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Netflix docuseries ‘This Is Pop’ explores the making of music from Abba to Zapp

When the creators of the new Netflix series “This Is Pop” began thinking about how to tell the story of pop music in an eight-episode docuseries, they looked first to the model of their ongoing series “Hip-Hop Evolution,” which last year finished its fourth season on the same streaming network. That series traced the development of rap and hip-hop from a now-legendary party in the Bronx in 1973 where DJ Kool Herc set in motion a series of events that would lead to the genre and its many offshoot...
Tags: Music, Toronto, Sport, Tom Hanks, Netflix, Lego, Things To Do, Soccer, Justin Bieber, Harry Potter, Elvis Presley, Philadelphia, Espn, Bronx, Abba, Oasis


Roller disco returns as Nile Rodgers curates music for DiscOasis food, drink and skating event

A new music-driven interactive experience will debut at the South Coast Botanic Garden in Palos Verdes and run Friday, July 16 through Labor Day, Sept. 6. The DiscOasis is immersive outdoor roller disco played out in multiple environments with music curated by award-winning composer, producer, songwriter and guitarist Nile Rodgers who will serve as the event’s Groovemaster, spinning classic songs like “Le Freak,” “Dance, Dance, Dance,” “We Are Family,” “My Feet Keep Dancing,” “Good Times,” “Rapp...
Tags: Music, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Nile Rodgers, Rodgers, Palos Verdes, Creative Artists Agency CAA, South Coast Botanic Garden, Music + Concerts, Top Stories Breeze, Restaurants Food and Drink


OC Fair adds Flaming Lips, Colbie Caillat, Pepper to its 2021 Pacific Amphitheatre line-up

OC Fair has added more shows to its 2021 Toyota Summer Concert Series at Pacific Amphitheatre in Costa Mesa. Pepper with Pacific Dub and Common Sense will take the stage during the run of the OC Fair on Saturday, July 31 ($22.50); Colbie Caillat and Natasha Bedingfield will perform a post-fair show on Friday, Aug. 20 ($22.50-$62.50); Orange County’s Pacific Symphony will present a live-to-film “Toy Story” concert event Saturday, Aug. 21; rock band Flaming Lips with Greer will play a post-fair sh...
Tags: Music, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Morrissey, Cypress Hill, Ticketmaster, Concerts, Inglewood, Greer, Irvine, Natasha Bedingfield, Caillat, Pacific Amphitheatre, Top Stories OCR


Kiss announces Irvine concert as band returns to finish its The End of the Road Tour

Rock band Kiss announced it would finally complete the last leg of its The End of the Road farewell tour, which was cut short in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The band rescheduled dates and added a few more stops for this year, including an evening at FivePoint Amphitheatre in Irvine Thursday, Sept. 9. Tickets for that show go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, June 18 at LiveNation.com. Upgrades and details for an exclusive presale for the Kiss Army can be found at kissonline.com. Kiss formed in N...
Tags: Music, New York City, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Dubai, Kiss, Morrissey, Cypress Hill, Concerts, Inglewood, Simmons, Roll Hall of Fame, Hollywood Park, Devo


Dropkick Murphys and Rancid will bring tour to Los Angeles and Santa Ana

Punk rock bands Dropkick Murphys and Rancid are hitting the road together later this summer with support from The Bronx. The trek kicks off in August and comes to California for multiple dates in October with shows at Frost Amphitheater in Palo Alto Thursday, Oct. 7; a festival performance at Aftershock at Discovery Park in Sacramento Friday, Oct. 8; the Observatory OC Festival Grounds in Santa Ana Saturday, Oct. 9; Gallagher Square Park at Petco Park in San Diego Sunday, Oct. 10; Vina Robles Am...
Tags: Music, California, Boston, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Palo Alto, Things To Do, Soccer, New Zealand, San Diego, Dropkick Murphys, Morrissey, Cypress Hill, Paso Robles, Tim Armstrong


5 simple ways to organize your music collection, according to DJs and experts

Even after a year without concerts or clubs, music hasn’t stopped. Between a hefty amount of new digital releases in recent months and vintage vinyl sales online, maybe you’ve invested money and time into your own music collection since the COVID-19 pandemic started. If you have, it’s time to organize, or re-organize, what you have. To help you get started, we turned to local DJs for their tips on keeping music collections tidy. You’ve invested money and time into your music collection, so it’...
Tags: Google, Music, Los Angeles, Sport, Getty Images, Things To Do, Soccer, Don, Reyes, Gomez, David Gomez, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories RDF


