| Sep 2, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Labor Day isn't just the unofficial end of summer. When the lights went down on Kanye West's Made in America set in front of L.A. City Hall on Sunday night, another time of year came to a close: festival season.
There are some school-year stragglers,...
| Aug 31, 2014
| 11:00 PM
"Sing so loud Jay Z can hear it," Chance the Rapper hollered Sunday from one of two stages in front of Los Angeles City Hall. It was a reference to the hip-hop mogul and mastermind behind the two-day Budweiser Made in America festival, where established...
| Aug 30, 2014
| 9:05 PM
"Hello, Los Angeles," said Metric lead singer Emily Haines near the end of the band's second song on the city's first day of the Budweiser Made in America Festival. Her next words were far more ominous: "They're going to eat me alive, if I stumble."
| Aug 26, 2014
| 12:12 PM
Just when you thought the summer festival season was winding down, here comes HARD's Day of the Dead rave.
Coachella smash hit Calvin Harris, pop-savant EDM producer Zedd, beat-scene titans Pretty Lights and Knife Party and scores of others will play...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 12:18 PM
Anyone looking for evidence of the sudden turnaround on Sunday at FYF Fest should have been there for Darkside in the Sports Arena.
Just a day after fans pelted the festival with complaints of long lines and difficulty seeing shows in FYF's lone...
| Aug 24, 2014
| 11:59 AM
The main stage of the FYF Fest on Saturday night was a contrast in colors.
Interpol, the suited-up, all-black-all-the-time moody New Yorkers, fueled a rock 'n' roll resurgence in the early-to-mid 2000s, when FYF Fest was finding its footing in Echo Park...
| Aug 24, 2014
| 6:34 PM
The second and final day of the FYF Fest began with an apologetic tone.
Promoter Goldenvoice was out to make amends Sunday after a number of attendees complained of waits of up to three hours to reach the main gate Saturday. Festivalgoers who arrived...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 5:30 PM
When FYF Fest began in 2004, it was, essentially, a punk rock festival in Echo Park clubs. In the fest's early years, bands like Circle Jerks, No Age and the Bronx established FYF as a safe space for weird, wild and aggressive rock.
More than a...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 2:32 PM
As the daytime crowds at Aliso Beach packed up and the sun started its descent into the sea Sunday evening, the beat rose.
Tucked into a corner of the beach, men with leathery skin and matted dreadlocks sat alongside chic blondes in lawn chairs around...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 1:00 PM
It was just past 2 a.m. on one of those "what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas" Saturday nights, and a capacity crowd of more than 3,000 revelers inside the Strip's epically proportioned nightclub Hakkasan Las Vegas were tripping the light fantastic. To...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 2:07 PM
Nas hasn't finished celebrating the 20th anniversary of “Illmatic.”
The prolific rapper will cap off a year of feting his game-changing debut album with a fall North American tour that will pair a screening of the documentary based on the...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Despite the growing popularity of South Korean pop music in the U.S., the genre has always faced one particular challenge. Very few American fans can see K-pop acts perform live.
Some popular South Korean bands like Girls' Generation or 2NE1 have played...