Unless you already have a ticket, you won’t be able to attend either of this weekend’s sold-out shows here at the Belly Up by the pioneering Los Angeles punk-rock band X. But you can walk right into Lou’s Records on Saturday in Encinitas, where X co-founder John Doe will team with and Tom DeSavia to discuss and their new book, “More Fun in the New World: The Unmaking and Legacy of L.A. Punk.”It includes interviews with numerous early punk veterans, as well as chapters written by actor Tim Robbins, visual artist Shepard Fairey and San Diego-bred skateboard legend Tony Hawk. Doe and DeSavia will be joined at Lou’s by veteran North County musician Chip Kinman, best known as one of the driving forces behind the bands The Dils and Rank and File. The event will also include a Q&A and a book signing. Copies of “More Fun in the New World: The Unmaking and Legacy of L.A. Punk” will be available for purchase at Lou’s. “More Fun in … [Read more...] about John Doe of X due at Lou’s to discuss his new punk-rock book
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As women continue to fight for equal pay and the right to make choices about our bodies, the art form of burlesque boldly spotlights self-expression, providing a forum for owning and celebrating sexuality on our own terms. It did so centuries ago as performers incorporated striptease into a myriad of theatrical presentations, and of course, during its heyday in the ’40s and ’50s, when pin-ups and movie stars were celebrated for their unbridled sensuality and presence, and the cabaret and vaudeville worlds exposed a slightly naughtier kind of stage seduction. Velvet Hammer’s head vixen with a vision in ’90s. (Courtesy Michelle Carr)But when it comes to true empowerment, we must point to the ’90s and the “neo-burlesque” movement in L.A., which reclaimed the “stripper” motif, shattered stereotypes about what kinds of women might want to do it (and what kinds of women audiences would like to see do it) and provided a feminist subtext … [Read more...] about Pioneers and Pasties: A Brief History of Neo-Burlesque in L.A.
Viet Nam News NEW YORK — Music industry figures paid tribute yesterday to Mark Hollis, the “genius” frontman of the British new wave group Talk Talk, after a former bandmate announced that the singer had died aged 64. “I am very shocked and saddened to hear the news of the passing of Mark Hollis,” bassist Paul Webb wrote on Facebook. “Musically he was a genius and it was an honour and a privilege to have been in the band for him,” Webb wrote, praising Hollis’ “trailblazing musical ideas.” Representatives of Hollis did not immediately respond to a request for comment, and his cause of death remained unknown. The group formed in London in 1981, rising to fame in the 1980s throughout Europe on the success of synth-pop hits including Talk Talk, It’s My Life and Such a Shame. But the band turned their sound in a new direction with their 1986 album The Colour of Spring, taking a more … [Read more...] about Post-rock pioneer Mark Hollis of Talk Talk dies
Mesfin Fekadu, Ap Music Writer Updated 8:00 am PST, Wednesday, January 30, 2019 In this Jan. 23, 2019 photo, Linda Perry poses for a portrait at her studio in Los Angeles. Perry, one of the most respected producers in music industry, earned her first-ever Grammy nomination for non-classical producer of the year, becoming the ninth female to earn a nomination in the category in the organization’s 61-year history, and the first women nominated for the prize in 15 years. (Photo by Rebecca Cabage/Invision/AP) less In this Jan. 23, 2019 photo, Linda Perry poses for a portrait at her studio in Los Angeles. Perry, one of the most respected producers in music industry, earned her first-ever Grammy nomination for ... more Photo: Rebecca Cabage, Rebecca Cabage/Invision/AP Photo: Rebecca Cabage, … [Read more...] about Linda Perry, pioneering producer, smashing through history
Hüsker Dü was a hardcore punk/alternative rock band that formed in St. Paul and performed and recorded between 1979 and 1987. The Hüskers (as they were called by fans) were a key creative force in the Twin Cities hardcore scene in the early 1980s and became one of the most influential and highly praised American alternative rock bands. Hüsker Dü formed in St. Paul in 1979 after its three members (Grant Hart, drums and vocals; Greg Norton, bass guitar; and Bob Mould, guitar and vocals) met at Cheapo Records (then located on Grand Avenue and Macalester Street) where Hart worked. Hart and Norton both grew up in the Twin Cities and were previously acquainted. Mould had recently moved to St. Paul to attend Macalester College, and frequented the nearby store. During its active years, the band was a cornerstone of the vibrant 1980s Minneapolis‒St. Paul hardcore scene. It played live shows at the punk rock venue Jay’s Longhorn Bar (14 South Fifth Street, … [Read more...] about How St. Paul punk pioneers Hüsker Dü paved the way for grunge music