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Randall Roberts

Randall Roberts is a staff writer covering music, and pens the weekly California Sounds column. His recent Times series on the geography of L.A. music has explored Sunset Boulevard and Rosecrans Avenue. In his career with The Times, Roberts has been music editor and pop music critic. A St. Louis native, he was schooled in the power of sound as a radio and club DJ, and schooled in supply and demand as an indie, punk and electronic buyer at a major Midwest record store.
California Sounds: Gaby Moreno teams with Van Dyke Parks; Carl Stone unearths some early loop-based beauty; Valley Queen rolls through the city

The Times' Randall Roberts recommends new Los Angeles-area music from Gaby Moreno & Van Dyke Parks to electronic composer Carl Stone and rock band Valley Queen.

The Art of De-Evolution: Mark Mothersbaugh and Gerald Casale discuss two new books that celebrate punk band Devo's visual work

The Art of De-Evolution: Mark Mothersbaugh and Gerald Casale discuss two new books that celebrate punk band Devo's visual work

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