The second installment of KCRW's World Festival at the Hollywood Bowl featured two bands that were worlds apart: Mexico's Cafe Tacuba and Britain's Groove Armada. Tacuba performed a set filled with…
A federal judge has ordered Capitol Records to pay nearly $70,000 to cover the attorney fees and litigation costs of a woman the company unsuccessfully sued for illegal downloading.
Nellie McKay has an album coming out this fall, but her show at Largo on Thursday night exhibited none of the angst or drama that accompanied her 2005 Troubadour show, where she railed against her…
Brit post-punk revivalists the Editors continue what they started on their 2005 hit debut "The Back Room" with "An End Has a Start."
Inviting and intelligent, Suzanne Vega's first album in six years is an 11-track examination of New York City — some personal, some observational, some fictional — with each track taking the shape of…
"We Are the Night" strays from the Chemical Brothers signature catchy rhythms and dark tones, opting for a softer sound that quickly becomes a bit long winded.
Maybe the world doesn't have room for another sensitive piano-playing chanteuse, but it's going to have to open up some space for L.A.-based singer-songwriter Alison Sudol, who records under the…
The shortlist for this year's Nationwide Mercury Music Prize was revealed Tuesday, with two former winners featured among the dozen nominees.
Most of the attention surrounding this release party for Mark Ronson's recorded debut, "Version" was focused on the scene and what A-list names might be making it. That's a shame, since the…
The hipster and indie aud for the Os Mutantes show at the El Rey was much younger then you'd expect to see for a band that broke up in 1978. Although the songs played were older than most of the aud…
Universal Music Group has pacted on two significant deals to boost its presence in mainland China.