| Jun 12, 2013
| 9:01 AM
Midway through the xx's set at April's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Annual Festival in Indio, Calif., the London-based trio threw a cover song into its set: Aaliyah's smoldering 1997 single "Hot Like Fire." Solange, the R&B singer and friend of the xx,...
| Feb 17, 2013
| 5:29 PM
Some guys gave flowers. Others candy. But smooth Rod Lopez, a man in touch with the cultural cutting edge, feted his lady love with a "Harlem Shake" video for Valentine's Day.
In it, the 34-year-old owner of a Parkville production company, wearing...
| Jan 10, 2012
| 8:46 AM
Just as winter begins to bum everyone out with its dropping temperatures and dark-by-4:30-p.m. routine, the newly liberated Coachella lineup has us daydreaming of spring and a weekend trip to the west coast. Seemingly every year, Coachella sets the...
| May 16, 2012
| 8:12 AM
"Rock 'n' roll will never die," sang Neil Young in 1979. Lately, though, it seems to be in a coma.
How else to describe the sad state of rock? The Billboard charts are filled with pop acts, rappers and country singers. Even sugary boy-bands have re-...
| Jul 20, 2012
| 6:28 PM
Three-year-old Elijah Thomas had just seen a face. And he couldn't have been more excited.
"Look, look," Elijah implored, turning his head to his mother and pointing at a 15-foot metal face about 20 feet away, its mouth opening and closing as the...
| Jul 10, 2011
| 11:36 AM
TV on the Radio, Cee Lo Green, the Black Keys and Patti Smith are among the headliners at this year’s Virgin Mobile FreeFest, which returns to Merriweather Post Pavilion Sept. 10, organizers will announce today.
The announcement follows months of...
| Mar 17, 2011
| 12:32 PM
There are so many big-voiced female British singers, it's hard to keep track of them.
There's Adele, out with new album "21," and there's Duffy, of the ubiquitous "Mercy."
Then there's Florence Welch and Elly Jackson, of La Roux, not to mention the ones...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 1:20 PM
Billboard reports: The nearly eight-year hiatus that brought an end to the Atlanta-based group Outkast may finally be over … we think. Andre "Andre 3000" Benjamin and Antwan "Big Boi" Patton, the two artists of the Grammy-winning hip-hop duo, may...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 1:54 PM
Anschutz Entertainment Group has parted ways with Randy Phillips, the chief executive of its live entertainment arm AEG Live, the company said Monday. Jay Marciano, AEG's chief operating officer, has been named AEG Live's chairman.
The exit of...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Anschutz Entertainment Group has unveiled a significant corporate restructuring of its live entertainment subsidiary AEG Live, with longtime CEO Randy Phillips ankling, and AEG COO Jay Marciano taking the reins as chairman.
The announcement comes a...
| 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.
| Oct 27, 2013
| 7:33 PM
Like many unhappy teenagers, Lou Reed found more than a measure of solace in music.
"Listening to the radio absolutely transformed me," he told The Times in 1992. "It was like a huge, major-league signal that there was another world, another life out...