Cypress Hill will celebrate the 30th anniversary of its debut at The Shrine Auditorium

Cypress Hill just announced it would celebrate the 30th anniversary of its self-titled debut with a co-headlining tour with Atmosphere and special guests Z-Trip. The jaunt kicks off on Aug. 6 and and stops in the West Parking Lot at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on Friday, Aug. 13 and Cal Coast Credit Union Amphitheatre in San Diego on Saturday, Aug. 14. Tickets are $54.50-$60 and are now on sale at AXS.com. VIP packages including meet and greet options are available for $155-$255 also at...
Tags: Music, Beck, Los Angeles, Sport, Park, Things To Do, Soccer, Showtime, New Zealand, San Diego, Cypress Hill, Concerts, Hollywood Park, Devo, Norco, South Gate


Devo and Black Pumas will christen Hollywood Park’s new Performance Venue

Rock band Devo and psychedelic soul group Black Pumas will be among the first artists to take the stage at the all-new Performance Venue located at the sprawling Hollywood Park and under the same roof as SoFi Stadium in Inglewood. (And yes, we’re told that’s what the name of the performance venue is — Performance Venue — at least for now.) The 6,000-capacity theater is scheduled to open later this year with Latin rock band Caifanes kicking things off on Sept. 4, though it’s possible more acts ma...
Tags: Music, New York, California, Beck, Sport, Park, Austin, Things To Do, Soccer, New Zealand, North America, Pasadena, Rose Bowl, Ticketmaster, Concerts, Inglewood


Boots in the Park headliner Chris Young talks country music festival’s return to Norco

Following a year and a half hiatus from the road due to the COVID-19 pandemic, country star Chris Young is ready to get back to it by headlining a pair of Boots in the Park country music festivals in California this month. “I’m very, very excited,” he said during a recent phone interview as he was heading into show rehearsals in his hometown of Nashville. “Now I just have to not, like, totally wear myself out up there, because I’m so excited to be on stage again.” Though he’s done some virtual e...
Tags: Music, California, Fresno, Sport, Park, Things To Do, Soccer, San Diego, Music Festivals, Nashville, Coachella, Stagecoach, Orange County, Riverside County, Pacific Ocean, Florida Georgia Line


10 Record Store Day 2021 releases to seek including Prince, Beck, the Police and more

Like everything else fun in 2020, the annual tradition of Record Store Day got walloped in the spring by COVID-19. And sure, they held a pair of makeup dates in the fall, but amid the pandemic and lockdowns, it just wasn’t quite the same. Now, thanks to needles in arms making headway against COVID-19, the needles in the arms of our turntables are going to get a treat, too. Record Store Day 2021 returns for the first of two dates on Saturday, June 21. It comes back around on Saturday, July 17, wi...
Tags: Music, Taylor Swift, Wales, Boston, Beck, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Atlanta, Sport, Nasa, Things To Do, Soccer, Prince, Al Green, Hamburg, Southern California


OC Fair adds Dwight Yoakam, Roger Daltrey and more to Pacific Amphitheatre lineup

OC Fair has added several more shows to its 2021 Toyota Summer Concert Series at Pacific Amphitheatre in Costa Mesa, as well as new shows inside The Hangar. A few of the concert dates at Pacific Amphitheatre will take place after the OC Fair run, which kicks off July 16 and runs through Aug. 15. Country star Dwight Yoakam will perform along with Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys on Friday, Aug. 13 ($25-$65); Rock band Goo Goo Dolls will take the stage with support from Sister Hazel during a post-fai...
Tags: Music, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Ticketmaster, Southern California, Van Halen, Concerts, Los Lobos, Hazel, Dwight Yoakam, Costa Mesa, Roger Daltrey, Chase Rice, Goo Goo Dolls, Pacific Amphitheatre


Morrissey, Blondie, Devo, Bauhaus top 2022 Cruel World Festival lineup

The inaugural Cruel World Festival is back on and heading to Brookside at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena on May 14, 2022. The ’80s infused single-day fest was originally scheduled to take place back in 2020 at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, but it was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Southern California promoters Goldenvoice announced on Monday that the festival will make its debut in 2022 with most of its originally announced line-up including Morrissey, Blondie, Bauhaus and Devo. Crue...
Tags: Music, California, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Music Festivals, Coachella, Stagecoach, Pasadena, Rose Bowl, Clubhouse, Southern California, San Pedro, Concerts, Carson, Tyler Farr


