fever, plus John Doe and Exene Cervenka of the band X. Ports O' Call Village, 1190 Nagoya Way, San Pedro. 5-11 p.m. Fri., 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sat., 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sun. $9 for adults, free for children younger than 12. (310)
August 12, 2010 |
Béla Fleck knows a kindred spirit when he sees one. Just as he has made a career out of taking the banjo into uncharted musical territory, Mali's Bassekou Kouyate is winning fans across North America with his potent acoustic ensemble Ngoni Ba, a band designed to demonstrate the power and flexibility of his ancient West African lute. He brings Ngoni Ba to Grand Performances on Friday night as part of a free double bill with Dengue Fever, the last leg of an extensive tour that Kouyate opened last winter with Fleck.
August 12, 2010
Bassekou Kouyate and Ngoni Ba, with Dengue Fever When: 8 p.m. Friday Where: Grand Performances stage, 300-350 S. Grand Ave. Price: Free Info: (213) 687-2159, http://www.grandperformances.org
July 14, 2010 |
Federal officials said Tuesday that they fear an outbreak of dengue fever in Florida after a survey of Key West residents found that at least 5% had been infected or exposed to the virus. With the exception of a handful of isolated cases along the Texas-Mexico border, there had previously been no cases in the continental United States since 1946 and no outbreak in Florida since 1934. [ FOR THE RECORD : 1:56 p.m.: An earlier version of this post didn't specify the "continental United States."
May 23, 2010 |
On a muggy evening last week, a crowd of thousands gathered around a temporary outdoor stage in this city's Cambodian Vietnamese Friendship Park. As with most nights, the manicured grounds had a carnival atmosphere, with mobile vendors selling sweets wrapped in banana leaves, and rows of middle-age women stepping their way through aerobics routines during the respite from the blazing sun. But this night was different, because the Los Angeles band Dengue Fever, which takes its inspiration from Cambodian rock music of the 1960s, was scheduled to perform a free show.
June 21, 2009 |
Adele can't contain herself. Nothing new there. The hot young British soul singer is, by her own account, "pretty mouthy." But learning that she will share the bill with her idol, Etta James, at the Hollywood Bowl next Sunday has sent her over the moon. "It blew my mind," she gushes on the phone from London. "She's the reason I started. The first time I heard her voice, it sucked me in. Made me believe, and made me cry."
August 4, 2008 |
Near the end of Dengue Fever's show Saturday at the El Rey, guitarist Zac Holtzman dedicated a song to his pal Ricky, who Holtzman said was celebrating his birthday in the audience. For most groups, that kind of shout-out doesn't signify much, but for Dengue Fever it served as a welcome reminder of what this sextet is: one of L.A.'s cleverest party bands. Holtzman and his bandmates, who include his brother Ethan on keyboards and singer Chhom Nimol, play a mind-bending brand of one-world music.
April 21, 2008 |
Brazil is booming. The currency is soaring, people are buying houses and cars at a record pace, and global financiers are keen to invest. The country seems poised to acquire official First World status. But residents of this self-proclaimed city of wonders are worried and angry about a Third World affliction -- dengue fever, the tropical disease spreading in epidemic fashion here. As of Friday, health officials reported that dengue had killed at least 87 people in the state of Rio de Janeiro this year and sickened more than 93,000.