- Los Angeles TimesReporter, 2007 - present
- BillboardReporter, 2001 - 2007
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
Coachella 2013: The music goes on, but for what purpose?
The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is considered one of the music industry's premier festivals, connecting the dots between musica
SXSW 2013: The artists, the stories that made an impression
The Times' music and video game writer Todd Martens files his final dispatch from Austin, Texas.
SXSW 2013: Savages topped Friday's must-hear artists
AUSTIN, Texas – As South by Southwest enters its home stretch – the music festival and conference will conclude Saturday evening – the tempt
SXSW 2013: Indians, No Ceremony among festival breakouts
AUSTIN, Texas -- The noise at the South by Southwest music festival and conference comes from all corners. Thursday began with an upbeat key
SXSW 2013: A search for authenticity amid all the corporate hype
AUSTIN, Texas — The South by Southwest music festival and conference, now in its 27th year, was once a meeting ground for industry debates a