Concert review - Fun.

Monday, August 20, 2012 at 2:52 PM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Concerts Let's get this out of the way right off the bat: Fun. are incredibly fun in concert. There's something a little morose and deliciously bratty about the trio's breakout album Some Nights (Fueled by Ramen). But live, the extended group - which add three multi-instrumentalists/vocalists - conjure up a manic reverie. Balloons and confetti cascade from the ceiling. And a particular cover tune, the Rolling Stones' "You Can't Always Get What You Want" (which... READ MORE

Rock takes the (Broadway) stage

Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 2:46 PM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Music Industry Image courtesy SongLyrics.com As a birthday gift to myself tomorrow, I'm seeing Green Day's American Idiot at the Ahmanson Theatre. This live-action stage play based on the NorCal punk trio's essential album of the same name (with a little 21st Century Breakdown for good measure) seemed a natural fit for the bombast of that record. Each song was like a little rock operetta. And now, a movie version is on the way. Popular music... READ MORE