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  • Robin Gibb: A Bee Gees voice filled with more than just disco

     
    Robin Gibb, who died on Sunday, was a member of the Bee Gees, whose music blending funk and pop helped disco cross over into the mainstream. The soundtrack to "Saturday Night Fever" is a classic of the era....
  • Bruce Springsteen has something to say in Philly show -- and this time he's serious

     
    Bruce Springsteen has always had something to say with his music. The last time he played in Philadelphia, to help close the old Philadelphia Spectrum in 2009, his message was one of celebration of the beloved old hall. Bruce Springsteen......
  • Coachella 2012: Black Keys bring hard garage rock to the main stage

     
    Coachella 2012: The Black Keys pushed garage rock onto the mainstage at Coachella 2012 with a dose of blue-collar energy. Times pop music critic Randall Roberts reviews....
  • Album review: Bruce Springsteen's 'Wrecking Ball'

     
    Bruce Springsteen's anthemic new album, "Wrecking Ball," is released on Tuesday. Times pop music critic Randall Roberts reviews the Boss's first studio album in three years....
  • Sinéad O'Connor cancels tour due to bipolar struggle

     
    After two magnificent sold-out shows at the El Rey Theater in February, it seemed Sinéad O'onnor's troubles were behind her. Late Monday, however, O'Connor had some disappointing news for fans, revealing that she had cancelled her upcoming U.S. tour due...
  • Drake talks criticism, singing, sweaters and doing things his way

     
    Drake talks criticism, singing and doing things his way....
  • Anthony Bourdain comes to KCRW for Guest DJ Project

     
    He's raw, unflinchingly honest and hopelessly candid, and because of those qualities, it's almost impossible to dislike Anthony Bourdain, the host of the Travel Channel's "No Reservations." While most food celebrities offer sanitized happy-go-lucky...
  • Don Cornelius and the 'Soul Train' still grooving 40 years later

     
    Approximately 35 years after their creative apogees, names like James Brown, Curtis Mayfield, Marvin Gaye, Sly Stone, Barry White and Aretha Franklin exist as almost afterthoughts. Their legendary status is so secure as to be taken for granted. Their...
  • Mary J. Blige interview: 'You take your life experience and you purge it'

     
    (Photo courtesy of D'Andre Michael) Though there’s a certain glamour that comes with a two-decade career that has produced eight multimillion-selling albums and earned nine Grammy Awards, Mary J. Blige lays it on the line when she sings. She’s the.......
  • Let the Zamrock revival begin: Now-Again releases Rikki Ililonga and Musi-O-Tunya [Updated]

     
    Los Angeles being a car town, driving soundtracks are important and help calm the nerves and lift the spirits while navigating the oft-living hell that is the daily commute. Thank goodness, then, for "Dark Sunrise," the exquisite new reissue of......
  • Pop music gift guide: Because it's hard to wrap MP3s

     
    If you want to give the gift of music, these impressive new deluxe packages include some of the greatest sounds around. Syl Johnson “Complete Mythology” (Numero Group) $75 A four-CD, six-LP set, this collection spans more than a decade of......
  • Album review: Chef Raekwon's 'Shaolin Vs. Wu-Tang'

     
    Three years ago, the Wu-Tang Clan revolted. Disenchanted by the RZA’s operatic direction, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah and Method Man opted for a Puritan approach, returning to the essence on 2007’s “8 Diagrams”: kung fu clips,...