June 30, 2010
A list of upcoming concerts across the Southland, with on-sale dates in parentheses. Greek Theatre David Gray and Ray LaMontagne, Sept. 7 (Sat.) Grove of Anaheim Dusty Rhodes & the River Band, Aug. 5; Blok, Aug. 12; the Sugar Daddys, Aug. 19; the Colourist, Aug. 26 (now) Music Box Ra Ra Riot, Oct. 20 (Thurs.) El Rey Theatre Gary Numan, Nov. 3-4 (Thurs.) Troubadour Gram Rabbit, July 21; Off With Their Heads, July 22; the Toadies, July 24; Phosphorescent, July 27 (now)
May 30, 2010
June 4 LCD Soundsystem . The virtues of LCD Soundsystem — a surgeon's attention to detail, the pleasure of a slow-burning bass groove — are ageless. "This Is Happening," the third and reportedly final LCD Soundsystem record, perfectly executes singer James Murphy's ideas for disco-rooted rock. Hollywood Palladium, 6215 W. Sunset Blvd., L.A. 8 p.m. $29.50. (323) 962-7600. June 5 KROQ Weenie Roast . Local heroes Silversun Pickups, arena- emo mavens Paramore and the surprisingly faithful Sublime with Rome are a few highlights at the annual compendium of mainstream guitar rock.
December 16, 2007 |
Iranian authorities have approved a plan for concerts by the Iranian pop group Arian and Irish singer Chris de Burgh in Tehran, the group's manager said. The concerts, set for next year, would be the first time since the 1979 revolution that an Iranian pop band had played alongside a Western singer in Iran, Arian's manager Mohsen Rajabpour said.
September 20, 2004 |
A bomb exploded under a police car at a pop concert in southern Turkey, injuring at least 14 people, the prime minister's office said. A hospital official said that at least 17 people, including two police officers, were injured in the explosion in the southern city of Mersin. Two of the injured were in serious condition, the official said. Television footage showed a young woman lying on the ground with blood splattered on her pants and on the ground around her.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 20, 2001 |
About 2,500 angry demonstrators rallied outside a Vietnamese pop music concert Sunday at the Sun Theatre in Anaheim. The concert and protest underscored a widening cultural divide between some older refugees and younger Vietnamese Americans. Protest organizers and others said the concert was no more than propaganda for the current communist government.
July 2, 2001 |
When you hear Gershwin in the great outdoors, you are usually restricted to overplayed concert works and song standards. Admittedly, there isn't much room for exploration, given his limited output, but most programmers don't bother to try. Friday night at Descanso Gardens, Rachael Worby and the Pasadena Pops Orchestra did bother.
May 24, 2001 |
Dust off the picnic hamper, and oil the corkscrew. It's summertime and the livingis easy, and the music is outdoors. Southern California may not have invented the pops concert, but with nearly a century of practice now, it has brought its own regional model ever closer to perfection. Like most classics, the basic summer pops recipe is simple but capable of endless variation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 21, 2001 |
Country singer Randy Travis, the Count Basie Orchestra and Celtic fiddler Eileen Ivers join the Pacific Symphony as part of the orchestra's eclectic 2001-02 pops concert series at the Orange County Performing Arts Center. Other guests for the seven pairs of pops performances are the Manhattan Transfer, pop film composer and singer Marvin Hamlisch, Broadway singer Bernadette Peters and song-and-dance man Tommy Tune. Travis opens the series Oct. 5-6, followed by Manhattan Transfer (Nov.
April 5, 2001 |
Peter Shapiro was walking on air as he watched a special performance by B.B. King, Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio and the hip-hop band the Roots, high-fiving everyone around him. But the experience got even better for him the next day when he checked his voice mail. On it was a message from King thanking him for what the blues legend called "the most fun" he'd ever had as a performer. Shapiro wasn't only a fan at the Olympic Auditorium session.