March 20, 2008 |
Vampire Weekend is a band of the moment. The New York indie-pop quartet appeared on the cover of Spin this month, played on "Saturday Night Live" two weeks ago and will headline a sold-out show tonight at the El Rey. Yet the group is also a throwback to the '80s, in the players' preppy sartorial style and the world-music flavor of such tracks as the modern-rock hit "A-Punk," from their debut album, "Vampire Weekend."
November 22, 2008
Holidays: KROQ-FM (106.7) unveiled the lineup for the second night of its Almost Acoustic Christmas concerts, with the Cure, the Killers, Death Cab for Cutie, Paramore, Franz Ferdinand, Scott Weiland, Snow Patrol and Vampire Weekend. Ticket details have not yet been announced for the Dec. 14 event at the Gibson Amphitheatre.
November 17, 2009
Holidays: KROQ-FM (106.7) unveiled the full lineup for its Almost Acoustic Christmas concerts, Dec. 12 and 13, at Gibson Amphitheatre. Night one will feature AFI, Rise Against, Alice in Chains, 30 Seconds to Mars, Three Days Grace, Dead by Sunrise and Anberlin. The second night's roster includes Muse, 311, Slightly Stoopid, Phoenix, the Bravery, Metric, Cage the Elephant, White Rabbits and Vampire Weekend. Tickets go on sale Saturday at noon.
June 30, 2011
The local combo So Many Wizards has a bit of Vampire Weekend's humid single-string guitar riffery to it, but the band approaches songwriting in a nonlinear fashion that makes the twee-ness of its vocals seem studied and wry instead of cloying. Here the band releases a new single, "Inner City/Best Friends. " The Smell, 247 S. Main St., L.A. 9 p.m. Fri. $5. thesmell.org .
January 7, 2013 |
Last week, Pop & Hiss wrote about a report in the Mexico City daily newspaper El Universal that the hit-making Mexican sibling pop duo Jesse y Joy were going their separate ways. According to El Universal, Jesse harbored dreams of a professional soccer career, while Joy was going to dedicate herself to making documentaries about animals. But it turns out that the story was a prank, according to a publicist for the brother-sister artists. According to the publicist, El Universal's satirical story was part of a Latin American tradition (a la April Fool's Day)
March 13, 2008
IMPERIAL BARBER SHOP A favorite with cops and firemen, Little Tokyo's Kelly So gives "any style haircut" for just $12. (114 Judge John Aiso St.) THE LAB AND THE CAMP The OC has no shortage of malls, but these two rustic mini-malls (www.sobeca .net) break away from the formula. They still demand your filthy lucre, but in a much nicer atmosphere: bamboo grasses, ornate wrought-iron lights, winding pathways and little nooks with fires to sit next to. Plus, there's Habana, the best Cuban restaurant you'll find in the area.