| Jan 11, 2012
| 4:33 PM
Christopher O’Riley, classical pianist and host of National Public Radio’s show “From the Top,” will be joined by cellist Matt Haimovitz at Cerritos Center. Here, Christopher O’Riley shares some of his influences....
| Jul 7, 2011
The chewy chips at Más Malo will ruin your appetite if you're not careful. Eat one and the blind flirtation of grease and salt on your tongue will cause you to reach for another, and then another. And before you know it you will become a mindless hand-to-...
| Jul 7, 2011
Anatomy of Frank
Heirloom Arts Theatre, 155 Main St., Danbury. Monday, July 11, 7 p.m. $10. www.heirloomarts.org.
If record stores go the way of video rental shops, one of the most culture-killing downsides would be the loss of gathering places for music...
| Mar 22, 2011
| 11:35 AM
COSTA MESA — To Costa Mesa native Dan Bradley, it wasn't a question of if he would open Memphis Café, but when.
A UCLA graduate and former club promoter, Bradley, 44, knew he wanted to open the restaurant in his hometown.
A marketing executive...
| Nov 22, 2011
| 9:10 AM
I first heard Led Zeppelin IV, which turns 40 this year, on New Year’s Eve, 1983, when I was in sixth grade.
My friend Chris Ward had an older brother, Tom, who was a Led Zeppelin fan. I can’t remember why, but Chris spent that New Year&...
| Oct 13, 2011
| 9:13 PM
Club Mesa, a popular Costa Mesa destination for punk shows in the 1980s and '90s, is long gone.
A decade ago The Memphis Group transformed the old club at 843 W. 19th St. into Detroit Bar. It hasn't stopped rocking Orange County.
On Saturday, Detroit...
| Sep 18, 2012
| 8:26 AM
Best Singer-Songwriter: Becky Kessler
Becky Kessler's sound is moody and low, electric, resonant, and influenced by a combination of folks like Jeff Buckley, Elliott Smith, Morphine, Chris Whitley, Tom Waits and Nina Simone. She's been in the process...
| Nov 9, 2006
He's got it down to a science
Never tell a rocket scientist "it's not rocket science" — particularly a guy who issues a short treatise on how music defies the Second Law of Thermodynamics along with a copy of his album.
"Some of the scientists I...
| May 29, 2009
| 11:41 AM
Maya Arulpragasam is an anomaly in many ways. As M.I.A., she has had a lightning-fast rise. From her early singles Galang and Sunshowers, which spread virally through the Web in 2004, to her 2005 debut album, Arular (named...
| May 18, 2008
JON BRION'S last night at Largo was epic. The singer-songwriter's free-for-all Fridays at the tiny Fairfax Avenue nightclub had been drawing capacity crowds for more than a decade, but his May 2 show was historic: his final turn before owner Mark Flanagan...
| Jun 24, 2008
"Largo" the movie is a lot like Largo the club. The lighting is low, its attention is 100% on the performers and it doesn't make things easy for its customers.
"I don't really know what the audience would be," says the film's producer and co-director,...
| Jul 1, 2008
Earlimart "Hymn and Her" (Majordomo)
* * * 1/2
The kind of emotion-drenched indie-pop that fills "Hymn and Her" is nothing new for Earlimart -- the group delivered a fine album of confessional lyrics and inventive, engaging music last year with...