| Jan 6, 2010
| 4:34 PM
As the world settles back into the working grind, Pop & Hiss looks to the upcoming concert calendar to find worthwhile moments of escape. There are some expected big names coming to town throughout the winter and into early spring,......
| Jan 6, 2010
Willie Mitchell, an influential record producer, label head and musician who worked closely with singer Al Green and other stars to help mold the Memphis soul sound, died Tuesday. He was 81.
Mitchell died at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis,...
| Jan 27, 2011
| 2:05 PM
Singer-songwriter John Mayer has sold his Pacific Palisades home for slightly less than $1.3 million.
The gated, two-story contemporary has an atrium entry and a great room with a media area. Floor-to-ceiling windows flank the fireplace in the living...
| Feb 6, 2011
In early September 2010, Bruno Mars found himself sitting in the posh lounge of North Hollywood's Larrabee Studios, a high-tech temple designed for creating pop-music smashes. Platinum discs from artists who've recorded there line Larrabee's walls, and in...
| Feb 5, 2011
Singer-songwriter John Mayer has sold his Pacific Palisades wonderland for slightly less than $1.3 million.
The gated, two-story contemporary has an atrium entry and a great room with a media area. Floor-to-ceiling windows flank the fireplace in the...
| Feb 14, 2011
Uprisings have been in the news of late, and here was another one. This year's Grammy Awards ceremony, telecast from Staples Center Sunday night, was a generational takeover and an airing of the widening gap between the traditional corporate music...
| Nov 16, 2009
| 9:34 PM
On the high-contrast black-and-white cover photo of John Mayer's latest studio album, the singer, songwriter and guitarist's hands are pulling at the collar of a thick winter coat. It seems as though he's trying to brace against the onset of......
| Dec 3, 2009
| 4:34 AM
People will disagree over the nominees. But can they agree that this nomination telecast isn't worthy? This year's Grammy nominations promise to inspire loud raspberry choruses from several corners of the popular music world. The top categories, including...
| Oct 15, 2009
| 4:34 AM
For a hot 10 minutes or so, John Mayer seemed like an all right guy. He wrote smart, informed things for The Huffington Post. He played a bold, risky version, sans lyrics, of "Human Nature" at Michael Jackson's funeral. For......
| Dec 1, 2008
A few hours before a performance, Kyle Riabko, the lead actor in the touring production of "Spring Awakening," is milling about backstage at the Ahmanson Theatre. He saunters into his dressing room and checks his Blackberry, which rests upon a sketch of...
| Jan 14, 2009
| 10:16 AM