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July 3, 1999 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The "This Ain't No Picnic" underground-rockers' festival Sunday is a day for musicians who are hitless wonders and proud of it. But at least one of them, Guided by Voices' auteur Robert Pollard, wonders what it would be like to have a hit and sincerely hopes to find out soon. What the Dayton, Ohio-based rocker has lacked to date in mass-market appeal (GBV's last album, "Mag Earwhig!," sold 30,000 copies, according to SoundScan) he has made up in critical acclaim.
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November 15, 1999 | NATALIE NICHOLS
Prolific alt-rock group Guided by Voices seemed nearly unstoppable at the Roxy on Friday, as frontman Robert Pollard led the band through song after song from its nearly 15-year career. The momentum was still building after 90 minutes, and the singer kept promising more to his enthusiastic fans. But then an audience member clambered out of the crowd, leaped off the stage and crashed to the dance floor, requiring emergency medical attention and immediately ending the concert.
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November 15, 1999 | NATALIE NICHOLS
Prolific alt-rock group Guided by Voices seemed nearly unstoppable at the Roxy on Friday, as frontman Robert Pollard led the band through song after song from its nearly 15-year career. The momentum was still building after 90 minutes, and the singer kept promising more to his enthusiastic fans. But then an audience member clambered out of the crowd, leaped off the stage and crashed to the dance floor, requiring emergency medical attention and immediately ending the concert.
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July 5, 2001
Cradle of Filth, "Bitter Suites to Succubi," Spitfire Lila Downs, "Border," Narada World Ray Wylie Hubbard, "Eternal and Lowdown," Philo/Rounder Jack and the Beanstalk, "Cowboys in Sweden," Parasol Cheb Mami, "Dellali," Mondo Melodia/Ark 21 Minus, "Jesus Christ Bobby," Victory Robert Pollard & His Soft Rock Renegades, "Choreographed Man of War," Fading Captain Series Tindersticks, "Can Our Love ...
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March 30, 1996 | LORRAINE ALI
** Guided by Voices, "Under the Bushes Under the Stars," Matador. Ohio's Guided by Voices is not only credited as a pioneer of low-fi rock--a style that is intentionally understated and under-produced--but its last two albums also garnered enough critical acclaim to make it one of indie rock's most adored bands. Although good at grabbing your attention with familiar pop hooks, the group has never provided any evidence that it can actually write an entire song.
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September 6, 2011
MOVIES A Trip to the Moon Even in its well-worn state, George Méliès' classic 1902 fantasy film "A Trip to the Moon" is a visual wonder, with imaginative sets and surprising special effects. Here is a chance to see a newly restored version of an original hand-colored print, along with a program of other early film experiments. Samuel Goldwyn Theater, 8949 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills. 7:30 p.m. $5. (310) 247-3600. http://www.oscars.org. THEATER Rob Zabrecky The Possum Dixon front man-turned-prestidigitator performs his second full-length, one-man variety show.
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October 4, 2010
FAMILY Halloween Harvest Festival: Pierce College welcomes back Spookley the Square Pumpkin and his hay-stuffed handler Jack the Scarecrow in the pair's live stage show at the college's Woodland Hills campus, gussied up in its autumnal finest for the annual Halloween Harvest Festival. Scaredy-cats and fear junkies alike should be advised that, after dark, the festival becomes the FrightFair Scream Park, a souped-up, more terrifying version of itself. Pierce College. 20800 Victory Blvd.
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July 3, 1999 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The "This Ain't No Picnic" underground-rockers' festival Sunday is a day for musicians who are hitless wonders and proud of it. But at least one of them, Guided by Voices' auteur Robert Pollard, wonders what it would be like to have a hit and sincerely hopes to find out soon. What the Dayton, Ohio-based rocker has lacked to date in mass-market appeal (GBV's last album, "Mag Earwhig!," sold 30,000 copies, according to SoundScan) he has made up in critical acclaim.
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January 27, 2006 | Carina Chocano, Times Staff Writer
Steven Soderbergh's new movie is called "Bubble," which would suggest that somebody -- the characters, the audiences, the filmmakers -- is supposed to be hovering above cold, hard reality in a fragile membrane of some kind. Nothing in the lives depicted on the screen reflects the effervescence of the title, though, and the director stares at his protagonists with such austere, Bressonian intensity it starts to feel impolite after a while.
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February 12, 2006 | Blake Hennon
California Feb. 19-26: The world's premier professional cycling teams wend their way from redwoods to wine country to the beach during the Amgen Tour of California. The seven-stage race covers 600 miles from San Francisco to Redondo Beach. After time trials and stops in Santa Rosa, San Jose and San Luis Obispo, riders will roll into Santa Barbara early on Feb. 24, then continue on to Thousand Oaks and end with a circuit race in Redondo Beach on Feb. 26.
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