| Apr 13, 2014
| 10:10 AM
It's a perennial theme, one that manifests itself throughout genre and era: the idea of getting lost in music.
Whether it's Pharrell imploring us to "Lose Yourself to Dance," Eric B. and Rakim's "Let the Rhythm Hit 'Em" or the old-time standard "The...
| Apr 12, 2014
| 8:09 PM
INDIO — It wasn't yet 1:30 p.m. on Saturday in the Sahara Tent, but 16-year-old Niall Bauer had already met up with friends on the lawn in the massive, LED-flashing venue inside the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, which began the first...
| Apr 13, 2014
| 11:27 AM
There was a huge, heaving mass of Coachella fans listening to time-shifting, hard-riffing music with an apocalyptic sci-fi bent last night. But they weren't watching the headliner Muse.
While a trickle of committed fans progged out with the English hard...
| Apr 13, 2014
| 6:01 PM
As the start of the 2014 MTV Movie Awards approached Sunday evening, hundreds of fans gathered behind the roped-off red carpet at the Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles, awaiting the arriving stars and screaming for the cameras.
| Apr 14, 2014
| 6:00 AM
INDIO — As a giant impenetrable scrum of attendees waited for New Zealand singer Lorde, 17, to take the Outdoor stage at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. Nearby, MGMT played the main stage, and the chorus of its song "The Youth"...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 4:00 AM
Outkast and Calvin Harris will join Eminem, Arctic Monkeys, Kings of Leon and Skrillex as headliners Aug. 1-3 at Lollapalooza. If that sounds a bit familiar, it should — five of the six top acts have played Lollapalooza before.
The latter four acts...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 2:00 PM
The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival kicks off April 11. The Times' pop music staffers weigh in on the artists they're most looking forward to seeing.
Chance the Rapper: This Chicago-born artist is one of the great hopes of a new hip-hop...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 10:00 AM
In Zedd's latest club number, "Find You," he implores the listener to "turn up your night."
The Russian-born DJ and producer's electro-house number is a quintessential dance club anthem, but there's also something more at work here than just the same...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 10:20 AM
The "American Idol" top-10 performance show, in which the singers took on songs that, since 2011, have charted in the top 10, had its share of curiosities: an opening tribute to selfies, set to the Chainsmokers' viral creation "#Selfie"; ongoing...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 4:19 AM
Miami-born, SoCal-raised, globally in-demand EDM mystic Steve Aoki will turn up with his turntables in an unusual spot on April 18: poolside at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood.
Tickets go on sale 10 a.m. Friday for $54 ($79 day of...
| May 11, 2014
| 2:43 PM
"I got 20 minutes," Calvin Harris said as his set at Wango Tango came to a close, and that was all he needed.
Careful not to offend his host, the Scottish DJ was complaining ever so mildly about the brevity of his slot at this annual pop-music...