| Mar 14, 2015
| 4:30 AM
Singer-songwriter John Hiatt was onstage several years ago at McCabe's Guitar Shop in Santa Monica when he paused to introduce a new song to the audience.
"The trick with a new song," said Hiatt, a songwriting veteran whose work has been recorded by Bob...
| Feb 22, 2015
| 3:43 PM
The big-ticket traveling production at the Rose Bowl was called Air + Style, presented by its majority owner, Olympic-medalist/superstar-snowboarder Shaun White. Saturday's inaugural day opened as gracefully as White flying and spinning through the air...
| Mar 12, 2015
| 4:49 PM
Brian Wilson's forthcoming studio album, "No Pier Pressure," features the Beach Boys creative leader collaborating with several guest musicians, including Blondie Chaplin, the South African guitarist and singer who briefly was a member of the Beach...
| Feb 24, 2015
| 9:45 AM
The members of Los Angeles band Best Coast love California so much they embedded that devotion into the group's moniker. The team of Bethany Cosentino and Bobb Bruno has expressed that spirit through catchy, aggressive ditties such as “Favorite...
| Feb 23, 2015
| 8:33 AM
Ask Neil Diamond why, at age 74 and after a career of more than 50 years, he's going out on a grueling world tour, and he's a bit fatalistic.
"I always have that thing that hurries me up and it says, 'Don't wait around and don't waste time because it'...
| Feb 20, 2015
| 10:50 AM
The George Harrison Memorial Tree, infamously killed by beetles, will be replanted on Feb. 25 in Griffith Park on what would have been the former Beatle’s 72nd birthday.
Chris Carter, host of the longest-running Beatles radio show “Breakfast...
| Feb 13, 2015
| 4:21 PM
One of my journalism students wrote an opinion piece lamenting the poor quality of music today when compared to 30 years ago, an unusual yet perceptive observation from someone so young. She mentioned the increasing use of Auto-Tune, a computer program...
| Feb 9, 2015
| 1:23 PM
As I noted in a recent profile of the Capitol Music Group and its president and chief executive, Steve Barnett, Capitol Records has been on a roll in the two years since it became part of the Universal Music Group following UMG’s purchase of...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 2:01 PM
A little over a year ago Sam Smith was curled up inside the Redbury Hotel between two sold-out gigs at the Troubadour, shows that served as his L.A. debut.
Largely known for a pair of exuberant, infectious electronic dance collaborations, the British...
| Feb 6, 2015
| 5:00 AM
Having the opportunity to record in the legendary studios of Capitol Records is a feat many will never accomplish. But, for a small group of high school students, the record label home of artists such as Sam Smith, Katy Perry and Mary J. Blige opened...
| Feb 4, 2015
"Tristan & Yseult": In the Feb. 3 Calendar section, a headline on a review of British theater troupe Kneehigh's "Tristan & Yseult" said that the performance is playing at the Wallis Annenberg Center of the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills. It is playing...