Music

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.

Tuesday Reviewsday: Regina Carter, Linda Perhacs, La Santa Cecilia and 3BallMTY

It's time for Tuesday Reviewsday, our weekly new music segment. This week we have new albums from Regina Carter, Linda Perhacs, La Santa Cecilia and 3BallMTY.

Live from Crawford Family Forum: Robert Hilburn on Johnny Cash

Robert Hilburn, the only music writer at the Folsom Prison concert, tells an audience at the Crawford Family Forum the real Johnny Cash story.

A win for fair use after record label, copyright lawyer settle

Liberation Music threatened to sue Harvard Law professor Lawrence Lessig over a song he used in one of his lectures. Lessig sued back, and now the label is taking a look at its own copyright policies.

Meet East LA's El Haru Kuroi

KPCC's Adolfo Guzman Lopez crashes a rehearsal by El Haru Kuroi, an East L.A. band with musical roots in Mexico, South America, and Africa.

Absent David Bowie steals show at Brit Awards

The British musician stole the show at Wednesday's Brit music awards without even showing up, while Arctic Monkeys took home two big trophies.

Devo's Bob Casale dies from heart failure at 61

Bob Casale was a musician best know for his work with DEVO, a band which made a name for itself in the late 1970s.

Devo guitarist Bob Casale dies at age 61

Bob Casale, the guitarist for Devo, best known for the 1980 hit "Whip It," has died of heart failure, his brother and band member Gerald Casale said Tuesday. He was 61.

Ladies and gentlemen we are floating in ACE

The timeless story of a movie legend and her mirrors, a hotel and its vintage building, and a 1,600-seat theater resuscitated by the sound of UK space rock.

Henry Rollins: Black Flag's early days, 'uncool' music and Ray Bradbury

The former Black Flag Frontman, writer, publisher and actor talks with KPCC's Kevin Ferguson about Ray Bradbury, Washington, DC, South Bay Punk and Aerosmith.

CD Review: 'The Stigmatized,' a great moment in LA Opera history

One of the L.A. Opera's proudest accomplishments has finally gone on the record: Franz Schreker’s not-quite-forgotten masterpiece, “The Stigmatized.”