With a pop-infected take on experimental noise, Animal Collective brought its whimsical, wall-of-sound to the Hollywood Bowl. Centipede HZ replaces much of the layered, carefully crafted production from 2009′s Merriweather Post Pavillion with a grungier, guitar driven aesthetic. As a live act, the quartet mixed it’s aural delivery with a unique stage setup reminiscent of [...]
September 25th, 2012 · No Comments
June 27th, 2012 · 1 Comment
Decked out in a sparkle-studded blue suit and matching boots, Glen Campbell gave Los Angeles one final performance befitting a real rhinestone cowboy during his farewell tour at the Hollywood Bowl June 24. For most farewell tours, it’s a safe bet that the parting adjective is thrown in just to boost ticket sales, with future [...]
September 11th, 2011 · No Comments
TVOTR, as we all surely know, rules; so too do Arctic Monkeys and Warpaint. We don’t often claim that shows are a must-see but this show is a must-see! If you want to buy tickets from L.A. Phil, go here. But if you are a gambling man or woman and think you might be able [...]
July 11th, 2011 · No Comments
… if you can’t play marching band music at the Hollywood Bowl on the 4th of July and get people to pay hundreds of dollars for the privilege, well, I guess the terrorists have already won.
October 4th, 2010 · No Comments
A freshly reunited Pavement came back in style to the immaculate and majestic Hollywood Bowl with the help of granny-art-punks Sonic Youth and heirs to the pop/thrash throne No Age.
October 4th, 2010 · No Comments
Koenig encouraged a lot of crowd interaction, amiably announcing to ‘let inhibitions go’ and just ‘do what you feel.’ The audience excitedly cooperated in the call and return chorus of Blake’s “Got A New Face” and even held their hands in the air wiggling their fingers (as demonstrated by Koenig) for the entirety of “Mansard Roof.”
September 20th, 2010 · 6 Comments
After the departure of wonderfully dreamy openers Grizzly Bear, upon the first footfalls of Phoenix to the stage, the entire audience merged as one oddly shaped amoeba and leaped to its feet. Groups of friends oscillated arm in arm, hollering along to their favorite tunes, and not an ass landed back down on the bench from whence it sprung for the entire hour-and-a-half set.
September 1st, 2010 · No Comments
With latter day electronica (such as that demonstrated by Chromeo) seeing a melding of organic convention (they move and have a few backing musicians), The Chem’s hark from an era when doodling in an onstage bunker was tolerable.
October 22nd, 2009 · 1 Comment
Ennio Morricone can match a riff to a twitching cheek or imbue a drifting tumbleweed with a sense of doom. He has just canceled his only U.S. show this year and his first-ever performance in Los Angeles, but he surprised L.A. RECORD recently with a last-minute phone interview after we spent days compiling questions from our staff. This interview by Daiana Feuer.
September 21st, 2009 · 1 Comment
A highlight came during the obligatory encore, during which a Jimmy Kimmel (in Kanye West sunglasses) rushed onto the stage and grabbed the microphone from Flowers, saying, “I’m going to let you finish, but I just wanted to say that the Psychedelic Furs had one of the best songs of all time.”