November 18, 2011
MUSIC Noel Gallagher The former Oasis staple is front and center, both live and on his solo debut, "Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds. " Not as memorable as Oasis' best anthems in the '90s or as nasally rock-ready as his brother's latest incarnation, Beady Eye, but the album hovers within a melodic good-to-average middle ground. The album encircles themes of love, melancholy and aging. Royce Hall, UCLA. 8 p.m. $37-$77. uclalive.org . Kyuss Lives! Ax wielder Josh Homme may have moved on to Queens of the Stone Age, but the band he helped jump-start two decades ago in Palm Desert lives on. Vocalist John Garcia has reunited with Brant Bjork and Nick Oliveri to continue the group's heavy metal desert rock assault.
November 17, 2011
MUSIC Noel Gallagher is front and center, both live and on his solo debut, "Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds. " Not as memorable as Oasis' best anthems in the '90s, or as nasally rock-ready as his brother's latest incarnation, Beady Eye, the album hovers within a melodic good-to-average middle ground. If Liam hones the Stones, Noel reworks later-era Kinks, forgoing guitar theatrics for the inclusion of strings, horns and a chorus. The album encircles themes of love, melancholy and aging.
November 9, 2011 |
"No one told me Neil Young recorded here!" Noel Gallagher exclaimed, standing amid stuffed polar bears and ornate Italianate antiques in the grand room of the Paramour. The Silver Lake mansion is where Young made "Le Noise," and it's where Gallagher shot his music video in August for "If I Had a Gun…," the first U.S. single off his solo debut, "High Flying Birds," released Tuesday. Gallagher is both an apt pupil of rock history and a part of it: He rose to fame in the '90s as the guitarist and songwriter for Oasis, penning hits like "Wonderwall" and "Champagne Supernova" that transformed the Britpop group from Manchester, England, into superstars, selling more than 70 million albums worldwide.
February 15, 2011 |
The Los Angeles Times has named Jimmy Orr as managing editor, online, to oversee its Web news operations and its expanding portfolio of digital and mobile news properties. Orr, 45, who is currently deputy editor, online, will assume his new duties Feb. 28. He will replace Sean Gallagher, who is leaving The Times and relocating to London. Orr will oversee latimes.com and coordinate The Times' print, Web, social networking and search engine optimization efforts. He also will lead the expansion of mobile content, including applications for Android, iPad and Windows set to debut this year.
November 4, 2010
COMEDY Now in its eighth season, the Los Angeles Comedy Festival is a showcase of all things funny ? including stand-up performances, sketch, improv, short films and features ? and a medley of live performances and screenings of comedic films from across the country. Highlights include alternative stand-up from melon-smashing Gallagher, improv from the Younger Statesmen and much more. Acme Comedy Theatre, 135 N. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles. 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Nov. 21. Check website for additional times.
September 29, 2009 |
The Los Angeles Times has named Sean Gallagher to run its online newsroom operations and oversee the Los Angeles Times Media Group's growing portfolio of digital properties. Gallagher will assume the title of managing editor, online, Times Editor Russ Stanton said in a statement. Gallagher had been serving as managing editor of the newspaper's website, latimes.com. "Sean's talent, integrity and command of virtually every facet of online publishing have been crucial to latimes.