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. http://www.jazzbakery.com .
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 http://www.bluewhalemusic.com .
March 25, 2013 |
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 |
"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. goldenvoice.com.
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.
July 7, 2011
MUSIC Local avant-garde rock trio Autolux provides the soundtrack to "Into the Night: Music and Magic," which includes performances from Superhumanoids and KCRW-FM DJ Anthony Valadez. The evening's entertainment features strolling magicians, a screening of the Harry Houdini serial "Master Mystery" (1920) and access to the galleries. Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Fri. $15. (310) 440-4500. http://www.skirball.org.
December 1, 1987 |
Show business legends Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. will go on a 40-performance, 29-city North American tour in 1988, the trio announced today. The three "Rat Pack" stars held a news conference at Chasen's restaurant in Beverly Hills to outline details of the tour. They will combine their talents for performances starting March 13 at the Oakland Coliseum.