| Jul 31, 2012
| 2:16 PM
After completing a nationwide tour last weekend, Huntington Beach ska bands Reel Big Fish and Suburban Legends returned home to Orange County on Saturday for a final tour performance at the City National Grove of Anaheim.
Kicking off the show, the...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 9:42 AM
A lovely film about a Detroit singer-songwriter robbed of musical fame but rewarded with a second chance decades later, at age 70, "Searching for Sugar Man" tells a story of serendipity and just deserts. If it were fiction, it'd be improbable fiction. But...
| Aug 6, 2012
Spoiler alert: Little-known, critically acclaimed early 1970s folk singer Rodriguez is not, contrary to popular belief, dead.
Yet, as chronicled in the Sundance award-winning film “Searching for Sugar Man,” that’s what many fans in...
| Aug 11, 2012
| 5:13 PM
SANTA MONICA — Aras Baskauskas concentrated on his cocophoria sandwich before talking about his new solo album, "The Tree and the River."
"I need to get better at talking and chewing at the same time," the UC Irvine alumnus and "Survivor" winner...
| Aug 13, 2012
| 12:30 PM
Anders Osborne was born in Uddevalla, Sweden in 1966, the son of a popular touring jazz drummer who would collect jazz, R&B and early rock reel-to-reel recordings from his travels for his son to absorb. As a teen, Anders connected with Ray Charles, Van...
| Aug 18, 2012
| 9:32 PM
A friend of mine had seen this movie before me and said “I really didn’t need to see Meryl Streep have an orgasm.”
I immediately yelled, “Hey! Spoiler alert here! I haven’t seen it yet.”
I missed the press screening...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 10:25 AM
Searching For Sugar Man
Showing as part of the New London Winter Film Festival, Thursday, March 7, Garde Arts Center, 325 State St., New London, (860) 444-7373, gardearts.org
The music business is unjust. Everyone knows that. Some seemingly...
| Feb 4, 2013
*** (out of 4)
My Morning Jacket have always offered something of a mystical experience. Maybe it's the specter of the South that floats over the Kentucky band’s music. Maybe it's just singer Jim James' voice, which is best described as celestial....
| Jan 9, 2013
| 7:10 AM
The Last Waltz is the greatest rock 'n' roll movie ever made despite the fact that one of its biggest stars, the Band drummer Levon Helm (pictured), hated it. Levon passed away last year, but Wednesday night you can see and hear him in his prime for...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 4:33 PM
In a concert last month at Hollywood's Hotel Cafe, the buzzy English singer Paloma Faith crouched down near the floor to sing "Let Me Down Easy." It's a tough-love song associated with a number of hardy soul-music veterans, including Bettye LaVette and...
| Apr 4, 2013
| 10:29 AM
"Where do babies come from?" is a complicated question, terrifying and inevitable for parents. They must simplify for the sake of their children's psyches, but that answer obscures the many layers of such a question, for there is much to consider in the...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 10:46 PM
You know how you sometimes watch an amazing movie that puts your emotions on a rollercoaster ride? That happened with me in this documentary, but not in the way I would’ve preferred.
I had moments of being angry at the record industry. They...