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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


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’...
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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


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


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


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


Hollywood Bowl announces 2021 Summer Series concert and live performance lineup

The Los Angeles Philharmonic has announced the lineup for its 2021 Summer Series at the Hollywood Bowl including more than 50 live performances and 14 concerts with the LA Phil under the direction of Gustavo Dudamel. The venue will officially reopen to the public with its July 4th Fireworks Spectacular featuring Kool & the Gang performing alongside the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra led by Thomas Wilkins on July 3-4. Some of the other performers in the series include Christina Aguilera on July 17-18; ...
Tags: Music, Christina Aguilera, Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Harry Potter, Herbie Hancock, Kamasi Washington, Concerts, Earl Sweatshirt, Ziggy Marley, Tchaikovsky, Hollywood Bowl, LA Phil


Walmart to host its first online ‘Vinyl Mania Week’

Tapping into a growing trend where old is new again, Walmart will host its first online Vinyl Mania Week beginning Monday, May 10 with exclusive and limited editions of vinyl records for music fans of all genres. The five-day event on Walmart.com/vinyl-records, will include color vinyl discs from artists such as Machine Gun Kelly, Johnny Cash, Halsey, Post Malone, Keith Urban, KISS, Frank Sinatra and John Denver. More than 150 titles — ranging from pop, soul and rock to country, folk and jazz — ...
Tags: Business, Music, News, Walmart, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Local News, Baker, San Bernardino, Ac, John Denver, Chris Baker, Statistica, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR


‘The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains’ coming to Los Angeles

“The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains,” featuring over 350 artifacts collected from the band’s more than 55-year career, is coming to the United States for the first time and taking up residency at the Vogue Multicultural Museum in Los Angeles Aug. 3-Nov. 28. The traveling exhibition, which drew over 400,000 attendees to London’s Victoria and Albert Museum in 2017, serves as a retrospective of the various chapters of Pink Floyd’s career. It includes high-tech audio and visuals, object...
Tags: Art, Music, London, Los Angeles, Sport, Pink Floyd, Things To Do, Soccer, United States, Jennifer Lopez, Harry, Victoria, Richard Wright, Bay Area, San Bernardino, Syd Barrett


Ziggy Marley talks new children’s books, pandemic lockdown and ‘More Family Time’

Like most parents last year, Ziggy Marley found himself hunkered down at home with his wife Orly Agai and experiencing the world of virtual learning with his youngest children. While he lives in Toluca Lake, Marley, a father of seven and the son of late reggae legend Bob Marley, has spent the majority of his life touring and performing for audiences around the world. But with COVID-19 bringing the live events industry to a halt in March 2020, Marley took advantage of the extra time with his broo...
Tags: Books, Music, America, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Bob Dylan, Philip Roth, Streaming, Jamaica, Richard Thompson, Marley, Bob Marley, Southern California, Ziggy Marley, Rage Against The Machine


3 ‘American Idol’ singers from Southern California are getting another chance on the show

“American Idol” will throw a curveball into the contest on Monday, April 19 when 10 singers who competed on the TV show a year ago will sing for a chance to crash the Top 10 this year. Among the 10 would-be comeback kids are three singers from Southern California: Nick Merico, 25, of Woodland Hills, Olivia Ximenes, 17, of Menifee, and Makayla Phillips, 18, of Temecula. The other two Southern California singers from “Idol” 2020, Jonny West, 24, of Murrieta, and Sophia James, 21, of Long Beach are...
Tags: Music, TV, Hollywood, Abc, Disney, Oakland Raiders, Atlanta, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Hawaii, American Idol, Philadelphia, Demi Lovato, Orange County, Southern California


Meet ‘American Idol’ Top 12 singer Chayce Beckham, the Apple Valley musician out for redemption

Chayce Beckham sings roots, rock, and reggae, too, but the story of his life just before “American Idol” is a classic country all-gone-wrong song. In a matter of months, the 24-year-old from Apple Valley says he lost his band, his girlfriend, and his dog, too. And that wasn’t the worst of it. That would be the day he drove after drinking, rolled his truck, and “ended up on the side of the highway upside down,” as he described on “Idol” the wreck that led to still-pending DUI charges. “I was all,...
Tags: Music, Bruce Springsteen, Hollywood, Abc, Disney, Oakland Raiders, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, Orange County, Beckham, Luke Bryan, Pomona, Chris Stapleton


Meet ‘American Idol’ Top 12 singer Ava August, the Orange County teen with an ‘old soul’

Ava August is only 15, but if you listen to the judges on “American Idol” you might think she’s been reincarnated a time or two. Why, you ask? Because judges Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan cannot stop talking about the Orange County teenager’s old soul. “I’m so flattered that they said that,” August says by phone on Tuesday, the day after she discovered she’d been voted into the Top 12 on the 19th season of the long-running singing competition show. “When Katy says, ‘Oh, you’re an old ...
Tags: Music, Hollywood, Abc, Disney, Oakland Raiders, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, San Diego, Kelly Clarkson, Orange County, Voice, Luke Bryan, Josh, Josh Groban, Katy



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