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  • New CDs: Earlimart and Los Lonely Boys

    New CDs: Earlimart and Los Lonely Boys
    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...
  • New CDs: Beck, Kerli and Greg Laswell

    New CDs: Beck, Kerli and Greg Laswell
    Beck "Modern Guilt" (DGC Records) * * * There are many probable reasons Beck made "Modern Guilt," his concise yet deliberately cosmic collaboration with fellow shaggy pop auteur Danger Mouse. He's finishing up a long contract with his record label; he...
  • Album review: 'Soldier of Love' by Sade

     
    The refined vocalist takes a more aggressive approach than usual. First, a moratorium: no more mentions of Sade and products for the bath in the same paragraph. The impossibly refined vocalist Sade Adu and her faithful band reinvented singer-...
  • Fantasy 'Idol': Big Star night

     
    Like many longtime music journalists, I mourned the death of power pop pioneer Alex Chilton last week. He was the frontman of Big Star, one of the most underappreciated bands of the 1970s whose musical legacy far outlasted their album-making years. Anyone...
  • Roger Waters on wheat-pasting over the Elliott Smith memorial wall: "We had no intention to cover up something precious"

     
    Roger Waters of Pink Floyd knows the artistic potency of an image on a wall. But his recent campaign to wheat-paste an anti-war quote from President Eisenhower across American cities to promote his touring revival of the Floyd staple “The......
  • Pink Floyd's Roger Waters apologizes for pasting over Elliott Smith wall

     
    Roger Waters of Pink Floyd found himself in a whirlwind of negativity when employees pasted over the Elliott Smith memorial in Silver Lake. To promote an upcoming revival tour for Pink Floyd, the band posted a painting with a President......
  • Has the 'Elliott Smith wall' ceased being a tribute?

     
    It was less than a month ago that legendary musician Roger Waters got into hot water when a poster advertising his latest concert tour was wheat-pasted on a Silver Lake wall that has stood as a memorial to indie sweetheart......
  • Turn It Up

    Turn It Up
    TÊTE-à-TÊTE: M.I.A. 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...
  • Middle management

    Sometimes it's the most profound part of a song, or the moment that interrupts a narrative's confident surface. Often, it's a backing up, a taking stock, a few seconds of reflection, poignant or even painful. The bridge -- also known as the "middle-...
  • Long road down

    In a bohemian stretch of Sunset Boulevard that winds through Silver Lake, there's a stereo repair shop with an exterior that seems, for some, oddly familiar: The coiling red and blue lines on its external wall served as the cover for an album by a...
  • 'Misery' Has Company

    'Misery' Has Company
    A few weeks ago, Elliott Smith performed his Oscar-nominated song "Miss Misery" for more than 55 million on the Academy Awards telecast. A month earlier, he was playing the tiny L.A. rock club Spaceland. A year ago he was trying to kill himself. This...