The Last Ship – Ahmanson Theatre Review

Sting and Elvis Costello sprang from the same DIY ethic spawned by the punk movement. But neither originally pursued the nihilist direction of punk, both had wider aspirations. Costello ... Continue Reading →

Famous People Who’ve Met Me – A Memoir by the Man Who Discovered Prince

Owen Husney has written an engaging book about his journey from Minneapolis to Los Angeles and back. The many people he’s bumped into along the way include geniuses and scoundrels. The ... Continue Reading →

Elvis Costello, Ben Folds – Hollywood Bowl Preview: September 5 & 6, 2014

One of the more eclectic figures on the music scene for the last nearly four decades is the former computer programmer named Declan Patrick MacManus. Unless you dutifully recognize ... Continue Reading →

Nick Lowe

One of the gems of British music is making an all too swift solo acoustic tour of the colonies. I caught up with Nick Lowe during the London Olympics, and he admitted he was one of ... Continue Reading →