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High tide of music to wash over L.A. this summer

When Martha and the Vandellas described summer life in 1964's "Dancing in the Street," they sang, "All we need is music, sweet music, there'll be music everywhere." Little could they have known our future relationship with sound.

Teragram Ballroom adds to L.A.'s music venue roster

The Mercury Lounge and the Bowery Ballroom have been key players in New York City's music scene since they opened in the '90s, and now both venues are about to get a new stepsibling in Los Angeles: the Teragram Ballroom.

Foo Fighters play David Letterman's favorite song, 'Everlong,' for farewell

Would that we all got our favorite band to play our favorite song as we say goodbye to our greatest career achievement.  

Brandon Flowers' new solo album, 'The Desired Effect,' takes personal turn

Here's one way to win Brandon Flowers' confidence: Tell him you like a song of his that nobody else likes.

Rock in Rio report card: 6 ways to make a better festival

For more than a year, organizers promised that the inaugural U.S. edition of the Brazilian-born Rock in Rio would be unlike anything the American public had seen.

Rolling Stones announce 'secret' Hollywood gig tonight; no one is surprised

The last time the Rolling Stones played a little L.A. club, it was the 700-capacity Echoplex in Echo Park. Now they've moved up to the bright lights of Hollywood -- keep an eye on these guys; it looks like they're going places!

Foo Fighters will be Letterman's last musical guest: Why he loves them

Dave Letterman booked his favorite band to close out his three-decade-long run in late-night TV. Foo Fighters have been confirmed as the last act to earn a sign-off from Dave when his term on the "Late Show" wraps up Wednesday night...

Kanye West is sick of being censored, apologizes to fans for Billboard Awards

Fans who had hoped to see Kanye West perform "Black Skinhead" and "All Day" at last weekend's Billboard Music Awards instead got mere blips of those songs peppered wth huge swaths of silence.

Lana Del Rey, Courtney Love are ships in the night at the Bowl

On paper, a Lana Del Rey/Courtney Love tour sounds like one of the best pairings in recent pop music history. Both are lightning rods for the kind of vitriol reserved for female artists who step outside the rigid constraints of pop-star femininity — the elder stateswoman of sneering feminist invective...

Morris Day, Ariel Pink headline this summer's Twilight Concert Series

It may still be a touch gloomy outside, but that shouldn't deter anyone from this summer's round of Twilight Concert Series events at the Santa Monica Pier.

Steve Aoki sued over fan's crowd-surfing injury

Steve Aoki just wrapped up a well-received mini-festival in the heart of downtown L.A. But his crowd-engaging antics didn't go over so well with one fan at a 2012 concert.

Billboard Music Awards 2015: What's the point again?

For a spectacle that billed itself as “the greatest musical party of the year,” Sunday's Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas on Sunday felt more like a popularity contest -- and not a very exciting one at that...

Bruno Mars closes out Rock in Rio festival with a bang

— Rock in Rio USA, the new-to-America music festival that wrapped Saturday after two often-incoherent weekends here, needs to figure out some things if it wants to compete in the rapidly growing festival scene dominated by the likes of Coachella and Bonnaroo.

Billboard Music Awards are ho-hum, but Taylor Swift was impressed

While the boring adults of America were biding their time until the "Mad Men" series finale Sunday, the kids down the hall were donning headphones, staring at screens and occasionally dancing while reveling in another kind of televised marketing exploration: the Billboard Music Awards.

Rock in Rio USA 2015 wraps up with weddings, fruity drinks, Bruno Mars

By the time Rock in Rio had wrapped up its two-weekend run in Las Vegas on Saturday night, more than 172,000 people had attended the event’s U.S. debut, 4,000 had ridden zip lines 64 feet in the air and 20 couples had been married on the festival’s grounds just off the Vegas Strip.

B.B. King's funeral scheduled for May 23 in Las Vegas, daughter says

Blues king B.B. King's funeral will be held on May 23 in Las Vegas, his youngest daughter, Claudette King, announced on her Facebook page Saturday.

Rock in Rio is not for the Coachella crowd, but it works for Vegas

Nothing is sacred in Las Vegas, not even a serenade by the beloved Ed Sheeran, who played the main stage Friday night at the Rock in Rio festival.

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