| Apr 16, 2011
| 4:35 PM
The Australian band Cut Copy's neon-giddy Friday nighttime set in the Mojave provided a handy contrast to one taking an opposite tact across the field -- the Toronto duo Crystal Castles, who shround their dance beats in 4AD goth ambience and singer...
| Feb 7, 2010
It's the night after New Year's Eve and hundreds of kids are crammed into the Smell, the downtown DIY tabernacle of the Los Angeles avant-garde. A sweating mass of art students, skate punks and subterranean scene staples ecstatically moshes to a...
| Jun 10, 2010
Daniel Douma, co-founder of the Writers Store in L.A.
Daniel Douma, 63, who co-founded the Writers Store in Los Angeles to provide software and computer help to screenwriters, died of cancer June 1 in Florence, Ore., said Gabriele Meiringer, his life...
| Jun 6, 2010
Ariel Pink seems quintessentially L.A. He's lived virtually his entire life in Los Angeles and can't imagine living anywhere else. He's written songs with titles like "Beverly Kills" and "Life in L.A.," and echoes of the city's musical past reverberate...
| May 23, 2011
Despite its fresh-faced cast, G-rating and untainted, unapologetic air of jubilance (see, please, the two exclamation points, both of which are quite sincere), "Glee Live! In Concert!" seemed very much at home in Las Vegas, where the stars of Fox's hit...
| Apr 30, 2011
In an early homemade video made by the L.A. band the Belle Brigade for its song "Losers," from the sibling duo's self-titled debut, Barbara and Ethan Gruska, ages 28 and 21, respectively, sit holding acoustic guitars in an empty bathtub. They're wearing...
| Jul 10, 2011
We live in a pop age gone loco for retro and crazy for commemoration. Band reformations and reunion tours, tribute albums and box sets, anniversary festivals and live performances of classic albums: Each new year is better than the previous year for music...
| Jan 11, 2009
What does a hard-core audiophile designer with a Rolodex full of rock 'n' rollers have on his iPod? We asked John Varvatos, who says he has about 35,000 albums prepped to 'Pod, what's currently in heavy rotation:
"I'm listening to some old British...
| Oct 3, 2008
Nick Reynolds, who as a college student grabbed a guitar, donned a broad-striped button-down shirt and quickly helped propel the 1950s folk music revival to the top of the pop music charts as a founding member of the Kingston Trio, died Wednesday in San...
| Jul 10, 2008
JOEL FLATOW'S life is all about connections. Over the past decade, he's used his political links and savvy to help the recording industry wage its fight against piracy. Now he's using the musical ones to help politicians and nonprofit organizations...
| Nov 13, 2008
He didn't have to cobble together a show when he decided to turn his shoe repair shop into an art gallery.
All Greg Papazian had to do was reach into the shoe box that for 35 years held a one-of-a-kind photographic record of Los Angeles in its glittery...