| Oct 23, 2013
| 8:27 AM
Flying Lotus and Odd Future's Tyler, the Creator seem like artists who could most benefit from an alternative, online-centric music video awards show. Each indie act is known for visually striking clips and an outsider aesthetic that riffs on a universe...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 2:32 PM
Christina Aguilera is returning to her "Drrty" roots.
"The Voice" mentor and pop star is steaming things up on the October cover of Maxim magazine, posing in an open white men's shirt that gives way (in a major way) to expose her black bra and ample...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 4:59 PM
The Grand Theft Auto gaming franchise is one of the most lucrative entertainment brands in history, a multi-million dollar juggernaut whose highly anticipated upcoming fifth installment -- and the first since 2008 -- will arrive on Sept. 17.
| Aug 5, 2013
| 12:02 PM
This weekend's Hard Summer festival took a tragic turn Saturday when a concertgoer died at a nearby hospital, promoters confirmed Sunday.
In a statement, Hard Events and its parent company, Live Nation, said the 25-year-old male fan suffered "cardiac...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 4:00 AM
Electronic dance music is here to stay. What was once dismissed as the disco of the '90s has evolved through technology and a host of talented, determined DJs into a genre of music with as many subcategories as rock 'n' roll. That rich variety was on full...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 6:00 AM
It's arguably never been a better time to be a dance music fan — or in the dance music business — in Los Angeles than right now.
The annual Hard Summer festival this weekend will draw an estimated 70,000 electronic music fans over two days...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 7:30 AM
On a recent afternoon Thebe Kgositsile, 19, wandered around his sparse central Hollywood apartment lugging a gallon of orange juice and thinking about the logo to his fledgling music imprint Tan Cressida.
A piano melody looped from a computer plugged...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 6:00 PM
Video of the year
Justin Timberlake — “Mirrors”
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Wanz — “Thrift Shop”
Bruno Mars — “Locked Out of Heaven”
Robin Thicke feat. T.I. and Pharrell — “...
| Jun 29, 2013
| 9:15 AM
One of the hottest tickets in Los Angeles this month was for a last-minute club show by Atoms for Peace, the high-profile side project built around an odd couple of alternative-rock superstars.
The concert was in preparation for an extensive world...
| Jan 21, 2013
| 4:11 PM
If purchased directly from the manufacturer, the new Moog Sub Phatty will set you back $1,099. But synth nuts curious about the keyboard maker's new model can get a sense of its sound for free, thanks to a composition Moog commissioned from L.A. beat whiz...
| Aug 19, 2012
Maybe you've always suspected that there was more to San Diego's North County than beach towns, rolling hills, expat giraffes and a walled kingdom of brightly colored plastic. But frankly, they had me at beach towns.
I always figured the rest —...