| Aug 16, 2013
| 10:13 AM
Who’d have guessed that it would turn out to be rock group KISS that brings a professional football team to the Los Angeles area, but that’s what the cartoonish heavy metal band is doing in buying an Arena Football League team to be called L....
| Aug 26, 2013
| 4:27 PM
Did you hear Lady Gaga and One Direction get booed at MTV's Video Music Awards on Sunday?
For those tuning in from home, the boos may have been muffled by "woohoos" and audience cheers. But they were definitely there for both artists, although their...
| Aug 18, 2013
| 12:09 PM
Who is the H2O Music Festival for?
On paper, Saturday’s hash of old school hip-hop (A Tribe Called Quest, Big Boi), buffed-for-radio Latin pop (Pitbull, Prince Royce), bro-down EDM (DJ Chuckie) and highbrow pan-Latino soul (La Santa Cecilia)...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 8:23 PM
Pop music’s freshman class made a big splash on the sales charts in 2013, and now several can boast a raft of Grammy nominations, including Compton rapper Kendrick Lamar, hip-hop duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, 17-year-old singer-songwriter Lorde and...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 9:56 AM
PHILADELPHIA – Nearly two decades into his unparalleled rap career, Jay Z hasn’t abandoned his lofty ambitions.
In the last year, the hip-hop magnate (born Shawn Carter) jolted the album release model when he struck a multimillion-dollar...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 3:27 PM
It turns out that creating disco is a really profitable venture.
Scottish DJ and producer Calvin Harris has supplanted the Dutch titan Tiësto as the best-paid DJ in 2013, according to a new Forbes Magazine accounting. The superstar reportedly raked in...
| Mar 10, 2012
Here are sample playlists put together from my own (admittedly limited) library, each one "arced" for a particular purpose. Then I asked a few folks who can really pick out a tune to share their sample lists.
It's siesta time....
| Jun 19, 2013
| 9:43 AM
Tuesday night's Pitbull and Kesha double-bill at the Hollywood Bowl was one of the oddest pop shows of the year. Two distinct crowds, two different ways of tackling danceable pop, and a venue built for sylvan music royalty upended into a salacious grind-...
| Mar 24, 2013
MIAMI —A cool ocean breeze cut the day's humidity. Dresses up to there in hot pink sequins and acid yellows colored the sidewalks. It was around midnight on a Thursday in Miami's South Beach neighborhood, and the evening was just getting started....
| 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 20, 2013
| 7:00 AM
As long as there has been electronic dance music, there has been at least one dumb complaint about it — that all the music sounds the same.
That's a tedious line, one usually said by rock snobs who proudly admit they don't listen to the stuff. But...