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Veteran Southland roots rocker Dave Alvin, sonic experimentalists String Theory and Grammy-winning Latin rock group Quetzal top the bill for Saturday’s free all-day South Pasadena Eclectic Music Festival and Art Walk. Alvin -- a member of the...
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Poets have been called the "unacknowledged legislators of the world." (A poet, naturally, coined the phrase.) On Wednesday, a cross-section of L.A. musical street poets and activists -- including members of the bands Ozomatli, Quetzal, La Santa Cecilia,...
Last week, a group of Latino and Mexican artists up for three Grammy Awards gathered in a narrow Boyle Heights storefront — mostly in the flesh, some via Skype, a few present in spirit. They'd assembled to honor a strain of regional folk music...
Quetzal, the L.A. band that weaves together funk, rock and regional Mexican folk-music varietals such as son jarocho, has won the Grammy for Latin rock, urban or alternative album. Quetzal won for its release "Imaginaries" (Smithsonian Folkways...
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As the hours ticked down to the Latin Grammy Awards in Las Vegas in November, the pheromone level was rising fast at the Eyecandy Lounge. Mexican pop stars cooed and preened for the cameras. Spanish-language TV reporters burbled into their microphones...
“Did you see Maroon 5 on ‘Saturday Night Live’?” Jeff Ament asked the other day. The Pearl Jam bassist wasn’t looking for an opinion on Maroon 5’s performance last weekend; instead, he was sharing his incredulity over...
Los Angeles Times Pop Music CriticRadio theater is a medium that, while no longer practiced as it was during the golden age of radio, remains rich with potential. Like books, drama over the airwaves requires an active mind’s eye for both its creators and its audience. But unlike the...
Los Angeles Times Pop Music CriticWith President Obama’s visit to Myanmar on Monday, a long-secluded country has earned a rare moment on the world’s stage. Tucked between Thailand and Bangladesh in Southeast Asia, the country also known as Burma has been ruled by a military...
Tags: Jason Mraz, Thailand, Entertainment, Aung San Suu Kyi, Concerts
If you've ever attended an Ozomatli concert, you know it's sort of like being swept up in a Disneyland parade for adults. The unclassifiable L.A. band -- OK, call its members Latino-hip-hop-reggae-rockers, if you must -- is known for a kinetically feel-...
As a jazz fan, you really have to savor the select moments of the Playboy Jazz Festival, which began its 34th installment Saturday at its longtime home, the Hollywood Bowl. Because as a stand-alone, multi-day barometer of the state of the music, the...
Pop & HissThe Grand Performances series and Silver Lake club the Satellite have co-curated a noontime concert series at California Plaza in downtown Los Angeles in July and August, featuring some of the better names in rising local rock....
Pop & HissThe Best Music Writing collection is in the final days of its Kickstarter campaign to go indie....
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