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Pop & HissTwo years ago the Like were heading nowhere, and a sophomore album looked unlikely. The band spent much of 2007 working with a noted producer, only to see the completed work never appear on the Interscope Geffen A&M release schedule.......
Pop & HissThe nominees for this year's Barclay Mercury Prize, a sought-after British award bestowed upon left-of-center releases, contains a number of already familiar names to music fans on these shores. The concise electronic romance of the xx, the reflective...
Turn It UpAt East Congress Parkway and Michigan Avenues, union stagehands work atop a support structure on August 2, assembling a sign at the entry to this weekend's Lollapalooza concert. (Tribune photo by Chris Walker) Lollapalooza had maxed out. For the second......
Turn It UpVideo by Kevin Pang It was supposed to be Lady Gaga’s night, and there was no doubt that a majority of fans Friday at Lollapalooza were there to see her. But Gaga hasn’t got anything on Mavis Staples, who threw......
wpix.comHip Hop icon Jay-Z has been tapped to headline day one of the All Points West Music Festival in Jersey City next week. The Brooklyn-native fills in the vacant spot left open by the Beastie Boys who were forced to cancel their appearance - along with...
Tags: Coldplay (music group), Denmark, Arts and Culture, Jay-Z, Norway
Pop & HissAn industry conference with a borderline spring-break-type atmosphere, the annual South by Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas, opens this weekend with interactive and film events. The music business and the media won't descend upon the Texas capital...
Swati Pandey is a researcher for The Times' editorial pages.MY NAME IS Swati, and I am an online social-networking addict. At rock bottom I was spending several hours a day on various sites with my fake friends and my fake selves. I was a member of Friendster and Facebook. I had blogs on Xanga and Blogspot. I...
Special to The TimesIT'S getting hotter — and hotter, according to Al Gore. Time to turn up the AC, plan more trips to the beach, and grab yourself a seriously cool milkshake. A real shake, that is — not the synthetic kind handed to you from an anonymous drive-...
Tags: Cinnamon, Pecans, Eyewear, Karl Lagerfeld, Strawberries
The early scenes of the documentary look like some lost reel from "This Is Spinal Tap," spanning what seems like half of rock history -- complete with hem lengths and haircuts. But the protagonist is not a metalhead but a Zelig-like figure: Here he is as...
Times Staff WriterSchool's out, and if you want a travel break, check out the website of the nonprofit International Student Travel Confederation, www.istc.org. What's hot: It has a worldwide calendar of events so you know when the Arctic Monkeys are playing and where...
Tags: Trips and Vacations, Travel
Conor Oberst "Conor Oberst" (Merge) **** Conor Oberst hasn't done an album under his own name since the dawn of his career in the early '90s, establishing his reputation as the defining songwriter of his generation since then mainly under the Bright...
Times Staff WriterAmong other things, the three-day Coachella festival provided a prominent showcase for a handful of young singers whose profiles figure to get a major boost from their shows. Here's a look at a few whose faces and voices figure to be part of the scene for...
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