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July 12, 1990 | CHRIS WILLMAN
The pop scene has witnessed a quick transition from a dearth of talented female singer-songwriters on major labels to a glut of the same, leaving the many daughters of Suzanne Vega and Edie Brickell to fight it out for the few spots of notoriety likely to be afforded any of them. Thus the arrival of a noteworthy newcomer like Jill Sobule may pass almost unheralded except among the most eagle-eyed observers, the likes of whom afforded her a warm welcome Tuesday at Cafe Largo.
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August 31, 2011
STAGE Jurassic Park: The Musical Having been a bestselling book and a blockbuster film franchise, it was perhaps inevitable that "Jurassic Park" would eventually tread the boards — though not necessarily as a comedy musical. This UCB show features such songs as "Clever Girl" and "Their Vision Is Based on Movement" and promises "live dinosaurs" onstage. Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, 5919 Franklin Ave., L.A. 8 p.m. $5. (323) 908-8702. http://www.ucbtheatre.com. MUSIC Sade Following the platinum-selling success of last year's "Soldier of Love" —- her first new album in a decade — the sultry-voiced British singer will perform recent hits, such as the Grammy-nominated "Babyfather," plus classics from her just-released greatest-hits compilation, "The Ultimate Collection.
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June 11, 1995 | Elysa Gardner, Elysa Gardner writes about pop music for Calendar
In Jill Sobule's songs, truth is often stranger than fiction--particularly when it's bent a bit. Among the tracks on Sobule's new album (most of them co-written with Robin Eaton) is a ditty called "Karen by Night," about an uptight shoe store manager who, after the moon rises, becomes a barhopping tigress. Sobule once worked for such a person, sort of. "I made her out to be this exciting outlaw," she says in a telephone interview, "when she was really more of a pathetic alcoholic."
ENTERTAINMENT
January 17, 2008 | Natalie Nichols
Got questions you can't sort out? "The Radio8Ball Show" has answers -- providing you're willing to share with a room full of strangers. "It's sort of like a game show and sort of like a talk show," says creator-musician Andras Jones, who'll host the next L.A. installment of his ever-shifting mystical musical, featuring singer-songwriter Jill Sobule, on Tuesday.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 14, 1995 | Elysa Gardner
* * * Jill Sobule, "Jill Sobule," Lava/Atlantic. Anyone with a taste for witty, wistful British pop will eat up this second album from Sobule, an American singer-songwriter with a droll sense of humor and a knack for lovely, buoyant melodies. Sobule's pleasantly nasal voice is full of wry whimsy, the perfect instrument to relay the tale of a Catholic schoolgirl turned porn star ("Margaret") or to express romantic bewilderment ("I Kissed a Girl").
ENTERTAINMENT
April 14, 1997 | SARA SCRIBNER
Duncan Sheik knows a lot about subtlety. At the Troubadour on Friday, however, the East Coast singer-songwriter's brand of low-key sensuality didn't translate into an electrifying stage show. One strike against the young musician was that he followed Jill Sobule, a woman who seems to love being on stage as much as Sheik tends to shrink from the limelight.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 25, 1995 | Robert Hilburn
From rock maverick Neil Young to country maverick Steve Earle, the emphasis is on songwriting in this edition of Calendar's guide to keeping up with pop excitement on an album budget of $50 a month. May Steve Earle, "Train a Comin' " (Winter Harvest).
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March 29, 2000 | By JOHN ROOS
Jill Sobule scored a surprise hit in 1995 with her semi-controversial "I Kissed a Girl," a celebration of a moment shared by two friends that mainstreamed homoeroticism a few strides ahead of "Ellen." Although the left-field hit from her "Jill Sobule" CD caused a minor stir and didn't reflect the breadth of her songwriting skills, Sobule remains quite fond of the song.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 31, 2011
STAGE Jurassic Park: The Musical Having been a bestselling book and a blockbuster film franchise, it was perhaps inevitable that "Jurassic Park" would eventually tread the boards — though not necessarily as a comedy musical. This UCB show features such songs as "Clever Girl" and "Their Vision Is Based on Movement" and promises "live dinosaurs" onstage. Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, 5919 Franklin Ave., L.A. 8 p.m. $5. (323) 908-8702. http://www.ucbtheatre.com. MUSIC Sade Following the platinum-selling success of last year's "Soldier of Love" —- her first new album in a decade — the sultry-voiced British singer will perform recent hits, such as the Grammy-nominated "Babyfather," plus classics from her just-released greatest-hits compilation, "The Ultimate Collection.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 29, 2000 | By JOHN ROOS
Jill Sobule scored a surprise hit in 1995 with her semi-controversial "I Kissed a Girl," a celebration of a moment shared by two friends that mainstreamed homoeroticism a few strides ahead of "Ellen." Although the left-field hit from her "Jill Sobule" CD caused a minor stir and didn't reflect the breadth of her songwriting skills, Sobule remains quite fond of the song.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 14, 1997 | SARA SCRIBNER
Duncan Sheik knows a lot about subtlety. At the Troubadour on Friday, however, the East Coast singer-songwriter's brand of low-key sensuality didn't translate into an electrifying stage show. One strike against the young musician was that he followed Jill Sobule, a woman who seems to love being on stage as much as Sheik tends to shrink from the limelight.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 25, 1995 | Robert Hilburn
From rock maverick Neil Young to country maverick Steve Earle, the emphasis is on songwriting in this edition of Calendar's guide to keeping up with pop excitement on an album budget of $50 a month. May Steve Earle, "Train a Comin' " (Winter Harvest).
ENTERTAINMENT
June 11, 1995 | Elysa Gardner, Elysa Gardner writes about pop music for Calendar
In Jill Sobule's songs, truth is often stranger than fiction--particularly when it's bent a bit. Among the tracks on Sobule's new album (most of them co-written with Robin Eaton) is a ditty called "Karen by Night," about an uptight shoe store manager who, after the moon rises, becomes a barhopping tigress. Sobule once worked for such a person, sort of. "I made her out to be this exciting outlaw," she says in a telephone interview, "when she was really more of a pathetic alcoholic."
ENTERTAINMENT
May 14, 1995 | Elysa Gardner
* * * Jill Sobule, "Jill Sobule," Lava/Atlantic. Anyone with a taste for witty, wistful British pop will eat up this second album from Sobule, an American singer-songwriter with a droll sense of humor and a knack for lovely, buoyant melodies. Sobule's pleasantly nasal voice is full of wry whimsy, the perfect instrument to relay the tale of a Catholic schoolgirl turned porn star ("Margaret") or to express romantic bewilderment ("I Kissed a Girl").
ENTERTAINMENT
January 17, 2008 | Natalie Nichols
Got questions you can't sort out? "The Radio8Ball Show" has answers -- providing you're willing to share with a room full of strangers. "It's sort of like a game show and sort of like a talk show," says creator-musician Andras Jones, who'll host the next L.A. installment of his ever-shifting mystical musical, featuring singer-songwriter Jill Sobule, on Tuesday.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 12, 1990 | CHRIS WILLMAN
The pop scene has witnessed a quick transition from a dearth of talented female singer-songwriters on major labels to a glut of the same, leaving the many daughters of Suzanne Vega and Edie Brickell to fight it out for the few spots of notoriety likely to be afforded any of them. Thus the arrival of a noteworthy newcomer like Jill Sobule may pass almost unheralded except among the most eagle-eyed observers, the likes of whom afforded her a warm welcome Tuesday at Cafe Largo.
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