June 12, 1989 |
Mostly through the avenue of music video, Jody Watley has already proven herself one of the most watchable women in pop--thanks not only to her model-like physique, cheekbones that won't quit and those lips/those eyes, but also to real singing and, especially, dancing talents. In her local headlining debut Saturday at the Wiltern Theatre, Watley showed that it's not just camera angles and editing techniques propping up her popularity: She's been as blessedly created for the concert stage as she was made-for-MTV.
February 2, 2004 |
"Is there life on Mars?" A lot of folks are wondering about that again, so it made sense for David Bowie to ask that musical question (from his 1971 tune "Life on Mars") as he brought the American leg of his first world tour in a decade to the Shrine Auditorium on Saturday. After all, the veteran British pop star has always played with concepts that manage to tap the zeitgeist.
March 4, 2013 |
Almost 40 years ago, David Bowie performed two sold-out concerts in Southern California, at the Long Beach Arena and the Hollywood Palladium. The artist - who will release his breathtaking new album, "The Next Day," next week - was at that time ascending as one of the most magnetic and adventurous rock stars of the era. He was touring in advance of his "Aladdin Sane" after a triumphant run as Ziggy Stardust, and walked onstage to Beethoven's "Ode to...
October 21, 1996 |
"We thought we'd name this set . . . 'The Songs You Knew You'd Never Hear Acoustic,' " Neil Young joked on Saturday at the start of his turn on stage during the 10th annual Bridge School benefit concert. Young and Crazy Horse, the power-minded trio that frequently backs him on his most tenacious recordings, then launched into the vintage "Cinnamon Girl," a song that the musicians played with all their electric fury on their recent U.S. tour.
September 24, 1989 |
Dotun Adebayo, the effusive music editor of Britain's leading black weekly, chuckles when he recalls the column he wrote recently about Jazzie B, the leader of Soul II Soul, whose sleek, dance-minded debut album is one of the hits of the season both here and in the United States.