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February 7, 2013
Fresh off an eclectic monthlong residency at the Blue Whale, Grammy-nominated keyboardist John Beasley leads this funk and soul-jazz-oriented trio joined by bassist Daryl Jones and drummer Ronald Bruner Jr. The trio, titled 3 Brave Souls, will be joined by a pair of vocalists in Nayanna Holley and Dwight Trible, who reliably can take any song directly into interstellar space. The Jazz Bakery at the Kirk Douglas Theatre, 9820 Washington Blvd., Culver City. Fri., 8 p.m. $25. .
January 10, 2013
Equally adept with classical and jazz, New York-based pianist Uri Caine performs with a trio that includes bassist Drew Gress and drummer Clarence Penn for a night that should be reminiscent of his celebrated Village Vanguard live recordings and his 2011 album "Siren" (which surprisingly marked his first studio recording in a trio). The Blue Whale, 123 Astronaut E.S. Onizuka St., Suite 301., L.A. Sat., 9 p.m. $15 .
August 15, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Billy Preston, a 6-foot-8 incoming freshman who played all summer with Santa Ana Mater Dei, has enrolled at St. John Bosco, according to He'd join senior Daniel Hamilton and junior Tyler Dorsey to give the Braves an imposing trio. West Hills Chaminade has also added several transfers, so the battle continues to strengthen teams as school begins.  
March 25, 2013 | By August Brown
It's fitting that the L.A. goth-noise trio VUM named its early single "Laura Palmer" after a "Twin Peaks" reference. The group's sound -- and particularly vocalist Jennifer Pearl's contributions -- evokes the doom and paranoia of David Lynch's soundtracks, while their productions stay minimal and elusive. It's the kind of sound that walks the line between style and substance, but on the group's new single,  " I Will Return ," the trio treads it carefully. The tune is built off the synthesizer drones and trashy drum machines of Suicide, and Pearl's vocals brood in the song's corners -- think Nico after she's just seen a ghost.
November 13, 1985 | LYNNE HEFFLEY
"I don't want a front-row seat--it might be too loud." One parent, waiting in line at Emerson Junior High School Auditorium recently, with toddlers in tow, had reservations concerning the trio about to perform. She needn't have worried. Here from Canada on a performance and workshop tour, Sharon, Lois and Bram have been entertaining young children for years. Their sound is warm and mellow, a mix of old nursery favorites, playground chants, lullabies and folk music from all over the world.
June 21, 2012
Few bands know how to be simultaneously funny and scary as well as Liars. The perennially expatriated trio (most recently from Berlin) has examined many styles, from the damned and danceable growl of Suicide to an archly dumb-as-a-post rock riffage to an ambient swoon worthy of their good friends in Radiohead. Fonda Theatre, 6126 Hollywood Blvd., L.A. 8 p.m. Fri. $20.50.
July 31, 2012 | By Eddie Velosa
Belgium's Tomorrowland festival, touted as the world's largest music festival, came to an end on Sunday night, but not before it had seen what is believed to be one of the last performances of EDM superstars Swedish House Mafia as a trio, debuted a new single from movement hero David Guetta and transformed Flanders' De Schorre National Park for tens of thousands of fans. The festival's last two days saw a world-class lineup of headliners throwing out two-hour sets, including Afrojack, Grammy Award-winning producer Skrillex, Martin Solveig and Guetta.
January 7, 2010
The electro trio the Glitch Mob is doing its level best to make techno-centric live sets as physical and involving as possible. Pairing the richness and headiness of the best dance music with the head-nodding backbeats of hip-hop, they only aim to move you, and they by and large succeed. El Rey Theatre, 5515 Wilshire Blvd., L.A. 9 p.m. Sat. $22. (323) 936-6400.
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