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  • A slightly looser Grizzly Bear brings 'Shields' to the Greek

    A slightly looser Grizzly Bear brings 'Shields' to the Greek
    When the members of Grizzly Bear describe their new album as rawer than its predecessors -- a position they've advanced several times in recent months -- it's important to take the message with a grain of small-batch sea salt. Sure, "Shields" feels a bit...
  • Taylor Swift, 'Cloud Atlas' and assumption junction

    Taylor Swift, 'Cloud Atlas' and assumption junction
    On semi-rare occasions, you absolutely know when something’s going to be good. You judge a book by its cover because you’ve practically already read it. A new Fiona Apple album, good. 3 Doors Down’s greatest hits, bad. That said, it&...
  • Album review: Brian McKnight's masterful 'More Than Words'

    Album review: Brian McKnight's masterful 'More Than Words'
    At  South by Southwest in Austin, Texas, last week, Justin Timberlake diverted a huge amount of attention from the kind of up-and-coming acts the music fest was founded to spotlight. But if the pop superstar's intimate club gig Saturday night prevented...
  • Album review: Dan Deacon, 'America'

    Album review: Dan Deacon, 'America'
    *** (out of four) America is a loaded word, overwhelming, varied and hard to fully comprehend. It holds different meanings for different people. Naming an album “America” is an automatic (or cheap) way to invoke this set of complicated ideas....
  • A new age for New Age music

    A new age for New Age music
    In late 2009, noise-pop group Animal Collective followed up its critics-poll-topping album "Merriweather Post Pavilion" with a stopgap EP, "Fall Be Kind." It generated buzz for featuring the first-ever licensed Grateful Dead sample, but what was more...
  • Live review: Aimee Mann at the Wiltern

     
    Aimee Mann's annual holiday shows are most wistful than celebratory, and this year was another blue Christmas showcase, with shots of comedy for good measure....
  • Animal Collective's Avey Tare brings solo show to Eagle Rock

     
    Animal Collective's Avey Tare: The artist born David Portner unpacks his swath of hypnotic beats and psychedelic murkiness in Eagle Rock on Friday during the west coast leg of his solo tour at the Eagle Rock Center for the Arts....
  • Review: Jay-Z and Kanye West at Staples Center

     
    Rappers Jay-Z and Kanye West performed the first of three "Watch the Throne" concerts at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Times pop music critic Randall Roberts was there to review....
  • Animal Collective, Norah Jones on 2012 Hollywood Bowl schedule

     
    Psychadelic rock act Animal Collective and jazzy chanteuse Norah Jones are among some of the more pop-leaning acts on the 2012 Hollywood Bowl schedule, revealed today on our sister blog Culture Monster. The full lineup will be unveiled Tuesday, and......
  • Hollywood Bowl 2012: 'The Producers,' Juanes, 'Rigoletto,' Liza

     
    Hollywood Bowl 2012 highlights will include "The Producers," "Rigoletto," Pixar tribute and festival featuring Juanes, Juan Luis Guerra and Ruben Blades....
  • Quick chat: Butch Walker on avoiding rock 'n' roll 'comfort food'

     
    Songwriter and producer Butch Walker, who recently came out with the new book "Drinking With Strangers: Music Lessons From a Teenage Bullet Belt," reflects on his aesthetic. Artistically, there are few things that Butch Walker hasn't done. He's written...
  • Review: Gotye at the El Rey Theatre

     
    Gotye is an Australian experimental pop band who has attracted a huge international following and become an internet sensation....