| Sep 24, 2013
| 2:43 PM
A new Hard Rock Hotel coming to Palm Springs is looking to up its music cred through a new partnership with veteran promotion firm Goldenvoice for bookings of live entertainment at the new facility.
The deal also expands Goldenvoice’s reach in the...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 10:10 AM
The Blind Boys of Alabama, known in various formations since the late 1930s for their harmony-rich gospel music, are courting a new audience: indie-rock millennials.
On Thursday the group announced details of its upcoming collaboration with Justin...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 11:03 AM
A Replacements reunion? If you had mentioned the possibility to the band’s primary songwriter and singer, Paul Westerberg, over the last couple decades, he’d come thisclose to cracking you over the head with his guitar.
But now Westerberg...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Per Fly's "Waltz for Monica" ("Monica Z"), a biopic of Swedish jazz singer Monica Zetterlund, has been added to the lineup of Gothenburg-based Way Out West, a Scandi twist on South by Southwest.
One of Sweden's most anticipated film releases, "Monica"...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 8:00 AM
The members of the electro-pop group the Postal Service have slightly different recollections about what exactly they were doing just before playing this year's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. But they each remember the night clearly....
| Jul 24, 2013
| 12:53 PM
Three rising independent promoters, including the founders of the Riot Fest rock festival and the Spring Awakening electronic-music festival, are joining forces to open a new 1,600-capacity music club next week in the Wicker Park-Logan Square...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 9:44 AM
“Almost everything could be forgotten,” Alex Kapranos sang Tuesday night at the Echoplex, and that’s a truism he’s observed firsthand.
The stylish frontman of Glasgow’s Franz Ferdinand is the rare survivor from the dance-...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 10:54 AM
If there is a poster child for the return of 1990s-era grunge fashion, it's Sky Ferreira.
The singer and model, who was born in L.A. but now seems to live all over, was a muse for Saint Laurent designer Hedi Slimane's "California Grunge" fall 2013...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 11:51 AM
Timing is everything, as they say. I mean, had there not been the recent rioting after the U.S. Open of Surfing, then I'm guessing that the Wet Electric Beach Party may have gone if not unnoticed then at least earned a lot less scrutiny.
If you haven'...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 12:54 PM
Phoenix and R. Kelly are at it again.
Months after the French band brought the R&B star to the stage for a surprise appearance at April's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, the two acts have joined forces for a remix of "Trying to Be Cool."
| Aug 25, 2013
| 7:00 AM
There's no running water, no plumbing, no electrical outlets. The environment is so forbidding in this vast and dusty desert that there aren't even insects. So it's not the kind of place to expect full bars on your smartphone.
Of course, that's a big...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 7:10 AM
Over the last decade, the FYF Fest has grown from a scrappy punk-focused event to a sort of mini-version of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.
Yet even as the two-day FYF draws on Coachella-worthy headliners, books an increasing number of...