| May 22, 2015
| 6:46 PM
As he waited in line to see his lost musical hero, Wan Ali wailed on his harmonica. Nicky Bone Jones worked an acoustic guitar.
And Larry Montano came dressed all in black, holding a bouquet of blue roses for the late King of the Blues.
It was a final...
| May 6, 2015
| 7:00 AM
The rooftop of the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel was bathed in crimson light, the neon glow lending glam nostalgia to a cocktail party that could only be described as a whirring bubble of ‘80s pop. Boy George, in his stiff-brimmed hat and copious...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 1:45 PM
A month after songs from Madonna’s new album "Rebel Heart" leaked to the Internet, foiling carefully timed plans for their release, Israeli police announced the arrest of a suspect.
According to a police statement, a 39-year-old Israeli from Tel...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 12:33 PM
Six years ago, songwriters Norah Jones, Sasha Dobson and Catherine Popper started playing roots-based music together, just casually.
On July 15, as Puss N Boots, the three musicians will finally release a debut album, "No Fools, No Fun," on Blue Note...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 10:36 AM
Over the last two decades, as violinist and composer Zach Brock worked toward becoming a full-time jazz musician, he knew that he'd have to prove himself as an improviser first and a string player second.
"I wanted to be of the [jazz] scene, where it'...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 8:18 AM
American singer, songwriter, actor and producer Lionel Richie has "partied all night long," "danced on the ceiling," and provided a host of romantic ballads that are the "go to" songs when talking about falling in and out of love.
He is coming to...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 9:20 AM
When you're a working musician, rambling comes with the territory. The life consists of touring, strings of one-nighters in interchangeable bars and clubs punctuated by brief spells in studios. But the singer and songwriter Kevin Morby seems perhaps...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 3:21 PM
Singer-songwriter Jennifer Dauphinais, who records as Ponybird, writes songs — slow, minor-key waltzes, atmospheric dirges, soulful full-band workouts — that are subversively punk-rock in spirit and mostly acoustic in texture. She sings in a...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 11:11 AM
Somewhere at the intersection of laptop dance-pop, academically rigorous counterpoint and experimental post-rock noise sits the music of Dan Deacon, an electronic musician who seems perfectly comfortable navigating the challenges and contradictions of...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 4:21 PM
This summer, singer-songwriter Josh Groban carved out two weeks for an orchestral tour of East Coast amphitheaters. It's one of his favorite things to do.
"I grew up in L.A., with the Hollywood Bowl and the L.A. Philharmonic," Groban says. "It's the...
| Jul 10, 2014
On his new album, the singer, songwriter and violinist Andrew Bird didn't get too hung up on what was his and what was someone else's. As it happens, it was all someone else's, in a sense, because the entire album, "Things Are Really Great Here, Sort Of...