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  • Album review: Tyler, the Creator, 'Wolf'

    Album review: Tyler, the Creator, 'Wolf'
    *** (out of four) When Odd Future first emerged, everything the L.A. hip-hop collective did seemed perfectly engineered to grab attention. The group's bravado and distorted visual aesthetic excited rap fans looking for change, while its members'...
  • Pitchfork Day 2: Sleigh Bells, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Wild Flag

    Pitchfork Day 2: Sleigh Bells, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Wild Flag
    Pitchfork Day 2 is in the books for Saturday in Union Park. Here’s the rundown from yours truly (GK) and my hard-working colleague Bob Gendron (BG): 1:09 p.m.: The pleasant chirping of crickets provides the transition between songs for the...
  • SXSW 2012: It's a wrap

    SXSW 2012: It's a wrap
    AUSTIN, TEXAS -- Sure, plenty of stars and superstars descended on the South by Southwest Music Conference, which concluded Sunday after five days of glad-handing, pitch-making and music scouting by thousands of attendees. There were sets by everyone from...
  • Black women rewriting the rules on hairstyles

    Black women rewriting the rules on hairstyles
    A year ago, Chris Rock's "Good Hair" hit theaters, examining the historically complicated relationship many African Americans have had with their hair. Now two new videos are rocking YouTube with the idea that times have changed: African American hair &#...
  • Medical marijuana patients will be able to smoke openly at this year's Cypress Hill Smokeout

     
    Cypress Hill has made no bongs about where its allegiances lie. The venerable South Gate-raised rhymers have been teaching America how to get high and the right ways to do it, since Bush père owned the Oval Office. And since......
  • Hair: Whipping up a new conversation

     
    A year ago, Chris Rock's “Good Hair” hit theaters, examining the historically complicated relationship many African Americans have had with their hair. Now two new videos are rocking YouTube with the idea that times have changed: African American...
  • Coachella 2011: Safe and sound [Updated]

     
    The Internet's instant responders sighed with contentment but did not experience hysteria when the Los Angeles Times revealed the lineup for this year's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival late Tuesday. The announcement silenced the din of whispers...
  • Lauryn Hill, Nas, Cypress Hill, Black Star, Mobb Deep to perform classic albums at Rock the Bells 2011

     
    Traveling hip-hop festival Rock the Bells is taking a page out of the genre’s history books by focusing on a set of game-changing albums for this year's showcase. Though still relatively downsized from lineups of the past, a who’s who......
  • L.A. bassist Thundercat: From sideman to Brainfeeder breakout act

     
    L.A. bassist Thundercat sees no end to his style of space-age jazz, written by Nate Jackson...
  • Pop music review: Meshell Ndegeocello shows power, versatility

     
    The singer-musician and her stellar band range far, wide and deep at the El Rey. As the final notes faded at the end of Meshell Ndegeocello's plaintive, mesmerizing performance of "Grace" at the El Rey theater Friday, a woman's voice......
  • Thursday’s Highlights: 'Grey’s Anatomy' on ABC

     
    Click here to download TV listings for the week of Jan. 29 - Feb. 4 in PDF format TV listings for the week of Jan. 29 - Feb. 4 in PDF format are also available at latimes.com/entertainment/news/tv Weekly TV Listings......
  • Kid Cudi's WZRD and jazz artist Robert Glasper score high debuts

     
    Todd Martens looks at the week in the music charts. For Adele, it's week No. 23 at the top of the U.S. pop charts. The week's top debut, and indeed the only debut inside the top 10, is Kid Cudi's psychedelic rock project WZRD. And genre-hopping jazz...