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April 14, 2002 | NATALIE NICHOLS
A loud, rude sound blasts out the open door of the El Rey Theatre, spilling onto Wilshire Boulevard and mingling with the noise of cars and buses roaring past. It's sound-check time for New York punk-blues trio the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, and singer-guitarist Spencer is messing around with his trademark theremin, a vintage electronic instrument. "It can be louder in both of these," he tells the sound man, indicating the monitors at his feet. "Just let it rip."
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April 14, 2002 | NATALIE NICHOLS
A loud, rude sound blasts out the open door of the El Rey Theatre, spilling onto Wilshire Boulevard and mingling with the noise of cars and buses roaring past. It's sound-check time for New York punk-blues trio the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, and singer-guitarist Spencer is messing around with his trademark theremin, a vintage electronic instrument. "It can be louder in both of these," he tells the sound man, indicating the monitors at his feet. "Just let it rip."
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ENTERTAINMENT
April 29, 1997
The annual LOLLAPALOOZA tour, which kicks off June 18 in West Palm Beach, Fla., will wind up Aug. 17-18 at Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre. The main-stage lineup includes Tool, Korn, Snoop Doggy Dogg, left, Tricky and the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion. Tickets are expected to go on sale early next month.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 12, 1999
* Death in Vegas, "The Contino Sessions," Time Bomb/Concrete * Dub Narcotic Sound System Meets the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, "Sideways Soul," K * Eve, "Eve, the First Lady of Ruff Ryders," Ruff Ryders/Interscope * Nanci Griffith, "The Dust Bowl Symphony," Elektra * John Paul Jones, "Zooma," Discipline Global Mobile * Jim Lauderdale and Ralph Stanley, "I Feel Like Singing Today," Rebel * Little Milton, "Welcome to Little Milton," Malaco * Luis Miguel, "Amarte Ses Un Placard," WEA Latino *
ENTERTAINMENT
October 9, 1998 | SANDY MASUO
*** Mudhoney, "Tomorrow Hit Today," Reprise. Mudhoney has finally realized its potential by channeling its distinctively primal sound into a batch of focused, solidly crafted songs. Postmodern blues numbers such as "I Have to Laugh" blow the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion out of the water, and several tracks (especially "Oblivion") achieve a Gothic grandeur that would give Nick Cave a turn.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 8, 1998 | Marc Weingarten
*** 1/2 The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, "Acme," Matador. "I do not play no blues, I play rock 'n' roll," Spencer exclaims midway through his trio's fourth album, but that only tells a small part of the story. On "Acme," the New York band blends Memphis soul, murky guitar riffing and Spencer's lecherous, Elvis-meets-Marquis de Sade posturing to produce a funky, nasty tribute to unrequited lust.
SPORTS
September 21, 2000 | DAVE McKIBBEN
Six players who starred at Orange County high schools return home to lead the top-ranked UCLA men's soccer team against UC Irvine at 4:30 today at Anteater Stadium. Sophomore defender Scot Thompson (Trabuco Hills High) and freshman forward Matt Taylor (Irvine) are starters.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 10, 1998 | JERRY CROWE
Featuring songs from their upcoming album, "Painted From Memory," Elvis Costello, right in photo, and Burt Bacharach will be at the Universal Amphitheatre on Oct. 20. Tickets go on sale Sunday. . . .Tickets will also be available Sunday for PJ Harvey, Oct. 24 at the Wiltern Theatre. . . . On sale Saturday: Suicide Machines and Avail, Oct. 9 at the Palace; Bob Mould, Oct. 12 at the Palace; Jon B., Destiny's Child, Jagged Edge and Absolute, Oct. 15 at the Greek Theatre; Candlebox, Oct.
SPORTS
November 1, 1999
Ricky Melendez had a goal and an assist Sunday to help Cal State Fullerton defeat Air Force, 3-1, in the Pacific Soccer Classic at UCLA. Melendez and teammate Antonio Martinez earned all-tournament honors. Shaun Higgins and Art Ramirez also scored goals for the Titans (14-4). Air Force is 8-8-2. In a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation game: New Mexico 3, UC Irvine 1--Jon Spencer scored for visiting Irvine (7-11-1, 2-4 in conference).
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