May 29, 2013 |
This post has been updated. See note below for details. After two sold-out performances last week in New York, the L.A. edition of Stones Fest, a musical salute to the Rolling Stones that benefits the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund, will bring Michelle Branch, Matt Sorum, Juliette Lewis and a host of other musicians to the Fonda Theatre in Hollywood on Thursday, May 30. The talent roster for the show also includes Butch Walker, Chuck Prophet,...
September 28, 2000
8pm Jazz Great vibraphone players are a relative rarity in jazz--every generation seems to produce just one or two. Twenty-six-year-old Stefon Harris fills that bill for his generation. Still garnering raves from last year's "Black Action Figure" album, he leads his quartet tonight. * Stefon Harris Quartet, Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu. 8 p.m. $25. (310) 456-4522.
August 18, 1993 |
The Scene: Opening night of the Viper Room, the cozy Sunset Strip club co-owned by actor Johnny Depp. The Klieg lights, limos, parade of decadent fashions and popping paparazzi . . . were all somewhere else Saturday. Well, the paparazzi were there--drawn apparently by false rumors of Madonna--but left wondering how to get the tabloids interested in shots of Jim Jarmush and Dennis Hopper.
August 20, 1997 |
*** SUPERNOVICE, "Timely" Onset Records "It's timely," David Turbow sings in the final, dejected refrain of his third consecutive good album as the guiding principal of Supernovice. He delivers it in a voice that drinks deeply of resignation but splashes it with a sharp twist of wry. You can't begrudge Turbow his gibe, the kind of little inward joke people make to keep from bursting into tears.
July 25, 1992 |
When Evan Dando came to L. A. to record the latest album with his two partners in the sort of Boston-based band, the Lemonheads, the city gave them quite a show. "My God, I mean it was biblical," Dando said. "We got there and it flooded, and then there were earthquakes, and then it burned and we left. It was everything L.A. should be."
December 19, 1993 |
What? Another record company with a Charles Manson song on its hands? Yes, and unlike Geffen Records--which has been doing its best to distance itself from the Manson composition on the latest Guns N' Roses album--this company isn't at all defensive about its track, by another hit rock band. Three years before its version of "Mrs.
December 13, 1993 |
Hey, all you parents of rockin' grunge teens! You can take those Pearl Jam and Babes in Toyland CDs you bought as Christmas gifts right back to the record store and trade 'em in for the latest from Tony Bennett. Yup. Tony-I-Left-My-Heart-in-S.F.-Bennett.