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  • Live review: Earl Sweatshirt at the El Rey Theatre

    Live review: Earl Sweatshirt at the El Rey Theatre
    On Wednesday night, everyone who went to see Earl Sweatshirt perform at the El Rey Theatre got a free cartoon-y mask of the rapper’s visage. It was for a photo shoot -- a sea of Earls staring back at the El Rey stage. But a lot of people kept them...
  • Mini-Q&As: Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz, Joe Trohman, Andy Hurley

    Mini-Q&As: Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz, Joe Trohman, Andy Hurley
    Via email, the Fall Out Boy bassist/lyricist, guitarist and drummer chimed in on their evolving sound, what makes them feel old and more. Bassist/lyricist Pete Wentz As you wrote lyrics for “Save Rock and Roll,” what topics did you find...
  • Album review: Savages, 'Silence Yourself'

    Album review: Savages, 'Silence Yourself'
    3.5 stars (out of 4) Music obsessives could play spot the post-punk reference all day while listening to Savages’ first album, “Silence Yourself” (Matador/Pop Noire). But there is nothing particularly derivative or nostalgic about...
  • For The-Dream, it's all 'point of view'

    For The-Dream, it's all 'point of view'
    The most decorated space in The-Dream's Newport Beach pied--terre is the master bedroom — no surprise, perhaps, for the R&B star behind such sex-obsessed slow jams as "Love King" and "Sweat It Out," the latter of which finds him helpfully...
  • Chris Brown arrested after altercation in Washington, D.C.

    Chris Brown arrested after altercation in Washington, D.C.
    Chris Brown was arrested early Sunday and charged with felony assault after an altercation in Washington, D.C., police said. The R&B singer and his bodyguard Christopher Hollosy were involved in a fight with another man outside the W Hotel just before...
  • Chris Brown released, charge reduced to misdemeanor

    Chris Brown released, charge reduced to misdemeanor
    Chris Brown had a felony assault charge reduced to a misdemeanor in a Washington, D.C., court on Monday before being released on his own recognizance. The singer did not enter a plea when he appeared before a judge at D.C. Superior Court following a...
  • Chris Brown heads to rehab

    Chris Brown heads to rehab
    Following an arrest and facing a charge for misdemeanor assault, Chris Brown has elected to enter a rehab facility, a rep for the singer told The Times late Tuesday. "His goal is to gain focus and insight into his past and recent behavior, enabling...
  • Chris Brown: Is it time for a TV boycott of the Breezy singer?

    Chris Brown: Is it time for a TV boycott of the Breezy singer?
    In the wake of his latest run-in with the law, it might be time to ask if TV needs to take a vacation from Chris Brown. A permanent vacation. The volatile singer was arrested and charged with felony assault on Sunday after allegedly punching a man --...
  • Picking the perfect wedding song: The newlyweds' playlist

    Picking the perfect wedding song: The newlyweds' playlist
    In Saturday's Times, I published an account of my recent wedding, and the struggles and successes of choosing the perfect music for the occasion -- especially as a music critic. The essay mentioned any number of songs that my wife Jenny and I included,...
  • Review: Jay-Z's 'Magna Carta Holy Grail' full of empty boasts

    Review: Jay-Z's 'Magna Carta Holy Grail' full of empty boasts
    It's possible to pare down the gist of "Magna Carta Holy Grail," the 12th solo studio album from New York rapper/businessman/new dad Jay-Z, to three simple words uttered in a track called "Tom Ford." "I'm so special," declares the rapper, 43, and anyone...
  • Album review: Jay-Z, 'Magna Carta Holy Grail'

     Album review: Jay-Z, 'Magna Carta Holy Grail'
    ** 1/2 (out of 4) Jay-Z has been rapping about having a lot of money for a long time: "Without rap, I was crazy straight/partner, I'm still spending money from '88" he spat on "Dead Presidents II" in 1996. Back then, though, there was a populist tilt...