As Max Bell noted in his round-up of L.A. rap earlier this month, it was a very good year for hip-hop in our city, with all corners of the varied scene -- from Open Mike Eagle's smart 4NML HSPTL to Odd Future's rambunctious The OF Tape Vol. 2 to Ty$ and Joe Moses' raunchy Whoop! -- well represented ... More >>
Cornell DupreeFamed jazz and R&B guitarist Cornell Dupree passed away Sunday, May 8, in his hometown of Fort Worth, TX. He was 69 years old.
At 19, the blues musician joined King Curtis and the Kingpins, playing alongside a young Jimi Hendrix. In the 1960s, he became one of Atlantic Records ... More >>
"If it's true that 'Alejandro' represents Lady Gaga's super-obvious bid at her own 'La Isla Bonita'--and there's no doubting that it does--then consider this: Where Madonna took four years to go from her first big hit to her Latin-crossover jam, Gaga's only taken two; that's a remarkably spee ... More >>
And people acted surprised when Jerry O' Connell landed Rebecca Romjin.
10. Why? Alopecia (Anticon)
It's tough to write about Why?'s breakout record without anxiously jotting down a few choice lyrics from songwriter Yoni Wolf's notebook. Not to downplay its musicianship, but Alopecia is forem ... More >>
Gaby Hernandez's new When Love recalls a different, less regimented era, a time when jazz and soul players converged around a notion of freedom from the constraints of genre, when a singer could team with musicians in the studio and expand the circle. Artists like Roberta Flack and Minnie Ripperton ... More >>