| Nov 6, 2013
| 9:27 AM
Arcade Fire burned through the competition on its way to the top of the Billboard 200 this week.
The Canadian group bowed at No. 1 on the album chart Wednesday with "Reflektor," which sold 140,000 copies in its first week in stores, according to Nielsen...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 10:20 AM
Last night, Jimmy Kimmel hosted a plucky electronic rock quintet making its network television debut. The buzzed-about group played a sold-out show at the Troubadour recently, and on Kimmel's show, they delivered their au courant, electro-R&B tune "All...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 6:37 PM
The Los Angeles City Council Friday unanimously confirmed Mayor Eric Garcetti’s decision to keep Raymond Chan as temporary head of the city’s Department of Building and Safety for six more months.
Chan is one of more than 30 department heads...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Before he electrified audiences in his Oscar-winning turn in 1961's "West Side Story," George Chakiris paid his dues in the chorus of movie musicals.
In fact, he was still a teenager when he appeared with Marilyn Monroe in the sex symbol's signature...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 10:42 AM
What does a once-scrappy indie-rock band do after scoring its second No. 1 album? Announce an upcoming tour of some of North America's biggest venues.
That's what Arcade Fire did Thursday, less than a week after the Montreal group's "Reflektor"...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 10:50 AM
More than a quarter century after the U.S. versions of the Beatles' albums went out of print, all will be reissued individually and in a 13-CD boxed set on Jan. 21 (a day earlier in the rest of the world) in conjunction with various commemorations of...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 12:26 PM
One of the great musical bummers of our time has been the wholesale narrowing of the phrase "dance music." In modern-day parlance, it's come to signify mostly the thump-based electronic beats created on computer and delivered by DJs in sweaty EDM clubs. ...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 7:00 AM
When Sky Ferreira turned up recently at an Echo Park watering hole to talk about her debut album, the singer's seen-it-all manner — joyless expression, slumped shoulders, eyes hidden behind dark sunglasses — hardly communicated the giddy...
| May 1, 2014
| 9:44 AM
Los Angeles’ interim head of the Department of Building and Safety was given the permanent job Wednesday after a 13-0 City Council confirmation vote.
The move elevates Raymond Chan, a longtime veteran of the Department of Building and Safety. Chan...
| Apr 26, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Guitarist Dave Navarro of Jane's Addiction and "Ink Master" fame has put his Hollywood loft up for sale at $899,000.
The 1,570-square-foot unit features black glass-beaded wallpaper in the entry, 15-foot ceilings, blackout curtains and views of the...
| Apr 6, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Old news: The popularity of One Direction. Actual news: The exploding success of 5 Seconds of Summer, the quartet of Australian teenagers who will open for 1D during two late-August shows at Soldier Field and sold out their entire North American...