| May 10, 2008
Lysa Flores looks far too stylish to be one of the female voices of East L.A. punk, to borrow the subtitle of an exhibition opening next week at the Claremont Museum of Art. Waiting one cloudy morning recently for a table at a trendy cafe in her Los Feliz...
| Jun 1, 2008
CARLY SIMON isn't the first name you'd expect to find on a list of classic-rock superstars who keep tabs on " American Idol." "I tune in whenever I get a chance," she says in that signature dusky voice. "How could I not, when this season Brooke White sang...
| Jun 3, 2008
If you are a fan of Bob Dylan and the Band, you might have heard the name Ronnie Hawkins quite a bit over the years, though you probably haven't heard much of his actual music -- the Canadian-based rocker has had little sales chart presence in this...
| Jun 3, 2008
So, are Boomers self-obsessed? We received 114 letters in response to Meghan Daum's Op-Ed "Why don't you all f-fade away?" which complained about Baby Boomers' narcissicm, annoying music, and other impositions on the rest of us. (To put this in...
| Jun 12, 2008
HERBIE HANCOCK'S performance at the Playboy Jazz Festival on Sunday comes in the midst of a bountiful year. Yes, the veteran jazz pianist/composer's Hollywood Hills home glistens with the an impressive collection of Grammys, an Oscar and other awards. But...
| Jun 15, 2008
JARED LEVY, a manager of artists and a music industry marketing strategist, was playing volleyball on the beach a few years back when Eliza Roberts began chatting him up. She insisted that Levy go see her son, Keaton Simons, play a show that night at...
| Feb 18, 2008
NASHVILLE -- There is something so quiet about Allison Moorer, you almost don't notice the ethereal beauty in the delicate black silk blouse and tumble of strawberry colored hair tucked into a booth in a restaurant here. Her porcelain complexion,...
| Jan 17, 2008
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Cat Power "Jukebox" (Matador) ***
SINGER-songwriter Chan Marshall's latest effort stays in the languid Memphis-soul bag of her acclaimed 2006 album "The Greatest," which paid homage to soul legend Al Green and the '70s sound of Hi Records. But on...
| May 24, 2009
Will You Take Me as I Am
Joni Mitchell's Blue Period
Free Press: 240 pp., $24.99
When Joni Mitchell thinks about confession, two things come to mind: witch hunts and Catholic priests. To be held up as the exemplar of confessional...
| Nov 15, 2008
Francesca Lia Block is a Los Angeles writer with a unique voice that blends lush imagery, hip fairy tales and punk poetic lyricism. She is best known for her "Weetzie Bat" books, which premiered in 1989 and drew critical acclaim and a rapturous fan base...
| Nov 29, 2008
The bounty of new holiday albums is impressive -- little else is selling, the thinking seems to be, so let's see if Santa and Rudolph can salvage the end of the year. This year's batch is suitably diverse, many hurriedly assembled as a seasonal bonus...