| Nov 20, 2013
| 11:12 AM
Coachella has pulled off plenty of buzz-worthy reunions over the years -- Blur, Rage Against the Machine, the Pixies -- but Indio might be staging one of the biggest on-stage moments in hip-hop since Tupac (virtually) rose from the dead.
| Apr 21, 2013
| 9:05 PM
The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is considered one of the music industry's premier festivals, connecting the dots between musical generations and genres with a diverse lineup that attracts fans from around the globe. But the festival, which...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 4:27 PM
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One of the best performances Pop & Hiss took in over the first weekend of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival was Blur's smart, wide-ranging set last Friday night on the main stage.
| Apr 15, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Ten minutes into his band's performance Friday night at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, singer Damon Albarn of Blur realized he hadn't introduced himself. So after a hard-driving rendition of Blur's song "There's No Other Way," the...
| Apr 12, 2013
| 7:13 PM
The three-day Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, featuring headliners Blur, The Stone Roses, Phoenix and Red Hot Chili Peppers opened Friday at the Empire Polo Club in Indio. The sold-out festival will present the same lineup next weekend. Check...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 4:41 PM
Steven Deal got it. No, I don’t mean cancer, from which he died earlier this week. He got the whole rock & roll thing. On whatever level he chose to play it.
Steve was a rock star in the signed-to-a-label sense. He was a rock star in that he could...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 10:36 AM
For Brit-pop fans, Thursday night's Coachella announcement was like a birthday, Christmas, Hannukah and an unexpected inheritance check all arriving at once. Devotees of the dance-leaning Sahara Tent, however, might be taken aback by the light bill of...
| Oct 8, 2012
| 12:10 PM
There's already a handy narrative available to guide you through the schizophrenic Moms, the fifth album by Portland, Ore.’s Menomena.
Shortly after the 2010 release of Mines, the group parted ways with co-founder Brent Knopf in January of 2011....
| Oct 8, 2012
| 6:30 AM
In 2010, the English National Opera in London generated some debate over its modern staging of Mozart's "Don Giovanni" that featured a couple of scenes of sexual assault, including one of a gang rape of a woman.
This season, the company is once again...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 5:53 PM
An experienced presence in her native New Zealand, Kimbra bent American ears -- and quite a few of them -- earlier this year as the female voice on Gotye's Hot 100-topping "Somebody That I Used to Know." But that acoustic quirk-pop hit only hints at a bit...
| Sep 20, 2012
| 12:41 PM
Bobby Womack picks up the phone, and speaks what’s on his mind in a voice made of gravel.
“I know a lot of people who are not here anymore,” the R&B great says, “and I wonder why I’m still here. … Not a day goes by...
| Jun 12, 2012
| 4:38 PM
"I got a story to tell," 68-year-old Bobby Womack announces at the outset of his remarkable new album, and at first you're pretty sure about the nature of his tale: An intergenerational hookup with producer Richard Russell and Damon Albarn......