| Apr 13, 2012
| 9:37 PM
Coachella 2012 kicked off with a little bit of rain, but that didn't stop the opening artists at all: Other Lives, Kendrick Lamar, and R3hab got the party started on Friday afternoon. Times pop music critic Randall Roberts chimes in....
| Oct 7, 2012
| 12:58 PM
The Black Keys spent the beginning of last week in New York City, where they played for more than 60,000 people at a massive outdoor concert in Central Park with Neil Young and Foo Fighters. Saturday evening, they ended the week at L.A.’s Staples...
| Sep 25, 2012
| 12:05 PM
When Kesha was born into the pop world in 2009, there was no Carly Rae Jepsen (in America, at least), no One Direction and Justin Bieber still had bangs to make a Renaissance sculptor weep. How will her glitter, feathered gear and tequila go over in a...
| Feb 8, 2013
| 6:00 AM
The best thing the Grammys telecast attempts to do is also its most tricky feat to accomplish: the artist pair-up. For every Elton John and Eminem, there's a Stevie Wonder and the Jonas Brothers. For every Mumford & Sons and Bob Dylan, there's a record-...
| Feb 10, 2013
| 4:19 PM
Awards handed out Sunday before the evening Grammy Awards telecast sometimes set the stage for what happens during the national TV broadcast. This year, the Black Keys got the momentum rolling by having a hand in three awards early on, including rock...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 1:53 PM
The Grammys gave out awards in 81 categories Sunday, but it may be a full week or two until we know who some of the real winners were. The performance-heavy telecast is largely just one 3½-hour concert, and if past Grammy Awards are any indication, it...
| Jan 12, 2013
| 3:11 PM
A warning to managers of grimy small-town diners: Disrespect Kesha at your own risk.
That's more or less the message served up by the new music video for "C'mon," in which the free-spirited L.A. native quits her grim-looking waitressing job in order...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 11:24 AM
What follows are the favorite 10 albums of 2012 as chosen by Times pop music staffer Todd Martens:
1. Frank Ocean, “Channel Orange” (Def Jam). No doubt this is Ocean's moment, what with his Grammy nominations and the romantic topicality of...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 11:54 AM
With its flashing lights, loud music and stimulating party scene, Vegas always has a festive vibe. But the city really steps up its game during the holidays. Here are a few good reasons to end your year in the city of sin.
Palms Casino Resort is...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 1:06 PM
Fourth Friday of the month:
“Zarkana” by Cirque du Soleil
Dec. 3, 5, 6, 8-10, 12, 13, 15 & 16: Taylor Hicks
| Nov 8, 2012
| 3:06 PM
Ke$ha is calling her upcoming album "Warrior," so we can't be surprised to find the pop star busting up chairs and kicking down doors in the music video for the disc's lead single, "Die Young."
But that hardly means that the clip, posted to YouTube on...