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Pop & HissThe best pieces from last Thursdayâs Downtown L.A. Art Walk werenât 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......
The Hero ComplexGUEST 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......
Brand XThe 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,...
Pop & HissCOACHELLA 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: CÃ©u From: SÃ£o Paulo, Brazil Reason to care: First, it's pronounced......
"The question you're always asked is, 'Is opera still relevant?' " says handsome young tenor on the rise Joseph Kaiser. Despite his amiable temperament, he seems peeved by the frequently posed query. And why not? Singers like Kaiser and star baritone...
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...
Special to The TimesMany of them have gone digital and few will give you two tunes for two bits anymore, but I still love jukeboxes. If a joint has a jukebox, I can program my social excursion. I can eat chicken vindaloo with Tom Waits as background or suck down a Cuba Libre...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterThe 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...
During the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, singer-songwriter Joe Henry participated in a panel on the connection between music and the written word. For our summer reading issue, we asked Henry to elaborate on this question and to write about how...
Times Pop Music CriticTHE 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...
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Special to The TimesIt 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...
Times Pop Music CriticPHOENIX -- 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...
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