DJ Kaskade will headline his biggest dance party yet at SoFi Stadium this summer

Electronic artist Kaskade will headline the brand-new SoFi Stadium in Inglewood on Saturday, July 17. Southern California-based event producers Insomniac, which is responsible for festivals like EDC, Beyond Wonderland and Hard Summer, teamed up with the Los Angeles-based DJ to bring a massive dance party to the 70,000-capacity stadium. So far, the venue has only hosted the televised Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the World benefit concert back in May, which included roughly 20,000 fans/first r...
Tags: Music, Microsoft, California, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Gwen Stefani, Las Vegas, West Coast, Ticketmaster, Edc, Concerts, Los Lobos, Inglewood


‘American Idol’ winner Chayce Beckham ready to start career, go fishing with Luke Bryan

Early on during the finale of “American Idol,” show judge Luke Bryan told Chayce Beckham that he’d already earned one prize the Apple Valley singer-songwriter had been after all season. “Chase has kind of been teasing about wanting to do some bass fishing one day,” the country star and fishing enthusiast said as Beckham smiled broadly on stage. “So listen, me and you, right now, you’ve earned your bass fishing trip with me.” As well as the fishing trip, Beckham was also declared the winner of th...
Tags: Music, Abc, Ryan Seacrest, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Nashville, Hollywood Walk Of Fame, Beckham, Southern California, Luke Bryan, Bryan, Willie, Apple Valley, Seacrest, Jimmy Smits


Hollywood Bowl to allow full-capacity crowds and is waiting for updated mask guidance

LOS ANGELES — Single-event tickets went on sale Tuesday for the Hollywood Bowl’s summer concert season, with the famed venue planning full-capacity crowds thanks to the upcoming lifting of COVID-19 health restrictions. The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association had earlier announced that the Bowl would be a “majority vaccinated venue,” with two sections reserved for non-vaccinated people who must show proof of a negative COVID-19 test to be admitted. But with the state and county set to lift the m...
Tags: Business, Music, News, California News, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Stagecoach, Southern California, Concerts, Anaheim, Hollywood Bowl, LA Phil, Irvine, Los Angeles Philharmonic Association


‘America’s Got Talent’ favorites Angel City Chorale are performing a free virtual charity concert

After a year when live, in-person performances were put on pause, Angel City Chorale’s founder and artistic director Sue Fink said that pivoting to virtual performances had been imperative to the survival of the group. In December, the Los Angeles-based Angel City Chorale — which was a semi-finalist on “America’s Got Talent” in 2018 and went viral for its choral rendition of Toto’s “Africa” — pulled off a virtual holiday concert that drew more than 45,000 viewers from around the world. Even with...
Tags: Music, California, Africa, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Streaming, Southern California, San Pedro, Sam Cooke, Tina Turner, Santa Monica, Anaheim, Burbank


Rise Against frontman talks Irvine tour stop, new album and supporting Anaheim’s Chain Reaction club

Rise Against frontman Tim McIlrath said he’s is fully vaccinated and ready to get back out on the road, but he’s still cautious. “The finish line is the vaccine,” the 41-year-old Chicago native said during a recent phone interview. On Mother’s Day, McIlrath went out to enjoy his first Blackhawks hockey game with his family since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and admitted to getting teary-eyed as he experienced “some semblance of normalcy.” “I think we’re emotional about it because deep down...
Tags: Music, New York, Colorado, Sport, Chicago, Things To Do, Soccer, Southern California, San Pedro, Metro, San Bernardino, Anaheim, Irvine, Mcilrath, Jason Siegel, Brandon Barnes


BET Awards will have in-person ceremony with fans at Microsoft Theater at L.A. Live

The BET Awards announced the nominees for its 2021 awards show and revealed that it would return to an in-person event at Microsoft Theater at L.A. Live in Downtown Los Angeles on Sunday, June 27. Megan Thee Stallion and DaBaby lead the pack with seven nominations each, followed by Cardi B and Drake who both received five. Anderson .Paak, Bruno Mars, Chloe X Halle and Chris Brown all received four nominations. The show will include a live audience, and registration is now open at bet.com/bet-awa...
Tags: Music, Microsoft, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Chris Brown, Drake, Bet, San Pedro, Concerts, Los Angeles County, Downtown Los Angeles, Cardi, Scott Mills, BET Awards, Top Stories LADN


