| Mar 28, 2014
| 2:23 PM
The morning after firebrand singer Valerie June’s swing through L.A. to open for Sharon Jones at the Wiltern on Tuesday, she had a whirlwind day of activities related to promoting her acclaimed 2013 album “Pushin’ Against a Stone”...
| Apr 20, 2014
| 4:31 PM
Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the middleweight boxer whose wrongful triple-murder conviction inspired a film starring Denzel Washington and a song by Bob Dylan, died in Toronto on Sunday. He was 76.
Carter, who died of complications from prostate cancer,...
| May 19, 2014
| 9:22 PM
Classic rocker Dave Mason playing a concert of tunes from Traffic, the 1960s and ‘70s rock band with which he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004, sounds like a good idea. And perhaps it......
| Apr 16, 2014
"Greenwich Village Stories: A Collection of Memories"
It's the most famous "village" in the world, even though it actually is a neighborhood. In this wonderful collection of reminiscences, editor Judith Stonehill features...
| May 8, 2014
| 2:36 PM
Ten years ago, few South Floridians thought of driving down State Road 7 in Hollywood in search of drinks and live music. The only legal blackjack games were found on cruise ships. The name "Martorano" was uttered mostly in east Fort Lauderdale. And not a...
| May 7, 2014
| 6:47 AM
Although they stayed away for most of the last decade, Miami alt-country act the Mavericks — founded by the incomparable, silver-throated singer Raul Malo, bassist Robert Reynolds and drummer Paul Deakin — have been carriers of the Tex-Mex...
| May 12, 2014
| 9:17 AM
Neil Young is making his first appearance with longtime fan Jimmy Fallon on "The Tonight Show" on Monday night in a joint session with Jack White, Young’s collaborator on his latest album “A Letter Home.”
The album features songs by...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 2:24 PM
Manny Pacquiao’s workouts have brought in some heavyweights of life.
MGM billionaire Kirk Kerkorian, Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant, a slew of major Hollywood actors, famed singers and others have stopped by gritty Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood...
| May 13, 2014
| 2:10 PM
Just as Neil Young is poised to release an album full of songs written by other artists including Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson and Gordon Lightfoot, Dylan has just released his rendition of “Full Moon & Empty Arms,” a standard popularized in Frank...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Pop & Hiss is premiering “Lead Me On,” a track from Joe Henry’s forthcoming album “Invisible Hour,” his first studio collection in almost three years.
It’s an emotionally raw, folk-rooted ballad of romantic and...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 10:50 AM
There’s a reason the voice singing the song at the beginning and end of Sunday’s “The Walking Dead” episode sounded so familiar. The folk rock tune, “Blackbird Song,” is by former “American Idol” winner...