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Coachella 2014: Pharrell Williams vs. the desert, now with Jay Z
During his Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival debut last week, Pharrell Williams looked miserable. His voice was shot, his head was hu
Coachella 2014: Going native at the festival's makeover tent
Here's a telling statistic about the 2014 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival : On the first of two three-day weekends more than 3,000
R&B meets grim and grime in Afghan Whigs' 'Do to the Beast'
Coachella 2014: Veteran indie rockers Afghan Whigs appear at Coachella following their first release in 16 years, 'Do to the Beast.'
Listen: Le Butcherettes return with 'Demon Stuck in Your Eye'
Two years ago during a performance at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival , Teri “Gender Bender” Suaréz climbed to the top of a lig
Coachella festival's luxuries eclipsing its music and arts
When the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival launched 15 years ago, creature comforts included any small slice of shade cast by the odd
Review: Jon Langford's 'Here Be Monsters' has a barkeep's wit
Swiftly summarizing Jon Langford’s nearly 40 years worth of contributions to punk rock and all of its permutations, as well as his career-lo
Angel Olsen learns there's nothing wrong in a little selfishness
There's a lot of damage in the shadows when Angel Olsen says six simple words.
U2 wants to avoid the 'esoteric' on new album, win an Oscar
U2 is a band that is used to big statements, political activism and rallying behind a cause. This past weekend, however, the band's larger-t
Album review: Lydia Loveless' brazen 'Somewhere Else'
There’s having no shame, and then there’s Lydia Loveless.
The best Oscar-worthy songs thwarted by 'Alone Yet Not Alone'
The poor little Oscar song category just can't seem to get a break. The Academy this week struck the title song from little-known faith-base
Grammys 2014: What to look for on Sunday's awards show
The Grammys, with performers including Daft Punk, Metallica, Nine Inch Nails, Katy Perry and Lorde, promises more than a few surprises.
L.A.'s Warpaint branches out from the abstract with stepped-up spin
Warpaint follows up its 2010 debut with an album that keeps the band's 'impressionistic' nature while adding an electronic groove.
Oscar Nominations: 'Frozen,' 'Her' and 'Alone Yet Not Alone' for song?
U2, Pharrell Williams ;and Karen O -- names more befitting of Grammy nominations than the Oscars -- are among the contenders for the Academy
Life as one great search, echoing off of Parquet Courts
Parquet Courts' new album, 'Light Up Gold,' records lives of post-recession hardship. Tension ratchets high.
Listen: Warpaint teases new album with 'Love is to Die'
Warpaint unleashed "Love is to Die," its first proper teaser for its upcoming second album.
Cameron Mesirow unmasks more of Glasser with 'Interiors'
The new album "Interiors" by Cameron Mesirow, a.k.a. Glasser, features of sweeping electronics and harrowing choral harmonies.
D23: Richard Sherman, Alan Menken explore the Disney songbook
Midway through an extensive exploration of the songs of Disney’s past, composer Alan Menken needed a breather. Menken, a regular Disney orch