June 9, 1997 |
Bono (above) lead singer of U2, and the Edge, the four-piece Irish band's lead guitarist, whip up the crowd last night at Franklin Field. The appearance was part of the Popmart tour to plug U2's new album, "Pop," which reportedly is not doing as well as expected. Clogged roads were blamed on the concert, and tickets were going for $52.50, so the rockers must be doing something right.
June 29, 1999 |
Korie Hlede broke out of a seasonlong slump with 17 points, leading the host Detroit Shock to a 91-71 victory over the New York Liberty last night. The game was New York's first at the Palace of Auburn Hills since an 82-68 loss in the final game of last season. That loss eliminated the Liberty from playoff contention. Shock coach Nancy Lieberman-Cline juggled her starting lineup, putting in rookie Dominique Canty and Rachael Sporn for the slumping Hlede and Val Whiting. Cindy Brown, playing with a badly bruised tailbone, scored 15 points for Detroit.
June 19, 1998 |
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Teresa Weatherspoon scored 13 points and Rebecca Lobo and Vickie Johnson 11 each as the New York Liberty routed the Sacramento Monarchs, 64-48, for their first victory of the season after three losses. Latasha Byears scored 10 points for the Monarchs, who trailed by as many as 25 points and were held to a franchise-low point total. COMETS 87, ROCKERS 73 HOUSTON - Sheryl Swoopes scored 25 points, Tina Thompson 23 and Cynthia Cooper 21 as Houston reached 3-0 by whipping Cleveland.
March 27, 1999 |
Cesar Rosas is the Los Lobo least likely to surprise you. But also, the most reliable: looking out from behind trademark shades at the Five Spot on Thursday night, goatee partially hiding a double chin, the left handed guitarist put on a 90 minute show short on experimentation and long on straight-to-the-solar-plexus blues rockers. The east Los Angeles band that Rosas has been a charter member of since 1973 -- and who have been the most consistently great (take that, R.E.M.
January 24, 1997 |
The carpeting and air-conditioning is new, the detail work restored, the sight lines much better with the bar removed from the middle of the concert floor. There's a brand-new second night spot upstairs (looking like an upscale J.C. Dobbs) called the Balcony, where you can hang out almost any night of the week, or linger after the main-stage action is over. But what really separates the new Trocadero from the old is its broader booking policies. While previous management would characterize mainstream 1970s and '80s rock, reggae and funk bands as being "too Chestnut Cabaret-ish" and focus mostly on hardcore and punk rock, the Pang family now running the show wants the Troc to be a performance space for all kinds of acts.
July 19, 2001 |
The Immortal Lee County Killers bring their Southern-fried, punk blues to the Khyber tonight (9 o'clock, 56 S. 2nd St., 215-238-5888, $7) with local rockers Sugar Skulls. Expect a cross between the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion and the White Stripes from a band who thanks the tobacco industry and Jerry Lee Lewis in its liner notes. The flamboyant singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright opens for art rockers Roxy Music tonight at the Tweeter Center (8 o'clock, 1 Harbour Center, Camden, 215-336-2000)
July 11, 2002 |
Chris Isaak led off his concert at the Tweeter Center on Tuesday with "American Boy," one of his more upbeat rockers and the theme to his Showtime TV series. "I'm the original American boy," the first line boasts. In truth, when it comes to music, the 46-year-old San Franciscan is far from an original. His all-American sound synthesizes jittery Elvis sexiness, Orbisonian grandeur and Rick Nelson wholesomeness, all wrapped around a lovelorn persona. It's a style that has served him well through eight albums, including his latest, Always Got Tonight.
June 28, 1990 |
Still sweaty after all these years, Kiss knows how to throw a rock-and-roll party. The New York quartet, once written off as a gimmicky kids' group, danced out of a giant, laser-spitting Sphinx and played an energetic, two-hour show at the Spectrum on Tuesday, relying heavily on older, though still viable, material. Throughout a 17-year recording career that has included a succession of personnel changes, Kiss - still led by Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons - has supplied three types of songs, all of which sounded fresh in performance.
July 17, 1995 |
Talk about The Scream. Neither James Brown nor Edvard Munch has anything on Eye Yamatsuka. At the Trocadero on Friday, the shirtless leader of the Boredoms - the Osaka, Japan, purveyors of precise, impossibly intense, jazz-metal noise - barked, bellowed, and bowed when greeted with bouquets of flowers. His wordless, flamboyantly delivered shrieks were the final weapon of a band able to approximate the sound of a zoo burning down with admirable musical acuity. And the Boredoms, whose Chocolate Synthesizer (Reprise)
April 22, 2011 |
The British indie rock band Yuck were one of the breakout acts at the South by Southwest Music Festival in Austin, Texas, last month. But lead singer Daniel Blumberg, the 21-year-old Londoner who stood to the far left of the capacious outdoor venue Stubb's during SXSW and sheepishly noted that the NPR Music showcase was the biggest gig of his group's young life, would prefer that the group not be known as a "buzz band. " "It is nice, when people talk about the band," says the guitarist, songwriter, and visual artist, who will be releasing a set of solo piano songs under the rubric Oupa in June.