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Anaheim’s Drive-In OC announces Tori Kelly concerts in support of her new Christmas album

Singer-songwriter Tori Kelly has announced she’ll be headlining City National Grove of Anaheim’s Drive-In OC in support of her latest album, “A Tori Kelly Christmas.” The Canyon Lake native will perform at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 21 and Tuesday, Dec. 22. Tickets are $185-$350 per vehicle (with up to five patrons per vehicle) and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 4 via AXS.com. Kelly first gained national attention via a series of self-posted YouTube videos and as a semi-finalist of “American Idol” ...
Tags: Music + Concerts, Things to do, Concerts, Drive-in, Holidays, Music, Top Stories OCR


Pogues singer Shane McGowan’s irascible life unfolds in Julien Temple’s documentary​, made with Johnny Depp’s encouragement

When the chance arose to make a documentary about Shane McGowan of the Pogues, director Julien Temple hesitated, not at all sure he wanted the challenge of capturing the irascible Irish-English folk-punk frontman on camera. “You’ve got to be prepared to put yourself through a special kind of experience with Shane McGowan,” says Temple, who, mind you, had previously subjected himself to the making of two films with the not-exactly-mild-mannered members of the Sex Pistols. “He does come with a war...
Tags: Music, New York, London, Movies, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Ireland, David Bowie, Johnny Depp, Sinn Féin, Dublin, Republican, Orange County, Gerry Adams, Primal Scream


The Vandals go virtual from Santa’s Village for 25th Annual Christmas Formal concert

Since 1995, Orange County punk rock band The Vandals have hosted a local holiday show in mid-December that’s filled with all of their hits, covers of classic Christmas songs and a whole lot of seasonal debauchery. The band just announced that it has found a safe and socially distanced way to celebrate its 25th Annual Christmas Formal via a livestreaming performance from Santa’s Village at Skypark at 6 p.m. PST on Saturday, Dec. 19. Tickets are on sale now for $20 advance and $25 day of show via ...
Tags: Music, Holidays, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Miami, Hamilton, Concerts, Sam Cooke, Skypark, Universal CityWalk, Santa s Village, Leslie Odom Jr, PAWS, Top Stories OCR, Music + Concerts


The Aquabats announce ‘Kooky Kristmas Party!’ livestream event to spread holiday cheer

After successfully livestreaming “Kooky Spooky! Halloween Party!,” which included special guests and supervillains, Orange County-based punk rock band and TV superheroes The Aquabats are ready to celebrate the season with another livestream event, “The Aquabats! Kooky Kristmas Party!” The show will begin at 6 p.m. PST on Friday, Dec. 11 and include a 60-minute live party and recorded sets produced exclusively for the event, as well as audience interaction and a few holiday surprises. The show wi...
Tags: Amazon, Music, Holidays, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Miami, Orange County, Hamilton, Concerts, Sam Cooke, Universal CityWalk, Leslie Odom Jr, Top Stories OCR, Music + Concerts, Kooky Spooky Halloween Party


‘Hamilton’ star Leslie Odom Jr. releases new Christmas album ahead of Sam Cooke role in ‘One Night in Miami’

Tony and Grammy Award-winning singer and actor Leslie Odom Jr. said he’d never really thought about releasing holiday music until his followers on Twitter insisted. Odom, best known for his portrayal of Aaron Burr in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway smash, “Hamilton,” said fans would tweet at him saying, “Leslie, please record a Christmas album” or “I’d love to hear you sing this Christmas song,” he recalled with a laugh during a recent phone interview from his Los Angeles-area home. Odom now has t...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Music, Holidays, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, South Africa, Broadway, Miami, Philadelphia, George Michael, Ali, Hamilton, Sam Cooke


Things to do – online and in-person – in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, Nov. 26-Dec. 3

  Leon Keer’s “In Case of Lost Childhood,” acrylic on hand cut wood panel, is part of the “Nexus Three” online exhibit from Brand Library and Art Center in Glendale. (Photo courtesy of Leon Keer/Brand Library and Art Center)   Take a chance on cultural and educational experiences, Nov. 26-Dec. 3   EVENTS   Los Angeles Christmas Market: A pop-up shopping experience, opens 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Nov. 27. Check website on Covid-19 precautions. Photo with Santa Claus — in a sleigh with non-reflective...
Tags: Art, Facebook, Books, Music, Comedy, Movies, Abc, California, La, Israel, Christmas, America, Los Angeles, Events, Sport, Dance


