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  • 'LAoki' on Broadway

    'LAoki' on Broadway

    Steve Aoki, an electronic dance music DJ, producer and recording artist, performs at his concert, titled "LAoki," on Broadway, between 4th and 6th streets, in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday night. Aoki, who just released his third album, "Neon Future II," was joined by L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti...

  • Doors drummer John Densmore to host Hollywood book signing Saturday

    Doors drummer John Densmore to host Hollywood book signing Saturday

    Doors drummer John Densmore recounted his roller coaster ride through the legal system on the opposite side of the courtroom from his former bandmates in his lively 2013 book “The Doors Unhinged: Jim Morrison’s Legacy Goes on Trial,” and Saturday he’ll be signing copies in Hollywood.

  • Rock in Rio USA is a ball of confusion

    Rock in Rio USA is a ball of confusion

    — Who in their right minds would get married during the debut of a Las Vegas music festival? A few couples took the leap at Rock in Rio USA.

  • Rock in Rio debuts to 82,000 fans

    Rock in Rio debuts to 82,000 fans

    Rock in Rio made it in South America and Europe. But how did the decades-old music festival fare in America? 

  • Stagecoach 2015: Merle Haggard, Sturgill Simpson round out an impromptu summit

    Stagecoach 2015: Merle Haggard, Sturgill Simpson round out an impromptu summit

    As the 2015 Stagecoach Country Festival got underway Friday in Indio, the tour bus belonging to western swing band the Time Jumpers hosted an impromptu summit: three generations of acclaimed country musicians.

  • Follow-up: Coachella or Basel? Answers to our decadent excess quiz!

    Follow-up: Coachella or Basel? Answers to our decadent excess quiz!

    These days it can be so hard to distinguish our decadent excesses in the name of culture. Every event, be it musical or artistic, seems to come with bright lights, interesting food and people wearing weird outfits. Which means that the various iterations of the high-brow Art Basel art fairs aren't...

  • Neil Young tops bill for Stephen Stills' autism benefit this weekend

    Neil Young tops bill for Stephen Stills' autism benefit this weekend

    The annual Light Up the Blues autism benefit concert spearheaded by rocker Stephen Stills and his wife Kristen takes another step forward this year with the participation of Stills’ old pal Neil Young, who tops Saturday’s bill at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood.

  • Stagecoach 2015: Sturgill Simpson making noise as he straddles country line

    Stagecoach 2015: Sturgill Simpson making noise as he straddles country line

    For many performers working in Southern California, getting one's own Star Waggon is as an indication that one has arrived. For Sturgill Simpson, the trailer with his name on it felt more like a reminder of where he'd been.

  • Lalah Hathaway records live album at Troubadour

    Lalah Hathaway records live album at Troubadour

    In a line stretching to the corner of Santa Monica Boulevard and Doheny Drive, outside of West Hollywood’s Troubadour, a grandmother and her grandson anticipated the Tuesday night show by an artist both of them could appreciate. That artist was soul singer Lalah Hathaway, who played two back-to-back sets in...

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