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  • 4 days ago

    At their best, The Ting Tings dispense pop confections that are colorfully slinky and playfully danceable. Even the British duo’s silly name is musical and bound to raise a smile. With disco beats and funky-clean Chic guitar chords, new tracks suc...

  • 4 days ago

    “You even turn me down in my fantasies,” Charlotte Fontaine chides one of her heroes in The Fontaines’ poppy new ode “Dustin Hoffman.” But it’s hard to see how anyone can resist her yearning entreaties, so charmingly wrapped in sugary close harmon...

  • 5 days ago

    Tonight’s bill corrals three of this town’s best and brightest pop-punk bands. Chicana quartet Go Betty Go have undergone various lineup changes over the past decade, but two years ago the group reunited with their beloved early incarnation, when ...

  • 6 days ago

    Pianist Emanuel Ax has a delicate touch, which makes him the perfect person to unwind the candied melodies of Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 2 with the L.A. Philharmonic. Chopin's early works can be airily beautiful, and Ax has a gentle delivery even...

  • 7 days ago

    “There ain’t no grave that can hold me down,” Carla Bozulich declares amid a clatter of restless percussion, booming bass, funereal keyboard chimes and disembodied voices on her new solo album, Boy. Since debuting with South Bay art-noise e...

  • 8 days ago

    “The world is a bag of tricks all for the taking,” Aceyalone declares on the title track of his 2013 album, Leanin’ on Slick. But the local rapper, who first came to attention with Project Blowed and the vastly influential Freestyle Fellows...