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  • EMusic signs Universal, aims for the mainstream

     
    The subscription-music struggles that I wrote about last week aren't confined to the digital services selling access to millions of tracks on an online jukebox. The ones selling bundles of CDsor MP3s for a monthly fee have also struggled to......
  • MP3 Premiere: Cassorla - 'A Real Drinking Song'

     
    With its bluesy interludes, punchy horns and sweeping guitar segues, Cassorla's "A Real Drinking Song" requires too much attention to soundtrack a trip to the bottom of a bottle. The track, perhaps the first in rock history to bridge the gap between...
  • L.A. Unheard: LA Font

     
    Welcome to L.A. Unheard, a weekly series on the best local musicians yet to reach your ears. Come back every Wednesday for a new favorite band. The band: LA Font, an Echo Park act whose name is pronounced like the pachyderm. The sound: With the Pavement...
  • Another debate over music subscriptions

     
    Can music subscriptions thrive in the digital age? Opinions differ....
  • The 12th annual Eagle Rock Festival: A quick look at some of Saturday's don't-miss acts

     
    Over the last decade, Eagle Rock has witnessed a significant demographic and cultural shift. Once a sleepy working-class community, the neighborhood has since transformed into a bastion of the bearded. Everyone from artists to musicians have flocked to...
  • Future of Music 2010: T Bone Burnett says MP3s 'degrade' music

     
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- T Bone Burnett fully understands what the Internet can do in terms of putting artists in touch with their fans. But he's not buying into a distribution tool that "degrades" music. In a keynote Monday at the......
  • L.A. Unheard: Young Hunting [Updated]

     
    Welcome to L.A. Unheard, a weekly series on the best local musicians yet to reach your ears. Come back every Wednesday for a new favorite band. The band: Young Hunting, an Echo Park quintet that's already earning blog love from the likes of I Guess I'm...
  • James Franco brings 'Howl' to life, aurally

     
    This weekend, "Howl" opens in New York and San Francisco. It's the story of Allen Ginsberg, his iconic beat poem and the legal battle that followed its publication. The movie, written and directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, opens......
  • The Parson Red Heads say goodbye to L.A. with a pair of shows starting tonight

     
    Affability is one of the most underrated qualities in music. While critics and those similarly inclined often champion novelty and affected eccentricities, sheer likability often trumps all (or at least it should). And in the Parson Red Heads'...
  • MP3: Warpaint - 'Undertow'

     
    The music of L.A. quartet Warpaint is a little fractured, a little unfocused. "Undertow," the first single from the band's ridiculously anticipated debut album, "The Fool," echoes P.J. Harvey and Kate Bush, its blurry harmonies intersecting with ferocious...
  • L.A. Unheard: The Smiles

     
    The band: The Smiles, a so-called "beach rock" quartet of still-in-school USC students ("We'll see how long that lasts us," co-songwriter Will Sturgeon said) who banded together after class last year -- and not to be confused with the U.K. act The Smiles,...