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  • Album review: Rihanna, 'Talk That Talk'

    Album review: Rihanna, 'Talk That Talk'
    2 stars (out of 4) Another year, another Rihanna album. “Talk That Talk” (Def Jam) is the 23-year-old Barbados native’s sixth album in seven years. It caps a year in which she released a series of hit singles from her previous album,...
  • The women of Warpaint go for unbroke

     
    Their atmospheric guitar rock has taken a while to catch on, but now at least one music publication has labeled them 'the new queens of the underground.' After nearly six years on the local scene, Warpaint had little to its......
  • L.A. Unheard: 2010's breakthrough bands

     
    “I know very well how I got my name,” Morrissey once sang, and by now, you know how these nine L.A. breakthrough bands got theirs. While they may have been unknowns just months ago, in 2010, these local acts graced magazine covers, stormed major...
  • Coachella 2012: Artist reps see new opportunities, and fans wait and wait and wait for tickets

     
    Tickets for the 2012 editions of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival went on sale Friday at 10 a.m. for one week only, and for the first time ever fans had the opportunity to pick between two weekends of......
  • Album review: Rihanna's 'Talk That Talk'

     
    The singer works that NC-17 territory, but the sauciness sometimes borders on shtick. With an eye toward Middle America, it's mostly just insinuation. Were she willing to tip her hand a little earlier, Rihanna might have considered kicking off her......
  • Nicki Minaj, Glen Campbell, Wilco among L.A.'s top summer concerts

     
    Southern California’s summer pop music calendar includes festivals Hard Summer, Make Music Pasadena and Rock the Bells....
  • SXSW 2012: 10 Los Angeles artists to see

     
    Times pop music critic Randall Roberts suggests 10 don't-miss Los Angeles artists at the annual South by Southwest music festival in Austin....
  • Playlists to take you higher, lower or farther

    Playlists to take you higher, lower or farther
    Here are sample playlists put together from my own (admittedly limited) library, each one "arced" for a particular purpose. Then I asked a few folks who can really pick out a tune to share their sample lists. AMINA KHAN PICK-ME-UP: It's siesta time....
  • Album review: The xx, 'Coexist'

     Album review: The xx, 'Coexist'
    **1/2 (out of 4) The xx make music for pretty much one context: the late night walk or train ride home, ideally taken in some state of melancholy. If you have a great pair of headphones for those late night treks, you're in good shape. If you just went...
  • Warpaint to release 'The Fool' in October (updated)

     
    According to NME, Warpaint, our local practitioners of wooze rock, will be releasing their Rough Trade debut in October. "The Fool" will come out Oct. 26 in the U.S. (and Oct. 25 in the U.K.) with production by Jon Brion......