| Jul 4, 2011
| 4:35 PM
She was like Andy Warhol: iconic blond hair set in a most determined pageboy that never moved. That, and red oversized glasses. You couldn’t miss her at shows -- be it the Dead Boys, Pearl Jam or Neil Young. Paul......
| Jul 22, 2011
| 9:32 PM
Last night's pretty amazing kick-off to the All-Stars portion of the season is sadly still going to end up with two eliminated dancers. And after......
| Jul 16, 2010
| 9:32 PM
Video produced by Kevin Pang View pictures from Pitchfork 2010. Jack Black, circa âSchool of Rock,â wouldâve appreciated this face-melter. The Pitchfork Music Festival got underway Friday in Union Park with enough heat and humidity to prompt...
| Aug 3, 2010
| 4:32 AM
At East Congress Parkway and Michigan Avenues, union stagehands work atop a support structure on August 2, assembling a sign at the entry to this weekend's Lollapalooza concert. (Tribune photo by Chris Walker) Lollapalooza had maxed out. For the second......
| Sep 7, 2011
| 9:52 AM
Thursday September 8
James Mauri is setting up shop for a free show tonight at Two Boots, as part of the Indie Thursdays series. Mauri's influences include Tom Petty, The Doors, Leonard Cohen and Nine Inch Nails, and we're not really sure...
| Feb 27, 2012
| 1:23 AM
Billy Crstyal’s return to hosting duties at the Oscars reminded me a lot of the Oscar party I went to at local Point Loma artist Leslie Perlis’ house.
At previous parties, I could make the crowd laugh. One year I pestered everybody that...
| Nov 27, 2011
| 1:47 PM
“Gish” Deluxe Edition (EMI); 3.5 stars (out of 4)
“Siamese Dream” Deluxe Edition (EMI): 4 stars (out of 4)
Smashing Pumpkins’ debut, “Gish,” wasn’t the cool, everybody-has-to-hear-it album of 1991. It...
| Dec 8, 2011
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross | "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo"
Early in the process for scoring "The Social Network," hard rock veterans Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross confessed to feeling out of their element.
Sitting recently on his Beverly Hills...
| Jan 26, 2012
| 12:50 PM
Guitarist-songwriter Billy Howerdel has put his Studio City house on the market at $1.799 million.
The Mediterranean, completed in 2008, features 10-foot ceilings, formal dining and living rooms, three fireplaces, five en suite bedrooms and a powder room...
| Feb 5, 2012
In one of the more talked-about transactions in town, actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have sold their Malibu beach house to daytime host and comedian Ellen De Generes for $12 million.
The 4,088-square-foot house, built in 1962, features walls of...
| Dec 21, 2011
| 12:44 PM
Come to the land of the ice and snow/From the midnight sun where the hot springs flow…
These lyrics start off Led Zeppelin’s third album, and they start of the American version of the Nordic tale The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. This version...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 2:32 PM
3.5 stars (out of 4)
Abel Tesfaye, a k a the Weeknd, has been busy the past few months. He self-released three mix tapes of moodily skewed R&B that have earned him a nomination for Canada’s top musical honor, the Polaris Prize (he lost out to...