Jeff Lynne, on Songwriting, ‘Alone in the Universe’ and ELO’s Legacy (Q&A)

Decades since ELO first disbanded, its legacy has gotten bigger and bigger. The band’s inventive orchestral pop/rock farmed by band mastermind Jeff Lynne and his Technicolor “everything but the kitchen sink production” shamefully didn’t garner the respect and accolades they deserved from a jaded press corps. But in 2016, ELO, once wrongly written off by… Continue reading Jeff Lynne, on Songwriting, ‘Alone in the Universe’ and ELO’s Legacy (Q&A)

Sufjan Stevens Bringing His Unpredictable Live Show to the Hollywood Bowl 8/7

On Sunday, August 7, innovative songwriter/musician Sufjan Stevens will headline the Hollywood Bowl alongside Kurt Vile and the Violators and Ibeyi. Stevens’ one-off gig comes a day after he will take the stage at the Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival in San Francisco (and his set is right before Radiohead‘s main stage slot, too).… Continue reading Sufjan Stevens Bringing His Unpredictable Live Show to the Hollywood Bowl 8/7

'Weird Al' Yankovic Celebrates Decades of Fun with Career-Spanning Hollywood Bowl Show (Recap)

To attend a ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic concert is to immerse yourself in pop culture-themed musical bliss for an hour and a half. This past weekend, the legendary musician/parody artist and his impossibly capable backing band headlined the Hollywood Bowl for two nights of career-spanning magic, backed by the Philharmonic Orchestra to boot. This was a special,… Continue reading 'Weird Al' Yankovic Celebrates Decades of Fun with Career-Spanning Hollywood Bowl Show (Recap)

Beatles 'Live at the Hollywood Bowl' to Be Released 9/9 with Unheard Recordings

On September 9, The Beatles: Live at the Hollywood Bowl will be reissued in celebration of Ron Howard‘s officially-sanctioned new documentary, The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years, which will be officially released in the U.S on September 15. Per the press release, Live at the Hollywood Bowl brings back to life an… Continue reading Beatles 'Live at the Hollywood Bowl' to Be Released 9/9 with Unheard Recordings