| Dec 6, 2013
| 8:30 PM
Hip-hop dominated the nominations for the 56th annual Grammy Awards, announced Friday in a nationally televised hype fest. Jay Z led the way with nine nominations, followed by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Kendrick Lamar with seven and Drake with five....
| Nov 16, 2013
| 6:00 AM
KROQ-FM has cooked up a campaign allowing music fans to help support relief efforts in the Philippines following the disaster inflicted on the region by Typhoon Haiyan and get a VIP trip to one of the station’s upcoming Almost Acoustic Christmas...
| Nov 29, 2013
Radio-Active Records manager Mikey Ramirez expects Black Friday at his Fort Lauderdale indie record shop to be a chaotic, if controlled, communion of music-heads and audiophiles who laud vinyl records and shun compact discs. There may be "prison rules"...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 9:39 AM
The Fleshtones. Uncle Tupelo. Charles Bradley. If those names mean anything to you, chances are you already know how you're spending this post-Thanksgiving day of shopping.
Indie retailers throughout the country, and many in the L.A. area, are once...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 2:30 PM
This year’s Grammy nominations may be as muddled as usual, but the Recording Academy sent at least one straightforward message with the picks it announced Friday night: Rock music didn’t matter in 2013.
No rock albums made the shortlist...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 1:18 PM
The artists arrived in perfectly timed succession, each a harmonic tine inside the music box: Atlas Genius, Bastille, Portugal. The Man, Capital Cities, Fitz & the Tantrums, the Neighbourhood, Lorde, Phoenix and Arcade Fire.
The five-plus-hours show at...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 12:43 PM
For the first time, part of Neil Young’s annual Bridge School benefit concert will be streamed live from the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, Calif., on Oct. 26.
This year’s lineup includes Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Tom Waits,...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 9:12 AM
Kings of Leon, Vampire Weekend and Queens of the Stone Age top the lineup for the first night of this year’s KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas benefit shows scheduled for Dec. 7 and 8 at the Shrine Auditorium.
Rounding out the bill are Arctic...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 7:53 AM
On a celebratory tour of their fifth album “AM,” British rockers the Arctic Monkeys will deliver their anthem-rock choruses and impressive hair gel budget to the Fillmore Miami Beach on Jan. 30, 2014.
Tickets go on sale to the general public...
| Sep 5, 2013
Headlines for Thursday, September 5, 2013
ROGER WATERS: One Wall He Does Not Want to Tear Down
Roger Waters took his production of Pink Floyd's The Wall to Berlin, Germany last night, and on Tuesday he joined a protest to protect one of the last...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 10:40 AM
The band hasn't specified the venue, but Arcade Fire said Tuesday it will play a concert in Los Angeles at an outdoor location on Oct. 29, the same day its highly anticipated new album, "Reflektor," is due in stores.
The show is part of MTV and Intel'...