| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 2:00 PM
The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival kicks off April 11. The Times' pop music staffers weigh in on the artists they're most looking forward to seeing.
Chance the Rapper: This Chicago-born artist is one of the great hopes of a new hip-hop...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 9:38 AM
If the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival guarantees festival-goers anything, aside from wickedly high temperatures, it’s this: Leave your expectations outside the gates.
As the festival kicks off Friday, much of the buzz undoubtedly will be...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 10:22 AM
And then, out of the blue, a new Skrillex album arrives.
America's king of bass-heavy, dubstep-inspired electronic dance music released his new album, "Recess," for streaming to iTunes on Monday evening after a tease on a smartphone app started...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 12:24 PM
Ever wonder what Daft Punk and Jay Z would sound like together on one track?
Well, you’re in luck. Maybe.
“Computerized,” a supposedly unreleased collaboration between the robotic French duo and Beyoncé’s husband,...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 10:34 AM
What do you get when you combine Frank Ocean, Diplo and two former members of the Clash?
A nifty new song -- and some Internet hype for a youth-attuned shoemaker.
Released Monday as a free download, "Hero" is the latest installment in Converse's...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 5:02 PM
Frank Ocean isn't happy with Chipotle. The singer posted a photo of a cashiers check on his tumblr with a special message to the burrito chain that indicated just how disgrunted he is.
The check was for $212,500, the amount that Chipotle says Ocean...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 11:31 PM
The bigger Drake gets, the more turmoil he feels. Or, in the immortal words of the late Notorious B.I.G., “Mo’ money, mo’ problems.”
Well, boo-hoo, right? It’s difficult to feel sorry for a guy who has had three straight...