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  • Jhene Aiko takes a blissfully emotional journey on 'Souled Out'

    Jhene Aiko takes a blissfully emotional journey on 'Souled Out'
    3 out of 4 stars I’m enjoying imagining the meeting that took place over the name of Jhene Aiko’s full-length debut. It probably went something like this: “’Blissed Out’?” “No, that sounds like a hippie.&...
  • Pharrell in element in Britain, where "Happy" is top download

    By Holly Rubenstein LONDON, Sept 11 (Reuters) - R&B singer and producer Pharrell Williams was in his element at the iTunes Festival in London this week, and thanked his fans for making his song "Happy" from the movie "Despicable Me 2" the most downloaded...
  • Friday Coda: Fly Lo, Aphex Twin, Tracey Thorn, U2, Apple and more

    Friday Coda: Fly Lo, Aphex Twin, Tracey Thorn, U2, Apple and more
    Booty, beauty, beats and Kate Bush. Below, a rundown of some of what happened this week in popular music.  -- A few decades from now, when music historians are writing the tome of Los Angeles in the early part of the century, two names will be at the...
  • Inside Lil Bibby's world

    Inside Lil Bibby's world
    In May, Chicago rappers comprised a whopping 40 percent of XXL Magazine’s “Freshmen” list, an annual spotlight of 10 names to watch in rap that previously has included names like Lupe Fiasco, Kid Cudi and Kendrick Lamar before they...
  • Grading Coachella, Made in America, FYF, Electric Daisy Carnival, more

    Grading Coachella, Made in America, FYF, Electric Daisy Carnival, more
    Labor Day isn't just the unofficial end of summer. When the lights went down on Kanye West's Made in America set in front of L.A. City Hall on Sunday night, another time of year came to a close: festival season. There are some school-year stragglers,...
  • Made in America tests Grand Park, with mixed reviews from fans

    Made in America tests Grand Park, with mixed reviews from fans
    "Sing so loud Jay Z can hear it," Chance the Rapper hollered Sunday from one of two stages in front of Los Angeles City Hall. It was a reference to the hip-hop mogul and mastermind behind the two-day Budweiser Made in America festival, where established...
  • Made in America L.A.: Day 1 sizzles, Top Dawg claims throne

    Made in America L.A.: Day 1 sizzles, Top Dawg claims throne
    During the first day of the Made in America festival, which had its Los Angeles debut in Grand Park this weekend, a hot and cloudless Saturday sunburned a lot of music fans before the Cali breeze drifted in at dusk to cool the crowd and relax the vibe. ...
  • Budweiser Made in America fest: A scorching day, a barrage of branding

    Let's all raise a glass to the guy with a giant "It's Miller Time" tattoo at the first L.A. edition of Budweiser's Made in America music festival.  That fan's lonely back piece was a riposte against the branding onslaught of Grand Park's largest private...
  • Searing sets save Made in America L.A.

     Searing sets save Made in America L.A.
    What makes a good Southern California music festival? Quality acts, artfully selected, with pleasant surprises and an overarching vision. Easy access to essentials for enjoying — not just surviving — the daylong adventures. Accessible good...
  • Made in America festival: 5 things we learned from Day 1

    Made in America festival: 5 things we learned from Day 1
    The first day of the Made in America festival featured a diverse slate of acts (Kendrick Lamar, Imagine Dragons, Capital Cities), pounding heat, snarled lines aplenty, busy porta johns, shirtless bros, girls in floppy hats and everything else that comes...
  • Made in America Festival makes debut at downtown L.A.'s Grand Park

    Made in America Festival makes debut at downtown L.A.'s Grand Park
    "Hello, Los Angeles," said Metric lead singer Emily Haines near the end of the band's second song on the city's first day of the Budweiser Made in America Festival. Her next words were far more ominous: "They're going to eat me alive, if I stumble." She...