September 8, 2011
MUSIC Ben Bridwell's indie rock in Band of Horses is country-steeped but still retains the grand scope of acts like the Band and America. They started their career on Sub Pop, but moved to a major label and are currently supporting the restrained, tasteful effort "Infinite Arms. " Wiltern, 3790 Wilshire Blvd., L.A. 8 p.m. Thu. $35. http://www.livenation.com.
August 16, 2011 |
In a way, it all comes down to the ass' jawbone. Students of musical Americana will hear plenty of rustic sounds when David Wax Museum plays Wednesday night at the Wiltern, including shades of folk, blues, rock and bluegrass, along with the Mexican regional varietals of son jarocho , son huasteco and son calentano . Guitars, fiddles, accordions and the Mexican jarana , a baroque eight-string cousin of the guitar, all are part...
May 26, 2011
POP MUSIC After a successful run of shows with her odd-couple pal Rod Stewart, Stevie Nicks takes center stage. The rough grain of her voice concentrates the weird imperiousness of her music. "Stand Back," "Sorcerer," "Gold Dust Woman" — these are powerful invocations of a type of mystery we rarely get from artists who've put in as much time as Nicks has in the public eye. The Wiltern, 3790 Wilshire Blvd., L.A. 7 p.m. Thu. $38.50-$102.50. http://www.wiltern.com
April 12, 2011
BOOKS Rebecca Skloot Science writer Rebecca Skloot will read from and discuss "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks," a deeply reported exploration of the life and legacy of a poor black woman who died of cancer in 1951 but whose cell samples, taken without her knowledge, allowed for countless medical breakthroughs, including the polio vaccine. Central Library, 630 W. 5th St., L.A. 7 p.m. Free (reservations recommended). (213) 228-7025. http://www.aloudla.org . Deborah Vankin and Jen Wang Two debut graphic novelists will be on hand to present their works, both of which capture the indirection and heedless energy of youth.
April 7, 2011
MOVIES Kevin Smith, the director of such comedies as "Mall Rats," "Clerks" and "Dogma," has taken a turn for the serious with his much anticipated new drama, "Red State. " Catch a special screening of the film before its October release, with an introduction and Q&A with Smith. The Wiltern, 3790 Wilshire Blvd. 7 p.m. Sat. $55-$65. (213) 388-1400. http://www.coopersdell.com.
January 29, 2011 |
It is 1984, in an eighth grade typing class in rural New Hope, Pa. Mickey Melchiondo and Aaron Freeman are ignoring the lesson, preferring instead to reflect upon the inherent merits of the Beatles, Prince and Syd Barrett. This discussion later results in an impromptu jam session, Aaron on vocals, Mickey on guitar, both preternaturally proficient for their age, tearing through Led Zeppelin covers with a primal frenzy. And it feels good. In fact, it feels like destiny, like family, as if the two had been birthed from loins of the same blazing rock 'n' roll god ?
January 24, 2011
Iron & Wine When: Tuesday and Wednesday Where: The Wiltern, 3790 Wilshire Blvd. Price: $25 (plus $10.25 surcharge) Info: http://www.ironandwine.com
November 6, 2010
Florence and the Machine When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday-Monday Where: The Wiltern, 3790 Wilshire Blvd., L.A. Price: $29 (sold out) Info: http://www.livenation.com
October 28, 2010
The Wiltern plays host to a star-studded tribute to "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" with Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, Billy Idol, "Glee's" Matthew Morrison and Lea Michele (plus many more) all slated to perform. Who'll don the Frank-N-Furter fishnets? It's anyone's guess, but we know for sure that it's all for a great cause: the Painted Turtle Summer Camp for children with chronic illnesses. The Wiltern, 3790 Wilshire Blvd. 8 p.m. Thur. $68-$121.50. http://www.livenation.com . (213)