Wednesday, April 26

Sebadoh has goods on ‘Bakesale’

Sebadoh has goods on ‘Bakesale’ Singer/songwriter Barlow follows classical tradition By Michael Tatum That Lou Barlow ­ he’s such a perfectionist. Barlow, co-front man of the indie-rock band Sebadoh, has in the past been the subject of much celebration in the rock press, and his band’s latest full length release, "Bakesale" (Sub Pop), has had the critics once again gushing with superlatives. Read more...


One-act puts twist on classic ’40s

One-act puts twist on classic ’40s Ingenious direction and comic acting make for appealing "Tangled Snarl" By Jennifer Richmond Daily Bruin Staff Theater is at its best when it’s short, sweet and unbelievably funny. Read more...



Filmmaker finds unexpected ‘Sleep’

By Colburn Tseng Writer-director Rory Kelly slouches in a chair at the Westwood Marquis Hotel munching on cookies when he makes a surprising disclosure. The topic of conversation is the UCLA film school graduate’s employment history before directing his debut feature "Sleep With Me," which recently opened in New York and Los Angeles. Read more...


Suicidal Tendencies avoids the mainstream

By John Sabatini With a new album released in June and an enviable opening spot on Metallica’s U.S. arena tour, this has been a colossal summer for Suicidal Tendencies, the veteran Venice surfer metal/punk band which has been scaring parents and evangelists for years. Read more...


‘Bookworm’ works, wriggles to success

By Stephen Richardson As a budding young bookworm, Michael Silverblatt was attempting to wriggle away from reality, rather than toward enlightenment. But since 1989, he has hosted KCRW-FM’s "Bookworm," a weekly program in which he speaks with contemporary authors. Read more...


An archetype for the ages

By Lael Loewenstein In 1895, when future MGM mogul Louis Mayer was in grade school and Warner Bros. scion Jack Warner in diapers, a young French visionary named Léon Gaumont took over a photographic equipment firm and created what was to become one of the world’s foremost film companies. Read more...