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February 8, 2011
BOOKS Peggy Orenstein and Lori Gottlieb The Writers Bloc reading series invites author Orenstein to discuss her work, including her new book, "Cinderella Ate My Daughter: Dispatches From the Front Lines of the New Girlie-Girl Culture," which examines the troubling side of female youth culture. Gottlieb, a writer on women and relationships and the author of "Marry Him: The Case for Settling for Mr. Good Enough," will join the Writers Bloc conversation. MGM Tower , 10250 Constellation Blvd.
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November 21, 2012 | By Mikael Wood
“Did you see Maroon 5 on 'Saturday Night Live'?” Jeff Ament asked the other day. The Pearl Jam bassist wasn't looking for an opinion on Maroon 5's performance last weekend; instead, he was sharing his incredulity over the L.A. group's all-orange wardrobe - the same look Ament has been going for in RNDM , his new power trio with singer-guitarist Joseph Arthur and drummer Richard Stuverud. “I wouldn't have cared if they were good,” he went on. “But the song [wasn't good].” Ament can rest easy: Beyond that shared color choice, RNDM stands little chance of being confused with Maroon 5. On “Acts,” its recently released debut, the band rockets through a dozen leanly propulsive art-rock cuts full of sharp grooves and the atmospheric vocals Arthur has honed over the course of his acclaimed solo career.
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ENTERTAINMENT
December 15, 2004 | Steve Appleford, Special to The Times
Joseph Arthur is a singer-songwriter with an itch for electronics. His music floats beneath waves of sound and echo, dreamy and biting, painfully direct or obscured by clouds. He's just a man with a guitar, but one who has the right gadgets and light touch to twist folk rock toward some compelling postmodern ends.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 8, 2011
BOOKS Peggy Orenstein and Lori Gottlieb The Writers Bloc reading series invites author Orenstein to discuss her work, including her new book, "Cinderella Ate My Daughter: Dispatches From the Front Lines of the New Girlie-Girl Culture," which examines the troubling side of female youth culture. Gottlieb, a writer on women and relationships and the author of "Marry Him: The Case for Settling for Mr. Good Enough," will join the Writers Bloc conversation. MGM Tower , 10250 Constellation Blvd.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 19, 2000 | KASTLE WASERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The new fans who have been drawn to singer-songwriter Joseph Arthur recently tend to think of his latest album, "Come to Where I'm From," as his debut, but in fact he released two earlier, little-noticed albums. "I wouldn't take away all that work I did before," says Arthur. "It's just getting more recognition." It's easy to see why. The Ohio native's distinctive music combines poetic lyrics and folk aesthetics with ambient, machine-driven backdrops.
NEWS
May 10, 2007 | Steve Hochman, Special to The Times
"THIS is a bonkers kind of night," said Joseph Arthur, right as he started the second half of his show Tuesday at the Roxy with his new band, the Lonely Astronauts. And right he was. That's a good thing, though -- something that's been all too rare in much of rock of late. And that seems to be the point of this latest venture from this former protege of Peter Gabriel known for his introspective, largely solo musical constructions that could at times be distancing.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 21, 2012 | By Mikael Wood
“Did you see Maroon 5 on 'Saturday Night Live'?” Jeff Ament asked the other day. The Pearl Jam bassist wasn't looking for an opinion on Maroon 5's performance last weekend; instead, he was sharing his incredulity over the L.A. group's all-orange wardrobe - the same look Ament has been going for in RNDM , his new power trio with singer-guitarist Joseph Arthur and drummer Richard Stuverud. “I wouldn't have cared if they were good,” he went on. “But the song [wasn't good].” Ament can rest easy: Beyond that shared color choice, RNDM stands little chance of being confused with Maroon 5. On “Acts,” its recently released debut, the band rockets through a dozen leanly propulsive art-rock cuts full of sharp grooves and the atmospheric vocals Arthur has honed over the course of his acclaimed solo career.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 24, 2006 | Richard Cromelin, Times Staff Writer
JOSEPH ARTHUR'S band is setting up at the Troubadour for the night's show, but their leader isn't in the room. Try out back, one of the musicians says. In the alley behind the club, Arthur stands in the sunlight working intently on a bright red jacket spread out on the hood of a pickup truck, applying abstract shapes to the fabric with an artist's crayon. "Purple makes it make sense, man," says Arthur, eyeing his work. The man standing next to him looks over and nods.
NEWS
April 5, 1997 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Bob Arthur, half of the popular "Ken and Bob Company" morning drive-time radio show for 17 years, has died. He was 75. Arthur died March 25 at his home in Albuquerque, his wife, Lynn, said Friday. The radio veteran and his partner, Ken Minyard, made their catch phrase "EGBOK" a household word. The acronym stood for the reassuring "Everything's gonna be OK."
ENTERTAINMENT
July 27, 2000 | RICHARD CROMELIN
* Tickets go on sale Sunday for two Los Angeles "farewell" concerts, by Barbra Streisand, right, Sept. 20-21 at Staples Center. . . . Tickets go on sale Saturday for A Perfect Circle's Hollywood Palladium show on Sept. 7, and for two Greek Theatre events: a third Neil Young concert, on Sept. 14, and Moby's Sept. 24 concert. . . . Saturday is also the on-sale date for the reunited Bangles' series of shows--Sept. 16 at the Ventura Theatre and Sept. 21-23 at the House of Blues. . . .
NEWS
May 10, 2007 | Steve Hochman, Special to The Times
"THIS is a bonkers kind of night," said Joseph Arthur, right as he started the second half of his show Tuesday at the Roxy with his new band, the Lonely Astronauts. And right he was. That's a good thing, though -- something that's been all too rare in much of rock of late. And that seems to be the point of this latest venture from this former protege of Peter Gabriel known for his introspective, largely solo musical constructions that could at times be distancing.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 24, 2006 | Richard Cromelin, Times Staff Writer
JOSEPH ARTHUR'S band is setting up at the Troubadour for the night's show, but their leader isn't in the room. Try out back, one of the musicians says. In the alley behind the club, Arthur stands in the sunlight working intently on a bright red jacket spread out on the hood of a pickup truck, applying abstract shapes to the fabric with an artist's crayon. "Purple makes it make sense, man," says Arthur, eyeing his work. The man standing next to him looks over and nods.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 15, 2004 | Steve Appleford, Special to The Times
Joseph Arthur is a singer-songwriter with an itch for electronics. His music floats beneath waves of sound and echo, dreamy and biting, painfully direct or obscured by clouds. He's just a man with a guitar, but one who has the right gadgets and light touch to twist folk rock toward some compelling postmodern ends.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 19, 2000 | KASTLE WASERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The new fans who have been drawn to singer-songwriter Joseph Arthur recently tend to think of his latest album, "Come to Where I'm From," as his debut, but in fact he released two earlier, little-noticed albums. "I wouldn't take away all that work I did before," says Arthur. "It's just getting more recognition." It's easy to see why. The Ohio native's distinctive music combines poetic lyrics and folk aesthetics with ambient, machine-driven backdrops.
NEWS
April 12, 2007
KCRW-FM (89.9) doesn't own the trademark on the term "eclectic," but it might as well, given how closely bound the concept has become to the radio station's musical identity, from the "Morning Becomes Eclectic" daily program to the Sounds Eclectic Evening benefit concert.
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