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  • 18 days ago

    With big beat barrages from more than 30 musical acts, Hollywood’s annual Elvis Presley tribute bash is a richly ritualistic rock & roll variety show. This year’s edition, a special matinee show marking the King’s 80th birthday — on a stage where ...

  • 1 month ago

    Multi-instrumental virtuoso Cody Bryant is a stone country music zealot. Obsessed with the rich California honky-tonk tradition, Bryant has long since given over his entire life to pursuit of the neon-lit dream, performing here in his Viva Cantina...

  • 1 month ago

    Believe it or not, there once was a time when rock & roll radio stations actually played an aggressive cultural role, and here in Los Angeles KMET 94.7 (“a little bit of heaven”) was among the last of them. When the station went belly up on Valent...

  • 2 months ago

    When it comes to Macy Gray, the fabulously idiosyncratic R&B wild woman who completely redefined the sound and look of the American soul diva, one must expect the unexpected. As talented as she is eccentric, Gray’s legacy of weirdness is as rich a...

  • 2 months ago

    The Yellow Payges were hard-rocking, psych-pop originators from the circa-’66 “Riot-on–Sunset Strip” scene, and far more than just a Hollywood sensation. They toured for a solid year with Eric Burdon and The Animals in ’68, and were the first rock...

  • 3 months ago

    Comedian Stan Freberg, the Pasadena-born Boy Wonder of Satire, has rampaged through American culture with dizzying success since his start on radio back in 1944, making tonight’s retrospective/celebration, The Genius of Stan Freberg: Celebrating 7...