| Sep 8, 2013
| 2:23 PM
Soulful singer-songwriter Bruno Mars was named Sunday to headline Super Bowl XLVIII, which will kick off on Feb. 2 at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.
The announcement came amid great fanfare during the Fox NFL Sunday broadcast, which was...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 8:16 AM
Top-40 heavyweights including Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry and Kesha will perform at the third iHeartRadio Music Festival, presented by the radio conglomerate Clear Channel and scheduled to take place Sept. 20-21 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las...
| Jul 28, 2013
| 3:20 PM
Bruno Mars makes it look so easy.
Midway through his concert Saturday night at Staples Center, the style-skipping singer hushed his band to deliver a lesson in seduction -- “R&B 101,” he called it.
First he demonstrated his strategic use...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 11:27 AM
Though everyone's heart was in exactly the right place for the all-star tribute to Louis Armstrong that lighted up the Hollywood Bowl Wednesday night, it was initially tough to shake a mild, underlying frustration.
It had nothing to do with the...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 1:17 PM
A list of upcoming shows across the Southland, with on-sale dates in parentheses.
Justin Timberlake, Nov. 26 (Mon.)
Justin Timberlake, Nov. 27 (Mon.)
Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Snoop Dogg and Ice Cube, Oct. 12...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 9:44 AM
“Almost everything could be forgotten,” Alex Kapranos sang Tuesday night at the Echoplex, and that’s a truism he’s observed firsthand.
The stylish frontman of Glasgow’s Franz Ferdinand is the rare survivor from the dance-...
| Jul 6, 2013
| 1:03 PM
In Saturday's Calendar section, Times pop music critic Randall Roberts runs down his picks for the best albums of the year so far, a list that includes Chance the Rapper's "Acid Rap," Kacey Musgraves' "Same Trailer Different Park" and "The Next Day" by...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Midway through Tuesday night’s "American Idols Live!" show, what should have been a simple command was handed down: “Everybody get up.” Then, as Robin Thicke’s sexy, disco-dipped summer anthem “Blurred Lines” rang out...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 4:30 AM
Sister stations KIIS-FM (102.7) and KBIG-FM (104.3) edged into a tie for first place in radio ratings for May, just a month after KBIG had grabbed sole possession of the top spot for the first time, according to figures released Monday by Arbitron....
| Aug 8, 2013
| 11:59 AM
When Niall Horan of One Direction revealed Wednesday night that he’d “[come] here to party,” it seemed reasonable at that point in the show to assume that “here” meant Staples Center.
That’s where the British boy band...
| Aug 11, 2013
| 5:00 PM
On Jan. 8, his 66th birthday, David Bowie surprised music fans around the world with the announcement that he'd secretly completed a new studio album.
This was a big deal — the first record in a decade from a legendary rock star more or less...