John Carmen

Review: 'Living Colour'


Very little has changed with Living Colour. Once hailed as a grand mating of the Bad Brains and Van Halen, Living Colour is still pretty much mining the same lode, with the decoration of a few snazzy…

Review: 'The Pretenders'


Hard to believe, but indeed it's true: It has been 20 years since the Pretenders first hit the U.S. top 10 with their debut disc. And despite the loss of half their original membership to overdoses…


  • Film

Review: 'Shannon Curfman'


Ahh, the prodigy. Not the British techno-metal act, mind you, but the child genius of whatever genre, always a jaw-dropper for their precociousness, be it instrumental or vocal. This 14-year-old…

Review: 'Stereolab'


Perched on the cusp of mainstream success for nearly three years now, the genre-bending, impossible-to-classify Euro act Stereolab paid Los Angeles a nice little visit for two nights.

Review: 'The Mavericks'


In a world that has become narrow-casted and micro-managed, Mercury recording artists the Mavericks are an anomaly. Charting early in their career on the country charts, the Mavericks have since…

Review: 'Leif Garrett'


Teen idols who try to be taken seriously in their adulthood are in for a long, hard haul; they are expected to be forever young and beautiful, and expected to play every last gig even if it means the…

Review: 'Eurythmics'


After 10 years in absentia, Eurythmics -- the vehicle that made androgynous lead singer Annie Lennox an international superstar and her partner Dave Stewart one of the most in-demand producers of the…

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