March 12, 2013 |
La Santa Cecilia, the alt-Latino L.A. band led by frontwoman chanteuse La Marisoul, will have at least one high-profile collaborator on its upcoming major-label debut album, "Treinta Dias" (Thirty Days). Elvis Costello will appear on a duet, "Losing Game," on the new record, scheduled for an early May release. Here's what he had to say about the partnership in a press release: “Since La Marisoul and I traded Spanish and English verses on 'Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood' at the Wiltern Theatre, a year ago, I hoped that we might have a chance to sing together again.
March 11, 2013 |
With two weeks until the release of its new studio album, Depeche Mode announced details Monday of an upcoming North American tour, its first since a 2009 jaunt that brought the long-running British synth-pop group to the Hollywood Bowl. Depeche Mode will launch the tour -- tied to "Delta Machine," due out March 26 -- on Aug. 22 at Detroit's DTE Energy Music Theatre. It reaches Southern California on Sept. 24 for a show in Santa Barbara (where multi-instrumentalist Martin Gore spends much of his time)
December 12, 2012 |
A list of upcoming concerts across the Southland, with on-sale dates in parentheses. Hollywood Bowl Fleetwood Mac, May 25 (Mon.) Honda Center Fleetwood Mac, May 28 (Mon.) The Wiltern Imagine Dragons, March 20 (Fri.) Gibson Amphitheatre Gilberto Gless y La Cupitos, Feb. 2 (Fri.); Hot 92.3 MLK Jr. Holiday Festival with Cameo, Jan. 19 (Sat.) Troubadour I4AI, Jan. 5; PLaNETS, Jan. 10; the Suits, Jan. 11; Like Giants, Jan. 12; Tycho, Jan. 13-14; Wax, Jan. 15 (now)
December 11, 2012 |
Nearly four years after 2009's surprisingly strong "Sounds of the Universe," Depeche Mode will release a new studio album in March, the pioneering synth-rock band announced Tuesday. The disc, whose title has not been released, is to be Depeche Mode's first for Columbia Records and arrives shortly before the group launches a world tour on May 7 in Tel Aviv. "I am very happy with how the album turned out," said multi-instrumentalist Martin Gore in a statement. "The music has a similar vibe to 'Violator' and 'Songs of Faith and Devotion,' and I think the songs on the album are among some of the very best we've done.
November 27, 2012 |
Simon Cowell was the victim of a false 911 call early Sunday afternoon, Beverly Hills police said Monday. The caller told authorities that "The X Factor" judge was tied up with duct tape, according to L.A. Now . A first address given was outside city limits, but then the caller said it was "Simon Cowell's house," which is in Beverly Hills. Unlike in previous "swatting" incidents in which authorities were summoned falsely to celeb spreads...
February 21, 2010 |
Let me tell you a story about my dad and Johnny Cash. Many American music lovers of a certain age could spin out such a connection; Cash is primary among artists who represent the tough psyche of the post-war patriarchal male, his music exposing the connections between empowerment and violence, pride and repression, that defined an ideal still romanticized long after it became dated. Frank Sinatra did it, tux tie loosened, with a Scotch in his hand. Muddy Waters shouted about it in a sharkskin suit before the folkies persuaded him to put on overalls.