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March 31, 1990 | RICHARD CROMELIN
Siouxsie Sioux (as in Suzy Sue) dominates female post-punk female fashion and consciousness the way Jacqueline Kennedy defined straight style in the '60s. There's nobody close. On Thursday, the lobby of the Wiltern Theatre swarmed with fans paying homage to the singer of Siouxsie & the Banshees: specters in black lace, faces powdered white, eyebrows painted thick, dark-circled eyes, black lips, helmets of ratted hair. Same for the girls.
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February 18, 2008 | Steve Appleford, Special to The Times
Real longevity is a rarity in pop music, but originality helps. Siouxsie Sioux was there at the start of British punk rock and established a daring, dynamic example for many of the female vocalists who followed: PJ Harvey, Bjork, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Karen O. At the Music Box @ Fonda on Saturday, Sioux was ready to keep up with any of them.
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November 2, 1988 | STEVE HOCHMAN
London's 1976 punk movement was a heady scene--a scene in which a 19-year-old named Susan Dallion could emerge from a cluster of Sex Pistols followers and take the stage at the 100 Club to sing a tortuous 20-minute version of "The Lord's Prayer." But today Dallion--known to the world since that night as Siouxsie Sioux--feels disconnected from that past and those fans, dubbed the Bromley Contingent.
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August 2, 2007 | Elina Shatkin, Times Staff Writer
COMBINING elements of traditional Chicano portraiture, lowrider art and pinta (jailhouse) art, Shizu Saldamando's delicate paintings and drawings depict a generation of young adults not commonly seen on canvases or gallery walls. So it seems fitting that this Saturday, the 30-year-old artist will open her first solo show at Tropico de Nopal, a community-oriented gallery space in Echo Park.
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February 3, 1992 | STEVE HOCHMAN
Siouxsie Sioux had a surprise for some of her young Siouxsettes at the Universal Amphitheatre on Saturday, the first of two nights there for her and her Banshees. Many of the worshipful young women were dressed the way they must have expected their idol to be: the Louise Brooks-like tragic heroine she's been for much of her lengthy and influential run as a gloom-pop icon.
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August 2, 2007 | Elina Shatkin, Times Staff Writer
COMBINING elements of traditional Chicano portraiture, lowrider art and pinta (jailhouse) art, Shizu Saldamando's delicate paintings and drawings depict a generation of young adults not commonly seen on canvases or gallery walls. So it seems fitting that this Saturday, the 30-year-old artist will open her first solo show at Tropico de Nopal, a community-oriented gallery space in Echo Park.
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December 20, 1991 | RICHARD CROMELIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Siouxsie & the Banshees have held their position near the top of the post-punk underground for more than a decade. The group, fronted by the exotic singer Siouxsie Sioux, is a style-setting, enduring force that's pretty much seen it all in its long, winding career. But as the English band prepares for its headlining appearance at the Universal Amphitheatre on Saturday, it's facing a great unknown. "We don't know what's gonna happen," singer Sioux said of the concert this week.
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May 11, 1986 | TERRY ATKINSON
"TINDERBOX." Siouxsie & the Banshees. Geffen. This first Banshees LP since 1984's "Hyaena" hasn't that album's fascinating sideshows, but "Tinderbox" has its own charms. It continues and furthers singer-writer Siouxsie Sioux's comparative softening of her sound without ever giving a sense of commercial compromise. There are eight strong examples of this English band's trademark exotica, including the single released several months ago, "Cities in Dust."
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November 19, 1989 | PATRICK GOLDSTEIN
Is it possible--a rock album without guitars, keyboards or electronics of any kind? It's been done, thanks to Siouxsie Sioux and her drummer pal, Budgie, who have taken time off from Siouxsie & the Banshees to make an all-percussion album under the moniker of the Creatures. Titled "Boomerang," the record features percussion, Siouxsie's vocals and a Budgie-propelled melange of bells, chimes and muted trumpets.
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June 9, 1986 | CRAIG LEE
Siouxsie & the Banshees, one of England's longest-lived and most influential alternative music groups, has given some pretty erratic performances here. But the decade-old quartet fulfilled all expectations at the Palladium Friday, turning in a striking set that ranged from the tense, droning metallic liturgy of "Nightshift" to the ironically uplifting bounce of "Happy House."
