February 7, 2009
Members of the classic rock group TimeBomb hope to create more than a feeling with their re-creation of hits originally performed by Boston, Queen, Thin Lizzy and Ozzy Osbourne at a concert tonight at Darts Away in Burbank. It’s the music from the golden era of rock ’n’ roll, said Burbank resident Matt Gruber, who plays lead guitar, keyboards and background vocals for the group. Gruber grew up listening to hard rock and heavy metal and later got into punk rock.
July 10, 2002
Paul Andersen It has long been said that the human voice is the supreme musical instrument, able to convey melody and message at the same time. Following that line of reasoning, it would seem that a cappella music, which is purely vocal with no instruments, would be among the highest forms of art. Anyone who has seen either Rockapella or the Coats perform would probably agree with that assessment. After all, both groups often cause audiences to drop their jaws as their voices merge together in silken harmonies that reflect back to the fact the Italian term a cappella literally means "as in a chapel or church."
July 9, 2008
The Burbank-bred band BlueLight takes seriously the saying, “The band that plays together, stays together.” Two of the core members of the rock band, Michael Hastings and Dennis O’Donnell, are coming together for a fourth time to perform O’Donnell’s original songs on July 20 at the Starlight Bowl. They will open for California Transit Authority. BlueLight adds a hometown feeling to the Starlight Bowl season, said Garth Nelson, former deputy director of Recreation Services for Burbank Park, Recreation and Community Services, who left the post Tuesday.
July 19, 2008
The things that inspired Karl Preusser as a child are musically making their way back into his adult life. Two weeks ago, the Burbank composer completed the score for “Audie & the Wolf,” a horror, comedy and romance film that will premiere on Aug. 14 in the 2008 Downtown Film Festival — Los Angeles. Preusser, a former Glendale resident, composed the score in a 1970s rock ’n’ roll style in the tradition of “Rocky Horror Picture Show,” he said.