| Feb 3, 2015
| 5:00 AM
One of the first things Steve Barnett did when he took the helm at Capitol Records in 2012 was to pull down all the framed and platinum records that had long adorned the lobby of the landmark Capitol Tower offices in Hollywood. The cheap cardboard...
| Feb 2, 2015
| 6:29 AM
Every year since 1998, the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences has handed out a Grammy Award for the Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical.
It's a clunky title, especially since the practice — taking music that was previously...
| Jan 20, 2015
| 6:50 AM
Love was in the air in the summer of 1967, and it was all over the radio waves as well, from the Doors’ horny exhortation to a love interest in “Light My Fire” to the Beatles’ philosophically minded anthem “All You Need is...
| Jan 26, 2015
| 2:30 AM
"MOST OF our assumptions have outlived their uselessness," said philosopher Marshall McLuhan.
NOW we are reaching a saturation point in stories about Jennifer Aniston and how she failed to get a nomination for her movie "Cake," and that there's no...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 9:59 AM
Southern Californians might best know "Weird Al" Yankovic for his frequent appearances on the Dr. Demento radio show from the 1970s on KPPC-FM. If a 16-year-old Weird Al hadn’t handed Dr. Demento a tape of his parody songs, he might have a real...
| Jan 20, 2015
| 2:31 PM
Mercurial alt-country adventurer Ryan Adams will perform May 7 at the Fillmore Miami Beach, joined by roots-rock firebrand Jenny Lewis.
General admission tickets ($40.50 advance, $42 day of show) go on sale 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 23 at LiveNation.com,...
| Jan 17, 2015
| 5:00 AM
"My version of entertaining at home is putting on some cool music and opening up a bottle of Jack Daniel's or wine," author, political pundit and TV personality Meghan McCain declares. "I can't cook, unless you want Cheez Whiz on a Ritz cracker. I am...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 8:10 AM
A photo posted by Niykee Heaton (@niykeeheaton) onNov 11, 2014 at 1:52pm PST
A young white woman singing Chief Keef lyrics as if it were an Ariana Grande song might sound like a recipe for disaster.
Except Niykee (pronounced like Nicki)...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 9:00 AM
What exactly is the Music Center? The term applies to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, the Mark Taper Forum, the Ahmanson Theatre, Walt Disney Concert Hall and REDCAT. Grand Park, the newish green space between the Music Center and City Hall, is also...
| Nov 19, 2014
| 5:30 PM
The campus that was once the legendary Hollywood headquarters for CBS will become home to a new generation of popular broadcasters.
Cable television networks MTV, Comedy Central, BET and Spike TV will consolidate in a new building at Columbia Square,...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 9:58 AM
In the long history of “lost” albums during the rock era, “The Basement Tapes” by Bob Dylan and future members of The Band ranks as the mother of them all. Who knew that the informal, one-take, slapdash recording sessions among...