| Jun 29, 2013
| 10:18 AM
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,...
| 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.
| May 28, 2013
| 6:00 AM
The most decorated space in The-Dream's Newport Beach pied-à-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...
| 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...
| Apr 12, 2013
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...
| 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...
| 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 8, 2013
Cody Chesnutt believes in taking his time.
He earned widespread critical praise for his first album, the lo-fi, double disc “The Headphone Masterpiece” in 2002, when Chesnutt also lent his voice to the Roots’ “The Seed 2.0”-...
| 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...
| Feb 10, 2013
| 7:28 PM
Fun., the quirky New York City band with a hip-hop-inspired approach to classic pop songwriting, was named best new artist at the 55th Grammy Awards Sunday, capping a whirlwind year in which its song "We Are Young" became an inescapable No. 1 smash.