| 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.
| 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 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.
| May 24, 2014
| 1:00 PM
Teri Suarez doesn't like to talk about her penchant for losing control, but if asked, she will recall when it first began happening.
It was long before the hard-hitting, Mexican American songwriter ever took the stage covered in blood — the...
| 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 “...
| Jun 1, 2014
| 1:02 PM
Bruno Mars is a rare pop star who can make looking backward feel like the future.
At his sold-out show at the Hollywood Bowl on Saturday night, Mars drew from Frankie Valli and the Police, the Motown hit factory and shimmery '70s funk and disco. And...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 8:14 PM
| May 2, 2014
| 1:14 PM
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...
| May 2, 2014
| 11:00 AM
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...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 11:06 AM
If you're thinking of renting a house when you attend the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival next month, be prepared to pay a hefty rate.
Vacation properties in the area around the festival are renting for an average of $650 a night, 260% more...