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  • Live review: Brandon Flowers at the Troubadour

     
    Will Brandon Flowers be the last great rock songwriter to make it in pop music? On its face, that’s a silly question — as long as there are disaffected teenagers and cheap guitars, at least a few of them will......
  • Live review: The Chemical Brothers at the Hollywood Bowl

     
    In a time when practically every song on pop radio warrants glow sticks and amateur pharmaceuticals, what’s the place for old rave O.G.s like the Chemical Brothers? For a decade starting in the mid-’90s, the duo of Tom Rowlands and......
  • Album review: Jenny & Johnny's 'I'm Having Fun Now' [updated]

     
    The heterosexual working couple may be replacing the band of brothers as the primary unit of the 21st century rock group. In Arcade Fire, Sleigh Bells and the Dirty Projectors, a balanced blend of male and female sensibilities creates the......
  • The RockTigers: Bringing Kimchibilly to the masses

     
    The best music often comes from the strangest places. That’s certainly true with the RockTigers, a tight outfit from South Korea that has put a hip twist on some American rock 'n' roll standards. The RockTigers are profiled in Thursday's......
  • Paul McCartney to be feted with Gershwin Prize at White House

     
    Stevie Wonder, Elvis Costello, Emmylou Harris, Jack White, Jerry Seinfeld, the Jonas Brothers and others will pay tribute to Paul McCartney at the White House on June 2 when the ex-Beatle is feted as the latest recipient of the Library......
  • Was Crystal Bowersox robbed at the 'American Idol' finale? Readers think so

     
    Although America voted for Lee DeWyze to be their new American Idol, the readers of the Idol Tracker blog overwhelmingly feel single mom Crystal Bowersox should have won the honor. pryce complained: And in the ninth season, the Idol Gods......
  • Will.i.am on rave culture: "The underground is bigger than the surface. That's what people don't understand."

     
    Sunday's Times features a story on the vitality of the electronic music scene in Los Angeles, and the many festivals and parties arriving this summer. There's the Electric Daisy Carnival at Exposition Park and Memorial Coliseum; two Hard events at......
  • A pop music critic takes on Wagner's 'Ring' cycle. First up: 'Das Rheingold'

     
    Last night I put on a $20 dress I'd once worn to a party that featured an appearance by Whitney Houston, grabbed a friend, and headed to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion to begin my immersion in Los Angeles Opera's "Der......
  • Warner signs distribution pact with Nettwerk

     
    Warner's indie music distribution business, Alternative Distribution Alliance, scores deal to distribute albums released by Nettwerk Music Group....
  • Music Review: Zappa at Ojai Music Festival [updated]

     
    Bring an esoteric 30-year-old German ensemble that specializes in extremely complex, sometimes inscrutable, music to perform on the West Coast for the first time. Program the concert with works of a dead white guy with an Italian name. And what......
  • Tony awards top off a Broadway season of pop musicals, big stars, scene-stealers and new faces

     
    The Broadway opening of Green Day's "American Idiot" was a defining event of the season, which culminates in the Tony awards Sunday night in New York. The show immediately set off debate about whether it was actually a musical, or......