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July 13, 2010
MUSIC French Passion Francophiles and classic music fans alike will get their fill of Ravel, Debussy and Saint-Saëns at this Hollywood Bowl evening with the L.A. Philharmonic, featuring conductor Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos and violinist Martin Chalifour. Hollywood Bowl. 2301 N. Highland Ave. 8 p.m. $1-$129. (323) 850-2000. http://www.hollywoodbowl.com. Admiral Radley Former Grandaddy members Jason Lytle and Aaron Burtch teamed up with Earlimart's Aaron Espinoza and Ariana Murray to form this new indie rock quartet.
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August 15, 2012 | By Chris Barton
If rock critics ran the world, Monday night's show with Grandaddy would've been the equivalent of those hotly anticipated Pixies reunion shows from a few years back, or at least a new date with the freshly reconvened No Doubt. Instead, there were still a few tickets available at the Fonda as the band kicked off the last of four California dates before launching a longer run of performances on the European festival circuit. Which isn't to say Grandaddy wasn't well-received among their faithful, most of whom have aged along with the band and still echo its rustic aesthetic with plaid shirts and trucker hats while giving songs like early single "A.M.
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December 3, 2000 | ROBERT HILBURN, Robert Hilburn, the Times pop music critic, can be reached at robert.hilburn@latimes.com
It's usually easy to pick out the leader of a band in a photo or in a backstage dressing room. There's something about the body language or the confident gaze that tells you this is someone who is used to lots of attention. But in almost any setting, you'd be hard-pressed to identify Jason Lytle as the guiding force behind Grandaddy, one of the most enthralling new American rock bands.
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August 12, 2012 | By Chris Barton, Los Angeles Times
UNDERRATED ' Ruby Sparks' : The story of a shy novelist whose written ideal of a woman comes to life, this lightly twisted romantic comedy directed by the team from "Little Miss Sunshine" is a summer surprise. Led by the fragile charm of Paul Dano (who could be this generation's John Cusack) and screenwriter-costar Zoe Kazan, the movie overcomes a few plot holes with the help of scene-stealing cameos from Annette Bening, Antonio Banderas and the reliably fantastic Steve Coogan. Jason Lytle : The leader of indie rock band Grandaddy, the Modesto-born Lytle earned raves in the early '00s for albums such as "Sumday" and the recently reissued "The Sophtware Slump," a lushly atmospheric record that questioned the technology age with vintage synthesizers and sweetly sad melodies.
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August 12, 2012 | By Chris Barton, Los Angeles Times
UNDERRATED ' Ruby Sparks' : The story of a shy novelist whose written ideal of a woman comes to life, this lightly twisted romantic comedy directed by the team from "Little Miss Sunshine" is a summer surprise. Led by the fragile charm of Paul Dano (who could be this generation's John Cusack) and screenwriter-costar Zoe Kazan, the movie overcomes a few plot holes with the help of scene-stealing cameos from Annette Bening, Antonio Banderas and the reliably fantastic Steve Coogan. Jason Lytle : The leader of indie rock band Grandaddy, the Modesto-born Lytle earned raves in the early '00s for albums such as "Sumday" and the recently reissued "The Sophtware Slump," a lushly atmospheric record that questioned the technology age with vintage synthesizers and sweetly sad melodies.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 15, 2003 | Steve Hochman;Ernesto Lechner;Steve Baltin;Kevin Bronson
Grandaddy "Sumday" (V2) *** "OK with my decay" doesn't exactly rival the lyrics of "My Generation" or "Rust Never Sleeps" as rock anthem material, but it's a breakthrough for Jason Lytle, the leader of this Modesto band. It's not an easily reached philosophy for him, though, and the struggle to embrace it is the essence of Grandaddy's fourth album. The opening "Now It's On" has him revved with purpose, but the next song, "I'm on Standby," is an emotional retreat.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 15, 2012 | By Chris Barton
If rock critics ran the world, Monday night's show with Grandaddy would've been the equivalent of those hotly anticipated Pixies reunion shows from a few years back, or at least a new date with the freshly reconvened No Doubt. Instead, there were still a few tickets available at the Fonda as the band kicked off the last of four California dates before launching a longer run of performances on the European festival circuit. Which isn't to say Grandaddy wasn't well-received among their faithful, most of whom have aged along with the band and still echo its rustic aesthetic with plaid shirts and trucker hats while giving songs like early single "A.M.
