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  • Live music as a theme of downtown L.A.'s revival

     Live music as a theme of downtown L.A.'s revival
    The crowd that waited under the neon red glow of the Ace Hotel's "Jesus Saves" sign came to see the experimental rock band Spiritualized. But as they filed into the Theatre at Ace, they became part of a different sort of resurrection. Nestled in the...
  • How Coachella Became Just a Place to See and Be Seen

    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....
  • Willie Nelson, Amy Adams help Varvatos benefit raise record funds

    Willie Nelson, Amy Adams help Varvatos benefit raise record funds
    All Willie Nelson pot-smoking jokes aside, Sunday afternoon's Stuart House benefit at the John Varvatos boutique in West Hollywood --  including a musical performance by the country singer and sons Lukas and Micah  -- marked a serious high point in the...
  • Watch Pharrell Williams' new 'Marilyn Monroe' video

    Watch Pharrell Williams' new 'Marilyn Monroe' video
    After conquering the desert with star-studded sets at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival the last two weekends, Pharrell Williams' iron-clad grip on the pop conversation continues with his latest video, “Marilyn Monroe.” The video,...
  • Chance the Rapper cancels more shows, issues statement on health

    Chance the Rapper cancels more shows, issues statement on health
    Days after being hospitalized and forced to pull out of his Coachella performance last weekend, Chance the Rapper will miss additional shows in order to recover from “a combination of the flu virus and tonsillitis.” The 21-year-old rapper,...
  • 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)...
  • Stagecoach 2014: Set times announced

    Stagecoach 2014: Set times announced
    Set times for the 2014 Stagecoach Country Music Festival have been released by promoter Goldenvoice, which means festival-goers can now start figuring out whether to bypass newcomer Easton Corbin on Friday afternoon to catch Lynyrd Skynyrd playing at...
  • 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, ...
  • Pharrell Williams to join NBC's 'The Voice' in the fall

    Pharrell Williams to join NBC's 'The Voice' in the fall
    Maybe Pharrell Williams' over-sized top hat is a good luck charm.  His album "Girl" is in the top 5 on the pop charts; his single "Happy" has sold more than 3.3 million downloads in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan; and earlier today, his latest...