Music

Tuesday Reviewsday: Lorde, Pusha T, Gretchen Parlato and more

From jazz to pop, Take Two music critics review some of the best new songs out this month. Have a listen, and tell us: Will you be adding them to your playlist?

Question of the week: Are concerts too loud?

NPR's All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen just got back from seeing more than 60 shows at the CMJ Music Marathon in New York, and his ears are still ringing.

Asian-American band fights to trademark name 'The Slants'

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office won't approve a trademark for the band's name on the grounds that it's a disparaging term for people of Asian descent. So the band is taking the fight to federal court.

SF Jazz Collective to Perform at Zipper Concert Hall

See a rare appearance by the brilliant SF Jazz Collective

Jefferson Starship's Craig Chaquico makes music with lasers

Most people go to Santa Catalina for the island life, but Off Ramp took the ferry over to see and hear the “Beamz,” a new musical instrument.

Pepe Aguilar's 24th album celebrates Vicente Fernández

Pepe Aguilar's 24th album — he's already sold 12-million records — debuted at #1 on iTunes and is a tribute to his father Antonio Aguilar's great rival, Vicente Fernández. This is his first public radio interview.

Echo Park says 'prosit!' to Bedrocktoberfest

Bedrock.LA celebrates Oktoberfest in true Echo Park-style — with a little help from RZA.

Tuesday Reviewsday: Paul McCartney, TLC, Bad Things and more

Now it's time for Tuesday Reviewsday our weekly new music segment. Shirley Halperin, music editor of The Hollywood Reporter, and Chris Martins, senior writer with Spin Magazine join us today.

Ed Pearl, founder of the legendary Ash Grove, to receive 'long-overdue' honor

Bluesman Lightnin' Hopkins played Ash Grove. So did Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson and Muddy Waters.

Tuesday Reviewsday: Jonathan Wilson, Vienna Teng, Jon Batiste & Stay Human

Nusic Critic Steve Hochman profiles three different artists who are putting a modern spin on old sounds.

Jazz legend Tootie Heath to perform at Angel City Jazz Festival on Oct. 6

Angel City Jazz Festival performers include the Richard Sears Trio and special guest jazz legend Tootie Heath

RZA headlines 5-year anniversary party for Echo Park's Bedrock Studios

Alex profiles the 5-year-old space that has hosted the likes of Beck, Divine Fits, and Janelle Monáe, in addition to many working musicians in L.A.

VIDEO: Zach Galifianakis vs. Justin Bieber on 'Between Two Ferns'

“It’s really exciting to talk to you, especially right in the middle of your public meltdown.” So begins comedian Zach Galifianakis’s interview with Justin Bieber.

Simon Trpčeski kills at the Hollywood Bowl. Or, if you're happy and you know it, clap your hands.

Last night we wrapped up our season at the Hollywood Bowl by watching what I hope is a career-making performance.

Vanity Vinyl: Exploring the eclectic world of self-pressed records

Vinyl records are making a comeback. But how do you navigate the eclectic world of vintage self-pressed vinyl records? At an event at KPCC's Forum, we learned a few tips.

VIDEO: The Pixies play surprise show ahead of 4 more LA nights

Legendary alt-rock band the Pixies played a surprise show with a new line-up Friday night at the Echo, ahead of a world tour.