| Nov 7, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Dating back to the '50s when NBC's "The Tonight Show," hosted by Steve Allen, featured an ensemble led by pianist Lyle "Skitch" Henderson, house bands have become a latenight talk show staple.
Allen was known to tinkle the ivories now and then (his jazzy...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 5:00 AM
It began in April at Coachella.
That's where R. Kelly made a surprise appearance with the French band Phoenix, delighting (and maybe befuddling) an indie-minded crowd only minimally aligned with the audience that's helped drive Kelly to R&B...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 5:00 AM
INDIO — The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival has been referred to by some as Bro-chella since at least 2008, when the annual desert gathering featured such dude-friendly headliners as Jack Johnson and Roger Waters.
The latest edition,...
| 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 22, 2014
| 6:00 AM
The Bots aren't old enough to drink, but they've already played some of the biggest festivals in the world, including the Warped Tour, Glastonbury, South by Southwest, CMJ and, most recently, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.
| Apr 7, 2014
| 4:30 AM
Michael Cera, Seth Green and Sarah Silverman are among the newest notable names Xbox Entertainment Studios is turning to as it fills out a slate of original series it will start releasing across Microsoft's video game platforms and mobile devices this...
| Apr 10, 2014
It didn't take long for guitarist/singer Henry Hall, drummer Robby Caplan and bassist Evan Low to find each other after arriving on the Wesleyan University campus four years ago. Within the first couple of months of the semester, they'd formed Grand...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 11:23 AM
After Coachella, the deluge.
Organizers of San Francisco's Outside Lands announced the music festival's 2014 lineup early Tuesday, mere days before Coachella will informally open the crowded summer festival season on Friday in Indio.
Top acts set to...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 5:00 AM
When the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival launched 15 years ago, creature comforts included any small slice of shade cast by the odd light pole, the occasional working toilet and maybe somewhere to sit other than the dusty desert floor.
| Apr 1, 2014
| 11:11 AM
Jack White today revealed the first glimpse of his new album via the instrumental track "High Ball Stepper," where his bluesy, blistering guitar riffs play give-and-take with assorted manipulated instrumentation. Piano keys are scraped and pounded as if...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 10:01 PM
Not many artists can get their name placed before that of superstar rapper Kanye West on a festival lineup, but piano man Elton John has received top-billing for the 2014 edition of the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. Other headliners at the four-day...