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May 28, 2006 | Kevin Bronson, Times Staff Writer
GRANDADDY has passed away, and death was neither quick nor painless. Instead, the demise of the 13-year-old indie-pop quintet from Modesto -- whose quirky, wide-eyed psych-tronica won critics' hearts but not enough music buyers' ears -- came after a long illness visited by drug and alcohol abuse, by dashed hopes and financial struggle, by long periods of uncomfortable silence and by wounds that festered in a town to which the band felt inextricably tied.
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November 10, 2002
Desaparecidos: "Read Music/Speak Spanish" (Saddle Creek, June 30) "Every rock generation needs a voice against the soul-destroying nature of social conformity, and this generation has at least two candidates in Grandaddy's Jason Lytle and Desaparecidos' Conor Oberst.... Oberst lashes out with punk-like sensibilities that feel fresh and smart." -- Robert Hilburn Bright Eyes: "Lifted or the Story Is in the Soil Keep Your Ear to the Ground" (Saddle Creek, Aug. 12) " ... A 73-minute assault filled with so many dazzling images and rhymes that you wonder whether his real name isn't Zimmerman.
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July 6, 2000 | Robert Hilburn
Deftones, "White Pony," Maverick. The quintet could be the band to revive rock's moribund metal flank. They can get as loud as the next head-bangers, but they also leaven their power-chord mushroom clouds with vocal harmony and tender melody. (Marc Weingarten) Various artists, "Music From and Inspired by 'Shaft,' " LaFace/Arista. This strong collection, which includes Isaac Hayes, R.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 13, 2010
MUSIC French Passion Francophiles and classic music fans alike will get their fill of Ravel, Debussy and Saint-Saëns at this Hollywood Bowl evening with the L.A. Philharmonic, featuring conductor Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos and violinist Martin Chalifour. Hollywood Bowl. 2301 N. Highland Ave. 8 p.m. $1-$129. (323) 850-2000. http://www.hollywoodbowl.com. Admiral Radley Former Grandaddy members Jason Lytle and Aaron Burtch teamed up with Earlimart's Aaron Espinoza and Ariana Murray to form this new indie rock quartet.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 28, 2006 | Kevin Bronson, Times Staff Writer
GRANDADDY has passed away, and death was neither quick nor painless. Instead, the demise of the 13-year-old indie-pop quintet from Modesto -- whose quirky, wide-eyed psych-tronica won critics' hearts but not enough music buyers' ears -- came after a long illness visited by drug and alcohol abuse, by dashed hopes and financial struggle, by long periods of uncomfortable silence and by wounds that festered in a town to which the band felt inextricably tied.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 15, 2003 | Steve Hochman;Ernesto Lechner;Steve Baltin;Kevin Bronson
Grandaddy "Sumday" (V2) *** "OK with my decay" doesn't exactly rival the lyrics of "My Generation" or "Rust Never Sleeps" as rock anthem material, but it's a breakthrough for Jason Lytle, the leader of this Modesto band. It's not an easily reached philosophy for him, though, and the struggle to embrace it is the essence of Grandaddy's fourth album. The opening "Now It's On" has him revved with purpose, but the next song, "I'm on Standby," is an emotional retreat.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 3, 2000 | ROBERT HILBURN, Robert Hilburn, the Times pop music critic, can be reached at robert.hilburn@latimes.com
It's usually easy to pick out the leader of a band in a photo or in a backstage dressing room. There's something about the body language or the confident gaze that tells you this is someone who is used to lots of attention. But in almost any setting, you'd be hard-pressed to identify Jason Lytle as the guiding force behind Grandaddy, one of the most enthralling new American rock bands.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 15, 2000
Eminem, "The Marshall Mathers LP," Aftermath/Interscope. The rapper puts on disc all the forbidden thoughts and scandalous scenarios that accompany adolescence and just watches the fallout. The creative advance is in the way he weaves more autobiographical elements into the lyrics. (Robert Hilburn) Grandaddy, "The Sophtware Slump," V2. Singer-songwriter Jason Lytle targets human vanity and limitations, set against a fuzzy, almost dream-like musical framework.
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