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ENTERTAINMENT
September 12, 2010 | By Ann Powers, Los Angeles Times Pop Music Critic
Concerts Sept. 18: Phoenix, Grizzly Bear and Girls at the Hollywood Bowl The Bowl is where the hip kids will be living this fall, with this show headlined by France's No. 1 helium-pop band releasing a flood that includes later visits from Vampire Weekend, Sonic Youth, Pavement, No Age, LCD Soundsystem and more. Sept. 25-26: Epicenter Festival at the Auto Club Speedway, Fontana This fest from the folks who brought us the Midwest's Rock on the Range is built around Eminem's only West Coast date this season.
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ENTERTAINMENT
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)
ENTERTAINMENT
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.
WORLD
December 16, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
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.
WORLD
September 20, 2004 | From Associated Press
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 | EVAN HALPER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 2, 2001 | RICHARD S. GINELL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 24, 2001 | JOHN HENKEN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
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 | RANDY LEWIS
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.
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