| May 30, 2014
| 11:00 AM
The opening bars of Led Zeppelin's first song outline much of what followed: A mean series of Jimmy Page riffs introduces "Good Times, Bad Times," from its self-titled 1969 debut, followed by a typically wild John Bonham drum-bang, replete with the...
| May 28, 2014
| 10:23 AM
It's been 35 years since the release of the Charlie Daniels Band's anthemic "The Devil Went Down to Georgia."
The rousing country classic, which chronicles the Devil's attempt to steal a young fiddler's soul, hit the top of the Hot Country Singles...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 3:28 AM
“It will be a good joke on us all if, in fifty years or so, Dylan is regarded as a significant figure in English poetry. Not Mr. Thomas, the late Welsh bard, but Bob, the guitar-picking American balladeer. One step toward the latter's canonization...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 2:23 PM
The morning after firebrand singer Valerie June’s swing through L.A. to open for Sharon Jones at the Wiltern on Tuesday, she had a whirlwind day of activities related to promoting her acclaimed 2013 album “Pushin’ Against a Stone”...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 9:15 AM
The most difficult album to make just might be the one where the artist knows people will be paying attention. After one obscure release and a second album that brought her a wave of acclaim, Lydia Loveless met the challenge earlier this year on her third...
| May 6, 2014
| 1:27 PM
Twin brothers Mark and Jonnie Houston, known for transporting Angelenos back in time with their creatively designed, era-themed bars, have done it again with their newest venture, Good Times at Davey Wayne’s.
The ’70s throwback is nestled on...
| Apr 20, 2014
| 4:31 PM
Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the middleweight boxer whose wrongful triple-murder conviction inspired a film starring Denzel Washington and a song by Bob Dylan, died in Toronto on Sunday. He was 76.
Carter, who died of complications from prostate cancer,...
| May 8, 2014
| 2:36 PM
Ten years ago, few South Floridians thought of driving down State Road 7 in Hollywood in search of drinks and live music. The only legal blackjack games were found on cruise ships. The name "Martorano" was uttered mostly in east Fort Lauderdale. And not a...
| May 7, 2014
| 6:47 AM
Although they stayed away for most of the last decade, Miami alt-country act the Mavericks — founded by the incomparable, silver-throated singer Raul Malo, bassist Robert Reynolds and drummer Paul Deakin — have been carriers of the Tex-Mex...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 4:00 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — To get to one of the spiritual centers of San Francisco — a perfect microcosm of the city of evergreen revolutions — turn left after the high-rising office buildings downtown, saunter past Francis Ford Coppola's emerald-...
| Apr 16, 2014
"Greenwich Village Stories: A Collection of Memories"
It's the most famous "village" in the world, even though it actually is a neighborhood. In this wonderful collection of reminiscences, editor Judith Stonehill features...
| May 12, 2014
| 7:30 AM
WASHINGTON — Imagine liking a singer so much you travel across the country to see him. You invade his private spaces; commit his every song to memory; change the way you dress, walk and talk to be more like him. When people ask about your past,...