| 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 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....
| 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...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 10:47 AM
Jay Z’s Made in America is officially coming to Los Angeles.
The rap mogul, along with Mayor Eric Garcetti, Budweiser and United Way, announced that the festival will take over downtown’s Grand Park and surrounding areas in front of and...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 1:03 PM
While attendees to the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival can increasingly enjoy such lush accouterments as four-course meals and beauty studios, there are plenty of perks for those staying closer to home this weekend, including air conditioning and...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 1:22 PM
INDIO, Calif. — In the sprawl of desert scrub brush and freeway ramps that is this industrial part of Indio, the sun burns brightly in a barren office park. Light and shadows flash off the scorched asphalt, and the landscape is a spare palette of...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 6:00 AM
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The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is a mere two weeks away, so those looking to impress with underground knowledge better start cramming.
Few souls are more in demand than geeks armed...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 8:00 AM
How much legwork does pop stardom require?
Next weekend Aloe Blacc will appear along with some of music's buzziest acts — OutKast, Haim, Skrillex, Lorde — at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, the idyllic annual gathering near...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 7:49 AM
Imagine Dragons offered something for every mainstream taste Thursday at a packed Allstate Arena. Channeling commercial trends from the past five years, the Las Vegas band's innocuous 95-minute concert came across like a hits-formatted radio station...