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  • Rappers flow toward singing

    Rappers flow toward singing
    A change wasn't going to come. By 2005, Aloe Blacc's decade in hip-hop had begun to yield diminishing returns. Though the Orange County-raised rapper had earned underground respect, the genre increasingly favored flamboyant eccentrics like Kanye West...
  • For Florence Welch, the dog days are indeed over

    For Florence Welch, the dog days are indeed over
    Florence Welch emerged onto a CBS soundstage one afternoon last month in a vintage champagne-colored dress, her distinctive red hair framing her pale face. Both hands were trembling, but she fought to remain still. Once the cameraman cued and she began...
  • In pop music, a whole new way of doing business

    In pop music, a whole new way of doing business
    January has always been slump month when it comes to new pop music. Musicians tend to turn bearlike around this time, hibernating until conditions seem friendlier. Yet the resourceful pop lover will be anything but bored right now, with so much to reap...
  • Critic's Notebook: The lowdown with Tom Waits

    Critic's Notebook: The lowdown with Tom Waits
    Over the course of three hours of conversation at a roadside diner here called Pete's Henny Penny, Tom Waits, the singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, actor and note taker, will offer the following similes and metaphors, seemingly at random though...
  • Mark Linkous dies at 47; singer-songwriter of Sparklehorse

    Mark Linkous dies at 47; singer-songwriter of Sparklehorse
    Mark Linkous, a reclusive singer-songwriter who recorded as the virtual one-man band Sparklehorse, known for an often haunting and dreamy alternative-pop sound, committed suicide Saturday in Knoxville, Tenn. He was 47. "It is with great sadness that we...
  • Music's literary side

    Music's literary side
    During the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, singer-songwriter Joe Henry participated in a panel on the connection between music and the written word. For our summer reading issue, we asked Henry to elaborate on this question and to write about how...
  • Pipe Dreams

    "The question you're always asked is, 'Is opera still relevant?' " says handsome young tenor on the rise Joseph Kaiser. Despite his amiable temperament, he seems peeved by the frequently posed query. And why not? Singers like Kaiser and star baritone...
  • Rock Hall 2010: Kiss, ABBA on the ballot, but is there a noticeable omission?

     
    Will tongues be wagging at next year???s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony? Specifically, the prodigious one that belongs to Gene Simmons of Kiss, one of a dozen acts that are on the final ballot from which five......
  • Bob Dylan's Christmas album: tangled up in tinsel?

     
    Well, Mister Zimmerman has certainly surprised us before. His conversion to Christianity around the time of 1979's gospel-tinged 'Slow Train Coming' album was one of those surprises, but he's got a new one in store for us: a Christmas album, and the...
  • Kerouac documentary at the Arclight tonight

     
    Jack Kerouac's 1960 visit to Big Sur was not a happy one; although he set out to find some peace in the wilderness of the California coast, instead he reckoned with his own disquiet. He did, however, manage to write......
  • 'Looking Glass Wars' takes Alice to a very different Wonderland

     
    The rabbit hole is getting crowded again. It’s been 144 years since Lewis Carroll introduced the world to an inquisitive girl named Alice, but her surreal adventures still resonate – Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland” arrives in theaters in...