July 2, 2002 |
"On a lighter note," said David Baerwald during his show at the Mint on Sunday, to introduce a noir-ish out-of-love song titled "The Toughest Whore in Babylon." Well, that was a lighter note compared with the thematic thread of several songs he'd just done from his album "Here Comes the New Folk Underground."
November 20, 1987 |
The umbrella name given a current caravan tour of four freshman rock bands, "Four Play," turned out to be all too appropriate in its pun-manship as the tour wrapped up Wednesday at the Palace. The (good) idea was to take several young bands that would normally hit the road only as opening acts and send them out together in a group package for maximum exposure. But as Hurrah!
December 1, 1987 |
George Tobin is a Los Angeles record producer who has had Top 10 hits with Smokey Robinson and Kim Carnes, but he knew two years ago that he was going to have trouble getting a record company to take a chance on his new discovery: a singer from Norwalk named Tiffany Darwisch. The problem: She was just 14 years old. The reaction, Tobin says, at company after company was: "You've got to be kidding." "Teen stars went out with Donny & Marie." "Come back when she grows up."
January 1, 2009 |
A few days ago, Times pop music critic Ann Powers selected three faces to watch in the new year: Melinda Doolittle, Lady Gaga and Relentless 7, the buzzworthy band from the esteemed Ben Harper. In Wednesday's Calendar section, Times staff writer August Brown highlighted a group of local artists who enjoyed a terrific 2008 and are poised for more success in the coming year. But given the number of promising acts likely to generate attention in 2009, the pop staff writers have chosen eight additional up-and-coming performers of whom readers should take note.