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X, Los Lobos and The Blasters rock Pacific Amphitheatre

“We never thought we’d see this day,” X vocalist Exene Cervenka told the audience as the Los Angeles punk rock band finished up its headlining set in front of a sold-out crowd at Pacific Amphitheatre in Costa Mesa on Sunday night. It has been a very long year-and-a-half without live music that didn’t include chilling in your vehicle in staggered spaces in random parking lots. Folks were ready to dance and sing along side by side — some masked and some not — to a trio of bands that helped shape t...
Tags: Music, Los Angeles, Sport, Dave, Things To Do, Soccer, Southern California, Concerts, Los Lobos, Kelly, Costa Mesa, Joe Bonamassa, John Doe, Cesar Rosas, Phil Alvin, Gene Taylor


The Greek Theatre reopens: Check out the performers scheduled to play the LA venue

After being shut down during what would have been its 90th season in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles will officially reopen on Sunday, Aug. 1. While closed, the city-owned venue took the opportunity to restore and seismically retrofit its terrace sections upon the hill and install hundreds of brand-new seats to provide better sightlines, AP Diaz, executive officer of the Los Angeles Department of Recreation & Parks said during a recent interview. The Greek ...
Tags: Music, London, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Mtv, Smokey Robinson, Long Beach, Monkees, John Legend, North Carolina, Slipknot, Rufus Wainwright, Silver Lake


The Greek Theatre reopening: Check out the performers scheduled to play the LA venue

After being shut down during what would have been its 90th season in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles will officially reopen on Sunday, Aug. 1. While closed, the city-owned venue took the opportunity to restore and seismically retrofit its terrace sections upon the hill and install hundreds of brand-new seats to provide better sightlines, AP Diaz, executive officer of the Los Angeles Department of Recreation & Parks said during a recent interview. The Greek ...
Tags: Music, London, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Mtv, Smokey Robinson, Long Beach, Monkees, John Legend, North Carolina, Slipknot, Rufus Wainwright, Silver Lake


‘Sublime’ at 25: Remembering Bradley Nowell and the Long Beach band’s massive hit album

On July 30, 1996, Sublime released its self-titled mainstream debut on MCA Records. Although the Long Beach band had already put out two independent albums prior to this one, “Sublime” was different. It went on to sell over 18 million copies worldwide, spawning several singles including “What I Got,” “Santeria,” “Wrong Way” and “Doin’ Time.” The album was popular on both radio and MTV, thanks to an eclectic sound that intertwined elements of punk, ska, reggae, funk and hip-hop, as well as sample...
Tags: Music, Hollywood, Texas, Lana Del Rey, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Earth, Rome, Things To Do, Soccer, Mtv, Willie Nelson, San Diego, Long Beach, Heart


Cynthia Erivo talks Hollywood Bowl debut and the influence of Barbra Streisand

Cynthia Erivo is a very busy woman. The acclaimed actor and singer makes her Hollywood Bowl debut on Friday, July 30, singing songs by legendary voices from Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald to Nina Simone and Aretha Franklin. Portraying that last icon in the National Geographic Channel’s “Genius: Aretha” just earned Erivo an Emmy nomination for best actress in a limited series. Actor-singer Cynthia Erivo makes her Hollywood Bowl debut as a singer on Friday, July 30, 2021. (Photo by Terrell...
Tags: Music, Hollywood, Aretha Franklin, New York City, Disney, Sport, Tom Hanks, Things To Do, Soccer, United Kingdom, Heart, Kate Winslet, Robert Zemeckis, Mary J Blige, Nina Simone, National Geographic Channel


Live Nation is offering $20 all-in tickets to select Southern California shows

Beverly Hills-based concert promoter Live Nation announced on Thursday that it’s celebrating the return to live music by offering fans $20 all-in tickets to nearly 1,000 shows this year at over 40 Live Nation-run amphitheaters all across the country. For a limited time starting at 9 a.m. Wednesday, July 28, fans will be able to access the $20 tickets, including taxes and fees, to participating concerts at LiveNation.com while supplies last. Here are some of the upcoming concerts with $20 all-in ...
Tags: Music, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Beverly Hills, Pitbull, Megadeth, Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Florida Georgia Line, Liz Phair, Southern California, Concerts, Luke Bryan, Celine Dion, Brad Paisley


