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  • Personal Playlist: Jack Black is looking to rock

     
    Jack Black has concerns about the state of rock music. "We’ve got a song on the new album called 'Rock Is Dead,’" says the actor-musician in reference to "Rize of the Fenix," the latest from his L.A. comedy-metal band Tenacious......
  • Album review: Bruce Springsteen's 'Wrecking Ball'

     
    Bruce Springsteen's anthemic new album, "Wrecking Ball," is released on Tuesday. Times pop music critic Randall Roberts reviews the Boss's first studio album in three years....
  • Mary Chapin Carpenter and Shawn Colvin at Musikfest Cafe: Little harmony, no hits

     
    The idea of pairing Mary Chapin Carpenter and Shawn Colvin sounded like a great show: Two voices, strong music and a bunch of hits. But the pair’s show Sunday at Musikfest Café had three significant problems: The two rarely sang......
  • Live: Colin Stetson, Sarah Neufeld, Gregory Rogove at Dilettante

     
    Colin Stetson, Gregory Rogove, and Sarah Neufeld, musicians who have performed with Arcade Fire, Bon Iver, Feist, Tom Waits and others, performed in downtown Los Angeles. Times pop critic Randall Roberts reviews....
  • Grant Gershon's iPod playlist

     
    Grant Gershon, the music director of the Los Angeles Master Chorale, is celebrating 10 years with the renowned vocal ensemble this season. The conductor is particularly admired for his diverse approach to programming. “Grant Gershon is a model of a........
  • Why is Bon Jovi a nominee for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and not Rush?

     
    Sure they had some cute hits in the '80s, but has Bon Jovi really earned the right to be nominated for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame? As Times music critic Ann Powers accurately noted, the list of nominees......
  • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees include Beastie Boys and Bon Jovi

     
    Like the various sports halls of fame, the one devoted to rock and roll also announces a long list of nominees from which are culled the eventual inductees. This year's honor roll of 15 artists vying for a place in the Hall of Fame includes nine returning...
  • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominations: Who should get in? Who got overlooked?

     
    I've already expounded on this year's long list of nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame -- many of which have been up for the honor before. I neglected, however, to play the game every music nerd will......
  • Tom Waits, Bon Jovi, Beastie Boys, LL Cool J top eclectic list of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees

     
    When the list arrived of this year's nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the first thing that occurred to me was a very current cliche. The roster -- eclectic, centerless, open to many interpretations -- seemed very......
  • Album review: Marc Ribot's 'Silent Movies'

     
    Solo guitar records can be an acquired taste. Frequently viewed like manna for players and obsessives, the sometimes spare, technical nature of the effort can separate the music listener from the musician-listener, and the casual fan from the fanatic....
  • 72 Hours: Wiz Khalifa, Tim Fite, Batusis among the weekend's most notable concerts

     
    A Pop & Hiss look at the top shows happening around town this weekend. Thursday Wiz Khalifa, Yelawolf @ the Music Box. Wiz Khalifa's career was once seemed left for dead, with a gone-bust deal with Warner Bros. and little......