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  • Survivor songwriter wants Gingrich to stop using 'Eye of the Tiger'

     
    Regardless of the outcome in today's Florida primary, Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich may want to take a closer look at his campaign's playlist. A founding member of Chicago rock band Survivor has taken legal measures to stop the Gingrich...
  • Paul Simon's 'Graceland' 25th anniversary box set is a trove of riches

     
    Paul Simon's 'Graceland' album is being saluted with a 25th anniversary box set. The four-disc 'Graceland' set includes the documentary "Under African Skies" and other bonus features....
  • Universal Language

     
    Tom Schnabel and Jordan Peimer riff on world music, audience pleasers...and what doesn't sell in L.A....
  • In rotation: David Byrne and Caetano Veloso's 'Live at Carnegie Hall'

     
    In Rotation: David Byrne and Caetano Veloso's "Live at Carnagie Hall." Los Angeles Times pop music critic Randall Roberts offers a tip as part of a series in Sunday Calendar about what Times writers and contributors are listening to right now....
  • St. Vincent and David Byrne book Greek date, unveil single 'Who'

     
    David Bryne and Annie Clark unveiled the first single from their upcoming collaboration, "Love This Giant." The song is called "Who" and it's heavy on the horns, but the real star of the tune may in fact be John Congleton. The two are coming to the...
  • Fatboy Slim rides techno's second U.S. wave

     
    Fifteen years after Fatboy Slim's commercial big-beat breakthrough "Better Living Through Chemistry," the pioneer of the first wave of techno embraced by the American mainstream has stayed at the forefront of the second....
  • Album review: Arcade Fire's 'The Suburbs'

     
    In “We Used to Wait,” a restlessly mutating song deep in the recesses of the Arcade Fire’s ambitious new album, “The Suburbs,” Win Butler sings about a time when handwritten letters were the norm, and we waited for correspondences to......
  • Chief brings its bicoastal harmonies back to Los Angeles

     
    This year’s Sunset Junction is a bit of a return to its roots in local music – The Fold is curating a stage that synopsizes much of the recent moments in Silver Lake guitar rock. But one of its marquee......
  • Movie Review: Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps

     
    There's too much worth chewing over in Oliver Stone's “Wall Street” sequel, “Money Never Sleeps,” to dismiss it out of hand. Sure, it's old fashioned — '80s old fashioned, from the Tom Cruise-cocky way Shia LaBeouf plays...
  • Digital music: Topspin prefers to avoid labels

     
    As the buzz surrounding Google's efforts to jump into the digital music market rose to a roar in late August, one name kept surfacing about the person who might lead it — Ian Rogers. Rogers, who once headed up Yahoo Inc.'s $140-million music business,...
  • South Africa's Johnny Clegg returns with first U.S. album in 17 years

     
    When South African musician Johnny Clegg started playing music in earnest in the 1970s, he was something of a trendsetter, one who assembled an integrated band of white and black musicians at a time when his nation’s government officially sanctioned.......
  • Teen band could be headed for top of its class

     
    Barely a year old, with a win and second-place at two battle of the bands at Stroudsburg’s Sherman Theater, Stroudsburg-based teen alt-rockers Edelweiss graduated to its next step Saturday, headlining a show at its home venue. Edelweiss It would be........