MCA has scheduled Al Green's return to secular recording for October. Should that disc -- completed but not yet titled -- reflect the power and fervent range of his R&B hits/gospel revue, Green will…
AThe curious and lovable self-contradiction of Ojai persists: The easygoing, bucolic town of horse farms and orange groves (which served as Shangri-La in the first "Lost Horizon" filming) once a year…
With Ad Rock on guitar, MCA on custom standup bass and Mike D. on drums, the band soared on a succession of instrumental throwdowns that would seem to point to even more involving musical reach from…
Maturity isn't supposed to happen this fast. In three years and three albums, Polly Jean Harvey has grown from a steely wisp three ticks away from an explosion to a commander of the stage able to…
San Pedro's Mike Watt, former bassist for pioneering hardcore band the Minutemen and for Firehose, held an old-fashioned punk revival at the Palace, and everyone was invited.
Warner/Reprise rolled out the -- in this case -- blue carpet for Isaak's showcase; the restaurant level was closed preshow to all but media, friends and Madonna as the singer (dressed in an electric…
Chief offender was singer Eric Dover, a lanky screamer who re-awakened memories of a multitude of horrific metal singers gone by. Singing lyrics of junkies, groupies and suicide at the top of his…
Belly has always been a mixed concert attraction and Saturday the band was its traditional inconsistent self: transcendental one minute, pedestrian and trying the next.
The four young New York women who comprise Luscious Jackson brought an adolescent girl's approach to performance at the Academy -- a refreshingly uncalculated style that runs contrary to their hard…
Adam Ant's show at the near-capacity Pantages offered little of the drama or excitement that Ant (born Stuart Goddard) was known for during his '80s peak, but did provide a reasonably entertaining…
Bland and uninspired, British trance-rock band Portishead proved itself another example of a hyped U.K. pop act falling on its face once it hits the treacherous U.S. concert trail.
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