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L.A. Times - Pop & Hiss

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Spring music picks: Ariana Grande, Vince Staples, Bikini Kill and more

1 day ago
The sounds of spring in Southern California are not just about the annual Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. Here is a look at our music writers’ must-see events this season. APRIL 3 | Vince Staples After a triumphantly acidic Coachella main... more info

Andrew Bird’s ‘My Finest Work Yet’ isn’t afraid to celebrate discomfort

2 days ago
All kinds of ingredients go into the stone soup that makes up Andrew Bird. There’s acoustic old-time of a vaguely Appalachian bent, classical violin that comes out of Bird’s conservatory years, swing-era jazz, folk music somewhere between British... more info

How Tamaryn learned to no longer care about being a 'loser band person'

2 days ago
In the Silver Lake apartment of Tamaryn — one of the most underrated artists in the world of gothic-synthpop — a TV screen is always on a loop featuring classic ’80s music icons. The day before a recent interview it was Bryan Ferry day. Today i... more info

Mötley Crüe’s long-awaited biopic ‘The Dirt’ readies for its Netflix debut. After #MeToo, do we need it?

2 days ago
At the end of a recent conversation regarding the new Mötley Crüe biopic “The Dirt,” the band’s drummer, Tommy Lee, paused to reflect on those halcyon days of the 1980s, when heavy metal ruled the Sunset Strip and his band was on top of the w... more info

Music picks: Yoko Ono, Iron & Wine and more

3 days ago
This week in live music is all spillover from the annual South by Southwest festival and conference in Austin, Texas, and heavy-hitting nostalgia, offering up the best of the old and the new to sate any appetite. The Work and Music of Yoko Ono What b... more info

Jay-Z, Dead & Company and the Killers to perform at Woodstock 50

3 days ago
Jay-Z, Dead & Company and the Killers will headline one of the 50th anniversary shows commemorating the groundbreaking Woodstock festival this summer. Woodstock co-founder Michael Lang announced Tuesday that Miley Cyrus, Santana, Imagine Dragons, Rob... more info

Rolling Stones’ ‘Circus,’ once lost and unfinished, will receive a theatrical release

4 days ago
For over two decades, “The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus” was a lost film, unfinished and unseen, more rumor than pop culture memory. In theory, it captured a lot of what anyone might desire in a rock ‘n’ roll movie from London circa 19... more info

Dick Dale, 'King of the Surf Guitar,' and keeper of his own place in surf music history

4 days ago
One of the things that defined surf rocker Dick Dale’s music, career and his life was that he never held anything back. It was true of his quest for a thundering sound that could replicate the exhilarating feeling he experienced surfing the powerfu... more info

Surf rocker Dick Dale shaped the sound of Southern California — and spread it to the world

4 days ago
Dick Dale played electric guitar like he was more interested in the electricity than in the guitar. Listen to the way he starts his signature song, “Misirlou,” with the sound of his pick slicing against a quivering string — a power line, basica... more info

Did anybody want to be at the iHeartRadio Music Awards?

7 days ago
By this point it’s an established part of Kacey Musgraves lore that the success of her “Golden Hour” — which last month won the coveted album of the year prize at the Grammy Awards — has come without much help from country radio. But that w... more info

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