| Nov 12, 2014
| 7:00 AM
It was close to midnight, and Nick Jonas was between cocktails.
The 22-year-old's team had transformed a tiny, chic West Hollywood art gallery into a rehearsal space. He had just run through his fifth set of the day and appeared to be growing more...
| Nov 9, 2014
| 7:50 PM
Between songs during Pharrell Williams' jubilant, rhythm-happy set to cap the third annual Camp Flog Gnaw in downtown Los Angeles, the mega-producer and pop star paused to honor Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All. The young L.A. hip-hop collective...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 10:27 AM
There will be a new Chance the Rapper full-length in 2014. In a lengthy interview with Billboard Magazine yesterday, the Chicago native revealed a lot of new information with the biggest announcement being that his next project will be out before the...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Is there a campaign to make all Top 40 hits by female artists sound like an endless stroll through Forever 21?
Consider the latest from Becky G, the Mexican American rapper from Inglewood whose mix of Disney-like cuteness, street smarts and lyrics...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 1:52 PM
In one of the most improbable reunions of the last few decades, Prince is back with the label that he claims done him so wrong in the '90s that he was compelled to scrawl the word "slave" on his face. No one does drama like the multi-purpose entertainer...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Less than three months ago, Atlanta outfit Outkast played its first full-length show in a decade at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. The set - analyzed by thousands in absentia via live stream - was less than universally praised, with...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Frank Ocean made a bold, career-defining decision ahead of his 2012 debut album. Before "Channel Orange" was released, the R&B singer silenced the growing speculation about his sexual orientation.
In a poignant letter, posted on Tumblr and initially...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 9:34 AM
The electronic music scene has been heavily monopolized.
Duos like The Chemical Brothers, Justice and Daft Punk have been emblematic of the electronic genre and have therefore defined its qualities.
Within that established realm, there have been...
| May 9, 2014
| 3:05 PM
From the first, there was the voice, and with it Michael Jackson crafted beauty. The sequins and moonwalk came later.
Even as a tyke he captivated with tonal purity, and in the intervening four decades and 10 studio solo albums that voice was a unifier,...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 9:53 AM
With spring arrives a fresh blossoming of seasonal metaphors to suggest new birth. A sprouting of unheard music arriving after months of cultivation. Proverbial butterflies crawling out of their cocoons. Bears stretching after deep sleep. In the...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 1:05 PM
Onstage, 19-year-old Archy Marshall looked like a surly high-schooler on class portrait day: a too-big brown sport coat, a thrift-shop tie and a perpetual discontented sneer.
But whenever he opened his mouth at his headlining show Wednesday night at...