| Oct 9, 2013
| 10:04 PM
After he was elected mayor, Eric Garcetti put out a call to civic-minded Angelenos to serve on city boards and commissions.
"We are looking for people with new ideas, practical experience, policy expertise and, most of all, a true commitment to public...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Citing "circumstances beyond our control," the Jazz Bakery announced that the Robert Glasper Experiment has canceled its upcoming appearance at the Angel City Jazz Festival, which is set to kick off Friday, Oct. 4.
Glasper was scheduled to perform on...
| Sep 8, 2013
| 11:22 AM
Hip-hop has plenty of incentives for artists – money, fame, command of a potent art form. But what are the incentives for fans at this year’s Rock the Bells? Unexpectedly, it’s less about discovery and more about dedication: staying...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 11:02 AM
A few minutes into J. Cole’s Sunday night set at the Rock the Bells hip-hop festival in San Bernardino, the introspective wordsmith thanked the crowd for just being there.
“I know there were other choices, but I appreciate you coming to me,&...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 2:25 PM
Last week, we brought you news that Robert Glasper, the wide-ranging jazz pianist, would release a new album by his band the Robert Glasper Experiment on Oct. 29.
Now you can hear the album's lead single, "Calls," below.
A luscious neo-soul cut with...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 10:15 AM
Robert Glasper is tuning back into "Black Radio."
Months after his 2012 disc by that title won the Grammy for best R&B album -- upsetting more conventional nominees such as Anthony Hamilton and R. Kelly -- the wide-ranging jazz pianist announced...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 10:57 AM
Los Angeles-born duo Mazzy Star has released new music, a teaser to a much-delayed album now set to be released in September. The song is called “California,” the group's first new work since 2011's two-song single, "Common Burn"/"Lay Myself...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 5:11 PM
OJAI — It can't, of course, be helped, but after a hundred years, "The Rite of Spring" has inevitably lost its sting.
"Le Sacre du Printemps" supposedly caused a riot at its Paris premiere May 22, 1913, although the police files are lost and...
| May 22, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Members of the L.A. quartet Dawes have been performing for paying audiences since they were teenagers, so there was no reason John Fogerty could see to go easy on them.
"Let's do it one more time," said the veteran roots rocker, standing onstage in...
| May 15, 2013
| 6:00 AM
When Rock the Bells sets up in San Bernardino this fall, the traveling hip-hop festival will feature two of hip-hop’s most revered – and dead – voices: Wu-Tang Clan’s uproarious fallen member Ol’ Dirty Bastard and godfather...
| Nov 5, 2012
| 9:03 AM
In a stunning reversal, an obscure Arizona nonprofit at the center of a legal battle over secret political contributions released on Monday morning the identity of its contributors, which it had been fighting tooth and nail to keep secret. But......