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  • Coachella 2014: Chance the Rapper and other can't wait acts

    Coachella 2014: Chance the Rapper and other can't wait acts
    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...
  • Listen: Frank Ocean, Diplo and members of Clash team for 'Hero'

    Listen: Frank Ocean, Diplo and members of Clash team for 'Hero'
    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...
  • Skrillex announces new 'Recess' album, upcoming tour

    Skrillex announces new 'Recess' album, upcoming tour
    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...
  • Frank Ocean sends a major dis to Chipotle

    Frank Ocean sends a major dis to Chipotle
    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...
  • Possible Jay Z, Daft Punk collaboration leaks

    Possible Jay Z, Daft Punk collaboration leaks
    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,...
  • Pop music still lacks a gay breakout star

    Pop music still lacks a gay breakout star
    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...
  • Michael Jackson's 'Xscape' feels shockingly vital

    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,...
  • New songs from Tune-Yards, Prince, Jack White suggest summer bounty

    New songs from Tune-Yards, Prince, Jack White suggest summer bounty
    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...
  • Kanye West's 'Yeezus' leaks, Internet goes crazy

    Kanye West's 'Yeezus' leaks, Internet goes crazy
    "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. The...
  • 10 wishes for the 2013 Grammys

    10 wishes for the 2013 Grammys
    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...
  • Grammys 2013: Complete list of nominees and winners

    Grammys 2013: Complete list of nominees and winners
    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...