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Even before the release of her debut album, the English singer Jessie Ware was attracting next-big-thing buzz with appearances on tracks by cutting-edge dance-music artists such as SBTRKT and Joker. But she wasn't born hip. "Growing up, I was the person...
Los Angeles Times Pop Music CriticAt the cavernous Masonic Hall within the Hollywood Forever Cemetery on Monday night, a secretive sextet of musicians called Rhye gathered before a group of seated, eerily silent worshipers. The hundreds of attendees were barred from photographing the...
Hours before Pink's recent show at Staples Center, creative director Baz Halpin is crouched beneath the stage in the dimly lighted corridor he calls "the underworld." That night, Pink's fans would witness the star scale a giant gyroscope, somersault ...
Tags: Pink (singer), Katy Perry, Concerts, Cirque du Soleil, Madonna
The winter hibernation is nearing its end. Bleary-eyed musicians are crawling out of their windowless studios after months — and in some cases, years — of isolated dream-capturing. The bottomless espresso cup awaits, and a queue next to the...
Los Angeles Times Pop Music CriticThis is the start of a new monthly feature in which Times pop music critic Randall Roberts recommends essential new music and reissues. William Tyler, Impossible Truth (Merge Records) Tyler is a solo acoustic guitarist whose 2010 album “Behold...
Frank Ocean stood alone onstage, his now trademark headband wrapped tightly, to sing "Forrest Gump" on a set that made it seem as though he were on an outdoor treadmill. The singer had won two Grammys, had thanked an audience that was just getting to...
“All my life I want money and power,” Kendrick Lamar raps in his song “Backseat Freestyle,” and less than three months after the release of his major-label debut, the Compton MC appears to be enjoying plenty of both. A deft...
The top 10 albums of 2012 as chosen by Times pop music staffer Gerrick D. Kennedy: 1. Frank Ocean, “Channel Orange” (Def Jam). Ocean's album has already garnered plenty of praise for its complexity and updates of classic soul tapestries. But...
Indie-rock trio Fun. and R&B/hip-hop star Frank Ocean scored big in Grammy Award nominations, scoring six nods apiece mostly in the top Grammy categories. The Recording Academy announced the nominations Wednesday during a show in Nashville. The 55th...
The S.S. Coachella cruise is the exact opposite of what the landlocked Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival is for most fans. Imagine what that weekend in Indio would be like without the parking hassles and dehydration, but instead with breakfast in bed...
Here are sample playlists put together from my own (admittedly limited) library, each one "arced" for a particular purpose. Then I asked a few folks who can really pick out a tune to share their sample lists. AMINA KHAN PICK-ME-UP: It's siesta time....
Pop & HissThroughout the week and holiday season, Pop & Hiss will be presenting various top 10 lists from its contributors. What follows are the favorite albums of the year from staffer Gerrick D. Kennedy....
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