Frank Zappa’s unreleased archive revealed in Alex Winter’s years-in-the-making documentary

When Alex Winter approached the widow of rock musician and composer Frank Zappa with his pitch to make a documentary on the man and his music, he was thrilled when Gail Zappa said yes. What her agreement meant, though, was an entirely different kind of delight and dilemma. “I didn’t realize that I was going to be getting access to the entire vault,” says Winter, who in addition to directing films is, of course, an actor most famous as Bill S. Preston, Esquire from the “Bill & Ted” comedy trilogy...
Tags: Music, Movies, Germany, America, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Joni Mitchell, Bobby Brown, Frank Zappa, Magnolia Pictures, Keanu Reeves, Southern California, Ontario, Magnolia, Gail Zappa


Louie Anderson talks COVID-era comedy, ‘Coming 2 America’ ahead of Costa Mesa show

Comedian, writer and actor Louie Anderson can’t wait to get back in front of a live audience. Since the start of the pandemic, he’s been a guest on a few podcasts, watched and rewatched several television shows and even learned how to play Dungeons & Dragons for a virtual charity event that benefited the Wounded Warrior Project. “I realized, Oh my God, I wish I would have played Dungeons & Dragons before, I really enjoyed it,” Anderson said of getting out of his comfort zone. “I had a lot of fun...
Tags: Amazon, Music, Comedy, California, America, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Hulu, Eddie, Anderson, Eddie Murphy, Concerts, Zach Galifianakis, Christine, Louie Anderson


Aimee Mann weds ‘Bachelor No. 2’ and ‘Magnolia’ albums together for Black Friday Record Store Day reissue

Singer-songwriter Aimee Mann says it was just luck that she was working on songs for the album that became “Bachelor No. 2,” while her friend the writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson was writing the screenplay for “Magnolia.” “We were both starting our creative processes at the same time,” Mann says recently from her home in Los Angeles. “And so we were talking about the themes that we were writing about. “I remember him coming to the studio a couple of times while we were recording,” she says. ...
Tags: Music, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Long Beach, Paul Thomas Anderson, Coachella, Jimmy Iovine, Anderson, Interscope, Harry Nilsson, Napa Valley, Mann, Jerry Maguire


The Beach Boys will headline afternoon concert at Drive-In OC in Anaheim

City National Grove of Anaheim’s Drive-In OC socially distanced concert series announced that it will host an afternoon with The Beach Boys at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 13. The show will feature a mix of Beach Boys’ hits like “Surfin’ USA,” “Surfer Girl,” “Fun, Fun, Fun” and “Good Vibrations,” as well as songs from vocalist and band co-founder Mike Love’s holiday album, “Reason For the Season.” The band will also perform Love’s latest single, “This Too Shall Pass,” which was released earlier this y...
Tags: Music, Beach Boys, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Gwen Stefani, Brian Wilson, John Stamos, Voice, Concerts, Al Jardine, Joseph, Anaheim, Mike Love, Bruce Johnston, Chris Sullivan


‘The Voice’ judge Gwen Stefani debuts ‘Here This Christmas,’ Hallmark Channel’s new holiday theme song

For the past few years, Gwen Stefani has taken her career into a holly jolly direction. She released a full Christmas album, “You Make It Feel Like Christmas,” back in 2017 and did an hourlong holiday special for NBC featuring her fiancè, fellow “The Voice” coach and country singer Blake Shelton. She was the one to flip the switch and officially turn on the cheery holiday music for KOST 103.5 FM last year and now, she’s back with more winter surprises as she just dropped her new single, “Here Th...
Tags: Music, Nbc, Holidays, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Gwen Stefani, Santa Claus, Voice, Blake Shelton, Pomona, Stefani, Ryan Tedder, KOST, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR


Brew Ho! Ho! announces its Drive-In Flashback Craft Beer Christmas Party

With the majority of its beer festivals canceled in 2020 due to the continued spread of COVID-19, Orange County-based Brew Ha Ha Productions announced its annual Brew Ho! Ho! is still happening, though it’s been reimagined with social distancing, health and safety guidelines at the forefront. “These are different times and this is a different Brew Ho! Ho!,” Brew Ha Ha Productions’ owner Cameron Collins said during a phone interview just after the event announcement. “What’s rad is we are bringin...
Tags: Music, Sport, Beer, Things To Do, Soccer, Orange County, Collins, Gavin Newsom, Concerts, Anaheim, Cali, Silverado, Gareth Emery, Oak Canyon Park, Top Stories OCR, Music + Concerts


