| May 6, 2012
| 9:37 PM
Coldplay, Incubus, Soundgarden and more define a rock aesthetic. What exactly does a rock band need -- and in what quantity -- to distinguish itself in today's exuberantly eclectic pop landscape? Along with branded beach balls and remembrances of Adam.......
| Mar 1, 2011
| 8:45 AM
Stuck In The Middle With You by Stealers Wheel
The High Road by Broken Bells
Rocket Man by Elton John
Young Americans by David Bowie
All I Wanna Do by Sheryl Crow
Lust For Life by Iggy Pop
Criminal by Fiona Apple
| Jan 4, 2011
5 a.m. You Keep Me Hangin' On by Kim Wilde
Reeling In The Years by Steely Dan
Somebody Told Me by The Killers
Three Little Birds by Bob Marley
Groove Is In The Heart by Deee-Lite
The Great Beyond by R.E.M.
Linger by The Cranberries
Stylo by Gorillaz
| Jan 11, 2011
Groovy Times by The Clash
Early In The Morning by The Gap Band
Abracadabra by Steve Miller Band
Bend & Break by Keane
Grey Street by Dave Matthews Band
Fly Away by Lenny Kravitz
Hole Hearted by Extreme
Saved by Zero by The...
| Feb 3, 2011
| 9:29 AM
Paint The Silence by South
I'm Not Gonna Cry by Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings
Steal My kisses by Ben Harper
No Rain by Blind Melon
New Low by Middle Class Rut
Lazy Eye by Silversun Pickups
I Don't Love You No More by Kings Go Forth...
| Sep 25, 2012
| 6:50 AM
Why wait until the last minute to get your act together? Here are six events at least a couple of weeks out to get you started.
1) Foreign Language Film Festival, through the end of Oct., Bruyette Athenaeum, University of Saint Joseph, 1678 Asylum Ave.,...
| Jul 24, 2012
*** = Recommended shows
On sale 10 a.m. Friday
The Script, Saturday, Oct. 27 (35-$40, all ages) at Aragon.
On sale noon Friday
David Choi, Clara C, Friday, Oct. 26 ($15, 18+) at Schubas.
***Father John Misty, La Sera, Jeffertitti’s Nile,...
| Aug 16, 2012
| 3:01 PM
Mitt Romney's campaign can now point to something it has in common with Ronald Reagan's -- a musical act is asking it to stop using its music at campaign stops.
The rock band Silversun Pickups this week served Romney's campaign with a cease-and-desist...
| Apr 24, 2007
Even after years of mansion parties and a hit TV show in "The Girls Next Door," Hugh Hefner is still finding new ways to grow his bunny brand. This time the iconic ears are getting a punky revamp from Los Feliz accessory maker White Trash Charms....
| Dec 28, 2006
Local acts make good ... sounds
The past year brought a robust crop of Buzz Bands, and with it a bountiful harvest of releases from Southland bands. Here are this column's Top 10 favorites, along with a bunch more worthy efforts:
The Top 10
| Dec 14, 2006
It's her life, in his words
Like Amanda Palmer of the Dresden Dolls, Liz McGrath is more of a performer than she is a singer. Her woozy, weary rasp is perfectly imperfect for Miss Derringer's cabaret- and country-tinged ditties as she narrates the band's...
| Apr 19, 2007
They know how to get attention
At times on "Myths of the Near Future," the debut album by the London quartet Klaxons, the synths' wail is so siren-like you sense there may be an emergency. And there is, kind of. Their imperative seems to be to have fun...