| Sep 4, 2013
| 9:15 AM
With Cymbals Eat Guitars, not much is predictable. Two minutes into "Rifle Eyesight (Proper Name)," the first track from their 2011 album Lenses Alien, and you've heard three or four slices of music — complicated ones, segments that could be built into entire songs, with wandering, elliptical melodies, traces of stable keys here and there and guitarist Joseph D'Agostino's lyrics, which can be quite literal ("shot through the head / I'm coming up on an overpass / Rifle Eyesight was lying low in the high grass").
| May 17, 2011
| 4:36 PM
Editor's note: Every week, our colleagues at Brand X’s L.A. Unheard column unearth one of L.A.’s best undiscovered acts. The band: Future Ghost, an L.A. trio with history in San Francisco and Texas. The sound: For its debut album, the...
| Oct 20, 2011
| 9:01 PM
A cultural shift that eventually became a landslide began 10 years ago this month, though almost no one noticed at the time. Apple Inc. rolled out a portable MP3 player it dubbed the iPod, and after a promising opening quarter in 2002, sales dropped...
| Oct 4, 2011
| 9:13 AM
Here's your one-stop, handy list of everything going on this week
MOVIES OPENING (Friday; subject to change)
The Big Year
The Rosie Show (talk-show premiere; 7 p.m.; OWN)
Oprah’s Lifeclass (series...