Posts Tagged ‘ Los Angeles ’
[photopress:avetts.jpg,full,pp_image] The Avett Brothers brought a sitting crowd to its feet at Steamboat’s lovely Strings Music Pavilion. Photos, slideshow and video by John Moore. Some kids follow Widespread Panic around the country. I follow the Avett Brothers across this fair land. After seeing them play in Telluride (twice); Denver; Asheville, N.C. (twice); Solana Beach, Calif.; Los Angeles; Anaheim; and Seattle (twice), I talked some friends into making the road trip to Steamboat Springs to see the band play the stunning Strings Music Pavilion a few [...]
[photopress:crystalcastles02.jpg,full,pp_image] A short but explosive set from Crystal Castles greeted the 16-and-up crowd at Cervantes on Monday. Photos by Sarah Cass. I’m not sure who was at fault in the debacle that was Monday night’s Crystal Castles show at Cervantes, but I was more than offended while leaving the venue just after midnight. Regardless of who was at fault (the promoter, the venue, the artists themselves), whoever thought it was okay for the headlining act go on at 11:30 p.m. — knowing full well there [...]
[photopress:x5.jpg,full,pp_image] Singer Exene Cervenka and guitarist Billy Zoom take their band X through a fast and heavy rock show at the Bluebird on Tuesday. Photos by Laurie Scavo. Rock has many famous fronting duos. But there’s something about seeing a solid X show, watching John Doe and Exene Cervenka trade verses back and forth, that makes it obvious: They are the best-matched male-female fronting pair in rock history. Everything about tall, lanky Doe complements the shorter, stouter Cervenka. His understated class, her on-the-table imperfections. His [...]
[photopress:health0.jpg,full,pp_image] Los Angeles rockers Health stopped into Rhinoceropolis for a sweaty, underground rock show Saturday. Photos by Reverb contributor Julio Enriquez. Experimental noise-rock act Health was in town Saturday, playing on the early end of three months straight of touring. The band was in top form, and the venue, Rhinoceropolis – as usual — was out-of-control, an ideal place to see an underground band that prefers warehouses to rock clubs. Reverb contributor Julio Enriquez was there to catch all the action.
[photopress:duncan1.jpg,full,pp_image] Songwriter Duncan Sheik played an illuminating set on Thursday at Boulder’s Fox Theatre. All photos by John Moore. How often can you say the highlight of any concert was the musical-theater montage? Wait — how often can you say there even was a musical-theater montage? It says much about Duncan Sheik’s career progression that his saccharine breakout hit “Barely Breathing” was the least interesting number in an otherwise lush and lilting set he played with seven friends Thursday at the Fox Theatre in Boulder. [...]
- Jolly good headliners, these kids are. – SILVERSUN PICKUPS – “Pikul” and “Carnavas” represent the best debut EP-to-LP jump in the last decade. But as good as those records are, they don’t touch the ferocity of the Silversun Pickups’ live show. And when the Los Angeles quartet unleashed its might into an extended 90-minute set on Monday at the packed Ogden Theatre, the crowd was left hungry for more – even though the band boldly spent its encore on B-sides and lesser-known tracks alongside [...]