December 28, 1986
Peter Gabriel lacks the force and charisma of Springsteen ("Gabriel Crowns a Breakthrough Year," by Richard Cromelin, Dec. 17)? Has Hilburn's Syndrome claimed another member of the Calendar staff? (Primary symptom: the delusion that Bruce Springsteen is a god, by which all other rock musicians fall short in comparison.) In performance at the Forum, Gabriel's integration of music, lighting and dramatics proved both unique and at times devastating, deserving far better than an apologetic review.
February 7, 1988
How could you possibly print a picture of Joe Strummer in a refrigerator ("Strummer on Man, God, Law--and the Clash," by Richard Cromelin, Jan. 31)? Are you completely unaware of the large number of children each year who lose their lives by suffocating in locked refrigerators. Now you have given any child who sees this article a new game to play: "Lets imitate our favorite rock star!" They don't even have to be old enough to read. All that is necessary is for the paper to be left open on the table.
January 20, 2005 |
"Tell me your name, tell me your story," Diego Garcia sings in his best sweep-you-off-your-feet croon. On Elefant's debut album "Sunlight Makes Me Paranoid," the New York band crafts a sound that's sultry, spare and sexy, to frame the seductions of its charismatic, Argentina- born singer. The vibe might be more fashion runway than rock-club stage, but from Elvis to the Doors to Bowie to the Police, rock has always had a place for hot music behind a cool dude.
June 9, 2005
The 2006 Grammy Awards will return to Staples Center in Los Angeles for the third straight year, with the ceremonies scheduled for Feb. 8, the Recording Academy announced Wednesday. It will be the seventh time in eight years the music industry's highest honors will be presented in L.A., the only break having come in 2003, when the event was held in New York. The 2006 show, which will be televised on CBS, is being moved back to Wednesday night after three years as a Sunday event.
January 1, 1998
Tickets go on sale Saturday for a second concert at the Palace by NOFX, above, scheduled for Feb. 2. . . . Tickets will also be available Saturday for a bill headed by Toy Dolls and Guttermouth, Feb. 19 at the Glass House in Pomona and Feb. 21 at the Palace. . . . The Sisters of Mercy return with a Hollywood Palladium show on Feb. 7. Tickets are available now. . . . Another reunited band, the Motels, headlines the Ventura Theatre in Ventura on Jan. 23. . . . Patti Smith has postponed her Jan.
April 12, 2006 |
XM Satellite Radio has seven channels for independent and alternative music, and the service has just come up with a way to fill some of that airtime. XM and Knitting Factory Entertainment announced a partnership Tuesday for a regular series of concerts taped at the Knitting Factory rock clubs in Hollywood and New York. "Live From the Knitting Factory" will begin in the fall and feature "influential and emerging independent music artists from a variety of genres," the announcement said.
September 11, 2004 |
Modest Mouse, the veteran alternative rock band that made a commercial breakthrough with the single "Float On" this year, has been named as curator of the third annual All Tomorrow's Parties music festival, which will be Nov. 6 and 7 at the Queen Mary in Long Beach. Modest Mouse, which will headline the first night, will be the primary programmer of the festival, which has established a reputation as an eclectic, cutting-edge showcase.
February 11, 2003 |
The Lollapalooza tour will play three California cities in mid-August -- Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco -- when it returns to the concert scene this summer after a hiatus of five years.