January 18, 2013
You might have loved watching Jack, Janet, Chrissy and Furley on "Three's Company" when you were a kid. And once it went off the air you were glued to its reruns. Today those reruns have gotten a little, well a lot, stranger thanks to Sock Puppet Sitcom Theater, which is committed to reviving classic sitcoms through the use of sock puppets. This week at the Echo, the sitcom being revived features your favorite threesome. The Echo, 1822 W. Sunset Blvd., L.A. 7 p.m. Sat. $10. (213) 413-8200, http://www.theecho.com .
July 22, 2013 |
One of the more interesting things happening at the fringes of dance music right now is that artists are re-defining what it means to be dancey. In one corner, you've got artists like Nicolas Jaar and Maya Jane Coles who play all the big tents at mainstream dance music festivals, but who also feel free to lose that throbbing four-on-the-floor template to play around in weirder, atmospheric musical spaces. And on the other end, you've got a band like Soft Metals, an experimental L.A. duo who use all the basic tools of dance music - hard, repetitive kick drums and tangles of arpeggiated synths - but the end result is moody and punky and definitely un-celebratory.
April 21, 1986 |
Echo & the Bunnymen hopped into Irvine Meadows on Saturday night, offering a healthy retrospective of their career. These formerly strident and determined harbingers of post-punk Angst have increasingly drifted toward ethereal, expansive romanticism.
May 19, 2011
POP MUSIC Echo & the Bunnymen rose to the top of the pile of black-clad UK pop chart doomsayers with their epochal albums "Crocodiles" and "Heaven Up Here. " The band will reprise each at this stand, which should remind today's crop of sad-sack indie rockers that melodrama can be expertly crafted and anthemic as well. Club Nokia, 800 W. Olympic Blvd., L.A. 9 p.m. Sat. $33-$42.50. clubnokia.com. Also at House of Blues Anaheim, 1530 S. Disneyland Drive, Anaheim. 8 p.m. Sun. $32.50.
March 16, 2013 |
An all-day punk-rock bill scheduled for March 30 at the Echo in Los Angeles has been called off because club officials were concerned about it attracting skinhead fans, according to a statement issued by one of the organizers of the Insta Fest show for which Channel 3, Old Firm Casuals, Toughskins and Custom Fit were among more than a dozen acts that had been booked. “ The Echo at the last minute realized that some of the bands playing Insta Fest had band members and fans they referred to as 'the skinhead element' and they do not want those types in their establishment.,” Joseph Gaughan of Inst Fest co-sponsor Durty Mick Records label posted on the event's Facebook page . “They now have decided to cancel this show two weeks before it was meant to happen.” Echo management has declined to comment, and the club's Web site is now advertising only a weekly “Funky Sole” soul music promotion on that night.
July 1, 1993 |
It's frightening sometimes, this generational echo that reverberates through my home. It comes, billowing through the decades, at the breakfast table. While dinner is on the stove and the kids are arguing outside. At nighttime, while talking from the edge of my sons' beds. It is an echo in words: The same ones my father or mother once used to me or my siblings. "Because I said so, that's why.'