| Oct 18, 2011
| 4:35 PM
With the CMJ festival commencing in New York on Tuesday, Pop & Hiss offers seven Los Angeles artists to watch....
| Nov 1, 2011
| 4:32 PM
The indie dream team are going their separate ways after two years of marriage....
| Nov 1, 2011
| 9:38 PM
Zooey Deschanel and husband Ben Gibbard have separated after two years of marriage. Zooey Deschanel stars in "New Girl" in addition to her singing career; Ben Gibbard is the frontman for Death Cab for Cutie....
| Nov 14, 2011
| 4:37 PM
Zoe Saldana and Keith Britton, her fiance and love of 11 years, have called it quits. Zoe Saldana and Keith Britton have parted ways amicably, according to her rep....
| Jan 4, 2012
| 9:32 PM
Zooey Deschanel has filed for divorce from Ben Gibbard, sliding the paperwork in at L.A. Superior Court before last year drew to a close. "New Girl" star Zooey Deschanel and Ben Gibbard separated on Halloween after two years of marriage....
| May 8, 2012
| 9:37 PM
Monday’s Disney Hall set by Death Cab for Cutie, featuring the Magik*Magik Orchestra, was a worthy, often-successful stab at broadening the group’s range....
| Dec 14, 2011
| 2:07 PM
Kids these days.
What with their ukuleles and their homespun ballads about the sci-fi series "Dr. Who," and their addictive EPs and ability to get famous authors to pay attention to their ukulele music about minor plot twists on "Dr. Who." I mean, am...
| Jul 23, 2012
| 8:50 PM
Ben Gibbard, noted Mariners fan and singer of Death Cab for Cutie, released a pop anthem about Ichiro Suzuki to commemorate his trade to the New York Yankees.
The upbeat song, called Ichiro's Theme, features lines like "go go go go Ichiro" and "Ichiro...
| Jun 21, 2009
Adele can't contain herself. Nothing new there. The hot young British soul singer is, by her own account, "pretty mouthy." But learning that she will share the bill with her idol, Etta James, at the Hollywood Bowl next Sunday has sent her over the moon....
| Apr 8, 2007
"AN anti-L.A. song? Well, I've never seen it that way." Ben Gibbard, the Seattle-based singer for Death Cab for Cutie, insists he isn't a Los Angeles basher. "This song is a conversation. It's a lover trying to convince his loved one not to move to L.A....
| Jan 3, 2010
There are those who return to Jack Kerouac just to get lost in the ride. Not across lonesome America but in the serpentine locomotion of his prose.
It's the music of the page: long blasts of blue-streak narrative that don't yield to periods, semicolons,...
| May 8, 2009
Sometimes, you just need an adventure.
And, I believe Thursday night qualified as the biggest musical adventure of my life.
Instead of boring you with elegant prose about being impressed by two upstart acts at the House of Blues (Erin McCarley and...