| Mar 11, 2013
| 3:47 PM
The first wave of more than 2,000 acts is expected to descend Tuesday on Austin, Texas, for the annual music-business blowout that is the South by Southwest Music Conference: six days (and very late nights) of performances, speeches, parties, panel...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Chris Brown is in a Burbank studio previewing his forthcoming album, and pushing the reset button on a career bogged down by scandal. The embattled R&B singer takes a lengthy drag off his cigarette before pressing "play" on the title track of "X," his...
| Mar 29, 2013
| 6:11 AM
This week, as the Supreme Court took up two historic cases pertaining to same-sex marriage, it's been an exciting time to be a college student. Huge numbers of young people on Facebook and Twitter continue to post pictures and status updates in support of...
| Mar 30, 2013
| 8:24 AM
"I am the cowboy on my own trip," Tyler, the Creator raps on his new solo album, and now the curious can ride along with him: Though it's not due in stores until Tuesday, "Wolf" is currently streaming in full at Odd Future's Tumblr.
The follow-up to...
| Nov 9, 2013
| 12:19 PM
Singer Chris Brown has filed a countersuit against the man who accused the artist of attacking him earlier this year outside a West Hollywood recording studio.
Brown filed an assault and battery lawsuit Wednesday against Sha’Keir Duarte, an...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 4:15 PM
Chris Brown's hit-and-run case stemming from a May fender bender has been dismissed.
Superior Court Judge Christine Ewell said Thursday that a "civil compromise" had been reached, L.A. Now reported.
The Grammy-winning R&B singer originally faced...
| Aug 19, 2013
***1/2 (out of four)
Listening to Earl Sweatshirt rap sometimes makes it easy to remember all of the garbage that came along with being a teenager. Earl, the youngest member of Odd Future--the one who suddenly disappeared to a Somoan boarding school...
| Aug 19, 2013
*** (out of four)
John Mayer's new album "Paradise Valley" sounds like anything but paradise. As the singer-guitarist continues down the folk-rock path he took on his last album (2012's "Born and Raised"), "Paradise" finds the former All-Star douche...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 6:45 PM
Musical obsessions are some of life's great pleasures, and "Doris," the latest album by Los Angeles rapper and Odd Future member Earl Sweatshirt, 19, has lived in my car at huge volume for a month now.
I'll confess to crawling up next to cars blasting...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 12:32 PM
Close your eyes. Erase your mind. Forget about Taylor Swift, Katy Perry and the various extracurricular activities that have hobbled singer-guitarist-romantic John Mayer’s reputation off the playing field. Breathe, and think about the guitar while...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 10:59 AM
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...