| Jun 14, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Before he became one of the West Coast's foremost dance music promoters, Johnny Shockey played hockey for the junior-league San Diego Gulls and trained with the L.A. Kings. His two most recent careers don't share much of a skill set. But an ability to...
| May 31, 2014
| 4:40 PM
Lana Del Rey poses so powerfully that her voice can sometimes feel like a liability.
On Friday night the image-obsessed pop star ended her current tour – a brief North American run meant to stoke anticipation of her upcoming album “...
| May 27, 2014
| 8:15 AM
If only Coachella had an iconic building and amazing 3-D digital light projections for its annual music fest. It might look a bit like Vivid Sydney, the light, music and ideas festival in its sixth year that kicked off Friday in Australia.
| Jun 11, 2014
| 8:50 AM
If nothing else, Chvrches manages to stand out in an increasingly crowded new synth-pop genre by managing to string together six consonants in a row and still make the name pronounceable.
It was partly a matter of design, according to singer Lauren...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 11:26 AM
Hard Summer may have temporarily moved from its traditional Chinatown locale, but that hasn't slowed down the fest's bookings for this year.
The annual electronic music blowout has announced its lineup for 2014: Headliners include the Dutch EDM titan...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 2:29 PM
I'm sure everybody at Coachella had a good time last weekend, but I'm not sure it had much to do with the music. When did concerts devolve into a place to see and be seen? Probably when the festival paradigm took over. Now they're events, not concerts....
| Apr 21, 2014
| 6:00 AM
OutKast will headline the 2014 BET Experience, the three-day music festival scheduled for June in downtown Los Angeles.
Black Entertainment Television is expected to make an official announcement Monday that the Atlanta duo will topline the festival&...
| May 7, 2014
| 11:17 AM
When Lana Del Rey debuted "West Coast" at last month's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, the song's tremolo guitar line suggested that she'd been listening lately to Chris Isaak's "Wicked Game."
Now the video for the single makes it almost...
| May 18, 2014
| 2:15 PM
When it comes to Lauryn Hill, expect to wait.
Fans of the acclaimed neo-soul singer are still holding out for a proper studio follow-up to the 1998 Grammy-dominating LP “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.” In a 2012 note on her Tumblr, she...
| May 20, 2014
| 10:42 AM
Bet you didn’t know that white people eating tacos falls into the category of “cultural appropriation.”
Well, it does now. This past May 5 — a.k.a. Cinco de Mayo — two colleges canceled or significantly altered their annual...
| May 9, 2014
| 10:40 AM
Still not ready to give up your Sahara and Yuma Tent fix yet? Splash House, the growing summertime dance music mini-fest in Palm Springs, has set its 2014 lineup, and it's a notably suaver addition to the usual summer EDM-fest fare.