Saturday, November 18

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Ben Esser, of Essex County in the United Kingdom, is the lead singer of the band Esser, which is currently on its first full U.S. tour. Esser will play today at El Rey Theatre, located in west Los Angeles.

Bringing hair and flair to L.A.’s music scene

From the looks of Ben Esser, who hails from Essex County, a quaint part of the United Kingdom, southeast England must be another planet. It may be pretty standard for the area, but Esser is definitely not your standard pop star. Read more...

Photo: BIZ 3 PUBLICITY Ben Esser, of Essex County in the United Kingdom, is the lead singer of the band Esser, which is currently on its first full U.S. tour. Esser will play today at El Rey Theatre, located in west Los Angeles.

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Ben Esser, of Essex County in the United Kingdom, is the lead singer of the band Esser, which is currently on its first full U.S. tour. Esser will play today at El Rey Theatre, located in west Los Angeles.


Soundbite: “Celebration”

The greatest hits record worked in Madonna's favor in the late '80s when she was an immaculate singles artist who created immaculate singles and in turn compiled "The Immaculate Collection." Read more...


Above is a scene from a new music video titled "Dead All Along," animated by graduate student Giles Timms. The video depicts the story of Yorick, a boy who travels to a dark fairy world.

Student animates fantasy world

There are few among us who can find inspiration in grotesque cartoons that depict death, yet to some a certain beauty lingers in that timelessness. Read more...

Photo: Above is a scene from a new music video titled "Dead All Along," animated by graduate student Giles Timms. The video depicts the story of Yorick, a boy who travels to a dark fairy world.

Above is a scene from a new music video titled "Dead All Along," animated by graduate student Giles Timms. The video depicts the story of Yorick, a boy who travels to a dark fairy world.

Screen Scene: David Crowder Band

There is a time and a place to preach to the choir. Yesterday evening, the preacher was the David Crowder Band, and the choir was the crowd of praise-music enthusiasts who took over Hollywood's Roxy Theatre on Sunset Boulevard. Read more...


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Soothing tunes to smooth out fall quarter stress

As fall quarter gets started and midterms begin long before the middle of the term, music can set a relaxing mood amid the stress. While a classic "Moonlight Sonata" always aids focus and eases a worried mind, sometimes the studying playlist needs updating. Here are some choice songs to listen to while cramming for exams or writing the first paper of the quarter. Read more...

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Canadian pop-punk group Billy Talent, which has reached platinum status in Canada, will be performing at the Henry Fonda Theater on Saturday as part of their first U.S. headlining tour.

Billy Talent brings its ’90s edge from Toronto

Our red-and-white-clad neighbors to the north have provided us with many a musical anomaly over the years, all having become subject to varying levels of fame (and infamy) in the U.S. Read more...

Photo: Canadian pop-punk group Billy Talent, which has reached platinum status in Canada, will be performing at the Henry Fonda Theater on Saturday as part of their first U.S. headlining tour.

Canadian pop-punk group Billy Talent, which has reached platinum status in Canada, will be performing at the Henry Fonda Theater on Saturday as part of their first U.S. headlining tour.