| 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...
| 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
| 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
| 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...
| 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,...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 1:06 PM
"Yeezus," the highly anticipated new album from Kanye West, leaked online on Friday morning, resulting in immediate Twitter trending and sending less-ethical fans all over the world to various illegal download and mirror sites to get a free copy.
| Feb 4, 2013
Annual grumble: The Grammys refuse to nominate anything that’s not already widely popular. Why? Why?!!
OK, now that that’s out of my system, I still have plenty of favorites and artists I root against, aside from the built-in interest of...
| Feb 10, 2013
| 9:50 PM
British roots music band Mumford & Sons took the top honor for its album "Babel" at the 55th Grammy Awards ceremony Sunday. The night mostly distributed honors broadly to an array of younger generation acts including New York indie...