| 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...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 5:30 AM
In his penthouse condo on the toniest block of Westwood, one of the world's biggest dance music producers kicks back at his dining room table in an all-black Armani ensemble. A spread of magazine covers, featuring the producer's face, stares up at him...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Clutching a gold microphone as shiny as his gold watch, Robin Thicke sauntered into a recording studio in Playa Vista on a recent afternoon like he owned the place.
The R&B singer known for his romantic ballads was taping a brief live performance for...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 11:37 AM
There's nothing ambiguous about it: Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines," the smash summer hit that is now also the title of his new album, is dominating pretty much every metric.
The song, featuring vocalists Pharrell Williams and T.I., has been most-...
| Jul 30, 2013
*** (out of 4)
Since Robin Thicke broke through as a songwriter in the late ’90s, he's always hung around the cusp of stardom, never quite breaking through for himself. That never stopped him from hanging out with some real stars though, keeping...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 9:44 AM
“Almost everything could be forgotten,” Alex Kapranos sang Tuesday night at the Echoplex, and that’s a truism he’s observed firsthand.
The stylish frontman of Glasgow’s Franz Ferdinand is the rare survivor from the dance-...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 4:00 AM
Electronic dance music is here to stay. What was once dismissed as the disco of the '90s has evolved through technology and a host of talented, determined DJs into a genre of music with as many subcategories as rock 'n' roll. That rich variety was on full...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 6:57 AM
Racer Tony Stewart has hurt his leg and will be out of competition for the near future. Also, the government has decided it can pretty much take whatever it wants from you, whether you're charged with anything or not.
Additionally, George Duke, who...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 11:30 AM
Daft Punk failed to make a scheduled appearance on “The Colbert Report” on Tuesday night, causing host Stephen Colbert to complain to his audience that he, and they, had been “daft punk’d.”
The French duo reportedly...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 4:05 PM
Stephen Colbert became the talk of the Internet on Wednesday after a star-studded dance party to the Daft Punk hit “Get Lucky” went viral. Given the level of attention generated by the clip — and the last-minute cancellation and...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 8:12 AM
After the coffee. Before Joe changes his passwords.
The Skinny: I missed the MTV Video Music Awards, but here's my token reaction: One Direction won for song of the summer over Robin Thicke and Daft Punk? How does that make sense? Today's headlines...