The Rolling Stones coming to SoFi Stadium as band relaunches its No Filter Tour

The Rolling Stones announced the return of its No Filter Tour, which will be coming to the all-new SoFi Stadium in Inglewood on Sunday, Oct. 17. “We want to thank you all for your patience during this very difficult and unprecedented time,” the band posted on its official website Thursday morning. The British rock icons were forced to postpone the remaining dates of the tour back in 2020 due to the spread of COVID-19. The tour did sell out the Rose Bowl in Pasadena in August 2019 during the firs...
Tags: Music, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Vw, San Diego, Pasadena, Rose Bowl, Ticketmaster, Southern California, Concerts, Inglewood, Nancy Wilson, Desert Daze, Lake Perris, Top Stories LADN


Foo Fighters announce rescheduled date at The Forum

Foo Fighters have announced a new date for its postponed mighty Los Angeles-area return. The San Fernando Valley-based rock band posted on Twitter on Monday that it will return to The Forum in Inglewood on Thursday, Aug. 26. Just days before it was scheduled to reopen The Forum for the first time since the COVID-19 shutdown on July 17, Foo Fighters postponed the show due to the coronavirus. According to the band’s social media pages, someone in the Foo Fighters organization tested positive for C...
Tags: Music, New York City, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Iowa, Stagecoach, Concerts, Canyon Club, Madison Square Garden, Inglewood, Agoura Hills, Kaskade, Top Stories LADN, Music + Concerts


Celine Dion reschedules tour, including Southern California stops, due to COVID-19 concerns

Celine Dion will once again have to delay her Courage World Tour. The superstar vocalist was out on her first true tour in more than a decade in 2020, but in early March was forced to postpone dates due to the spread of COVID-19. Dion rescheduled the jaunt to 2021, including stops at Staples Center in Los Angeles and Pechanga Arena in San Diego in September. Now, the singer has announced she’ll postpone the remaining dates of her North American leg until 2022. The tour is currently scheduled to ...
Tags: Music, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, San Diego, Staples Center, Southern California, Concerts, Dion, Celine Dion, Top Stories LADN, Music + Concerts, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories LBPT, Top Stories WDN


How the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Prince and more became photographic icons

For Gered Mankowitz, a rock ‘n’ roll photographer in England in the ’60s, it was a constant fight to have the pictures he made of artists such as the Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix and the Small Faces taken seriously. “It was the packaging, it was something to knock off, it was a glossy to be given to a magazine,” Mankowitz says on a recent video call. “And yet I and dozens of my contemporaries were trying so hard to make the best of it, to try and do something special, stretch the genre, and give...
Tags: Music, Hbo, England, TV, New York, London, California, La, New York City, Samsung, Carl Barat, Sport, Ap, Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, Yoko Ono


Insomniac’s Day Trip festival relocates again, days before event, refunds fans for tickets and travel

Days before Insomniac launches the inaugural Day Trip Festival, the concert promoter announced that it will relocate the event to a third venue and will refund people who purchased tickets. Day Trip is moving to the NOS Event Center in San Bernardino July 3-4, more than 70 miles away from its most recently announced location at the new SoFi Stadium in Inglewood. Insomniac founder Pasquale Rotella took to Instagram late Tuesday night to explain to fans what happened, citing an unforeseen permitti...
Tags: Music, Instagram, California, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Elton John, Music Festivals, Las Vegas, Coachella, West Coast, North America, San Pedro, Concerts, San Bernardino, Inglewood


SoFi Stadium’s adjacent music venue now has a name, YouTube Theater, and it will open this summer

Hollywood Park in Inglewood has announced that its 6,000-capacity concert venue, which was temporarily dubbed Performance Venue, will now officially be known as YouTube Theater. The concert space is part of Hollywood Park’s 300-acre mixed-use development and situated under the same roof canopy as SoFi Stadium and American Airlines Plaza. The 227,000-square-foot theater will host a variety of live events including concerts, award shows, comedy sets, eSports competitions, community events and conf...
Tags: Music, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Louis Tomlinson, Southern California, Concerts, Inglewood, Riverside, Hollywood Park, Gannon, Devo, Roger Daltrey, Caifanes, Alejandro Sanz


Cruel World Festival featuring Morrissey, Blondie and Devo adds second date

After Cruel World Festival’s May 14, 2022 date quickly sold out earlier this month, the Southern California concert promoters Goldenvoice announced on Friday that it would add a second date. The event, which will feature performances by Morrissey, Bauhaus, Blondie, Devo, Echo & The Bunnymen, The Psychedelic Furs, Violent Femmes and more, will take place at Brookside at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. Fans can register now for early access to tickets, which will go on sale at noon on Wednesday, June 3...
Tags: Music, California, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Elton John, Music Festivals, Coachella, North America, Pasadena, Rose Bowl, Clubhouse, Southern California, Concerts, Jay Aston, Carson


