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  • The Bangles take crowd back to the 1980s, and earlier, at Philly show

     
    The Bangles were at their career peak in the 1980s, and found their inspiration in music of the 1960s. But nearly 25 years after that peak, they were still inspiring as a band, with the sound of both decades ringing......
  • Talking with The Bangles: guitarist Vicki Peterson says Mondays no longer manic

     
    When power-pop girl group The Bangles reunited in 1999 after 10 years apart, guitarist Vicki Peterson says her condition for being a part of the group again was that it “would continue to make new music and be a viable......
  • Alex Chilton, gone a year ago today, is remembered

     
    A really nice feature at stereogum.commarking the first anniversary of the passing of Alex Chilton, the gifted singer-wongwriter known for his work with the Box Tops and Big Star. The feature includes plenty of audio clips of Big Star's signature work...
  • Rhino Records pop-up store returns to Westwood May 27 to June 12

     
    Rhino Records store returns in pop-up location May 27 to June 12...
  • How did Jay Roach get a Beatles song for 'Dinner for Schmucks'?

     
    When I was having breakfast with Jay Roach Thursday morning, I couldn't have opened the interview with a dumber question. Having seen his new film, "Dinner for Schmucks," which stars Steve Carell and Paul Rudd as the ultimate kind of......
  • Revisiting 'Tales' with Armistead Maupin and Olympia Dukakis

     
    When in San Francisco, do as the San Franciscans do -- indulge in culinary pleasures while enjoying the conversation of freethinking originals. While in town a couple of weeks ago to review “Girlfriend,” the new Todd Almond-Matthew Sweet musical at......
  • Rita Moreno to star as herself in 2011 solo show at Berkeley Rep

     
    Berkeley Repertory Theatre's 2010-11 season will feature an as-yet untitled one-woman show about Rita Moreno -- starring Rita Moreno. It opens May 18, 2011, when the actress-singer will be 79. The show will mark the playwriting debut of Tony Taccone,........
  • 'Girlfriend': A little slice of gay teen life

     
    Modern musical theater tends to be showy--think "Fela," "Billy Elliot," "Wicked"--if not sometimes a little bit over the top. But for every proposed budget-busting "Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark," there can be a new, intimate, even personal musical. And...
  • Theater review: 'Girlfriend' at Berkeley Rep

     
    Reporting from Berkeley—The old formula of romantic comedy—boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy tries to get girl back—receives a same-sex makeover in “Girlfriend,” the sweet and simple, if slightly overstretched, new musical incorporating...
  • Green Day musical is a record-breaker for Berkeley Rep

     
    Sorry Princess Leia, Tony Kushner and you folks from the Tectonic Theater Project who compiled "The Laramie Project," but it looks like you just weren't punk enough. Berkeley Repertory Theatre announced today that "American Idiot," its new musical based...
  • Live review: Lucinda Williams at the Wiltern

    Live review: Lucinda Williams at the Wiltern
  • In 'Girlfriend,' Matthew Sweet's lyrics tell the story

    In 'Girlfriend,' Matthew Sweet's lyrics tell the story
    It looks like an innocent radio sing-a-long. In the new musical "Girlfriend," two adolescents are belting out a pop-rock tune that's on the radio. Flirting like high school seniors headed to the prom, the couple grows more spirited as the music turns...