| Mar 18, 2015
| 6:11 PM
L.A. artist Kent Twitchell labored over his mural "Ed Ruscha Monument," a six-story-high ode to the contemporary artist, for years — from 1978 to 1987. It presided over Hill Street near Olympic Boulevard in downtown L.A. for almost two decades until...
| Mar 7, 2015
| 4:30 AM
In a hard hat and bright yellow safety vest, artist Willie Herron III crouches atop rickety scaffolding on the shoulder of the 101 Freeway in downtown L.A. With the precision and intensity of a sniper, he aims a metal hose at a concrete wall and shoots...
| Feb 25, 2015
| 9:50 AM
When the Firefly Music Festival released its 2015 lineup earlier this month, the first name was mysteriously blurred out, likely in an attempt to drum up some needed intrigue. Today the final headliner's name was released: Paul McCartney.
| Feb 3, 2015
| 5:00 AM
One of the first things Steve Barnett did when he took the helm at Capitol Records in 2012 was to pull down all the framed and platinum records that had long adorned the lobby of the landmark Capitol Tower offices in Hollywood. The cheap cardboard...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 4:45 PM
At this year's Coachella, it's glow sticks down, lighters up.
In the festival's 2015 lineup announcement, the great beer-crushing classic rock act AC/DC, jazz-jamming curmudgeons Steely Dan and the sad-rap seducer Drake are among the headliners. It's...
| Nov 19, 2014
| 12:27 PM
Here are the Top 5 Concerts of the Coming Week:
1. BOB DYLAN
At 73, after more than 52 years of recording, the bard of our times, Bob Dylan, seems to have caught yet another wave of popularity.
Two weeks ago, a complete, six-disc collection...
| 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...
| 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...