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Review: Prince rocks (and rebuilds) in Anaheim
Review: Prince rocks (and rebuilds) in Anaheim

This is what it sounds like when Prince plays a club: BANG$%CRUNCH#@WHEEDLE&$YOWL!!! The Purple One touched down in Orange County on Tuesday night for the first of four shows at the City National Grove of Anaheim, part of a brief tour of tiny-for-him West Coast venues with his new backing band, 3rd Eye Girl. But if Prince’s organizing principle for the jaunt appears to be smallness – little rooms, short sets, a backing trio far cozier than the 22-piece ensemble he brought to the South by Southwest music conference in March – that guideline definitely did not apply to the legend’s sound, which roared like a freight train as he powered through new tunes, old obscurities and radically...

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