April 3, 1994 |
* * * Rob Wasserman, "Trios," MCA/GRP. Did the manufactured collaborations of Frank Sinatra's "Duets" leave you unsatisfied? Bass-master Wasserman's latest project ups the ante, as he anchors a series of sparkling threesomes for real musical interplay, crossing genres (Primus' Les Claypool with blues-rocker Chris Whitley) and generations (Carnie Wilson reunited with her dad, Brian). Other participants of note include Elvis Costello, Willie Dixon and Neil Young.
April 12, 2001
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, "No More Shall We Part." Les Claypool's Frog Brigade, "Live Frogs--Set 1." Elvis Costello and Anne Sofie von Otter, "For the Stars." Ani DiFranco, "Revelling/Reckoning." Guttermouth, "Covered With Ants." Minibar, "Road Movies." Mojave 3, "Out of Tune." Monster Magnet, "God Says No." Maria Muldaur, "Richland Woman Blues." Nebula, "Charged." Glenn Phillips, "Abulum." Red House Painters, "Old Ramon." Shaver, "The Earth Rolls On." Spacehog, "The Hogyssey."
August 25, 1995 |
Primus is one oddball outfit. The San Francisco trio's eccentric blend of funk, hard-rock and jazz is airtight and volatile, with strong indications of kinship to Rush. Yet Primus' music is warped with a dose of surrealism that gives it a lurid, freak-show appeal. So it was appropriate that the group's concert Wednesday at the Universal Amphitheatre was prefaced by piped-in carnival music and volleys of condom balloons, besides the usual chants of "Primus sucks" from the faithful.
September 28, 2000 |
* Tickets go on sale Saturday for the Dixie Chicks', right, Nov. 21 concert at Staples Center. . . . Tickets will also be available Saturday for Radiohead's appearance at the Greek Theatre on Oct. 20. . . . Paul Simon will play the Wiltern Theatre on Nov. 16, 17 and 18. Tickets for all three shows go on sale Monday. . . . Also coming to the Wiltern are Phil Lesh and Friends Oct. 28-29 and Elliott Smith and Grandaddy Nov. 14. All three shows go on sale Saturday. . . .
July 27, 1990 |
With HUGE urban grooves, shards o' metal guitar and a thrashin' attitude, dude, Bronx-based rock quartet 24-7 Spyz headlined the Hollywood Live club on Wednesday before a capacity crowd of multiracial teens and professionals.
August 24, 1991 |
Primus' mini-symphonies for slam-dancers are more cerebral than brutal, full of tricky meters and dynamic drops. Nearly every song the Bay Area band played at the Palace on Thursday--its biggest headlining show in L.A.--featured some kind of abrupt halt to the forward thrust: a sudden teasing stop, an extended segment at about a tenth of the working volume.