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  • Pixies, Damon Albarn, Ben Watt back with mixed results

    The lead cut on the new Pixies album is called "What Goes Boom?," and one answer to that question is the Pixies' other albums. Formed in Boston in 1986, this smart but savage guitar band did as much as any to invent what became known as alternative...
  • Coachella 2014: Record Store Day arrives, but Zia is gone

    Coachella 2014: Record Store Day arrives, but Zia is gone
    Much has been made of the new additions to this year's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival -- a four-course meal, a make-up studio and high-end food, among them. Little, however, has been made of what's missing. Small Arizona indie retail chain Zia...
  • Outkast, Pharrell Williams top L.A. Times readers' Coachella picks

    Outkast, Pharrell Williams top L.A. Times readers' Coachella picks
    You did it. You survived Coachella 2014. Here's a look back at the festival's most memorable moments and the most popular musicians there — according to our readers. While our music staff compiled its list of "must see" talent, we asked you to...
  • Gwen Stefani to join 'The Voice' -- and resume her solo career?

    Gwen Stefani to join 'The Voice' -- and resume her solo career?
    Singer Gwen Stefani is joining NBC's “The Voice” reality singing competition as a voice coach along with her friend and periodic musical collaborator Pharrell Williams for the seventh season of the show, joining longtime judges Adam Levine and...
  • Neutral Milk Hotel sets Hollywood Bowl date for September

    Neutral Milk Hotel sets Hollywood Bowl date for September
    Fans who have spent the last 15 years waiting for Jeff Mangum to return to the stage have gotten an unexpected deluge of shows. First came the reclusive Mangum's first Coachella appearance (as a solo artist) last year. Then came the full return of his...
  • Desert Daze kicks up some dust

    Desert Daze kicks up some dust
    In a dress made of cannabis, Julie Edwards of the band Deap Vally slammed hard on her drums as partner Lindsey Troy slashed at a guitar and howled beneath some tilted, slender palms in arid Mecca, Calif. In front of the indie rock duo was a crowd of dusty...
  • Coachella moves to the beat of digital youth

    Coachella moves to the beat of digital youth
    INDIO — As a giant impenetrable scrum of attendees waited for New Zealand singer Lorde, 17, to take the Outdoor stage at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. Nearby, MGMT played the main stage, and the chorus of its song "The Youth"...
  • Coachella 2014: Essential tracks from Motorhead, Knife, Future Islands

    Coachella 2014: Essential tracks from Motorhead, Knife, Future Islands
    Looking to cram this weekend for the upcoming Coachella festival? The below records by artists playing at the annual festival, which begins April 11, are worthy of pre-festival focus: The Knife, “Shaking the Habitual” (Rabid Records)...
  • Coachella 2014: Future Islands goes late at Pappy & Harriet's

    Coachella 2014: Future Islands goes late at Pappy & Harriet's
    This post has been updated. See below for details. Early Friday morning in the high desert outside of Palm Springs, menacing Baltimore synth pop band Future Islands was responsible for a memorably challenging, if ultimately victorious, sold-out gig....
  • Coachella 2014: A cynic's guide to 10 terrible festival truths

    Coachella 2014: A cynic's guide to 10 terrible festival truths
    Coachella's great if you're rich, tan and beautiful, but those who fall outside that demographic should know that it's not all rose gardens, $15 artisan cocktails and Baco Mercat wraps.  In fact, those with body image issues or a flat-lined bank account...
  • Coachella 2014: Beck, Neutral Milk Hotel charm a weathered crowd

    Coachella 2014: Beck, Neutral Milk Hotel charm a weathered crowd
    Like a fisherman casting a lure, Beck on Sunday night offered a lesson in how to draw a tired, coming-down crowd and muster one more burst of adrenalin.  Moving through the quick-tempoed party jams before going deep with songs from his new album, ...
  • Tech mogul Oliver Luckett connects with emerging artists in a big way

     Tech mogul Oliver Luckett connects with emerging artists in a big way
    Oliver Luckett has perfected the art of excess. Seemingly every inch of the walls in his Los Angeles tech start-up, theAudience, is crowded with murals and framed works by street artists such as Shepard Fairey as well as contemporary artists like Jere...