| Apr 18, 2012
| 4:36 PM
A list of upcoming concerts across the Southland, with on-sale dates in parentheses. Staples Center One Direction, Aug. 7, 2013 (Sat.) Verizon Wireless Amphitheater FishFest 2012, June 23 (Sat.) Gibson Amphitheatre YES, Aug. 15 (Fri.) Greek Theatre John...
| Jun 24, 2011
| 2:00 PM
1. Thick as a Brick - Jethro Tull
2. Passion Play - Jethro Tull
3. Back Door Angel - Jethro Tull
4. Black Satin Dancer - Jethro Tull
5. Quiz Kid - Jethro Tull
1. Psychobabble - Alan Parsons Project
2. Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
3. Crazy on...
| Jun 24, 2012
It is said that a band is only as good as its drummer. Not only do drummers serve as the anchor that keeps the rest of the players in time, they also provide the essential foundation upon which most songs are built.
The one thing most rock drummers...
| Jul 2, 2012
| 6:10 AM
Summer is when the area's performing arts centers announce their fall schedules. The Peninsula's two main centers -- The Ferguson Center for the Arts and The American Theatre in Hampton -- have plenty of interesting shows heading our way.
As my colleague...
| Feb 8, 2012
The Grammys arrive on Sunday. Does it matter who wins, or is the show just meaningless, undeserved awards peppered in between performances?
The Grammys matter
While there have been outright controversial picks (Jethro Tull, pictured, over Metallica in...
| Jan 7, 2012
| 12:01 AM
I got into this thing where I was changing popular song lyrics to have them fit the review. With this movie, it seemed simple enough. INXS has a song called The Devil Inside. The movie was so bad, I just didn’t have the motivation to even Google the...
| Mar 1, 2012
| 1:36 AM
Sometimes seeing so many movies can be a problem. How can a film lover or critic watch this movie and not think of Fargo, The Red Violin, House of Games, Criminal, and John Dahl’s The Last Seduction? Heck, even the violin shop is called Dahl’s...
| Mar 5, 2012
| 8:34 AM
People think it’s easy to slam together 20 minutes of music that holds up under scrutiny. Build slowly from a soft beginning, jam this part together with that one, add an organ solo here, change keys, go to a different time signature, stitch in a...
| Nov 2, 2011
| 7:02 AM
I love free music to listen to. Not only that, I love that there are tons of interesting people out there making choices so that I don't have to actually decide on my own. Here's the best of what's floating around right now.
Great last album tracks:...
| Apr 16, 2012
| 6:57 PM
You may have heard Guns & Roses was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this weekend and Axl Rose released an official statement to the hall telling them not to induct him in his absence and that no one was authorized to accept the award on his...
| Mar 7, 2008
The Greek Theatre's 2008 season is highlighted by several programs delving into American roots music -- notably the Grammy Award-winning duo of Robert Plant and Alison Krauss for two nights -- and reaching an apex with a relatively rare local...
| Oct 30, 2009
1. Bauhaus - Bela Lugosi's Dead
2. Ministry - Everyday is Halloween
3. The Damned - Nasty
4. The Misfits - Halloween
5. Dead Kennedys - Halloween
1. John Denver - Rocky Mountain High
2. Emmy Lou Harris - One of these Days
3. Johnny Cash...