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Aside from marching bands, movie scores and classical charts, sheet music is an unknown quantity to most popular and modern music fans, an anachronism of a bygone era. It seems like somewhere around the late 1950s and early ’60s, the era of Sun...
Human beings have trouble sitting still when the Mexican techno-funk band Kinky fires up its hit song "Más" (More), with an insinuating bass line that recalls '70s Philly-soul classics like the O'Jays' "For the Love of Money." But what's the message...
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has every reason to be proud of his public safety record. He worked well with Los Angeles Police Chief William J. Bratton, who had been hired by the mayor's predecessor, James Hahn. When Bratton left, Villaraigosa oversaw a...
Some ideas that seem so simple unleash waves of creativity that expand in exquisitely complex ways. One such musical brainstorm is to offer a new body of work as notated sheet music, as Los Angeles songwriter Beck Hansen has done. His new work, "Song...
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Back when I was a boy, practicing and playing basketball in the driveway under meager lighting at night, I loved the bounce. Yes, I’m referring to the basketball bounce, but I’m referring to the atmospheric bounce of AM radio, too. I was...
Pop & HissCelso Chavez, the guitarist-keyboardist in local '90s alt-rock band Possum Dixon, died Wednesday night after complications from a staph infection led to pneumonia, his former bandmate Rob Zabrecky confirmed to Pop & Hiss. He was 44....
Pop & HissThe cheeky pseudonym Boots Electric allows Eagles of Death Metal's Jesse Hughes to put out a solo album in the same vein as musical shape-shifter Beck....
Pop & HissDwight Yoakam returns to major label, readies new album for 2012...
Pop & HissThe Hollywood Bowl's tribute to Serge Gainsbourg’s towering songbook, a four-decade flirtation with every style of music that caught his eye — from chanson to ye-ye pop to Afro-Cuban jazz, American folk and reggae....
Pop & HissThe multimedia artist Doug Aitken, who envisioned the Artist's Museum Happening at MOCA on Saturday night, had a singular mission: to describe and then harness the energy of the West, for one fleeting evening. The trio of musicians who performed......
Pop & HissThe Silver Lake Chorus will celebrate its 1-year anniversary with a show Friday doing what the choir was formed to do: give the full-blown choral treatment to original songs written for the group by leading lights of the indie-rock and......
Tobacco talks collaborating with Beck, the possible demise of Black Moth Super Rainbow and unveils exclusive MP3Pop & HissThe world first discovered Black Moth Super Rainbow three years ago, with the release of their third album, â€śDandelion Gum,â€ť a supernatural and synaesthetic swirl of drum machines, disorienting vocoders, and sun-splintered Moog synths imitating...
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