Wildfires, pandemic and protests inspired James’ new album, says singer Tim Booth

For most of a decade, Tim Booth of the English rock band James loved the quiet, peaceful life he and his family had found in a rustic hillside neighborhood of Topanga Canyon. It was the perfect place to relax and recharge after weeks in hotels and buses on tour with the band he’d been part of for nearly 40 years, and it offered all of that sunny optimism that drew him from his homeland in the first place. “That’s why I moved to California, to get some of that optimism in my bones,” Booth says on...
Tags: Music, England, Taylor Swift, California, America, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Gwen Stefani, Portland, Las Vegas, Miss America, Ventura County, Jeff Bridges, Leonard Cohen, Malibu


Pacific Symphony to stream free concert Tuesday to mark anniversary of George Floyd’s death

COSTA MESA — The Pacific Symphony will stream a free concert Tuesday in tribute to George Floyd, marking the one-year anniversary of his death at the hands of Minneapolis police. The Pacific Symphony, in partnership with the Fresno Philharmonic, Monterey Symphony and the San Jose Chamber Orchestra, commissioned Emmy Award-winning composer John Christopher Wineglass to write “Alone Together,” a piece that addresses social issues and systemic racial disparities. Music Director Carl St.Clair will c...
Tags: Facebook, News, Minneapolis, California, Youtube, California News, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Classical Music, Social Justice, Costa Mesa, Segerstrom Center, Renee, Copland, Pacific Symphony


Gwen Stefani adds dates to her ‘Just A Girl’ Las Vegas residency

Gwen Stefani will return to Las Vegas this fall. The No Doubt singer-songwriter, solo artist and “The Voice” judge has added eight new dates to her headlining residency inside the Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. The new dates for the “Gwen Stefani – Just A Girl” residency are Oct. 22-23; Oct. 27, 29-30; Nov. 3, 5-6. Tickets start at $40 and a variety of VIP and meet and greet options go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 29 at Ticketmaster.com. There is a ...
Tags: Music, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Gwen Stefani, Las Vegas, Bob Marley, Voice, Ticketmaster, Concerts, Citi, Los Lobos, Jane, Billie Eilish, Stefani, Planet Hollywood Resort Casino


Punk rock band X is coming to Pacific Amphitheatre with Los Lobos and the Blasters

Los Angeles punk rock band X is headed to the OC Fair this summer. The quartet — vocalist Exene Cervenka, vocalist/bassist John Doe, guitarist Billy Zoom and drummer DJ Bonebrake — will headline Pacific Amphitheatre in Costa Mesa on Sunday, Aug. 1 as part of the  2021 Toyota Summer Concert Series. East Los Angeles rock band Los Lobos, who were originally scheduled to perform inside The Hangar at OC Fair on Aug. 15, will now play the Pacific Amphitheatre show instead. Downey rock band the Blaster...
Tags: Music, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Gwen Stefani, Las Vegas, Bob Marley, Ticketmaster, Concerts, Los Lobos, Teragram Ballroom, Downey, Costa Mesa, John Doe, Jane


Chayce Beckham wins ‘American Idol,’ the first Southern California singer ever to do so

Chayce Beckham, the 24-year-old singer-songwriter from Apple Valley whose lived-in, authentic voice and genuineness on stage appealed to fans and judges alike, won the 19th season of “American Idol” on Sunday. Seconds after host Ryan Seacrest announced Beckham’s name, as fireworks sprayed and confetti fell, Beckham grabbed a microphone and performed his first single, “23,” which released a little over a week ago already has soared up the iTunes charts. “Welcome to your career,” judge Lionel Rich...
Tags: Apple, Music, Abc, Ryan Seacrest, Los Angeles, Georgia, Sport, Chicago, Things To Do, Soccer, Ed Sheeran, American Idol, Starz, Beethoven, Kelly Clarkson, Lionel Richie


Chayce Beckham talks ‘American Idol’ journey and the Beatles song he’ll sing on the finale

A few days after Chayce Beckham advanced to the Top 3 and the finale of “American Idol,” the ABC reality series sent him on the traditional hometown visit. For the 24-year-old singer-songwriter, that meant a trip to Apple Valley in the high desert of Southern California. A limousine delivered him to a town celebration and later took him to Vanguard Preparatory School, which Beckham says was the same as he remembered from his elementary school days. “That’s where I performed my first talent show,...
Tags: Apple, Music, Florida, Abc, La, Disney, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Ed Sheeran, Starz, Beethoven, Coldplay, Lionel Richie, Oakland, Beckham


