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Randall Roberts

Randall Roberts is a staff writer covering music, and pens the weekly California Sounds column for the Los Angeles Times. His recent Times series on the geography of L.A. music has explored Sunset Boulevard and Rosecrans Avenue. In his career with The Times, Roberts has been music editor and pop music critic. A St. Louis native, he was schooled in the power of sound as a radio and club DJ, and schooled in supply and demand as an indie, punk and electronic buyer at a major Midwest record store.
California Sounds: New L.A.-area music from Dominique Pruitt, Tim Presley's White Fence, Lost in Stars and the Samps

California Sounds: The Times' Randall Roberts recommends new Los Angeles-area music from Dominique Pruitt, the Samps, Lost in Stars and and Tim Presley's White Fence.

Ahead of Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival, genre-mashing musician Kali Uchis discusses 'Isolation,' touring and commercial success

Colombian American pop singer Kali Uchis, who is performing at this year’s Camp Flog Gnaw Festival, has over the past few years ascended from the mixtape world to become a multi-hyphenate singer and songwriter mixing soul, experimental R&B and doo-wop.

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