At its best, the music of West Coast composer Terry Riley can feel like a spontaneous revelation, that moment when heretofore unseen patterns emerge, floating to the surface in timeless dreamlike…
Onstage, the saxophonist Boney James refers to his R&B pieces as grooves. He's dead-on correct in that as his compositions are consistently broad and bouncy rump-shakers that demand an uncommon…
The skyrocketing fortunes of the Calabasas, Calif.-based funk-metal band Incubus -- the quintet is now selling out basketball arenas from coast to coast and in Europe -- is sometimes difficult to…
The spinning sounds you hear during the international quadrennial soccer tournament could be one of two things: updated Elvis spinning on a turntable or ancient Elvis spinning in his grave.
Veteran entertainment attorney Fred Davis has some interesting suggestions about how to get the record business out of its yearlong slump: For one thing, it could stop selling records.
Bucking the recent trend toward teen-friendly tours laden with prefab pop and rap-rock, this summer's live-music slate sports a decidedly old-school hue.
CBS has signed vet crooner Barry Manilow to headline a one-hour concert for the net's May sweeps sked.
Fox has plugged L.A. radio deejay Ryan Seacrest into its new summer music series "American Idol" as co-host.
Univision Communications has completed its acquisition of Fonovisa Records for its Univision Music Group, making it the leading Latin music company in the U.S. and Puerto Rico.
Echobrain, the Bay Area rock band featuring former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted, has made an unexpectedly creative and accomplished recording that stands apart from the prefabricated corporate…
When Nick Cave hits the stage, you can be sure of a few things: The wind will howl, the levee's just about to break, night will be dark, and all the cats will be black (except if they've been bred…