| Oct 3, 2009
| 4:32 PM
The day finally is here and L.A. is ready for him. Gustavo Dudamel conducts his first concert today as the new music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. A live audience of 18,000 awaits him for the welcome party --......
| Oct 5, 2009
| 4:34 PM
With Flea driving the groove, Radiohead's frontman funks it up. To understand what Thom Yorke is up to with the new ensemble he brought to the Orpheum Theatre on Sunday, it's useful to quote one of pop's surviving godfathers. "Once......
| Jun 1, 2008
TALK about a tour manager's worst nightmare.
Chad Hugo had missed his flight from Virginia, skipped rehearsal and wasn't picking up the phone. Worse still, with less than an hour until show time it appeared the 32-year-old multi-instrumentalist and...
| Jun 3, 2008
Weezer "Weezer" (DGC/Interscope) * * * 1/2
THE PAIRING of Weezer and producer Rick Rubin seemed like a no-brainer, but their first issue, 2005's "Make Believe," lacked the hoped-for chemistry between L.A.'s nerd-rock kings and a studio guru who has...
| Jun 8, 2008
JAKOB DYLAN has been waiting for this moment.
He has four sons, and the older two are inching toward their teenage years. Over a lunch of black coffee in the Hollywood foothills the other day, he said he's made plans to become a stage dad, the best and...
| Sep 28, 2009
A 1929 Los Feliz home once owned actor Cary Grant and, later, drummer Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers has come on the market at $3,485,000.
The Spanish Colonial Revival-style villa has four bedrooms, four bathrooms and a media room in 6,727...
| Oct 4, 2009
The happiest sounds wafting across the plaza Saturday afternoon at the Hollywood Bowl had a Latin cadence. Spanish, spoken by the crowd of families, picnickers with their wine bottles and high school kids in their East L.A. punk clothes; Spanish sung by...
| Jan 31, 2010
One in a series of occasional articles
The Troubadour, awash on a recent night in indigo light and chiming guitars, doesn't look all that different than it did in the 1970s, when music history plugged in to the club's stage amps and earned the tiny...