June 23, 2012 |
Don't let the name fool you: Milo Greene is a quintet, with four lead singers, none of whom are named Milo. And that's hardly the only unique quality of this local indie folk-pop band. Except for dedicated percussionist Curtis Marrero, each member sings lead and backing vocals, plays multiple instruments and switches roles from song to song. Though ambitious, the democratic approach often proves logistically difficult. "I think we secretly wish we could be more spontaneous with the set list," says Robbie Arnett, 27, just before the band's recent set at the Make Music Pasadena festival.
August 24, 1991
Your front-page article "Rock Ain't Rollin' " (Aug. 10) once again shows Calendar's bias against the Grateful Dead. They're No. 1 of the 1991 top-grossing summer tours. They're the only group to appear in both the '90 and '91 five top-grossing summer tours. You felt it important to provide their picture (complete with negative caption), yet they aren't even mentioned in the text of the article. In the caption, your unfair comparison to a mega-stadium-playing group that tours once every few years is nonsensical.
HOME & GARDEN
March 23, 2010 |
Alternative rocker Perry Farrell of the band Jane's Addiction has listed his home in Venice for $1.6 million. It was designed for the musician by architect Steven Ehrlich, who transformed the original bungalow on the site into a modern, Asian-influenced house with three bedrooms and two bathrooms in 2,203 square feet. A two-story barrel vault ceiling runs the length of the building, which has an open plan, a loft office and a roof-top terrace. A glass wall slides into a pocket wall, linking indoor and outdoor space.
August 10, 1993 |
A large bang and billowing clouds of what felt like mild tear gas abruptly ended Sunday night's packed show at the Troubadour. A member of the band DFL, which includes Adam Horowitz (Ad-Rock of the Beastie Boys), lobbed the canister onto the crowded floor, sending fans scampering onto Santa Monica Boulevard. Audience members complained of nausea and burning eyes, though none called the police or fire department to report the incident.
August 9, 2012 |
Fans of the Australian group Avalanches are still waiting for a follow-up to 2000's “Since I Left You,” a landmark album on which the sampling masters created startling new music from thousands of tiny song snippets. Now, another Australian act appears determined to fill the gap. The pop-wise knob-twirlers of Pnau -- including Nick Littlemore, who also plays in Empire of the Sun -- rummage through Elton John's early-'70s catalog on “Good Morning to the Night,” grafting together bite-sized bits of his tunes: a guitar lick from “Crazy Water,” or the vocal line from “Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters” that provides the record's title.
April 12, 1998 |
Who's to blame for the cancellation of Lollapalooza '98? Ted Gardner, one of the tour's founding partners, has commented that plans fell apart in February with word that fellow partner Perry Farrell's re-formed Jane's Addiction, expected to headline this year as it had the original Lollapalooza in 1991, would not be available.
February 2, 1992 |
What was the most surprising tour success of the summer of 1991? Lollapalooza--the seven-act, cross-country, cross-cultural event, right? So, what does Pop Eye hear that the Lollapalooza organizers are planning for the summer of 1992? That's right: Lollapalooza II. And who'll succeed Jane's Addiction as the headliner in the "alternative rock" lineup? The advance word is L.A.'s own funk-rock meisters, the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
August 28, 1997 |
John Adams' "Lollapalooza" lasted just under seven minutes when Marin Alsop conducted it to open her Hollywood Bowl program with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Tuesday night. It was a very easy seven minutes. The piece is a small dazzler. It has a deliberate, boogaloo bass line. Winds and strings dance above in all-American syncopated counterpoint. It is happy-go-lucky music, and it couldn't be more American. I noticed smiles all around me.
August 3, 1996 |
Main stage: * Psychotica: Singer Pat Briggs makes himself up to look like a space oddity, and his theatrical vocals owe everything to the David Bowie style. This band from New York City was signed to a record deal before it ever played a gig. Three of the six members are women--the only females scheduled to perform at a festival that ought to be dubbed Fellapalooza. 3-3:35 p.m. Saturday/1-1:35 p.m. Sunday. * Screaming Trees: This band from Ellensburg, Wash.
February 4, 1996 |
Perry Farrell wants out of Lollapalooza. The unpredictable rock musician has long felt alienated by some of the directions taken recently in the traveling rock festival that he co-conceived both as a forum for new music and as a platform for social issues and technological innovations. According to various sources close to the situation, Farrell is planning to break away from it and explore the possibility of launching his own new event.