Music

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.

Natalie Cole follows in father's footsteps with new album 'En Espanol'

Back in 1958, legendary singer Nat King Cole released his first album that was completely in Spanish. Recently his daughter, Natalie Cole, followed in his footsteps by releasing her own spanish album: 'Cole En Espanol.'

Musicologist Michael Sigman picks the best pop melodies

Can you separate words from music and pick pop music's best melody? Sigman surveyed his friends, from Jimmy Webb and Bob Merlis to Les Moonves.

Corny, active and a little insane: What makes kids music that works for adults? (Video)

Kids' music that's safe for adults? That was the subject of a talk and performance at KPCC's Crawford Family Forum. Check out three acts that will entertain kids and their grownups.

Tuesday Reviewsday: Rabbit Rabbit, Maracatu New York and Dumpstaphunk

It's time for Tuesday Reviewsday our weekly new music segment. This week we're joined by music critic Steve Hochman

Musician JJ Cale dies; wrote Clapton, Skynyrd hits

The singer-songwriter and producer known as the main architect of the Tulsa Sound passed away Friday night at Scripps Hospital in La Jolla, Calif. He was 74.