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Miles Davis had a raw, multi-syllable name for his group from 1969, and it wasn't one we can print in this newspaper. Known in various jazz-obsessive circles as the Lost Band, the powerful quintet of all stars Davis assembled between the release of...
Herb Reed was in his 20s when he founded the Platters in Los Angeles in 1953, naming his vocal group after the term used by radio DJs for the vinyl records of the day. Well into the digital download era — and into his 80s — Reed was still...
Pop & HissBass singer Herb Reed, who co-founded the Platters in Los Angeles in 1953 and was the last of the original members of the vocal group, died Monday in Boston, his manager told the Associated Press. Fred Balboni told AP that......
Pop & HissSinger Herb Reed, the last original member of the '50s L.A. R&B group the Platters died Monday in Boston. Herb Reed continued touring with the Platters until 2011....
Pop & HissThe musician/DJ favors Miles Davis, Vum, Le Butcherettes and Boris....
Culture MonsterTwo new releases for fall offer two distinct takes on the Miles Davis catalog, one cluster of live recordings from a great band in its prime the other a collection that uses the trumpeter's music as an exotic jumping-off point....
Culture MonsterCharles Lloyd rested his tenor saxophone at one point at the Nate Holden Performing Arts Center on Saturday night and told the audience his younger quartet mates were "the best musicians in the world." The tribute raised a grateful smile......
OutpostsHere's this week's Irvine Lake fishing report, written by veteran angler Steve Carson: The traditional best month of the year for Irvine Lake's blue catfish population kept up with its reputation this week, reported Jimmy Getty at the Pro Shop.......
Pop & HissBritish pop/electro act La Roux won America over this past summer with their thumping summer anthem "Bulletproof," and now the band has teamed up with Kanye West for its next single. The rapper breathes new life into a remix for......
Culture MonsterThereâs very little not to love about âMacbeezyâ at the Knightsbridge. This âhip-hopera,â which sets âMacbethâ to hip-hop music, brims with youthful brio while staying remarkably faithful to its source material. Sometimes, that devotion to...
Culture MonsterWhile rarely receiving due credit for driving jazz innovation, drummers have played an essential role in the musicâs evolution ever since Warren âBabyâ Dodds devised a new rhythmic vocabulary for accompanying Louis Armstrong. From swing pioneers Big...
Brand XCharlie Sheen's ongoing craziness, Justin Bieber's hair, the new iPad, it's been an important, event-filled day. So much so in fact we nearly got on without mention of Kanye West's new video for "All of the Lights", which debuted today. It features cameos...
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