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  • The Mad Hatter prevails! Author Frank Beddor sizes up an icon

     
    GUEST ESSAY Bestselling author Frank Beddor knows the landscape of Wonderland as the creator of the "Looking Glass Wars" series of novels and the "Hatter M" graphic novels. Today, as Disney basks in the glow of a $210-million opening weekend......
  • The seeker: Gonjasufi on yoga, his singing style and the ongoing quest for enlightenment

     
    Sometimes, an artist selects an alias perfect enough to capture his aesthetic in a couple of compound nouns. Gonjasufi, nee Sumach Ecks, the Warp-signed, warped-voice entity residing in the Mojave Desert, is one of those anomalies – with a nomenclature....
  • The Petrojvic Blasting Company: Coming soon to a sidewalk near you

     
    The best pieces from last Thursday’s Downtown L.A. Art Walk weren’t to be found hanging on the walls of an overpriced gallery, but instead came warbling out of the mouths and instruments of the Petrojvic Blasting Company, a ragtag crew......
  • Coachella, beyond the main stage: Cooling off with Céu

     
    COACHELLA COUNTDOWN: In the days leading up to the three-day Indio fest that begins April 16, Pop & Hiss gives you the reasons to arrive before the headliners. Who: Céu From: São Paulo, Brazil Reason to care: First, it's pronounced......
  • The Pop & Hiss countdown continues: Just four days left until Coachella!

     
    The Coachella festival is but four days away, and over at the Pop & Hiss blog there are more posts to help you navigate the various stages and to know when to take a food or potty break. First up, Chris Barton answers the "why you should care" question,...
  • Robert Plant and Alison Krauss at the Greek Theatre

    Robert Plant and Alison Krauss at the Greek Theatre
    The genre of pop standards is a bit out of bounds for Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, whose high-profile collaboration excavates a more traditional sector of America's musical geography. But when the singers and their band came to the Greek Theatre on...
  • Live: Tom Waits

    Live: Tom Waits
    PHOENIX -- The sprawling, brawling concert Tom Waits gave here Tuesday, opening his Glitter and Doom tour with two nights at the city's grand old Orpheum, found its central image, unsurprisingly, in a hat. This wasn't just any of the countless porkpies...
  • Terrence Howard: 'Iron Man's' music man

    Terrence Howard: 'Iron Man's' music man
    It was hustle and flow, all right. Terrence Howard, the Oscar-nominated actor best known for his role as Djay, the rapping pimp protagonist of Craig Brewer's acclaimed 2005 film, was doing everything but serving smoked Gouda to the 40 or so people...
  • Scarlett & singing film stars: Is this just an act?

    Scarlett & singing film stars: Is this just an act?
    THE VERY last scene of last year's hit film "Juno" pointed toward one small path in music's future: star Ellen Page sitting on a stoop, singing a song by obscure boy-girl folk duo the Moldy Peaches. Her leading man, Michael Cera, sang along, but he was...
  • Words & Ideas: Author readings and signings

    Words  &   Ideas: Author readings and signings
    TODAY Joe Lansdale The author of "Leather Maiden" will read and sign his new book. Mysteries to Die For, 2940 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. 1 p.m. Free. (805) 374-0084. MONDAY Nathaniel Mackey The author will read and sign the latest volume in his...
  • 'Lowside of the Road: A Life of Tom Waits' by Barney Hoskyns

    Self-mythologizing is as much a part of rock as the 15-minute guitar solo. Tom Waits knows the drill: He's been messing with our heads for a full generation. Like Bob Dylan, he has proven a canny master of disguise, creating an impenetrable wall to keep...