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  • Arcade Fire's release-day gig: It's outside Capitol Records building

    Arcade Fire's release-day gig: It's outside Capitol Records building
    In case you’ve been lost at sea and starved of Instagram, Twitter and potable drinking water for the last six months, the Arcade Fire have a new album out Tuesday called "Reflektor." A few years in the making and mostly produced by the band with James Murphy (LCD Soundsystem, DFA) and longtime collaborator Markus Dravs, the album is the first from the Grammy Award-winning, Montreal-based band since it snagged the album of the year award for its 2010 record, “The Suburbs.”
  • Elliott Smith comforts, saddens 10 years after his death

    Elliott Smith needed a cigarette. The singer-songwriter was onstage at Largo on Fairfax Avenue not long after smoking had been banned in California bars. "He'd played about 10 songs and said, 'I'm going to go take a smoke break, does anyone want to join...

    Michael Jackson's influence echoes across genres, generations

    With Wednesday’s verdict that concert promoter AEG Live was not liable in the death of Michael Jackson, the singer’s road to artistic redemption can move forward -- minus the depressing personal details. The trial's revelations of the...

    The Head and the Heart opens up on 'Let's Be Still'

     The Head and the Heart opens up on 'Let's Be Still'
    Mumford & Sons have called it a day (for now) at the top of their game. Avicii is dropping bluegrass into his overcaffeinated EDM. Ed Sheeran is hanging out with Taylor Swift and One Direction. What the heck is going on with mainstream folk music today?...

    'Torment Saint' illuminates the troubled world of Elliott Smith

    Ten years ago this November singer-songwriter Elliott Smith, then 34, died in an Echo Park bungalow from two knife stabs to the chest. According to William Todd Schultz's "Torment Saint: The Life of Elliott Smith," a clear-eyed and devastating new...