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  • Album review: Laurie Anderson's 'Homeland'

     
    Only Laurie Anderson, the violin-playing poet laureate of American estrangement, could make an industrial-tinged club banger that dives into the following topics with clear-eyed passion, anguish and humor: America's blind trust in authority; the media's...
  • Getting loaded at rock 'n' roll bar Loaded, Hollywood's newest shrine to itself

     
    Just when you thought Hollywood couldn't get more, well, Hollywood, Thrillist reports on a new rock 'n' roll-themed bar called Loaded from the bros behind Big Wangs. Located on Hollywood Boulevard between Cahuenga and Vine, Loaded is dressed up to......
  • Live review: Peter Gabriel at the Hollywood Bowl

     
    It’s all too easy in the age of “American Idol” to forget just how profoundly powerful music can be in the hands of an absolute master like Peter Gabriel. The veteran British artist — one of the select few in......
  • A reanimated Gorillaz is back — this time with real-life musicians

    A reanimated Gorillaz is back — this time with real-life musicians
    When the sprawling British ensemble Gorillaz reunited to close out the final night of Coachella in April, anyone familiar with the band might have been shocked at what they saw. Gorillaz, co-founded a decade ago by Blur frontman and U.K. rock macher...
  • Showcasing an album in concert

    Showcasing an album in concert
    When Elton John stopped in Los Angeles this month on his latest concert tour, he came in with one of the biggest storehouses of hits in pop music history. But instead of diving headlong into his catalog, he and his old friend Leon Russell devoted the...
  • Holiday CDs for every musical taste

    Holiday CDs for every musical taste
    This year's bounty of new holiday releases offers thoughts of the season from a slew of musicians, including a pair of singers who've officially "Got Talent," an "American Idol" alumnus, a neo-rockabilly hipster, a former member of an influential...
  • Official version of Beach Boys' 'Smile' is released

    Official version of Beach Boys' 'Smile' is released
    "The Velvet Underground's first album only sold 10,000 copies," Brian Eno's famous quote posits, "but everyone who bought it formed a band." The Beach Boys were never remotely in the same universe of rock hipsterdom that the Velvets have long occupied,...
  • The Reading Life: Ellen Willis, rocking the rock music boat

    The Reading Life: Ellen Willis, rocking the rock music boat
    I've long considered Ellen Willis something of a hero. I hope I live longer than she did (Willis died in 2006, at 64), but otherwise, it's an exemplary life. She was the first pop music critic of the New Yorker, writing 56 pieces for the magazine from...
  • Jim Carroll dies at 60; poet and punk rocker wrote about travails in 'The Basketball Diaries'

    Jim Carroll dies at 60; poet and punk rocker wrote about travails in 'The Basketball Diaries'
    Jim Carroll, a poet and punk rocker whose wry tales of rocky adolescence as an athlete-turned-junkie in the 1978 memoir "The Basketball Diaries" resonated deeply with a generation of disaffected youths, died Friday at his home in New York City. He was 60....
  • Gary Hall Jr.: The best Olympics commercials

     
    Commercials are meant to evoke emotions and, if they're good, feelings of assimilation, creating a connection between company and consumer. Here are my evocations. Are Super Bowl commercials the best? Visa Commercials: The Visa commercials are awesome...
  • Shepard Fairey puts services up for auction

     
    One of artist Shepard Fairey's next projects could be a portrait of you. The Los Angeles street artist -- who has created the likenesses of Barack Obama and Stephen Colbert, as well as numerous works of poster art -- is......