| Apr 12, 2010
| 4:35 PM
The Coachella festival is but four days away, and over at the Pop & Hiss blog there are more posts to help you navigate the various stages and to know when to take a food or potty break. First up, Chris Barton answers the "why you should care" question,...
| Jun 13, 2010
NEW YORK — Just before Sherie Rene Scott debuted in "Everyday Rapture" at off-Broadway's Second Stage last spring, she panicked.
"I thought to myself, 'Oh, God, this could go really, really badly,' " the 43-year-old actress recalls about a...
| Nov 14, 2010
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...
| Nov 6, 2010
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...
| Dec 18, 2010
Don Van Vliet, a maverick musician who emerged from the Southern California desert with the name Captain Beefheart and a singular and influential form of avant-garde rock in the 1960s, died Friday. He was 69.
Van Vliet, who retreated to a reclusive...
| Jan 16, 2011
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...
| Oct 22, 2011
| 5:59 PM
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...
| Oct 12, 2011
Robert Boochever, a judge who honed his legal skills in the wilds of pre-statehood Alaska before his elevation to the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, has died. He was 94.
Boochever died of natural causes at his home in Pasadena on Sunday, the court...
| Feb 2, 2010
| 4:32 PM
This morning, the Academy Award nominations were announced, and the following five films and their costume designers were nominated in the costume design category: "Bright Star" (Janet Patterson), "Coco Before Chanel" (Catherine Leterrier), "The...
| Mar 3, 2010
| 4:35 PM
Among photographers, he's a rock star. Among rock stars, he's a photographer. Over the course of his decades-long career, San Francisco-based lensman Jay Blakesberg has shot portraits of Jerry Garcia, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Tom Waits (above), Nirvana,...
| Mar 7, 2010
| 4:34 PM
North Carolina-based singer-songwriter Mark Linkous, who recorded under the name Sparklehorse, has committed suicide, his family said. Known most recently as part of the Danger Mouse and David Lynch collaboration "Dark Night of the Soul," which will...