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Times Staff WriterFor Los Angeles bands, Coachella is almost a hometown gig, despite its distance in miles and mind-set from the city. During the Silversun Pickups' performance on the main stage Friday afternoon, singer Brian Aubert told the crowd that the band has been on...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterAT 85, Norman Lear is, by age and experience, Democratic Hollywood's elder statesman. But he was also the first guy in town to recognize that presidential politics would be different this time around. (Change isn't limited to the young, after all.) While...
Organizers have finally announced the 2007 Lollapalooza lineup, and we're so excited about so many of the bands that we feel like we're already at the three-day Grant Park fest. Well, mentally anyway. Actually occurring August 3-5, this year's Lolla...
Times Staff WriterA lifestyle both rural and retiree sets the low-desert rhythm of Indio with its equestrian trails, golf courses and sun-baked subdivisions. But Saturday an amplified, young and urban beat took over. It was those kids again -- the 50,000 or so music fans...
Tribune music criticCity officials confirmed Wednesday that negotiations are under way with a Texas marketing company to bring a revived Lollapalooza festival to Grant Park from July 23 to 24. But the two-day rock concert--a "softer, tamer" version of the landmark...
Special to The TimesCrowds were a major issue throughout the sold-out first day at Coachella, and the dance tents were not immune. A steady stream of fans made their way into the expansive Sahara Tent, the primary venue for dance music, but the strong allure of big-name...
Concert promotion — the business of hiring an act, booking a venue, selling the tickets and counting the money — is one of the music business' most lucrative enterprises. It's also one of its most faceless. How many fans at Prince's recent...
After a six-year hiatus, Lollapalooza returns Saturday to Chicago, and so do Jane's Addiction and Perry Farrell, the man who founded the ground-breaking touring festival of alternative culture and music. Farrell conceived the original Lollapalooza as...
Tribune rock criticIn 1991, Jane's Addiction left the music scene while it was still on top. The Los Angeles quartet had made two impressive, groundbreaking albums and then headlined the inaugural Lollapalooza tour, which became a template for the lucrative multiband...
Kot is the Tribune's Rock Critic.If you know the true history of alternative rock — the one that begins in 1966 with the Velvet Underground rather than in 1991 with Nirvana or Jane's Addiction or the Red Hot Chili Peppers — you know Luna's heritage. If you believe the Velvets are the...
Born the same year Cheap Trick's "I Want You To Want Me," Blondie's "Heart Of Glass" and The Knack's "My Sharona" ruled the airwaves, the four Palo Alto, Calif., women who make up the Donnas were, perhaps, destined to create power pop music. After nearly...
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