| Jun 25, 2013
| 4:38 PM
It’s the kind of thing a lot of music lovers have been saying since “American Idol” turned singing into a nationally televised competitive sport a dozen years ago: “[Insert legendary pop singer's name here] would never get past the...
| Jun 20, 2013
Tuesday night was the electro-trash vixen Kesha's first headlining set at the Hollywood Bowl. But it was far from her first visit there.
"The first time I came to the Bowl I was a baby, and my mom carried me in a guitar case because she was playing a...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 9:05 AM
The bestselling biography "Steve Jobs" is coming out in paperback in September. Publisher Simon & Schuster is not only republishing the book, it is sending Jobs back in time. Instead of the contemporary photograph of Jobs emblazoned across the cover of...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 9:00 AM
The storied Newport Folk Festival, which bills itself as “the original music festival” and has delivered historic moments on the East Coast since 1959, will uproot and head west in the fall for Way Over Yonder, a new festival taking place...
| Jun 8, 2013
I knew the relationship was over when she told me she'd never heard of the Kinks. I could overlook her mood swings, her occasional cruelty and even those all-too-frequent phone calls with her "ex"-girlfriend, but music ended up being the deal breaker.
| Jun 3, 2013
| 7:59 AM
Bob Dylan is bringing it all back home.
A year after the legendary singer-songwriter was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, he's set to be decorated with France's prestigious Legion of Honor, according to Reuters, which said that a 17-member...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 12:50 PM
Björk began her Sunday night concert at the Hollywood Palladium with a definition of terms, and as usual for Iceland’s foremost sonic adventurer, those definitions were about as broad as possible.
“Welcome to 'Biophilia,'” said the...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 1:58 PM
It’s been 13 years in the making, but Tuesday the recorded version of “Ghost Brothers of Darkland County,” the musical-theater collaboration between rocker John Mellencamp, horror writer Stephen King and producer T Bone Burnett finally...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 8:05 AM
Beck's new song is a measure of his nimbleness: Less than six months after the release of his willfully old-fashioned sheet-music project "Song Reader," the L.A.-based shape-shifter is back with a blippy electro-pysch jam whose title nods to Facebook....
| May 28, 2013
| 5:30 AM
Laura Marling always had an epic in her. Even from her earliest teenage recordings, such as her 2008 debut, "Alas, I Cannot Swim," her songs had the stuff of myths — suicide, revenge, impossible love. With "Once I Was an Eagle," she's finally made a...
| May 29, 2013
| 5:00 AM
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After two sold-out performances last week in New York, the L.A. edition of Stones Fest, a musical salute to the Rolling Stones that benefits the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund, will bring Michelle...