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!
May 15, 1987 |
Cary Grant, in the '30s and '40s, wore his suits with the equivalent of Joan Crawford shoulders. The shoulders were unusually exaggerated, measuring some 6 1/2 inches wide. "It was a particularly good style for him, because he had small, sloping shoulders and a big head," pointed out Edward Sexton, a prominent Savile Row tailor.
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.