| Oct 7, 2012
| 12:58 PM
The Black Keys spent the beginning of last week in New York City, where they played for more than 60,000 people at a massive outdoor concert in Central Park with Neil Young and Foo Fighters. Saturday evening, they ended the week at L.A.’s Staples...
| May 5, 2012
It had only been a few years since Adam Yauch had found fame as the in-your-face rapper and bass player MCA in the transgressive, boundary-breaking trio the Beastie Boys.
But in 1992 he was searching for something else, traveling in Nepal to snowboard...
| May 19, 2012
Is a hyper-curated playlist the new house-made charcuterie? Whether a restaurant's playing Lady Gaga or Langhorne Slim says as much about the place as its Mason jar drinking glasses or farm-to-table pickle plate. And in an era when even Facebook tracks...
| May 19, 2012
A retro-ish mix of blues, bluegrass, rockabilly, unconventional folk and indie rock, to go with burgers, shakes and fries, courtesy of resident "music guy" Josh Pressman.
"Meet Me in the City" Junior Kimbrough
"Oh Well (Live at the BBC)"...
| Jun 5, 2012
| 10:20 AM
First published on Oct. 30, 2011. Revised and expanded in early 2012.
Set an out-of-towner loose to roam the Los Angeles area between West Hollywood and Koreatown, and what can you expect? A food-truck overdose, perhaps. Or the bold suggestion that we...
| Apr 20, 2012
Levon Helm is most widely known for the songs he sang that found their way onto the pop charts during his long tenure as drummer and singer for the Band: "Up On Cripple Creek," "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" and "Don't Do It," earthy and infectious...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 3:19 PM
PARIS -- Malibu gal pals Cher, jewelry designer Loree Rodkin and Chrome Hearts co-founder Laurie Stark sat front row on Thursday afternoon at Paris Fashion Week, taking in Oliver Rousteing’s rocker-chic Balmain collection.
The inspiration: The...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 8:24 AM
David Bowie and Justin Timberlake aren't the only musicians returning to active duty this spring.
Just days after debuting two new songs at a show at the Glass House in Pomona, New York's Yeah Yeah Yeahs announced Monday that they'll release an album,...
| Dec 1, 2012
| 11:33 AM
Looking for an opportunity to hear Led Zeppelin deflect questions -- once again -- about a reunion?
Be sure to catch "The Late Show with David Letterman" on Monday night, when Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones will sit down for a joint...
| Dec 8, 2012
Ed Cassidy, the drummer whose musical background influenced the jazz-tinged sound of the band Spirit, which emerged in the late 1960s as one of the West Coast's premier rock groups, has died. He was 89.
Cassidy died Thursday of cancer at an assisted...
| Nov 13, 2012
| 10:35 AM
NBC's futuristic sci-fi series "Revolution" is turning to classic rock heroes Led Zeppelin to score its Thanksgiving-week episode. Two of the band's songs, "Kashmir" and "Since I've Been Loving You," are set to appear Monday on the J.J. Abrams-produced...