Music

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.

VIDEO: Answering Ylvis's 'The Fox': What DOES a fox sound like?

The new song “The Fox” by Ylvis has quickly become a viral sensation. But wait, what noise DOES a fox actually make? And which foxes are in Southern California?

Turns out your kids really did love that music you played

Music evokes strong memories. Researchers found a strong "reminiscence bump" for music of the early 1980s in people in their early 20s.

VIDEO: They Might Be Giants go old-school with 'You're On Fire'

With director Hoku Uchiyama, the band uses food as puppets in a video that recalls MTV's early days.

Dwight Yoakam to perform at the Hollywood Palladium

Dwight Yoakam joins Off-Ramp host John Rabe for a wide-ranging discussion ahead of his concert Friday at the Hollywood Palladium - his first big LA concert in 5 years

Linda Ronstadt tells AARP she has Parkinson's and can't sing

Linda Ronstadt says she suffers from Parkinson's disease, which has robbed her ability to sing. She says she was diagnosed eight months ago and "can't sing a note."

Rabe’s top 5 Los Angeles songs

California, MacArthur Park, A Good Day, I am ... I said, and ...

Robin Thicke heads to court over 'Blurred Lines' (VIDEO, PDF)

Attorneys for Thicke and the song's collaborators filed a lawsuit in L.A. asking a judge to determine their song doesn't copy songs composed by Marvin Gaye and George Clinton.

Hip-hop enters middle age

This week was the 40th anniversary of hip-hop's creation, and many of its most important practitioners are entering middle age, too.

The Coals' new album, unashamed LA country music

Yes, the new record from the LA-based country band The Coals is only 22 minutes long, but the music on it is inventive, catchy, genuine, and moving.

Eydie Gorme, popular easy listening singer, dies at 84 (videos)

The popular nightclub and TV singer Eydie Gorme has died. Gorme was known both as a solo act and for “Steve and Eydie,” teaming with her husband Steve Lawrence.

Chris Brown suffers seizure from emotional stress

Chris Brown's publicist says the singer has suffered a seizure brought on by intense fatigue and extreme emotional stress.