| Mar 18, 2011
| 4:34 PM
Midway through a 90-minute set to open the third night of showcases at the South by Southwest festival and conference, Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas took a pause between songs. For a band with meticulous determination, even a brief between-song...
| Sep 29, 2010
| 9:35 PM
In 2010, when the predominant mood in pop and indie corners alike is to coax vintage synths into making compositions chillier than Ian Curtis' River Thames, what's a nouveau garage band like Black Keys to do? How do they make......
| Jul 21, 2010
| 4:35 PM
The timelessly vintage indie-pop of She & Him will join a bill that already includes such A-list chefs as Ludo Lefebvre, Suzanne Goin and Mark Peel, among many others, performing a headlining set Sept. 5 at the Los Angeles Times'......
| Apr 14, 2014
| 5:00 AM
INDIO — The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival has been referred to by some as Bro-chella since at least 2008, when the annual desert gathering featured such dude-friendly headliners as Jack Johnson and Roger Waters.
The latest edition,...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 1:53 PM
On March 15, while much of Austin, Texas, was drowning in music and marketing and thousands of tiny bands were running the streets trying to make a dent, history was being made on a little stage at B.D. Riley's.
Chances are you didn't hear about Side...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 6:02 PM
John Casablancas, the brash upstart who transformed the modeling business in the late 1970s when he founded the Elite agency and turned its young beauties — including Linda Evangelista, Gisele Bundchen and Naomi Campbell — into celebrities,...
| Mar 16, 2014
| 6:00 AM
AUSTIN, Texas — Rick Ross had come to South by Southwest, as indeed he goes most places, to boast.
"I just celebrated my fifth No. 1 album," the Miami rapper said Saturday night at the Fader Fort. Last week, Ross's so-so "Mastermind" debuted...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 12:18 PM
Musician Nick Valensi of the Strokes and his wife, talk show host-actress Amanda de Cadenet, have listed their Studio City home for $1.799 million.
The New England-inspired traditional, built in 2009, features an open kitchen overlooking the family...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 2:56 PM
Many, many words had already been written about Lou Reed's influence before the iconic New York rocker died Sunday at the age of 71.
But the death of the former Velvet Underground frontman has of course triggered a fresh wave of testimony, including...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 3:31 PM
The three long-haired sisters of L.A.'s Haim look as if they're from the 1960s, crib lyrics from the 1970s and prize musical tricks from the 1980s. Yet the trio's major-label debut, "Days Are Gone," may be the freshest-sounding album you'll hear all year....
| Sep 21, 2013
| 11:00 AM
Alex Turner knows how it looks: A young British rock band, widely admired for its unflinching depictions of a pub-crawl demimonde, finds huge success at home, then packs up and moves to sunny Los Angeles just as it's on the verge of becoming a kind of...