Full disclosure dictates I point out David Stenshoel, my oldest brother, is a longtime fiddler with Boiled in Lead, but these guys need no publicity on my part. They've made a global name for themselves with aficionados of freshly-minted folk traditions.
L.A. supervisors honored Angeleno music troupe The Bricks with a proclamation Tuesday. The group was formed by L.A. County's Human Relations Commission a couple years ago, and includes eight young adults who sing about the issues affecting Los Angeles' youth.
A Riverside judge will allow Artis Mills – the singer’s husband - to remain the sole conservator of the James estate and to oversee her medical care.
Christmas music ... entire stops on the radio dial are devoted to it for at least a month every year. Record stores have entire sections full of it. It inspires delight and sometimes loathing, depending on your faith and musical preferences.
Jon Bon Jovi did not go down in a blaze of glory, regardless of what a rogue blog stated on Monday.
Ever heard of the linguistic phenomenon called "vocal fry"? It's when someone's speech drops to a lower register and creates a hoarser, creakier sound. Think of the singing of Britney Spears or Ke$ha, or perhaps the actress Aubrey Plaza, who plays April on the show "Parks and Recreation." Vocal fry was once considered a speech disorder. But a new study from Long Island University found it is wide spread in female college students.
Capitol Records will release the Beach Boys "The Smile Sessions" Tuesday, after the original album "Smile" was tabled nearly 45 years ago.
The band the Bags played an important role in Los Angeles’ late 1970s punk rock scene. The band’s lead singer, Alicia Velasquez, aka Alice Bag, has penned a new memoir, “Violence Girl, From East L.A. Rage to Hollywood Stage — A Chicana Punk Story.”
Roger Williams, the virtuoso pianist who topped Billboard charts with classics like "Autumn Leaves" and "Born Free," died Saturday. He was 87.
The Los Angeles Philharmonic announced Wednesday it has entered into a partnership with an East Coast college to spread the methods of a Venezuelan national youth orchestra program.
Influential jazz trumpeter Uan Rasey died earlier this week. The former first trumpeter of the MGM studio orchestra was 90 years old.
"The King of the Surf Guitar" Dick Dale celebrates 50 years in rock and roll Thursday with a performance at Fullerton’s Plummer Auditorium. Proceeds from the concert benefit Fullerton College. The show won’t be far from where Dale pioneered his signature guitar rumble.
Amy Winehouse never appeared on the MTV Video Music Awards during her short but celebrated career, but Sunday's show will pause to pay tribute to the British singer. Winehouse died a month ago after years of substance abuse. The show is being held at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, broadcast live on MTV from 9-11 p.m.
If you haven’t already heard, the Sunset Junction Street Fair will not take place this weekend in Silver Lake. The Los Angeles Board of Public Works denied permits to the event’s organizers because of hundreds of thousands of dollars in unpaid fees. But don’t give up on seeing your favorite bands, yet.
The San Jacinto Mountains comes alive with music this weekend. It’s the 18th annual “Idyllwild Jazz in the Pines” festival.
Music industry executive Frank Dileo, who managed Michael Jackson's career in the 1980s and returned as his manger in the superstar's final days, has died. He was 64.