Billie Eilish announces three concert dates at The Forum in 2022

Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Billie Eilish has announced the dates for her 2022 Happier Than Ever arena tour. The outing will be in support of the 19-year-old multi-Grammy Award winner’s sophomore release, “Happier Than Ever,” which drops July 30. The tour kicks off in New Orleans in February and wraps up its North American leg with three nights at The Forum in Inglewood April 6, 8 and 9. To ensure tickets are going to fans and not bots and scalpers, Eilish and her team have partnered wit...
Tags: Apple, Music, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, James Bond, New Orleans, Bob Marley, Ticketmaster, Concerts, Inglewood, Jane, Billie Eilish, Eilish, Top Stories LADN


50 years later, Apple+ offers a fresh look at ‘1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything’

Think about the year 1971 and some things come immediately to mind: the war in Vietnam. the presidency of Richard M. Nixon and, well, after that, the answers can begin to splinter off into a hundred different directions. Danielle Peck, one of the producers and directors of the docuseries “1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything” knows that the date in the title isn’t an obvious marker in popular music’s journey through the 20th century. But Peck, director-producer Asif Kapadia, and the rest...
Tags: Apple, Music, UK, Movies, Obama, France, La, John Lennon, George Harrison, America, Sport, Cnn, Yoko Ono, Things To Do, Soccer, Paris


‘American Idol’ contestant Chayce Beckham advances to the Top 3, show finale

Chayce Beckham sailed into the Top 3 and to the finale of “American Idol” with a quartet of performances on Sunday that left the judges searching for new ways to describe how much they like what he’s doing. “How do we create another way to say, ‘Great job. Amazing. Oh my God?’” judge Luke Bryan asked the Apple Valley heavy machinery operator at the end of Beckham’s back-to-back performance of “23,” a new original song, and “You Should Probably Leave,” the Chris Stapleton song Beckham reprised fr...
Tags: Music, Obama, Abc, Sport, Cnn, Things To Do, Soccer, Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, Ellen Degeneres, Bishop, Beckham, Caitlyn Jenner, Luke Bryan, Chris Stapleton, Zac Brown


This LA-based murder mystery novel reels in real-life music legends and Sunset Strip locations

In 1979, Howard Paar’s life changed forever when heard “Gangsters,” the then-new single by the British ska band The Specials. Paar – a London punk who’d relocated to Los Angeles in the late ’70s – writes about music and more in his latest novel, “Top Rankin’: A Punk/Ska Noir Novel,” published this month by L.A.-based independent publisher Rare Bird Books. The author will be doing a free virtual event moderated by novelist and journalist Denise Hamilton on Monday, June 28 through BookSoup.com. “I...
Tags: Books, Music, London, California, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Silver Lake, Joe, Southern California, Lemmy Kilmister, Don, Christina, Sunset Strip


What it was like at Silverado Showdown, Orange County’s first large-scale concert since COVID-19 shutdown

Live music is back, and while most attendees at the inaugural Silverado Showdown seemed thrilled to be out at a festival that offered a comfortable vibe on a cool overcast day, some people were still figuring out how to behave in crowds again. When the gates opened at noon for the rockabilly and punk rock fest at Oak Canyon Park in Silverado on Saturday, there was some initial hesitation and awkwardness among concertgoers. Signs asked people to wash hands and social distance, but that left some ...
Tags: Music, California, Cdc, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Music Festivals, Coachella, Alice, Jesse Gonzalez, Southern California, Concerts, Kevin O Leary, Silverado, Jesse Dayton, Orange County Sheriffs


Dead & Company coming to the Hollywood Bowl on Halloween weekend

Dead & Company — featuring Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, John Mayer, and Bob Weir with Oteil Burbridge and Jeff Chimenti — announced its 2021 tour, which will wrap up with three nights at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles Oct. 29-31. The tour also stops at North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre in San Diego on Oct. 27. Tickets go on sale to the general public at noon Friday, May 21 at Ticketmaster.com. In an effort to limit scalpers and bot-purchased tickets, there is a fan registration sign-up ...
Tags: Music, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, San Diego, Ticketmaster, Concerts, Hollywood Bowl, LA Phil, Rock Roll Hall of Fame, Bob Weir, Jeff Chimenti, Oteil Burbridge, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Top Stories LADN



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