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Times Pop Music CriticDaryl Hall and John Oates, the Hugo Boss-clad kingpins of Reagan-era pop, seemed destined for the casino-circuit dotage most pop stars eventually face -- their new music largely ignored, their fan base fading to nothingness. But then, around 2005,...
Special to The TimesDeath Cab for Cutie singer-guitarist Ben Gibbard looked happy as he announced, "We got tunes!" from the huge stage at the Nokia Theatre Monday night. As the band headlined its biggest show ever in Los Angeles, the performance served as a case study of...
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In the 1980s, the era of Pac Man, hair bands and Flashdance, seemingly anything synthetic and hyper-stylized ruled pop culture. If you were around then, you couldn't escape the sounds of Hall & Oates, the superduo of blond, clean-shaven Daryl Hall and...
Times Pop Music CriticJenny Lewis no longer calls Silver Lake home, but she hasn't moved to Laurel Canyon. The woodsy bungalow she shares with her companion and musical collaborator, Johnathan Rice, sits in an obscure corner of the San Fernando Valley, not too far from...
LOS ANGELES, December 10, 2008 - LA, Los Angeles Times Magazine today announced the selection of Nic Harcourt as Editor at Large, Music & Culture. Beginning February 8, 2009, in LA's January/February double Oscar issue, Harcourt will contribute a...
Tags: Moby, Alanis Morissette, Television, Dido, Entertainment
Sun SentinelMedeski, Martin & Wood - 8 p.m. Jan. 3 at Revolution, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale. 18+. $30. Buy tickets here. Bryan Adams, 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 7 at the Parker Playhouse, 707 NE 8th St., Fort Lauderdale. Tickets $48.50 to $59.50 at livenation....
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Times Staff WriterIf you want to know the state of indie rock in 2007, watch Ben Gibbard perform on a college campus. The Death Cab for Cutie and the Postal Service frontman is arguably the genre's apotheosis right now. He's got impeccable aw-shucks pop smarts, a gold...
CAUSE CÉLÈBREWHO NEEDS bread and circuses when you've got networking and rock 'n' roll? For every Democratic delegate who is bound for the convention in Denver, desperate to influence the platform committee, there are plenty more looking for the best entertainment...
"AN anti-L.A. song? Well, I've never seen it that way." Ben Gibbard, the Seattle-based singer for Death Cab for Cutie, insists he isn't a Los Angeles basher. "This song is a conversation. It's a lover trying to convince his loved one not to move to L.A....
Beck "Modern Guilt" (DGC Records) * * * There are many probable reasons Beck made "Modern Guilt," his concise yet deliberately cosmic collaboration with fellow shaggy pop auteur Danger Mouse. He's finishing up a long contract with his record label; he...
Zap2It.comShowtime has rounded up a decidedly quirky assortment of artists to cover the show's catchy theme, "Little Boxes." Those little boxes on the hillside, little boxes made of ticky-tacky, may all look just the same, but the opening credits for the Emmy...
First bite: Province You know, not to be a killjoy or anything, but if this were New York, the corner of Jefferson and Randolph would have long ago acquired some snappy abbreviation or something—something like, oh, JRan or JeffDolph or RandyandJeff....
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