A good half-hour before the end of his concert Thursday night at the Bootleg Theater, Benji Hughes was already looking ahead to his next gig.
The North Carolina-based singer and his band would be in Los Angeles for a few days, he told the crowd, so anyone interested in having him play again -- “birthday, house party, whatever” -- should reach out.Read more
"Earth, hot air and no fire."
That's how George Clinton, founder of influential funk groups Funkadelic and Parliament, famously critiqued the sound of Earth, Wind & Fire in 1975.
Insulting? Sure, but the Los Angeles band's founder, Maurice White, died Thursday knowing that Clinton was wrong. He and Earth, Wind & Fire left a body of elemental work that rendered such an assessment moot.Read more
Think about the first time you heard Janet Jackson’s “Control.”
Were you on the dance floor of a dimly lighted nightclub? A high school dance? The record store? Listening to the radio? However you heard it, your body more than likely moved to the pulse of its frenetic, intricate beat.
And then at some point you listened to the lyrics. Really listened.Read more
Maurice White, co-founder and leader of the groundbreaking ensemble Earth, Wind & Fire, died Thursday at his Los Angeles home. He was 74. His brother and bandmate, Verdine White, confirmed the news with the Associated Press.Read more
At last, it's a livin' thing.
Months after Electric Light Orchestra sparked talk of a comeback with the release of its first studio album in more than a decade, the veteran British group announced Thursday that it will play three concerts at the Hollywood Bowl in September.
The shows, scheduled for Sept.Read more