| Jan 27, 2014
| 5:30 AM
The Grammy Awards, in keeping with long-established tradition, were in many ways a disaster for music fans who depend on trophies to reflect artistic quality. But "The 56th Grammy Awards," which aired Sunday night on CBS? That show wasn't half-bad....
| Jan 27, 2014
| 11:00 AM
Nine Inch Nails and Queens of the Stone Age had one of the most coveted Grammy performance slots. Immediately after the unveiling of album of the year, the Grammys were set to end on a grand finale that celebrated all things rock. Instead, moments after...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 7:30 AM
Dave Grohl was on his way to rehearsals for a TV special marking the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' U.S. live television debut on "The Ed Sullivan Show" when the panic set in.
"Suddenly it hit me: Maybe I ought to listen to the record again before...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 4:10 PM
Leave it to a couple of "ice cold" rap stars to bring the heat back to the desert.
OutKast, the trailblazing Atlanta hip-hop duo whose members memorably described themselves that way in their 2003 smash "Hey Ya!," will headline this year's Coachella...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 2:30 PM
This year’s Grammy nominations may be as muddled as usual, but the Recording Academy sent at least one straightforward message with the picks it announced Friday night: Rock music didn’t matter in 2013.
No rock albums made the shortlist...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 1:18 PM
The artists arrived in perfectly timed succession, each a harmonic tine inside the music box: Atlas Genius, Bastille, Portugal. The Man, Capital Cities, Fitz & the Tantrums, the Neighbourhood, Lorde, Phoenix and Arcade Fire.
The five-plus-hours show at...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 10:40 AM
The band hasn't specified the venue, but Arcade Fire said Tuesday it will play a concert in Los Angeles at an outdoor location on Oct. 29, the same day its highly anticipated new album, "Reflektor," is due in stores.
The show is part of MTV and Intel'...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 12:43 PM
For the first time, part of Neil Young’s annual Bridge School benefit concert will be streamed live from the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, Calif., on Oct. 26.
This year’s lineup includes Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Tom Waits,...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 9:12 AM
Kings of Leon, Vampire Weekend and Queens of the Stone Age top the lineup for the first night of this year’s KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas benefit shows scheduled for Dec. 7 and 8 at the Shrine Auditorium.
Rounding out the bill are Arctic...
| Nov 16, 2013
| 6:00 AM
KROQ-FM has cooked up a campaign allowing music fans to help support relief efforts in the Philippines following the disaster inflicted on the region by Typhoon Haiyan and get a VIP trip to one of the station’s upcoming Almost Acoustic Christmas...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 9:39 AM
The Fleshtones. Uncle Tupelo. Charles Bradley. If those names mean anything to you, chances are you already know how you're spending this post-Thanksgiving day of shopping.
Indie retailers throughout the country, and many in the L.A. area, are once...