Music

How will songwriters fare in a world of Spotify and Pandora?

Songwriters are a crucial part of L.A.'s music industry, but as the consumer appetite for online streaming grows, will they still be able to make a living?

San Diego Opera closing a dismal sign for the city

"They didn’t just come to enjoy the great music. They came to share love."

LA competitor from 'The Voice' goes to SXSW

LA native Jessica Childress didn't make it very far in the television competition "The Voice" but she headed to SXSW for a career boost.

Brokechella announces 2014 lineup

In its fourth year, you can attend this affordable concert party in downtown L.A. for just $10. Just don't expect the big names of Coachella.

'This Is What I Do': Boy George releases first album in 18 years

Boy George spoke with A Martinez about the new album, overcoming his drug addiction and introducing a new sound to his already established audience.

Pacifica Quartet in offbeat venue does Shostakovich proud

After a Clark Library performance, Marc Haefele writes, "I’ll die happy if I ever get to hear the rest of Shostakovich’s chamber music played like this."

Local singer tours with her kids in tow

It's a family affair for Los Feliz-based singer Eleni Mandell, who tours across the U.S. with her three-year-old twin children in tow.

Police: Tyler, The Creator arrested for inciting riot at SXSW

L.A.'s Tyler, The Creator, has been arrested for allegedly inciting a riot during the South By Southwest. Police say the Odd Future rapper was arrested Saturday.

SXSW: A conversation with French-Chilean rapper Ana Tijoux

Back now to Austin, where we're going to get some more music from South by Southwest. You might recognize French-Chilean rapper Ana Tijoux's song "1977," which was featured in the AMC series "Breaking Bad."

Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman on the music of 'Harmony'

Take Two recently had the chance to talk with them about their latest collaboration, a musical titled "Harmony" on now at the Ahmanson Theatre.

SXSW: LA songstress Jessica Childress looks for her next big break

LA artist Jessica Childress is investing a lot to rock it at SXSW, but she has to compete with thousands of other bands who will be trying to do the same.

Tuesday Reviewsday: Little Dragon, Moonchild, Dan Croll and more

It's Tuesday, which means that it's time for Tuesday Reviewsday, our weekly new music segment. This week we're joined by music supervisor Morgan Rhodes.

Revolutionary opera director Gerard Mortier dies at 70

Gerard Mortier, a Belgian opera director whose nonconformist style often grated the tradition-bound elite and who became a fiercely avant-garde impresario, has died.

Review: LA Opera's 'Billy Budd' hard to surpass

Marc Haefele reviews the LA Opera production of "Billy Budd," an unfinished work by Melville turned into a sprawling opera by Benjamin Britten in 1951.

Live from SXSW in Austin, it's KPCC!

At Take Two we talk a LOT about music... AND tech... AND film, so we thought we'd send our very own producer Jacob Margolis down to SXSW to check out what's going on.

Strange but true: Music doesn't make some people happy

Researchers say a small number of people appear to lack the brain circuitry to get pleasure from music.