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April 26, 1996 | JERRY CROWE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The smokily poetic sound of Spain, an L.A.-based band that is causing a growing buzz in the record business, is hardly predictable in the world of alternative rock. But group leader Josh Haden's career path could have been predicted by almost anyone. He probably couldn't have stayed out of music if he'd tried. His paternal grandparents sang on country music's Grand Ole Opry. His maternal grandparents performed in a mandolin orchestra in Los Angeles.
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June 11, 2001 | NATALIE NICHOLS
With its slow-shifting soundscapes and confessional reflections, the Los Angeles quintet Spain obsessed over romance from first spark to dying ember Saturday at the Knitting Factory. Lead singer and bassist Josh Haden's pragmatic musings had a unifying theme: Love doesn't last, but you have to keep trying.
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ENTERTAINMENT
June 11, 2001 | NATALIE NICHOLS
With its slow-shifting soundscapes and confessional reflections, the Los Angeles quintet Spain obsessed over romance from first spark to dying ember Saturday at the Knitting Factory. Lead singer and bassist Josh Haden's pragmatic musings had a unifying theme: Love doesn't last, but you have to keep trying.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 26, 1996 | JERRY CROWE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The smokily poetic sound of Spain, an L.A.-based band that is causing a growing buzz in the record business, is hardly predictable in the world of alternative rock. But group leader Josh Haden's career path could have been predicted by almost anyone. He probably couldn't have stayed out of music if he'd tried. His paternal grandparents sang on country music's Grand Ole Opry. His maternal grandparents performed in a mandolin orchestra in Los Angeles.
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August 29, 1999 | STEVE HOCHMAN
* * * Spain, "She Haunts My Dreams," Restless. Even with four years between the L.A. combo's debut and this follow-up, breakthroughs and epiphanies should not be expected; subtlety and nuance are leader Josh Haden's currency. What he has done is hone his writing to deceptively straightforward torch-jazz with country overtones (think Elvis Costello) that may be subdued but rarely calming. As the title says, these dreams are haunted.
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June 26, 1996 | STEVE APPLEFORD
The Cocteau Twins make music at a measured pace. Songs come together slowly, with each delicate layer of melody, rhythm, lilting vocal and well-timed wail. It's not rock 'n' roll as Elvis imagined it, but the Twins find true emotional urgency within a rich, ethereal package. At the Mayan Theater on Monday, the Cocteau Twins built up enough musical momentum to bring them dangerously close to rock, borrowing energy from the Twins' new "Milk and Kisses" album.
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June 27, 1999 | STEVE HOCHMAN
One of the first moves Lenny Waronker made as co-chairman of DreamWorks Records was to sign the acclaimed L.A. band Spain. Well, "She Haunts My Dreams," Spain's first album since the deal, is coming out this week--but it's not on DreamWorks. It's on Restless, the same label that released the band's 1995 debut, "The Blue Moods of Spain." The reason? The band, whose music is distinguished by leader Josh Haden's dreamscape songwriting, had a three-album contract with Restless.
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May 17, 1993 | STEPHANIE SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Police in riot gear and on horseback swept through Venice Beach early Sunday evening, clearing out dozens of battling gang members and closing the popular beach to thousands of sun-worshipers, party-goers and boardwalk cruisers, police said.
NEWS
January 11, 2007 | Heidi Siegmund Cuda
They have Bono's heart The Cat Club on the Sunset Strip is teaming up with One, the celebrity-laden organization dedicated to fighting AIDS and poverty globally. On Jan. 25, rockers will be heading to the club's All-Star Jam night, led by owner Slim Jim Phantom, to support One's efforts. "We're not asking for money, we're only asking for e-mail addresses," Phantom says. "We're just trying to get the word out on an organization which helps millions."
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November 19, 2009 | Randy Lewis
Jazz luminary Charlie Haden took no small amount of joy Tuesday night in bringing the old-time country music he began playing seven decades ago into the tony surroundings of Walt Disney Concert Hall. "Man, oh, man," the 72-year-old bassist said upon taking the stage. "Who would have thought we'd have a country audience at Disney Hall?" In less than three weeks, the hall has hosted Steve Martin's venture into bluegrass music, Kris Kristofferson's solo show and now Haden and a group of stellar Nashville singers and instrumentalists playing what once was referred to as "hillbilly music."
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January 19, 2003 | Steve Hochman, Special to The Times
Can blue men sing the whites? That question was posed satirically by the Bonzo Dog Band back in 1968. But the azure-dipped dons of today -- the principals of the Blue Man Group -- don't sing, or even speak at all, at least not while in character. So they got Dave Matthews to sing for them. Matthews is the best-known guest on the group's upcoming album, "The Complex," which will be released April 22 through a new deal for the Blue Man enterprise with Lava Records.
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