June 29, 1997 |
Robert Plant and Jimmy Page form one of the most famous teams in rock history. But what about Robert Plant and Rainer Ptacek? No one at Atlantic Records is predicting another Led Zeppelin, but the label is hoping to attract some attention for a new tribute album to Ptacek, an obscure, German-born songwriter, blues guitarist and dobro player. Plant not only sings on two tracks, but he was also one of the motivating forces behind the project.
September 22, 1993 |
It was a crowd one guest described as "Hollywood adjacent" that made the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation's Torch of Liberty Awards dinner the most successful in the organization's history. By this, the guest meant that Monday's affair at the Regent Beverly Wilshire was populated less with actors and filmmakers than with lawyers, agents and music industry powers.
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.
April 24, 1998 |
*** 1/2 TEEN HEROES "Audio Satellite" Glue Factory In one of alterna-rock's first and greatest moments, Jonathan Richman rode through the Boston night in the Modern Lovers' 1972 vintage "Roadrunner," his world a lonely place but his spirit at least momentarily set free thanks to "the power of the AM sound" blasting over his car radio.
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.
November 9, 1993 |
She's b-a-c-k. "You can call me 'Your Highness,' " a radiant Courtney Love told the audience at the Palace Sunday as the most volatile woman in American rock resumed her career after almost two years off for marriage and motherhood. It was a teasing reference to the way the rock press treats Love and her husband, Nirvana's Kurt Cobain, as its '90s royal couple--and the remark was typical of Love's freewheeling manner between songs.