I don’t usually talk about opening acts, as the headliner generally gives me enough material to work with. I find it truly difficult in this case to stick to that pattern, as the three artists who performed at the El Rey Theatre on May 5 each played so brRead more
‘First thing you’ll see are the founding members of the Mormon Church. Hats off to them, and hats off to you.’
And so the projected video starts with the push of a remote button.
Avey Tare sure can scream. And not just scream—yelp, shout and shriek. He can also sing angelically, with a voice that floats above any ethereal noise he and his bandmates in the wonderful Animal Collective sometimes-quartet can conjure up. But he’s reallRead more
If you’re anything like me, you think fish as an entrRead more
Stages are funny things. A good performer steps onto a stage and, somewhere in midstep, changes into someone different. Or maybe a good performer makes the transition in priming for the show, during their sound check. Maybe they start adjusting their gaitRead more
The line stretched from a kung-fu dojo past an anonymous brown fading building and wrapped around the corner of Santa Monica and Doheny. It consisted of a motley crew of desperate kids from ‘the scene,’ 20-somethings whose musical obsessions had gotten thRead more
Kenpo Inc., a downtown Los Angeles-based general clothing company, has unveiled their new Kenpo Jacket for iPod. The jacket will be available online at http://www.kenpofashion.com and at Macy’s department stores in California (locally at South Coast PlazaRead more