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  • Mary Chapin Carpenter and Shawn Colvin at Musikfest Cafe: Little harmony, no hits

     
    The idea of pairing Mary Chapin Carpenter and Shawn Colvin sounded like a great show: Two voices, strong music and a bunch of hits. But the pair’s show Sunday at Musikfest Café had three significant problems: The two rarely sang......
  • Live: Colin Stetson, Sarah Neufeld, Gregory Rogove at Dilettante

     
    Colin Stetson, Gregory Rogove, and Sarah Neufeld, musicians who have performed with Arcade Fire, Bon Iver, Feist, Tom Waits and others, performed in downtown Los Angeles. Times pop critic Randall Roberts reviews....
  • 'Game of Thrones' star Carice van Houten on magic and Melisandre

     
    When a TV series crams horse beheadings, frozen zombies, dragons, sword fighting and naked prostitutes into nearly every episode, it’s hard for a single actor to make a grand impact. But actress Carice van Houten has done precisely that in the...
  • Springsteen looks beyond loss to bring magic to Philadelphia

     
    PHILADELPHIA -- Last time Bruce Springsteen came through Philadelphia in March, he had a lot on his mind: The June 2011 death of his longtime sax player and onstage foil Clarence Clemmons and his somber new album “Wrecking Ball,” which......
  • REVIEW: Southside Johnny & Asbury Jukes come to party -- until the end

     
    Let’s say this up front: Southside Johnny and The Asbury Jukes is what it is: a glorified Jersey bar band – actually, a hell of a bar band. But front man Johnny Lyon’s singing voice is that of an everyman......
  • San Francisco vs. San Diego: Which is the better getaway?

    San Francisco vs. San Diego: Which is the better getaway?
    Every year, millions of people find themselves craving a vacation from greater Los Angeles. Many of these people don't want to cross state lines or climb mountains or contend with deserts, rivers, lakes, waterfalls, redwoods, Gold Country or Mickey Mouse....
  • Raffa and Rainer and you

    People often assume Raffa Jo Harris and Rainer Davies are romantically involved. Maybe it’s the harmony of their first names, Raffa and Rainer. Maybe it’s how comfortable they seem with one another onstage. Or maybe it’s the way they...
  • Local Songs: Rain o'er me

    Jimi Hendrix sang about lying back and grooving in “Rainy Day Dream Away,” and in “Rains On Me,” Tom Waits growls about how it rains on him everywhere he goes. Rain, an apparently irresistible metaphor for love, sadness, hard times...
  • Something rickety this way comes

    It is perhaps telling that the most interesting project Terry Gilliam has been involved in this past decade is about a film he never made. The 2002 documentary Lost in La Mancha records Gilliam’s failed efforts to film the eternally unfilmable story...
  • Book calendar

    Book calendar
    Words & Ideas Compiled by Grace Krilanovich. SUNDAY Michael Schmelling The author of "The Plan" will present and sign his new photography book documenting the homes of compulsive hoarders. Family, 436 N. Fairfax Ave., L.A. 7:30 p.m. Free. (323) 782-...
  • 'Lowside of the Road: A Life of Tom Waits' by Barney Hoskyns

    Self-mythologizing is as much a part of rock as the 15-minute guitar solo. Tom Waits knows the drill: He's been messing with our heads for a full generation. Like Bob Dylan, he has proven a canny master of disguise, creating an impenetrable wall to keep...