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L.A. Times - Pop & Hiss

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A 'Brand New Day' for the Mavericks with new album, new Mono Mundo label

17 hours ago
Raul Malo, the lead singer and songwriter for the genre-crossing roots band the Mavericks, sat on the balcony of the third-floor office of his group’s new record label, Mono Mundo, surveying the kingdom below: a parking lot and an alleyway extendin... more info

What to listen to now: Rodney Crowell, Weezer, Les Amazones d’Afrique and more

18 hours ago
A weekly roundup of must-hear music from the Times staff. This week’s picks include the latest single from rock-pop act Weezer, the return of Texas singer-songwriter Rodney Crowell and a pair of multi-artist works with worldly ambitions. Les Amazon... more info

Bob Dylan will (finally) accept his Nobel Prize this weekend in Stockholm — on his own terms, of course

1 day ago
Bob Dylan will finally accept his Nobel Prize in literature this weekend, but will receive the medal and diploma on his own terms: while he's on the road in Europe. Last year, the singer and songwriter famously declined to accept the award in person,... more info

Snoop Dogg to speak on Tupac Shakur at Rock Hall induction ceremony

1 day ago
Pharrell Williams, Snoop Dogg, Dhani Harrison and Train’s Pat Monahan will join the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in New York on April 7 as guests welcoming in the newest members of the hall. Williams will induct Chic’s Nile Rodge... more info

N.W.A's 'Straight Outta Compton,' Eagles 'Greatest Hits' make Library of Congress' 2016 picks

1 day ago
Judy Garland’s 1939 recording of “Over the Rainbow,” the Eagles’ “Their Greatest Hits” album, N.W.A’s “Straight Outta Compton” and David Bowie’s “The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars” are among the lat... more info

Gaslamp Killer, Mr. Carmack headline Coachella's Do LaB stage

2 days ago
The Do LaB — the outsider dance music stage at the edge of the Coachella grounds — has announced its lineup for the 2017 festival, and it looks prepared to compete with the rest of the forward-thinking club music bills at the fest. Mr. Carmack, L... more info

'More Life' gives Drake more dominance on the charts

2 days ago
Sick of Drake yet? Better not be, because the ubiquitous rapper not only isn’t going anywhere, his new album, “More Life,” has been on a record-breaking chart tear since its release on March 18. The artist’s fifth album tallied 385 million st... more info

Musical inspired by Pharrell Williams' life is in the works at Fox

3 days ago
Pharrell Williams has spent the past quarter century making his mark in pop music, and now his life is the basis of a musical project in the works at Fox. Titled “Atlantis,” the musical is inspired by the multi-platinum, Grammy-winning producer... more info

Keith Richards talks Chuck Berry: 'I've learned more and more from him over the years'

4 days ago
In trying to capture the momentous influence of Chuck Berry, who died March 18 at age 90, numerous obituaries and appreciations written in recent days have theorized that a number of rock ’n’ roll groups may never have formed were it not for his ... more info

Wild Honey Orchestra with Jackson Browne, Carlene Carter and more salute the Band

4 days ago
The music concocted half a century ago by the musicians who would ultimately be known as the Band was the result of some rather unusual methodology. Robbie Robertson, Richard Manuel, Rick Danko, Levon Helm and Garth Hudson withdrew from the the rigo... more info

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