Iration announces drive-in shows in Anaheim, Ventura and Del Mar

Santa Barbara-based reggae-influenced rock band Iration announced its Coastin’ at the Drive-In run which includes a trio of Southern California stops. The band’s first gig is at City National Grove of Anaheim’s Drive-In OC on Dec. 3. Iration will then headline the Concerts In Your Car series at Ventura County Fairgrounds on Dec. 4 and Del Mar Fairgrounds on Dec. 5. Tickets for Anaheim are $200-$350 per vehicle (with up to five passengers) at AXS.com; Tickets for Ventura and Del Mar are $99-$239 ...
Tags: Music, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Santa Barbara, Southern California, Concerts, Pomona, Ventura, Anaheim, Gareth Emery, Ventura County Fairgrounds, Drive-in, Coastin, Top Stories OCR, Music + Concerts


2021 She Rocks Awards going virtual to honor The Go-Go’s, Cherie Currie, Margaret Cho, more

The Women’s International Music Network (the WiMN) announced the honorees for its annual She Rocks Awards on Tuesday afternoon via a virtual press conference led by founder Laura B. Whitmore. Since 2012, the She Rocks Awards has paid tribute to women in the music industry in conjunction with the annual NAMM Show held at the Anaheim Convention Center in January. Since NAMM announced its 2021 convention will be a virtual one due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the She Rocks Awards will also b...
Tags: Music, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Alicia Keys, Streaming, Margaret Cho, Concerts, Namm, NAMM Show, Cherie Currie, Anaheim Convention Center, Amy Lee, Jane Wiedlin, Lzzy Hale


Foo Fighters will livestream concert from The Roxy to benefit Sweet Relief Musicians Fund

Fresh off debuting the brand-new song “Shame Shame” during a performance on “Saturday Night Live” last weekend, the rock band Foo Fighters announced it will livestream a full production set from The Roxy in West Hollywood starting at 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14. Tickets are $15 via foofighters.co/roxy. A portion of the proceeds from the show will benefit Sweet Relief Musicians Fund, which provides financial assistance to career musicians and music industry workers. Sweet Relief is currently helping...
Tags: Music, Foo Fighters, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Dave Grohl, Streaming, Concerts, West Hollywood, Anaheim, Jingle Ball, John Densmore, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories IVDB


DJ Gareth Emery returns to Drive-In OC in Anaheim for a trio of shows

After a sold-out three night run at City National Grove of Anaheim’s socially-distanced Drive-In OC back in September, DJ Gareth Emery will return to the venue with his Laserface light show Dec. 18-20. Tickets are $200-$500 per vehicle (with up to five patrons inside) and go on sale at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 13 via AXS.com. The British trance artist, producer and songwriter, who is known for hits like “Northern Lights,” “Drive” and “100 Reasons to Live,” is also recognized for his elaborate Laserf...
Tags: Music, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Concerts, Emery, Pomona, Horton, Anaheim, Anthony Garcia, City National Grove of Anaheim, Jurupa Valley, Gareth Emery, Drive-in, Top Stories OCR, Music + Concerts


Singer-songwriter LP talks new music, soundtrack success ahead of drive-in shows in Anaheim

It has been nearly a year since the last time singer-songwriter LP performed in front of a live audience. Last month, the musician, who uses her initials for her public moniker, announced via her social media that she’d be doing her “first and last” full band, full production drive-in concerts at City National Grove of Anaheim’s Drive-In OC at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14. Tickets are on sale now for $160-$300 per vehicle (with up to seven guests inside) at AXS.com. “I was wondering wh...
Tags: Music, Hbo, Hollywood, Rihanna, Mexico, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Quentin Tarantino, Long Island, Southern California, Concerts, El Paso, Pomona, David Lowery


The Rose Bowl will host Christian duo For King & Country and Drummer Boy Drive-In: The Christmas Tour

Grammy Award-winning Christian pop duo For King & Country announced that its A Drummer Boy Drive-In: The Christmas Tour will stop by the Rose Bowl in Pasadena on Sunday, Nov. 15. For King & Country, comprised of Australian brothers Joel and Luke Smallbone, will be out on the road in support of their first holiday album, “A Drummer Boy Christmas.” The experience will include Christmas classics, cuts from the new album as well as hits like “God Only Knows,” “Together” and more. They’re also deckin...
Tags: Music, Holidays, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Pasadena, Salvation Army, Southern California, Concerts, Pomona, Joel, LA Long Beach, Joel Smallbone, Drive-in, South Coast Botanic Garden, Top Stories LADN


