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  • Not your usual seasonal sounds

     
    From Bob Dylan tackling 'Here Comes Santa Claus' to the "Avenue Q' puppets doing 'Ave Maria,' there's something for everyone. It's become an annual ritual -- the flooding of the music market with dozens, if not hundreds, of holiday-themed titles,......
  • Bail is set at $10 million for LAPD detective accused of murder

     
    The judge in the Stephanie Lazarus trial today set a $10-million bail for the LAPD detective accused of murder, saying he believed it was a “near certainty” she would flee if granted a lower amount. Lazarus, a 26-year veteran of......
  • Magic Kids sprinkle musical fairy dust tonight at the Echo

     
    Rarely has a band with so little output attracted so much attention: Memphis, Tenn.'s, beguilingly ebullient Magic Kids have released one two-song, seven-inch on their hometown's Goner Records label. Channeling the pop prowess of the likes of Brian Wilson...
  • Phil Spector asks appellate court to overturn murder conviction

     
    Lawyers for imprisoned music producer Phil Spector urged a state appellate court this week to throw out his second-degree murder conviction for killing actress Lana Clarkson in his Alhambra mansion. In papers filed Wednesday, attorneys for the music...
  • Brother of accused LAPD detective criticizes judge for high bail

     
    The brother of a Los Angeles Police Department detective accused of murder broke his family's silence Friday, criticizing the judge in the case for setting his sister's bail at $10 million and saying she is struggling with health issues in......
  • Navigating the Waves: A primer to Aqarium Drunkard's Waved Out festival

     
    “Forgive me, I must go / I’ve been waved out / I’ve been waved out.” So sneered former Guided By Voices frontman Robert Pollard on the title track of his second solo album, “Waved Out.” But no contrition is necessary......
  • Coachella 2010: Camera Obscura's Tracyanne Campbell dedicates song to volcano-stranded UK bands

     
    A bikini-clad tan girl, a hot Southern California archetype of worry-free youth, was walking between Coachella's Gobi and Mojave tents. It was 3 p.m. and she was headed to see Camera Obscura. She was walking with a few girlfriends, casually.......
  • Phil Spector's wife says he produced her album, but some are skeptical

     
    Music producer Phil Spector was legendary for his work with Tina Turner, the Ronettes, the Beatles. But certainly his greatest feat would seem to be having a new CD appear this summer proclaiming him as producer while he sits in......
  • Dennis Hopper had his craziest role ever on television

     
    He is rightly being celebrated as a movie star, from “Giant” to “Easy Rider” to “Blue Velvet.” But Dennis Hopper did some of his most memorable work on television. He was staggering as a racist in the TV movie “...
  • Album review: The Gaslight Anthem's 'American Slang'

     
    When the Gaslight Anthem's breakthrough album, “The '59 Sound,” landed in 2008, it made excellent use of a very out-of-fashion instrument: absolute earnestness. On tracks such as “High Lonesome” and “Old White Lincoln,” the New Jersey...
  • Pop music and jazz figures

    Pop music and jazz figures Bob Popescu, 77; co-owner of Catalina Bar & Grill, turned the Los Angeles club into one of the top jazz venues in the country (Jan. 5) Ken Nelson, 84; longtime Capitol Records talent scout had an ear for country music (Jan. 6)...