| Oct 14, 2014
| 12:40 PM
French indie singer-songwriter Soko isn't afraid of sharing her deepest and darkest thoughts. She writes about love, death, fears, childhood trauma and, in one song, the desire to kill a girl who's dating the narrator's platonic love.
"The music that...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 11:00 AM
On Feb. 10, 2013, Kimbra walked onto the Staples Center stage and accepted a Grammy Award from Prince, who added his own seal of approval before reading the Recording Academy's pick for record of the year.
"Oh, I love this song," he said of "Somebody...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 9:30 PM
Reports from Saturday, day two at Lollapalooza in Grant Park, from Greg Kot (GK), Bob Gendron (BG) and Kevin Williams (KW):
11:31 a.m.: Blood Orange's Dev Hynes posted several tweets after his Lollapalooza set Friday saying that he and his girlfriend...
| Jul 13, 2014
| 8:05 AM
In general the "American Idols Live" tour that stopped Saturday at Sands Bethlehem, offering the top contestants from the FOX-TV show's 13th season, was much like the show itself.
Totally underwhelming, occasionally boring and wayyy over.
Just as the...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 1:26 PM
Foster the People’s “Supermodel” mural in downtown Los Angeles, which had been scheduled to be painted over, has been given a full reprieve by Mayor Eric Garcetti and will remain, according to the band’s publicist.
| Jul 22, 2014
| 5:30 AM
Indie pop band Foster the People's "Supermodel" mural in downtown L.A. generated superbuzz last week when it was set to be whitewashed, according to the band, which cited conflicts with city officials over the mural's approval. The online fan petition...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 10:48 AM
Foster the People’s massive downtown Los Angeles mural, unveiled in January ahead of the release of the band’s latest album, “Supermodel,” will be coming down sooner than expected because of conflicts with city officials over its...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 9:36 AM
Indie-pop harmonizers Foster the People on Monday announced new dates on their fall U.S. tour, including an Oct. 16 stop at the Fillmore Miami Beach.
General-admission tickets are scheduled to go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday for $37.50 (price day of show...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Whether you know it or not, you may already be familiar with Young & Sick.
Perhaps you've seen the album art for Maroon 5's "Overexposed" or Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines." Maybe you've strolled alongside Foster the People's 125-foot-by-150-foot mural...
| May 29, 2014
| 8:53 PM
Until recently, Nick Van Hofwegen, the Netherlands-born, L.A.-based artist behind Young & Sick, maintained an air of mystery on par with Keyser Soze. The musician didn't have a Facebook page or a Twitter presence, and in early press interviews he...
| Jun 1, 2014
| 3:21 PM
As is normally the case with rock radio powerhouse KROQ, guitars took center stage during the station's 22nd annual Weenie Roast, a day-long concert and marketing event at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine on Saturday. What surprisingly ruled many...