Jingle Ball goes virtual as Billie Eilish, Harry Styles, Doja Cat top iHeartRadio event

With the holiday season rapidly approaching, Los Angeles radio stations have had to get creative with how to present their large-scale, multi-artist holiday-themed festivals. iHeartRadio and KIIS 102.7 FM announced it would continue its Jingle Ball tradition with a virtual celebration that will include performances by Billie Eilish, Doja Cat, Dua Lipa, Harry Styles, Lewis Capaldi, Sam Smith and Shawn Mendes. According to a release issued by iHeartRadio, artists will be performing from their home...
Tags: Music, Holidays, Los Angeles, Sport, Radio, Things To Do, Soccer, Streaming, Cw, Concerts, Pomona, Shawn Mendes, Jingle Ball, KIIS, LA Long Beach, Cwtv


How Rusty Eye made COVID-safe music videos at LA’s legendary Jumbo’s Clown Room

When the pandemic hit back in March, many musical artists pivoted to some sort of livestreaming outlet to perform, chat or release fresh content. Los Angeles-based heavy metal trio Rusty Eye hasn’t gotten in the livestreaming game yet, but the band has been ferociously promoting its new album, “Dissecting Shadows,” which dropped on Oct. 23. It’s a fun and horror-filled record that plays out like a script from a slasher film with cuts like “Mrs. Baylock,” which pays homage to the character from t...
Tags: Music, Mexico, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Mexico City, States, Randall, Iron Maiden, Rust, Southern California, Anaheim, Sunset Strip, Mrs Baylock


Anaheim’s Chain Reaction saved from permanent closure after overwhelming support from bands and fans

After announcing its closure on social media last week, Anaheim’s all-ages concert venue Chain Reaction revealed it will be able to keep its lease and the lights on thanks to the generosity and support of dozens of bands and thousands of fans. Last week, venue owner and Fearless Records president Andy Serrao said he had made the tough call to negotiate out of his lease; without the ability to host live events, the 250-capacity club was hemorrhaging money since it shut down back in March due to t...
Tags: Music, Nbc, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Pope, Disneyland, Lenny Kravitz, Orange County, Voice, Southern California, Anaheim, Jesse, Costa Mesa, SBA, Lincoln Avenue


Chain Reaction, Anaheim’s all-ages concert venue, announces plans to close as supporters rally to save it

Anaheim’s all-ages club Chain Reaction announced that it would be officially closing its doors after being unable to host live music for the last seven months due to the coronavirus pandemic. According to a post on the venue’s official Facebook and Instagram pages Friday morning, Chain Reaction decided to close indefinitely. Noting that the venue hadn’t received any financial help and had no clear path to safe reopening, the post said the club had paid to get out of the current lease. However, j...
Tags: Facebook, Music, Instagram, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, San Diego, Disneyland, Lenny Kravitz, Orange County, Concerts, Huntington Beach, Anaheim, Costa Mesa, Lincoln Avenue


The Aquabats will livestream its ‘Kooky Spooky! Halloween Party!’

Orange County-based punk rock band and TV superheroes the Aquabats have announced a fully-produced livestream concert to keep their costumed comrades in the Halloween spirit. “The Aquabats! Kooky Spooky! Halloween Party!” virtual event will take place starting at 6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 30 via livestreaming service veeps.com. Tickets are on sale now for $20-$65 for the main event and various merchandise bundles and $30-$90 for a pre-party hangout (which begins at 5:30 p.m.) plus the main concert ...
Tags: Halloween, Music, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Streaming, Orange County, Concerts, Christian Jacobs, Top Stories OCR, Music + Concerts, LA Halloween Boos Letter, Kooky Spooky Halloween Party, Aquabats Kooky Spooky Halloween Party, McLarson Jimmy, LA s Steel Panther


How sneaking out to a concert at Disneyland led Lenny Kravitz into a life in music

By Julie Cantrell Let Love Rule is more than just a book or an album title, it’s become the mantra of Grammy Award-winning musician, Lenny Kravitz, a mega-star who rocked the world into the new millennium with a style all his own. Kravitz has long been recognized for breaking norms and inspiring others to be true to themselves. But that walk didn’t always come easy for the man whose life was a dance between two extremes from the start. Born the son of Sy Kravitz, an NBC news producer of Russian-...
Tags: Books, Music, Nbc, California, White House, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Brooklyn, Beverly Hills, Manhattan, David Ritz, Upper East Side, Disneyland, Lenny Kravitz