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August 13, 2002 | LINA LECARO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
After getting snarled in record company red tape seven years ago, Siouxsie and the Banshees suffered a creative collapse. Though lead singer Siouxsie Sioux and drummer-husband Budgie continued to make music, most notably in one of their previous incarnations as the Creatures, it was the mournful mysticism of the Banshees that the goth goddess' loyal black-clad legions continued to crave.
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February 3, 1992 | STEVE HOCHMAN
Siouxsie Sioux had a surprise for some of her young Siouxsettes at the Universal Amphitheatre on Saturday, the first of two nights there for her and her Banshees. Many of the worshipful young women were dressed the way they must have expected their idol to be: the Louise Brooks-like tragic heroine she's been for much of her lengthy and influential run as a gloom-pop icon.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 20, 1991 | RICHARD CROMELIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Siouxsie & the Banshees have held their position near the top of the post-punk underground for more than a decade. The group, fronted by the exotic singer Siouxsie Sioux, is a style-setting, enduring force that's pretty much seen it all in its long, winding career. But as the English band prepares for its headlining appearance at the Universal Amphitheatre on Saturday, it's facing a great unknown. "We don't know what's gonna happen," singer Sioux said of the concert this week.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 31, 1990 | RICHARD CROMELIN
Siouxsie Sioux (as in Suzy Sue) dominates female post-punk female fashion and consciousness the way Jacqueline Kennedy defined straight style in the '60s. There's nobody close. On Thursday, the lobby of the Wiltern Theatre swarmed with fans paying homage to the singer of Siouxsie & the Banshees: specters in black lace, faces powdered white, eyebrows painted thick, dark-circled eyes, black lips, helmets of ratted hair. Same for the girls.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 19, 1989 | PATRICK GOLDSTEIN
Is it possible--a rock album without guitars, keyboards or electronics of any kind? It's been done, thanks to Siouxsie Sioux and her drummer pal, Budgie, who have taken time off from Siouxsie & the Banshees to make an all-percussion album under the moniker of the Creatures. Titled "Boomerang," the record features percussion, Siouxsie's vocals and a Budgie-propelled melange of bells, chimes and muted trumpets.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 7, 1988 | CRAIG LEE
For more than a decade, England's Siouxsie & the Banshees have portrayed a dark, phantasmagorical world filled with a dreamy sensuality and a sense of dark foreboding. Friday night at the Universal Amphitheatre, the group brought an elaborate stage show that resembled a cross between a German Expressionist, "Blue Angel"-type cabaret and a post-atomic shindig, marking the first time the quintet has delivered a theatrical performance befitting it's idiosyncratic vision.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 18, 2008 | Steve Appleford, Special to The Times
Real longevity is a rarity in pop music, but originality helps. Siouxsie Sioux was there at the start of British punk rock and established a daring, dynamic example for many of the female vocalists who followed: PJ Harvey, Bjork, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Karen O. At the Music Box @ Fonda on Saturday, Sioux was ready to keep up with any of them.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 7, 1988 | CRAIG LEE
For more than a decade, England's Siouxsie & the Banshees have portrayed a dark, phantasmagorical world filled with a dreamy sensuality and a sense of dark foreboding. Friday night at the Universal Amphitheatre, the group brought an elaborate stage show that resembled a cross between a German Expressionist, "Blue Angel"-type cabaret and a post-atomic shindig, marking the first time the quintet has delivered a theatrical performance befitting it's idiosyncratic vision.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 2, 1988 | STEVE HOCHMAN
London's 1976 punk movement was a heady scene--a scene in which a 19-year-old named Susan Dallion could emerge from a cluster of Sex Pistols followers and take the stage at the 100 Club to sing a tortuous 20-minute version of "The Lord's Prayer." But today Dallion--known to the world since that night as Siouxsie Sioux--feels disconnected from that past and those fans, dubbed the Bromley Contingent.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 15, 1987 | TERRY ATKINSON
"THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS." Siouxsie & the Banshees. Geffen. In its 10th year of recording, this great English band has an anniversary gift for us : an entire album of songs originally done by other artists. And it makes almost everything by England's recent crop sound like your uncle's beer burps.
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