Friday, November 9
SEGERSTROM CENTER FOR THE ARTS
Ute Lemper is already a masterful interpreter of sad/romantic/tragic balladry, whether she's bringing to life "Mack the Knife" and other cabaret chansons by Kurt Weill or transmuting the surly poetry of Charles Bukowski into song form. B ... More >>
Christina M. FeliceVanaprastaBy now, we're sure you have your strategy mapped out for Saturday's street festival portion of the Sunset Strip Music Festival.
You're hitting the Sunset Strip early for Semi Precious Weapons; you're darting between outdoor stages for the likes of Travie McCoy, ... More >>
Justin LoyNite JewelThere seems to be a lot on Ramona Gonzalez's mind these days, at least judging from the title track to Nite Jewel's new EP, Am I Real?
"How did it get so wrong with me?" she asks at the outset, moving on through a spandex-worthy web of bass, beats and synth to wonder "Wha ... More >>
Flying LotusAvant-garde beatmaker Flying Lotus is the toast of the town right now, the release of his new album "Cosmogramma" having hit the shores of electronic music like a tsunami and folks still buzzing over his eye-popping set at Coachella. For the man born Steve Ellison, this weekend's ... More >>
Drive-By TruckersYou may not have noticed if you don't live in a neighborhood where "y'all" is the prevalent pronoun -- and no, that's not pejorative -- but the Drive-By Truckers have a new album out. "The Big To-Do" is just that, out-sized riffs, growling vocals and sweat-stained rhythms sup ... More >>
It's been a good six months since the good folks at Dublab (currently holding their Proton Drive fundraiser) have delivered up a new installment of Vision Version, a video series that captures touring or L.A.-area artists performing one-off songs in beautiful or unusual settings. Last time, to wit, ... More >>
Busy weekend of music ahead, one of the most action-packed of the season. We, in fact, are being pulled in about six different directions. Tonight, if you're lucky and/or connected, you may be at Thom Yorke and band's first ever show, which is at the Echoplex.
Across town in Pasadena, David Byrn ... More >>
Photos by Timothy Norris
Puppet show! Cool! Why don't more bands have interesting opening acts like this, I thought, as The Cinnamon Roll Gang set up shop behind a tall orange curtain between Patrick Park and Sara Lov's sets.
The answer to my question came pretty quickly. Painfully loud, I saw ... More >>