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  • Coachella 2014: 10 rising acts you should know now

    Coachella 2014: 10 rising acts you should know now
    This post has been updated. See below for details. The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is a mere two weeks away, so those looking to impress with underground knowledge better start cramming. Few souls are more in demand than geeks armed...
  • ‘Da Vinci’s Demons’ composer Bear McCreary scores with Calder Quartet

     
    As a classical-music ensemble with a sterling critical reputation and a flair for the contemporary, the Los Angeles-based Calder Quartet […]...
  • Review: Sharon Jones and Valerie June electrify the Wiltern

    Review: Sharon Jones and Valerie June electrify the Wiltern
    Beyond its musical attributes, the exhilarating performance delivered by soul singer Sharon Jones and her band the Dap-Kings on Tuesday testified to the restorative power of music. Other than her ultra-short hair, there was no outward evidence of the...
  • SXSW crash suspect had dreams of rap stardom

    SXSW crash suspect had dreams of rap stardom
    A few weeks ago, Rashad Charjuan Owens uploaded a short snippet of his latest beat to his Soundcloud account, which bears the name K.A.B254. The unfinished beat that the aspiring producer and rapper composed is one of several tracks on the account,...
  • Arditti Quartet celebrates 40th anniversary in astounding fashion

    Arditti Quartet celebrates 40th anniversary in astounding fashion
    Formed a few months after the Kronos Quartet, the Arditti Quartet is also on a 40th anniversary tour. By one of those strange coincidences, Arditti, once a competitor of Kronos as the string quartet of the future, arrived in Los Angeles for a Monday...
  • 'Breadcrumb Trail' doc untangles Slint's album 'Spiderland'

    'Breadcrumb Trail' doc untangles Slint's album 'Spiderland'
    With just six songs and a running time under 40 minutes, the 1991 album “Spiderland” by the quartet known as Slint is an unlikely landmark. Yet the record, with its clear ringing guitar sounds stabbed by distortion and snapping, rolling drums,...
  • Music industry revenue in 2013 stayed flat at $7 billion, RIAA says

    Music industry revenue in 2013 stayed flat at $7 billion, RIAA says
    The good news for the music industry out of the Recording Industry Assn. of America’s just released report on sales and revenue for 2013? Things didn’t get any worse than they were during the previous three years. Overall revenue during 2013...
  • Rapper YG talks about his 'Krazy Life'

     Rapper YG talks about his 'Krazy Life'
    It's a hot time to be a Los Angeles rapper. Last month, Top Dawg Entertainment charted its first No. 1 album, Schoolboy Q's "Oxymoron," and a few months earlier his peer, Kendrick Lamar, earned Grammy nominations for album of the year and new artist....
  • Rihanna, Justin Timberlake lead first iHeartRadio award nominations

    Rihanna, Justin Timberlake lead first iHeartRadio award nominations
    Rihanna, Justin Timberlake and Imagine Dragons lead the nominations for the inaugural iHeartRadio Music Awards. Rihanna leads the pack with seven nods across five categories, including artist of the year, song of the year and best collaboration -- ...
  • Music review: L.A. Master Chorale pays tribute to Morten Lauridsen

    Music review: L.A. Master Chorale pays tribute to Morten Lauridsen
    In December 1994, the Los Angeles Master Chorale presented the world premiere of a brief setting of the Latin chant “O Magnum Mysterium” by a little-known 51-year-old USC-based composer from the Pacific Northwest named Morten Lauridsen. Paul...
  • SXSW 2014: The winners and losers at the Texas music festival

    SXSW 2014: The winners and losers at the Texas music festival
    AUSTIN, Texas — Here's to bad vibes, colored vomit and off-years. Go ahead and toast those who prevailed at South by Southwest by getting signed, licensed or folded into a future marketing plan, but the losers in this vicious cycle earned more...