| Oct 28, 2013
| 12:36 PM
Did Lady Gaga write "Venus" just so she could make a joke about Uranus?
The dance-pop superstar released the new song late Sunday, and beyond its mid-level solar-system wordplay, Pop & Hiss isn't hearing much at work here.
The latest sampling from...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 12:36 PM
The major record companies have sued SiriusXM over the satellite radio service’s use of recordings made before 1972, claiming that Sirius is not paying rights holders for the use of that music.
The suit stems from the fact that before 1972,...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 6:45 AM
Katy Perry's "Prism" is a shimmering, dynamic, heavy-duty modern pop album that's as unapologetically bent on moving bodies as it is on moving units. Longer by one song than her mega-selling 2010 record "Teenage Dream," the 28-year-old's follow-up is so...
| 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 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 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...
| 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 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"...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 10:14 PM
The developers of a Hollywood skyscraper project said Friday they have agreed to dig a trench on the property to help determine whether an earthquake fault runs under it.
Officials at New York-based Millennium Partners said that they do not believe...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 6:57 PM
Eight years ago, real estate developer David Jordon bought the former site of the KFWB radio studios in the heart of Hollywood with plans to build a 16-story residential and office complex.
Los Angeles city officials reviewed his plans and approved...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 4:22 AM
A concert that would have brought winners of network television singing competitions to the Lehigh Valley has been canceled. So has an animal entertainment show. An Oh So Acoustic Christmas, which stars “The Voice” winners Javier Colon and...