Music

Album of the week: Korean Folk Song Vol. 4 by Lee Eun Kwan

Of course I don't understand the words, but music conveys human emotion, and that can be enough to make up for losing the subtleties of meaning.

'Downton Abbey': The rap song (really)

Like the rest of pop culture-loving America, I'm a huge fan of "Downton Abbey." Now Adam WarRock's dropped a rap from the perspective of Lord Grantham.

Mezzo Laurie Rubin's new album, "Do You Dream in Color?"

Mezzo Soprano Laurie Rubin often gets asked, "Do you dream in color?" Find out why in this interview with Off-Ramp host John Rabe.

Guns N' Roses announce LA shows; Slash goes to the Zoo

Guns N' Roses will be returning to the Hollywood Palladium after a 22-year breather. Following the sold-out NY Takeover series, GN'R will be heading west for a Los Angeles version in March, it was announced Wednesday.

Monkees singer Davy Jones has died

Davy Jones of The Monkees has died from an apparent heart attack. He was 66 years old.

New Van Halen album based on tunes forged at ‘70s beer bashes

Few rock bands epitomize ‘80s excess like Van Halen. The hard-partying band formed in Pasadena in 1974 – and it’s had ups and downs ever since.

Album of the week: Unit Structures by Cecil Taylor

What in heck would a 12-year-old boy hear in this avant-gardist? Well, humor, for one. My first glimpse of Cecil was on educational TV in 1966.

Ann Powers shares new releases from Sleigh Bells and Sinéad O'Connor

Music critic Ann Powers joins the show to discuss two new, moving, rock releases.

Houston fan: 'We got tears outside the perimeters'

Celebrities joined Whitney Houston's family Saturday at a private funeral service for the pop superstar at her hometown church in Newark, N.J.

Michael Jackson estate sues the singer's former manager

On Friday, the estate of Michael Jackson sued the performer's former manager, Tohme R. Tohme for influencing the singer to sign "unconscionable contracts."

Dave Grohl clarifies Grammy speech, Auto-Tunes what he said

Dave Grohl has issued a clarification about his Grammy acceptance speech, essentially Auto-Tuning the message he was sending about keeping things imperfect.

Echo Park artist makes music from the movement of babies

Thanks to a gallery owner in Echo Park, you can treat your baby to infant-core — music generated by the movement of babies.

KFI suspends hosts for 'inappropriate' Whitney Houston comments

KFI hosts John Kobylt and Ken Chiampou were suspended Thursday for "insensitive and inappropriate comments" made about the late Whitney Houston.

Expanding music conservatory raised $1 million last month

Although its made quite the noise in the classical music world, the Pasadena Conservatory of Music is relatively unknown to most Pasadena residents.

Album of the week: The Way Ahead by Archie Shepp

Mostly forgotten in America these days, Shepp continues to play in France. His contribution to the mercurial art form known as jazz is not to be underestimated.

Whitney Houston funeral is private, music comforts the public

Whitney Houston funeral details remain unchanged -- it will be a private service, planned by her family, at a church in her hometown of Newark, N.J. No public memorial has been set.