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  • Amoeba co-founder uses teen literature to wax on the past, look to the digital future

     
    A few days before Christmas, Harper Teen released the young-adult novel "The Vinyl Princess." While Pop & Hiss doesn't cover the intersection of literature and music nearly as much as we should, "The Vinyl Princess" instantly caught our attention --......
  • Oscar's 2010 costume design nods include 'Coco,' 'Nine'

     
    This morning, the Academy Award nominations were announced, and the following five films and their costume designers were nominated in the costume design category: "Bright Star" (Janet Patterson), "Coco Before Chanel" (Catherine Leterrier), "The...
  • Album review: Preservation Hall Jazz Band's 'Preservation'

     
    The unique place the Crescent City holds in American music is evident in the breadth of guests and the utter commitment in their performances with the Preservation Hall band on this project, designed to raise money to support training and......
  • Rickie Lee Jones at the Vista Theatre

     
    Both Tom Waits and commercial success have proved to be fickle lovers for Rickie Lee Jones, but that hasn't kept the 55-year-old singer-songwriter down for long. With material that’s been cultivated over the last 20-plus years, Jones has recently...
  • Mark Growden gets all dark and dramatic tonight at the Redwood Bar & Grill

     
    Singer, songwriter, accordionist, banjoist and more. Mark Growden makes darkly dramatic music in the style of Tom Waits, as well as cagey covers of Leonard Cohen, Bruce Springsteen and gospel tunes. All are rendered with a faint sense of the macabre, or...
  • Jay Blakesberg exhibit at Mr. Musichead Gallery

     
    Among photographers, he's a rock star. Among rock stars, he's a photographer. Over the course of his decades-long career, San Francisco-based lensman Jay Blakesberg has shot portraits of Jerry Garcia, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Tom Waits (above), Nirvana,...
  • Mark Linkous, aka Sparklehorse, takes his own life, his family says [Updated + Corrected]

     
    North Carolina-based singer-songwriter Mark Linkous, who recorded under the name Sparklehorse, has committed suicide, his family said. Known most recently as part of the Danger Mouse and David Lynch collaboration "Dark Night of the Soul," which will...
  • The Mad Hatter prevails! Author Frank Beddor sizes up an icon

     
    GUEST ESSAY Bestselling author Frank Beddor knows the landscape of Wonderland as the creator of the "Looking Glass Wars" series of novels and the "Hatter M" graphic novels. Today, as Disney basks in the glow of a $210-million opening weekend......
  • The seeker: Gonjasufi on yoga, his singing style and the ongoing quest for enlightenment

     
    Sometimes, an artist selects an alias perfect enough to capture his aesthetic in a couple of compound nouns. Gonjasufi, nee Sumach Ecks, the Warp-signed, warped-voice entity residing in the Mojave Desert, is one of those anomalies – with a nomenclature....
  • The Petrojvic Blasting Company: Coming soon to a sidewalk near you

     
    The best pieces from last Thursday’s Downtown L.A. Art Walk weren’t to be found hanging on the walls of an overpriced gallery, but instead came warbling out of the mouths and instruments of the Petrojvic Blasting Company, a ragtag crew......
  • Coachella, beyond the main stage: Cooling off with Céu

     
    COACHELLA COUNTDOWN: In the days leading up to the three-day Indio fest that begins April 16, Pop & Hiss gives you the reasons to arrive before the headliners. Who: Céu From: São Paulo, Brazil Reason to care: First, it's pronounced......