| Dec 30, 2014
| 2:50 PM
In the course of designing scenery for "The Whipping Man," South Coast Repertory's upcoming play, Tom Buderwitz discovered that "period piece" wasn't quite an adequate term.
That ought to be "periods," plural.
After researching Georgian architecture...
| Nov 19, 2014
| 10:52 AM
Courtney Love and Dave Grohl have had what you'd call a bumpy relationship.
As the singer-actress herself told Jimmy Kimmel on his show Tuesday night, "We used to really like each other. And then there was 20 years where we sued each other."
| Oct 20, 2014
| 11:09 PM
On a 66-degree night in Glendale, a crowd of more than 1,000 people gathered on the grass and around the fountain at the Americana at Brand, many singing along word for word to Boyz II Men songs released in the 1990s.
It was a testament to the legacy...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 2:11 PM
"Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways" (HBO, Fridays). It's often the case nowadays that a big-time recording artist or act will accompany a new release with a making-of documentary, and is sometimes the case that that documentary, which is, after all, a kind...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 9:29 AM
“Foo Fighters Sonic Highways”
10 p.m. Friday, HBO
*** (out of 4)
Early on in the first episode of “Sonic Highways”—the new HBO documentary series from the Foo Fighters premiering Friday—guitarist Pat Smear sums...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 8:30 AM
For his eight-episode HBO docuseries "Sonic Highways," creator, director, executive producer, Foo Fighter and professional cool-older-brother Dave Grohl has hatched a novel premise: With his band and producer Butch Vig in tow, he travels to eight...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 10:55 AM
After the credits roll on the premiere of HBO’s new series “Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways” on Friday, the band will take the stage for a special concert.
The premium cable network has teamed with Facebook to present “Foo...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 6:12 AM
Green Day, Nine Inch Nails, the Smiths, Lou Reed and Sting are among the 2015 nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the hall announced this morning.
Other nominated are repeats N.W.A., Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Kraftwerk, the Marvelettes,...
| Sep 28, 2014
| 5:10 AM
"That's all we got," said Max Norton, drummer for Benjamin Booker during a sidewalk chat outside Schubas, scene of a blissful sonic crime.
It was the aftermath of a roiling tempest called "Have You Seen My Son," a reading that skirted that fine line...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 10:45 AM
Sales of vinyl records began plummeting in the last decades of the 20th century, and by 2004, they were virtually considered a dead medium. That's the year David Barker began to publish a series of miniature books under the name 33 1/3.
A Brit with a...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 8:09 AM
Billy Corgan's booking this Saturday night at Ravinia somehow is both odd and logical.
The odd part is imagining the ferocious/sensitive '90s alternative-rock god howling, "Despite all my rage I am still just a rat in a cage!" to a lawn full of...