Blending classic English sensibilities with darkly clever psychedelic pop, Robyn Hitchcock constructs a musical universe all his own. In March the singer, songwriter, painter and even sometime-Hollywood actor celebrates the release of a new solo album, Love From London (Yep Roc), and his 60th birthday. This interview by Linda A. Rapka.
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September 10th, 2012 · 1 Comment
Set up as a concept album rather than piecemealed individual tracks, the gritty industrial feel of Detroit is omnipresent.
July 26th, 2012 · 1 Comment
She is neither boy nor pony, but don’t let the stage moniker of doom-wop singer/songwriter Marchelle Bradanini’s fool you. Singed with just the right amount of L.A. flare, Pony Boy’s down-home Southern style allows the small-framed blonde and blue-eyed bombshell to get down and dirty with the right amount of class.
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 [...]
May 3rd, 2012 · 6 Comments
It may have just been the special “incense,” but as they sang “There’s no place that can be better, when you’re up in clouds forever,” a certain presence filled the room, and the band’s pure magic was fully realized.
March 28th, 2012 · 1 Comment
Frontman Tonyó “the Baron” Szabó repeatedly chirps, “This country is too small for meeee/I wanna be roaming free …”—sincere words from a band living in a landlocked Central European zone. “We Walk in Slow” glows as the album’s hidden gem: taking an unexpectedly mature and reflective tone, Tonyó’s vocals are stripped naked in an inspired delivery, punctuated in all the right spots by soaring guitar licks recalling the same 70s greats Scott knows so well.
November 2nd, 2011 · 1 Comment
Sweet and hard, like the candies that bear their name, Dum Dum Girls defy homological description. Cutesy goth? They own it.
September 11th, 2011 · 1 Comment
There’s a bubbling brook, chirping birds, a single set of footfalls rustling softly through a forest: soothing sounds comprise the entirety of “There is a Great Sadness to Your Wisdom,” and as those lonely footfalls become yours, you are aware of the sadness and grow a little uneasy, unsure of just how far along you are in this journey and what is yet to come.
July 7th, 2011 · 1 Comment
Wearing a white wisp of a dress matching her dainty demeanor, the arrestingly attractive Kazu Makino and equally stunning identical twin Italian brothers Simone and Amedeo Pace commanded immediate attention as they delved into the slow-burning “Black Guitar” off their latest effort, Penny Sparkle.
May 13th, 2011 · 2 Comments
In support of the new record, Mogwai’s current tour of the western and southern parts of the U.S. included a stop at a full-capacity Mayan Theatre in Los Angeles, where its droney, pulsating electronic-synth set spanned the band’s many albums to the obvious delight of many Angeleno fans.