| Dec 12, 2013
| 9:36 AM
If you're planning to play one of R. Kelly's recent albums to liven up your holiday parties (and really, who isn't?), make sure you check the album art first.
That's because his forthcoming Christmas album (due out in time for next year's holiday) would...
| 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 — “...
| 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 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 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 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...
| 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.
| 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...
| Apr 22, 2012
| 9:36 PM
Sunday afternoon, as the temperature lingered at a searing 104 degrees, Santigold pulled off the near impossible on the Coachella mainstage: she played to one of the more packed afternoon crowds. It was a testament to both her magnetic charm and her brand...
| Apr 18, 2012
| 4:36 PM
Coachella 2012 continues on Friday, April 20 in Indio, California. Times pop music critic Randall Roberts offers a few tips on bands to see, such as Gotye, Flying Lotus and (of course) the Tupac hologram....