LA Philharmonic Association cancels remainder of Walt Disney Concert Hall season because of coronavirus

After canceling its summer seasons at the Hollywood Bowl and the Ford Amphitheater earlier this year due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association has scrapped all of the remaining concerts scheduled for the 2020-21 season at Walt Disney Concert Hall through June 9, 2021. The LA Phil, which programs a variety of concerts and other performances at Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Hollywood Bowl, and the Ford, announced the latest cancelation in a press release Oct. ...
Tags: California, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Ford, Classical Music, Streaming, Theater, Pbs, Phil, Hollywood Bowl, LA Phil, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Gustavo Dudamel, Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, Dudamel


Peter Frampton talks new memoir ahead of Cameron Crowe virtual event at LA’s Book Soup

For Peter Frampton, the idea of a memoir was always on his list of things to do, but never today, not this year, that’s for the future. Frampton definitely had stories to tell just from his youth on the outskirts of London: He was friends with David Jones (soon to be known to the world as David Bowie); his teenage rock band was produced by Bill Wyman of the Rolling Stones; he played in another teen band that toured with The Who. And the stories kept coming: When he was 18, he joined Steve Marrio...
Tags: Europe, Books, Music, London, White House, Africa, George Harrison, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Austin, Things To Do, Soccer, Ford, Stevie Wonder, David Bowie


Tonight’s Billboard Music Awards will feature live performances in Hollywood

HOLLYWOOD — Post Malone will carry a leading 16 nominations into Wednesday night’s presentation of the Billboard Music Awards, which will be broadcast from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. Lil Nas X has 13 nominations, while Khalid and Grammy sensation Billie Eilish both have 12. Post Malone, Eilish and Khalid are all nominated for top artist, along with the Jonas Brothers and Taylor Swift. Eilish, who swept all of the top Grammy Awards earlier this year, is also nominated for top new artist, alo...
Tags: Music, Hollywood, Nbc, Awards, Sport, Kanye West, Things To Do, Soccer, Justin Bieber, Alicia Keys, Chris Brown, Ellie Goulding, Kelly Clarkson, West Coast, Killer Mike, Clarkson


The Eagles will premiere new ‘Eagles Live From The Forum MMXVIII’ on SiriusXM

Eagles fans can get a first listen of the forthcoming “Eagles Live From The Forum MMXVIII” live album as SiriusXM’s Classic Vinyl channel 26 broadcasts the release starting at 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12. Back in September 2018, the Eagles featuring Don Henley, Joe Walsh, Timothy B. Schmit, Vince Gill and Deacon Frey headlined three sold-out evenings at The Forum in Inglewood. Highlights from those concerts were recorded and compiled for the forthcoming “Eagles Live From The Forum MMXVIII” live album...
Tags: Music, Sport, Radio, Things To Do, Soccer, Southern California, Concerts, Eagles, Walsh, Don, Inglewood, John Denver, Gill, Deacon Frey, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR


‘Sweet Dreams’ explores the New Romantic scene that launched Duran Duran, Culture Club and more

For Dylan Jones, the paradox of the New Romantic music scene is that this British blend of new sounds and styles became a worldwide phenomenon thanks in large part to American television. “The New Romantics were made by America because of MTV,” says Jones, author of the new oral history “Sweet Dreams: From Club Culture to Style Culture, the Story of the New Romantics.” For those too young to experience it, the scene was one that combined synthpop music with outrageous fashion and makeup. “Withou...
Tags: Books, Music, London, America, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Mtv, United Kingdom, David Bowie, Shirley, Patti Smith, Kraftwerk, Pasadena, Cambridgeshire, Donald Trump


Kaskade will headline Anaheim’s Drive-In OC Halloween weekend

Electronic artist and producer Kaskade will bring his Road Trip Tour to City National Grove of Anaheim’s Drive-In OC concert series over Halloween weekend Oct. 30 and 31. Tickets are $299-$450 per vehicle (the number of passengers must not exceed the number of safety belts in the vehicle) and go on sale at noon on Thursday, Oct. 15 via AXS.com. The Grammy Award-winning DJ dropped his “Redux EP” back in April. He’s known for songs like “My Light,” “Come On” and his work with artists like Meghan T...
Tags: Halloween, Music, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Long Beach, Hannibal Buress, Staples Center, Concerts, Dawes, Anaheim, Kaskade, Drive-in, Top Stories OCR, Music + Concerts



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