It was cool. It was a big Happening with flashing lights, lots of color, inspiration, 100,000 people screaming along in unison, moved by the pure ... spectacle of it. If we were in North Korea, these songs would have been about the Supreme Leader and we would have all been flashing colored placards ... More >>
Echo & the Bunnymen at the Nokia Theater, Oct. 24.
Seeing a maddeningly underrated and undervalued band like Echo & the Bunnymen is a good way to keep the ears and soul in check, especially the day before a cold front from Dublin swoops in to take over all of SoCal, and to remind us who pays for Th ... More >>
Now that you're probably engaged in the almost-last minute Halloween costume cram session, you might be in the need for some tunes to get you through the hours of skirt-hemming and wig-styling. At the same time, though, we figured you might be a little tired of hearing Ministry's "Every Day i ... More >>
Chris Doyle has been pulling pints since the tender age of seventeen. Hailing from Dublin, and now the incredibly zesty age of "somewhere around seventy," Doyle has spent the past thirty-three years pulling pints at Tom Bergin's.
A ball of energy, Doyle bounces from one end of the bar to the other ... More >>
photo by Kevin Scanlon
Sell the rest of your portfolio. Forgo fancy dinners for the rest of November. Break your lame date and call your soul mate. Do what you have to do, I swear, to get a ticket to tonight's Van Morrison show at the Hollywood Bowl. If you at all have ever been moved by a Morriso ... More >>
Henry Fonda Theater, Sept. 6
By Mark Mauer
Two crowds showed up to see Dublin's The Frames Thursday night. First there were the die-hards, lining up hours before the doors opened. They're the ones who have followed this band to bigger and bigger venues each time they've come to L.A., fro ... More >>