Pop & Hiss

Pop & Hiss The L.A. Times music blog
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CRSSD Fest brings its own looser vibe to SoCal dance music

L.A. fans who had planned to take the Amtrak down to San Diego's CRSSD Festival on Saturday -- far and away the most pleasant, leisurely way to attend this growing, influential dance music event -- got a bit of a shock when they saw a note that Amtrak train service to San Diego was cut off for the weekend.

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R. Kelly is no bump, all grind at the Forum

R. Kelly was standing near the lip of the stage at the Forum, performing his song “It Seems Like You’re Ready,” when several women in the audience reached up to caress his leg. Each was touching him softly; none appeared to want to distract the singer from his job.

Even so, three women rubbing one guy’s leg? You’d think the guy would notice. Yet Kelly gave no indication he had.

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Don Henley flies solo at the Forum

Three songs into Don Henley’s concert Friday at the Forum in Inglewood, on his solo tour supporting his first album away from the Eagles in 15 years, the Texas singer-songwriter wryly advised the near-sellout crowd: “This show is going to be all over the map. I don’t like to be a monochromatic musician.”

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Kendrick Lamar reveals first dates for 'Kunta's Groove Sessions'

Kendrick Lamar has unveiled the first string of dates for his first annual "Kunta's Groove Sessions" tour.

The Compton rapper's recently announced trek will see him playing eight intimate venues mixed in with a run of arena shows this fall. Today, four of these theater dates were revealed.

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Selena Gomez is more like Janet Jackson than Miley Cyrus on modest 'Revival'

Selena Gomez hit all the usual notes in the run-up to “Revival,” the first album this former Disney Channel star has made outside the House of Mouse.

There was a sexed-up lead single, “Good for You,” with a roguish guest verse from rapper ASAP Rocky. There was the song’s music video, in which Gomez writhes on a sofa before jumping in the shower.

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