Friday, March 8
SUBSUELO AT KOBO'S
Nickodemus' multicultural Turntables on the Hudson compilations and New York City-based events have brought together flavorfully funky house and Latin-based sounds from around the world. The DJ then took the series global with his creation of the ongoin ... More >>
Monday, August 13
In the year 2000, a group of schlubs from the California meth- and cow-town of Modesto released the perfect record to ring in the new millennium. It was called The Sophtware Slump, and its sun-dappled, spacey, sad-faced robot-pop seemed to capture so much about ... More >>
Ray Charles: Genius Soul = Jazz
Better than... hanging out at the Ray Charles Post Office on Washington Boulevard.
Last night, a parade of marquee-ready names hit the stage of the Hollywood Bowl in tribute to the "Genius of Soul," Ray Charles. Featuring Babyface, Martina M ... More >>
Christina Limson O'ConnellPoncho and Terence channel Chano and Dizzy
Poncho Sanchez & His Latin Jazz Band
Chucho Valdes & the Afro-Cuban Messengers
Walt Disney Concert Hall
*Poncho Sanchez Played the Weekend Wedding Circuit, Until a Gringo Changed His Luck
*Marlon Brando R ... More >>
See also: Poncho Sanchez Played the Weekend Wedding Circuit, Until a Gringo Changed His Luck
In his column this week, Jeff Weiss talks with renowned conga player Poncho Sanchez about the unlikely gringo who put him on. Today we've got another Sanchez story about an even stranger encounter -- with M ... More >>
Walter Smith III Quintet
Better than...a set by Thurston Howell III
Houston-born saxophonist Walter Smith III is a busy man. His first-call tenor frequently shares the stage with some of the best young musicians out there, finding a particular affinity with trumpet playe ... More >>
Interview by Sean O'Connell
Trumpet player and New Orleans native Terence Blanchard is a very busy man, but when he isn't blasting his fiery, post-bop horn on a recording date or scoring the latest Hollywood drama, he always makes time for the stage. From August 19th through the 21st, Blan ... More >>
May we invite Jonathan D. Haskell inside your head?
It'll only take a few minutes, really. There. Now relax.
Haskell makes ambient music under the name Seven Saturdays, the kind of stuff that belongs in movies that haven't been made yet, or maybe even imagined. His orchestrated tomes are are par ... More >>
Femi KutiNeed some positive force? Yeah, so do we.
Olafela Olafemi Anikulapo Kuti (known as Femi), the son of Nigerian Afro-beat legend Fela Kuti, is renowned for live performances that feature exultant saxophone and even more celebratory dancing adding up to a sweaty spectacle of funk.
But ... More >>
Is it that time already?
Yes, for the 89th time, it is. The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association just announced the line-up for the 2010 Hollywood Bowl season, and despite its age, the outdoor beauty will stage a few firsts: Gustavo Dudamel's first Bowl subscription concerts as music direct ... More >>