| Jul 12, 2014
| 12:35 PM
The Downtown Sound music series is now a Monday night fixture during the summer at Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park, but it wasn't always so.
The city of Chicago had a hands-off policy toward rock music for generations, a phobia turned into...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 5:29 PM
In a unanimous decision by the three judges, the Burbank band called the Slightlys won the Rusty’s Emerging Artist Competition 2014, and will perform at the Santa Monica Pier at 7 p.m. on Thursday.
Also on stage will be Omar Souleyman & De Lux...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 1:26 PM
Bob Mould, Richard Thompson and Shara Worden’s My Brightest Diamond are among the headliners for this summer's Downtown Sound, Millennium Park’s annual free concert series.
Robbie Fulks kicks off the 10-concert season on June 2 at the...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 8:11 AM
Is there a word that promises fun more than "festival?" We know. "Chocolate" is right up there, but stop being a distraction. Summer music festivals are a Chicago sonic mainstay, in a city that seems to have gone fest crazy of late. It used to be that...
| May 23, 2014
| 2:21 PM
Santa Monica's annual Twilight Concert series has set its 2014 lineup, and it's in keeping with its history of reggae, world music and indie rock.
'60s psych-rock favorites The Zombies, dub master Lee "Scratch" Perry and the Syrian singer Omar...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 11:11 AM
Downtown Sound, the annual indie rock and roots music-leaning concert series in Millennium Park, has announced the 2014 lineup. Like last year, the goal is to attract a post-work audience with shows starting at 6:30 p.m. Like past years, the series is...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 4:37 PM
LAS VEGAS — Las Vegas is changing. Not the strip, a symphony of ersatz that only knows how to become more so. Along with a phony Paris or sham Sphinx, the city has a fairly recent faux Frank Gehry design that serves as a home to high-end shops,...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 7:05 AM
The 10th annual FYF Fest concluded Sunday night with the shimmering feedback of My Bloody Valentine, which echoed across the Los Angeles State Historic Park and no doubt ruffled neighbors blocks away.
We've already offered a few highlights of Saturday'...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Ten years ago, FYF Fest's Sean Carlson was a dewy 18-year-old so eager to throw a punk rock festival that he forgot to charge for tickets. Did he have even a glimmer back then that he'd be running L.A.'s preeminent indie rock event a decade later?
| Aug 25, 2013
| 11:06 AM
On Saturday at Los Angeles State Historic Park in Chinatown, the 10th annual FYF Fest drew more than 20,000 fans of underground rock, soul, folk, punk, house, hip hop and techno to bake in the downtown sun, then chill under the stars.
| Aug 20, 2013
| 5:30 AM
The 10th FYF Fest occurs this weekend at downtown's L.A. State Historic Park, and over the last decade, the annual indie- and punk-heavy gathering has evolved from a duct-taped DIY celebration to a certified, well-produced, Goldenvoice-endowed cultural...
| Mar 25, 2011
Danny Preston of Rainbow Arabia has the rare day job that might actually inspire his songwriting. By night, he mans the production duties for the global-noise electronica duo with his wife, Tiffany. But on weekdays, he charters private planes for the...