| May 12, 2014
| 8:02 AM
On "Turn Blue" (Nonesuch), their eighth album, the Black Keys slip further away from their muddy, grungy blues-rock origins. The duo of Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney began more than a decade ago with an Ohio-centric garage-punk take on Mississippi hill-...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 3:44 PM
Coachella's great if you're rich, tan and beautiful, but those who fall outside that demographic should know that it's not all rose gardens, $15 artisan cocktails and Baco Mercat wraps.
In fact, those with body image issues or a flat-lined bank account...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 6:00 AM
INDIO, Calif. — Dee Dee Penny, lead singer of the Dum Dum Girls, is no stranger to performing at giant summer musical events. At the first of the two-weekend Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival events last Friday, her retro-rock act played...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 7:00 AM
As the second and final weekend of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival was in full swing, Lauren Mayberry of rising electro-pop trio Chvrches assured attendees that they had made the right choice. "You guys are lucky," she said midset Saturday....
| Apr 21, 2014
| 9:00 AM
At about 10:20 p.m. Sunday, a panic swept through the grounds of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. On one stage was Motorhead, with Lemmy Kilmister's aged growl calling to the desert wild. On another was Disclosure, whose crowd was swelling by...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 1:03 PM
While attendees to the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival can increasingly enjoy such lush accouterments as four-course meals and beauty studios, there are plenty of perks for those staying closer to home this weekend, including air conditioning and...
| Apr 12, 2014
| 8:09 PM
INDIO — It wasn't yet 1:30 p.m. on Saturday in the Sahara Tent, but 16-year-old Niall Bauer had already met up with friends on the lawn in the massive, LED-flashing venue inside the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, which began the first...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 7:14 AM
Who was Sunday's Coachella headliner? The band that played last, to wrap up the weekend on the main stage? Or the act that drew probably the weekend's biggest crowd, and certainly its most fevered rush of fans?
If the answer is the former, it's...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 8:00 AM
How much legwork does pop stardom require?
Next weekend Aloe Blacc will appear along with some of music's buzziest acts — OutKast, Haim, Skrillex, Lorde — at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, the idyllic annual gathering near...
| May 27, 2014
| 9:14 AM
Dorothy is clicking her heels into town.
Andrew Lloyd Webber's stage adaptation of the film "The Wizard of Oz" comes to the Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric today through June 1, and Julia McLellan will be front and center as the girl who...
| May 16, 2014
| 12:00 PM
"You are a predictable snotty little journalist that had to take a shot at the Rolling Stones. Overrated? I think not. You, on the other hand, have accomplished nothing in your pathetic little career. Who are you? Just another third-rate . . . writer."...