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Los Angeles Times Pop Music CriticIn the mid-1990s, a curious sound infiltrated mainstream pop music: ska, the swingin’, pre-reggae dance style born in 1960s Jamaica. It was an odd turn at the tail end of the grunge era, and mirrored the rise of the late '70s British groups the...
L.A. NOWThrough seven years of disputes, a proposed rock quarry site in Riverside County has been called a job creator, an economy killer, an environmental disaster and even a creation site. The debate ended Thursday, when the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians...
Pop & HissIf you closed your eyes during the sold-out Santigold concert at Club Nokia Friday night -- especially at any point in the first half -- it’d have been easy to feel like you were at one of the Hollywood Bowl’s annual flashback concerts...
World NowWorld's most powerful radio telescope to be split between South Africa, Australia and NZ: South African politicans and scientists were jubilant Friday after a decision to locate the Square Kilometer Array (SKA) radio telescope in South Africa, Australia...
L.A. NOWThe Riverside County Planning Commission on Wednesday tentatively voted down a massive rock quarry proposed near Temecula that was strongly opposed by the city and the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians....
Pop & HissAside from conjuring their own origin stories, superhero ska band the Aquabats dole out plenty of epic mythology in their lyrics. Nowhere was that more apparent in their Friday night set than in the performance of "Lucky Dragon Lady." In......
King Django w/ The Hempsteadys, the Snails and Matt MacLeod. $5-$10. 9 p.m., Dec. 15. The El 'n' Gee, 86 Golden St., New London. Also w/ Spring Heeled Jack and Vic Ruggiero. Free, 9 p.m., Dec. 19. BAR, 254 Crown St., New Haven, manicproductions....
The Hampton Jewish Mother is not a big space, but lately it's gone in big for local live music. This past weekend, the restaurant and deli hosted two shows featuring Hampton singer-guitarist Johnny Trash (a.k.a. T.J. Linkous). Friday, Trash played...
If you've heard a ska band on the radio or live, Tazy Phyllipz probably had something to do with it. After helping bands like No Doubt and Sublime find their place on the musical map for more than 20 years, Phyllipz, an Irvine resident, is hoping to...
Yes, Halloween's supposed to be for kids, but some of us never grow up. Go get your boo on at Hartford's Arch Street Tavern on Wednesday, where NYC's Toasters (pictured) just might skank-rock your ass until you've shed those extra mini-Three Musketeers-...
Norfolk's Discovery Music Series has announced a new set of shows starting Oct. 18 and stretching into the spring of 2013. Shying away from indie rock, the series has steered toward acoustic, folk and bluegrass. An exception is the legendary punk-ska-...
It's dangerous to drive while listening to HB Surround Sound's latest release, "Get Your Dance On," because that's exactly what listeners will want to do. The album, which was released Sept. 4, features 10 original songs. Genres range from ska to pop-...
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