March 14, 1992 |
Promoter David J. Gaar of Westminster is changing the location of the Cajun-zydeco dance parties he has been throwing on the third Saturday of each month. Starting with a Bad Boys Zydeco Band gig March 21, the place will change from the Sunset Beach Club in Orange to the Meadowlark Cafe, 6197 Ball Road, Cypress. Coming attractions include the Joe Simien Cajun Band, April 18; John Delafose & the Eunice Playboys, May 17, and the Cheryl Cormier Cajun Band, June 20.
March 13, 1988 |
** STACEY Q. "Hard Machine." Atlantic. ** 1/2 BARDEUX. "Bold as Love." Synthicide/Enigma. Baby vocals emanating from very grown women is not a new concept in pop music. Groups like the Ronettes and the Supremes wrote the book on the subject in the '60s, and Madonna's offshoots continue to add new chapters.
July 1, 1988 |
Bette Midler wants to sue Ford Motor Co. for using another singer to impersonate her voice in a 1985 commercial. Last week a federal appeals court in San Francisco, noting that "to impersonate her voice is to pirate her identity," ruled that Midler's case, previously thrown out by the federal court in Los Angeles, should be tried after all. Among those expressing concern over the court's ruling is Jon St. James.
May 29, 1992 |
Xtra Large, something of an all-star group of Orange County alternative-hard rock musicians, has struck a deal with Giant Records and is scheduled to release its debut album by summer's end. The band, which played its first show only two months ago, consists of players who have had high profiles on the local scene as members of various groups. Singer Darren McNamee and guitarist Warren Fitzgerald both were in the frenetic metal-funk-comedy band, Gherkin Raucous.
December 31, 1986 |
Orange County lost four major rock clubs during the year--the Golden Bear, Safari Sam's, Radio City and Spatz--but gained one outstanding new showcase in the revitalized Coach House in San Juan Capistrano. Local music fans had hundreds of shows from which to choose throughout the year, from the big and bold (Eurythmics, Bob Dylan, Depeche Mode) to the quirky and intimate (Jonathan Richman, 10,000 Maniacs, Smithereens).