| Aug 26, 2013
| 5:00 AM
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Those looking for evidence that the 10th annual FYF Fest had hit a Saturday afternoon peak found it during songwriter Ty Segall's set. As he and his band pushed a hard-strummed...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 7:05 AM
The 10th annual FYF Fest concluded Sunday night with the shimmering feedback of My Bloody Valentine, which echoed across the Los Angeles State Historic Park and no doubt ruffled neighbors blocks away.
We've already offered a few highlights of Saturday'...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 9:00 AM
The creation story behind "Astro-Mancy," MGMT's rhythmic freakout on its self-titled new album, is instructive when considering the duo's oblong output over the years. A band best known for its string of genre-defying dance-pop hits of 2008, "Time to...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Two accomplished solo acts, Meredith DiMenna and and John Torres, originally got together, DiMenna says, "because I suggested to him that we could have a money-making band where we'd do covers and sing in Spanish. I've known John for many...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 12:00 PM
YouTube one-upped Animal Planet with a hot new trending video that purports to capture an eagle soaring over the Chamonix region of France.
The videographer apparently strapped a GoPro or other similarly compact camera on an eagle's back and captures...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 7:03 AM
The inevitable came midway through MGMT's set on Merriweather Post Pavilion's main stage Saturday. After two hours of continuous rain, a handful of Virgin Mobile FreeFest attendees were finally ready to embrace the muddy terrain. Around 6:30 p.m., men and...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 7:30 AM
Paul McCartney doesn't need publicity, but when he wants to, he sure can make a dent. On Monday, he and his band appeared on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" and shut down a stretch of Hollywood Boulevard when they performed for a lucky few thousand at the late-...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 9:00 AM
During a period of relative stability, MGMT has produced its least stable-sounding record so far.
"MGMT," the self-titled new album by the duo of Benjamin Goldwasser and Andrew VanWyngarden (their fourth overall), gathers together 45 minutes of lysergic...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 3:09 PM
At first glance, the most unique characteristic about Virginia's Brent Urban appears to be that he's not your average fat guy playing defensive tackle. He's about as athletic as they come on the interior.
Yet, there's more to the amiable Canadian than...
| May 13, 2013
| 11:01 AM
The announcement came only as four snare drum hits, but fans knew instantly who was headlining FYF Fest this year.
The decade-old punk and indie blowout (which is now in collaboration with Coachella producer Goldenvoice) debuted its lineup this...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 7:35 AM
On Night 3 of blind auditions, hopefuls get 90 seconds to showcase their talent and hopefully end up on one of the coaches' teams.
Coaches Adam, CeeLo, Christina and Blake were all ready to add more talent to their growing teams. It was a big night...