| Dec 16, 2013
| 9:29 AM
What a difference a year makes. As cliché as the notion may sound, there was no escaping it Saturday night at Cali Christmas, the annual sampling of the year’s radio rainmakers presented by L.A.’s Power 106 FM.
The night’s headliners...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 8:00 PM
Jay Z led the pack in the race for Grammy Awards earning nine nominations including one for Rap Album and two nominations in the Rap/Sung Collaboration category. Kendrick Lamar, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Pharrell and Justin Timberlake also scored big...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 2:31 PM
Those looking for evidence that commercial rock 'n' roll music as we have known it — the kind featuring an electric guitarist — is in a coma need only examine a few recent incidents for proof.
Most prominently, the major nominations for...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 5:30 AM
When the Grammy for album of the year is handed out on Sunday night, it could go to Taylor Swift, Kendrick Lamar, Daft Punk or Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.
It could also go to Sara Bareilles.
The recording academy shocked many in the industry when the...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 5:44 PM
“If I forgot anybody, sorry, I just smoked before I came out here,” Lil Wayne said to guffaws from the overflowing room at the Austin Convention Center during the 2014 South by Southwest festival. “Shoutout to Willie Nelson.”...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 6:30 AM
It shouldn't come as a surprise that the notoriously raucous Los Angeles posse Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All can put on a wild carnival.
The Los Angeles hip-hop group featuring founder Tyler, the Creator and fellow breakouts Frank Ocean, Earl...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 5:00 PM
There's good news and bad news if you're interested in, say, seeing Lady Gaga in Austin, Texas, on Thursday.
First, the bad news. To secure entry into the concert, which is sponsored by a snack food company and part of the South by Southwest festival...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 9:33 AM
AUSTIN, Texas — Video images of fierce predatory animals flashed across several gigantic screens behind Jay Z and Kanye West at the Austin Music Hall on Wednesday night, a visual holdover from the rappers' collaborative tour in 2011 but also, it...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Many cities boast about their scenes, and rightly so. Few if any, though, have such a range of sounds as Los Angeles. It's overwhelming, as evidenced by the volume of artists trekking eastbound along Interstate 10 toward Austin, Texas. For those headed to...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 1:48 PM
An ultra-meta, avant-garde piece of corporate branding performance art? Or the final death knell of SXSW as a proving ground for unknown young bands - and Lady Gaga's career?
Whatever the stakes, Lady Gaga is headlining a Doritos-sponsored bill at...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 12:31 PM
The gasps, groans and expletives were abundant backstage Sunday as Macklemore & Ryan Lewis swept the rap categories during the untelevised portion of the Grammy Awards ceremony.
Their massive hit “Thrift Shop” took rap performance and song,...