Elton John will play final shows in North America at Dodger Stadium in 2022

Elton John has announced new dates for his long-running Farewell Yellow Brick Road: The Final Tour. The lengthy goodbye kicked off in September 2018 and John made sold-out stops at The Forum in Inglewood, Staples Center in Los Angeles, Valley View Casino Center in San Diego and Honda Center in Anaheim. Now that the jaunt has officially relaunched after dates were postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, John will be playing his final shows in North America at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles Friday,...
Tags: Music, Microsoft, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Elton John, San Diego, Music Festivals, John, North America, David Furnish, Concerts, Anaheim, Phil, Honda Center


Snoop Dogg, Al Green and Ice Cube top Once Upon a Time in L.A. festival lineup

West Coast rappers and soul music icons will take the stage at Banc of California Stadium and Exposition Park on Saturday, Dec. 18 for the Once Upon a Time in L.A. festival. The single-day, cross-generational fest will include performances by local rap legends like Snoop Dogg and Ice Cube as well as soul legends Al Green and The Isley Brothers. Other performers include 50 Cent, YG, The Game, Warren G., George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic, War, The Delfonics, Cypress Hill, Bone Thugs-N-Harmo...
Tags: Music, California, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Music Festivals, Coachella, Parliament, West Coast, Pasadena, Al Green, Morrissey, Snoop Dogg, Concerts, Inglewood, Billy Ray Cyrus


The Go-Go’s will celebrate Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction with Microsoft Theater concert

Los Angeles rock band The Go-Go’s have announced it will be celebrating its forthcoming induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame with a handful of West Coast shows, including stops at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles Wednesday, Dec. 29 and Civic Theatre in San Diego Monday, Jan. 3, 2022. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, June 25. Tickets for the L.A. show will be available through AXS.com and the San Diego show will go on sale at Ticketmaster.com. The Go-Go’s are heralded as the first mul...
Tags: Music, Microsoft, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, San Diego, West Coast, Pasadena, Ticketmaster, Concerts, Roll Hall of Fame, CLEVELAND Ohio, Rock Roll Hall of Fame, Microsoft Theater, Randy Rhoads


Foo Fighters announce full-capacity concert at The Forum, ticket information

Following its sold-out show at Madison Square Garden in New York this week, rock band Foo Fighters announced they’ll be the first band to play a full-capacity show at The Forum in Inglewood in over a year. The band will take the stage on Saturday, July 17. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, June 25 at Ticketmaster.com. During the pandemic, the L.A.-area group performed a livestreaming show for fans at The Roxy in West Hollywood on Nov. 14 and dropped its tenth studio album, “Medicine at Midni...
Tags: Music, New York, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Pasadena, Ticketmaster, Concerts, West Hollywood, Canyon Club, Madison Square Garden, Inglewood, Agoura Hills, Billy Ray Cyrus, Michael Des Barres, Top Stories LADN


Interpol, Modest Mouse and M.I.A. top Just Like Heaven fest coming to Pasadena in 2022

Goldenvoice’s Just Like Heaven festival will make its return in 2022. The Southern California festival promoter announced on Monday that Just Like Heaven is back and moving from Queen Mary Park in Long Beach to Brookside at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena May 21, 2022. The single-day event will feature performances by Interpol, Modest Mouse, The Shins, M.I.A., Bloc Party, Franz Ferdinand, Chromeo, Santigold, Cut Copy, The Hives, Peaches, The Raveonettes, !!!, Wolf Parade, The Go! Team, The Cribs, Yell...
Tags: Music, California, Sport, Park, Things To Do, Soccer, Long Beach, Music Festivals, Coachella, Pasadena, Morrissey, Rose Bowl, Southern California, Concerts, Inglewood, Brookside


Fans celebrate at Boots in the Park music festival, the first since COVID-19 mandates lifted

On Saturday, country music fans were ready to party. As they began entering the gates of Boots in the Park at SilverLakes Equestrian and Sports Park in Norco around noon, they rushed to set up lawn chairs and blankets in the grassy seating area and hurried to one of the multiple bar tents to get that first beer or sweet cocktail to cool down on balmy, yet breezy, 90-plus degree day. “We came here so we could drink with people,” Amee Brown of Riverside said. She and a group of girlfriends gathere...
Tags: Music, California, Sport, Park, Austin, Things To Do, Soccer, Music Festivals, Las Vegas, Coachella, Morrissey, Southern California, Concerts, Derek, Phoenix, Hurley


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


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


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


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



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