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  • Harry Styles is a young classic rocker on his dad-baiting solo debut

    Harry Styles is a young classic rocker on his dad-baiting solo debut

    Peering out at the audience from the stage at San Diego’s Qualcomm Stadium in 2015, Harry Styles good-naturedly taunted a bored-looking father who’d been dragged to a concert of Styles’ boy band, One Direction. The guy was refusing to clap along with one of the group’s songs, Styles explained,...

  • DJ Khaled added to 2017 BET Experience lineup, fan fest details unveiled

    DJ Khaled added to 2017 BET Experience lineup, fan fest details unveiled

    DJ Khaled has been added to the already stacked lineup of this year’s BET Experience. The producer-DJ joins a roster that includes Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa, Kid Cudi, Bryson Tiller, ASAP Rocky and Jhené Aiko as headliners. Migos, ScHoolboy Q, Gucci Mane, Desiigner, Jidenna, Young Thug, Rae Sremmurd,...

  • Former Brooklyn venue Zebulon enjoys a welcome reception in Frogtown

    Former Brooklyn venue Zebulon enjoys a welcome reception in Frogtown

    For any New York-to-L.A. transplants nostalgic for the vanished Zebulon music venue in Brooklyn's Williamsburg neighborhood, you can now belly up to the bar again. The new incarnation of the experimental music space now has an airy perch next door to Salazar in the fast-flipping Frogtown neighborhood....

  • Grammy Awards relocate to New York for 2018 telecast

    Grammy Awards relocate to New York for 2018 telecast

    The 2018 Grammy Awards will take place in New York — a move that will coincide with the 60th anniversary of the event, Recording Academy officials unveiled Tuesday. The ceremony will be held Jan. 28 at Madison Square Garden, which last hosted the Grammys in 2003, on its 45th anniversary. “Playing...

  • Keith Urban, Kelsea Ballerini, Thomas Rhett lead 2017 CMT Music Awards nods

    Keith Urban, Kelsea Ballerini, Thomas Rhett lead 2017 CMT Music Awards nods

    Keith Urban, Kelsea Ballerini and Thomas Rhett lead the list of nominees for the 2017 CMT Music Awards. Urban, Ballerini and Rhett scored four nominations each for Country Music Television’s fan-voted ceremony, including the night’s biggest honor, video of the year. Carrie Underwood, who holds...

  • Mary J. Blige might not be drama free at the moment — and she's OK with that

    Mary J. Blige might not be drama free at the moment — and she's OK with that

    For Mary J. Blige, there’s always been purpose in pain and her new album, “Strength of a Woman,” arrives at a time when she’s in the midst of a high profile divorce.

  • L.A. punk band X to get 40th-anniversary exhibit at the Grammy Museum

    L.A. punk band X to get 40th-anniversary exhibit at the Grammy Museum

    The Grammy Museum will salute 40 years of L.A. punk rock with a new exhibit focusing on the long-running band X, which is marking four decades in music this year. “X: 40 Years of Punk in Los Angeles” is slated to open June 30 and will run through Feb. 25, 2018. The exhibit will delve into both...

  • Feist brings 'Pleasure' to the Palace

    Feist brings 'Pleasure' to the Palace

    Leslie Feist had made a serious mistake. That’s the realization this Canadian singer and songwriter seemed to reach, anyway, just a few minutes after she came onstage Friday night at downtown’s Palace Theatre, where she was playing the first of three concerts behind her gripping new album, “Pleasure.”...

  • California Sounds: New music from Haim, Alex Ebert and La Santa Cecilia

    California Sounds: New music from Haim, Alex Ebert and La Santa Cecilia

    Haim, “Right Now (Live)” (Columbia). The first new track from Haim’s forthcoming album, “Something to Tell You,” arrived last week courtesy of a music video by director Paul Thomas Anderson. A slow-grooving neo-R&B song that suggests the three Haim sisters steering toward the contemporary pop center...

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