It was apparently something that British trip-hop trio Portishead felt very sorry about — the fact that they only backed their recent “Third” album with a single stateside date at Coachella. After all, it had taken Geoff Barrow, Beth Gibbons and Adrian Utley an excruciatingly long 11 years just to complete the project. Read More
So close, but yet so far. When soulful British diva Adele was recently forced to cancel a handful of June dates due to an unexpected bout with laryngitis, it looked like the North American tour would actually kick back in just in time for her Greek Theatre date in Berkeley. No such luck. Read More
Note: Adele's concert has been canceled due to illness.
In person, Adele Adkins is a zany, outgoing redhead with the wit and comedic timing of a young Lucille Ball. The brassy Brit — who performs as simply Adele — already made her stateside TV debut on “Ugly Betty,” a role she thoroughly enjoyed. “But I sounded like Dick Van Dyke doing it — even though I’m English, I was putting on this fake English accent,” she says. “So it’s not something I want to pursue, acting. Read More