The Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra Celebrates 100 Years
There’s a lot in the history of the Los Angeles Philharmonic of which to be proud. As the organization celebrates its 100th birthday, there are highlights throughout the years: “The Dean of African-American Composers,” William Grant Still, is said to have been the first African-American to conduct a major American orchestra when he picked up
Everything to Know About the Joshua Tree Music Festival
It might not have Beyoncé on stage or Leo DiCaprio in the crowd, but that’s just fine with fans of the Joshua Tree Music Festival, who show up for a lineup of indie international artists, culture, yoga, a family-friendly vibe, and the one aspect the festival prides itself on most: a sense of community. In
Vintage Vinyl: Where to Buy Golden Oldies in NYC
These days, what’s old is new again, and luckily that sentiment applies to LPs. Because New York City is already a music lover’s town, it’s no surprise that a surplus of brick-and-mortar stores caters to both discerning vinyl junkies and laidback collectors alike. From jazz to punk to classical, check out these six indie venues
Take a Chance: Monday Night Residencies in LA
It’s hours before R&B performer Tolliver takes the stage for the final night of his monthlong “Lazy Gays in Black Turtlenecks” residency, which he’s shared with singer and emcee Eddington Again. He’s one new jacket and one art installation away from being ready to perform for the first time with a backing string section. “We
FYF Fest takes over Exposition Park in July
Janet Jackson, Florence and the Machine, Future, and many more will take the stage this summer.
From lineups to late-night snacks: what to expect at Coachella
Coachella is coming and we have one question for you: are you ready? Whether you’re gearing up for Weekend 1 or are biding your time for Weekend 2, we’ve got some highlights to get you ready for an extraordinary weekend spent in the desert.
Lollapalooza 2018 is back for another star-studded year
Arctic Monkeys, Bruno Mars, The Weeknd, and Jack White will headline this year’s festival.
Greatest hits: a look at Gotham City’s after-hours music scene
From rocking dance floors to A-list DJs, live blues, karaoke, and bowling, New York City is the place to be for all-night revelry.
Kendrick Lamar, SZA and friends announce two nights in LA
Top Dawg Entertainment presents The Championship tour with K Dot, SZA, ScHoolboy Q, Jay Rock, Ab-Soul, SiR, and Lance SkiiiWalker.
Sofar Sounds brings cozy concerts to countless cities
Forget everything you used to know about live shows.
John Legend lights up the Hollywood Roosevelt with rooftop concert
Last Thursday, John Legend was literally singing from the rooftops.
Sita Abellán is a rising star
We spoke with the internet’s favorite techno princess about feeling like a fashion freak, modelling for Rihanna, and what inspires her to create.
30 Days in Chicago delivers the best in new music
The event’s Chicago debut follows the LA blueprint.
Patti Smith kicks off concert weekend at Yours Truly
Punk poet laureate, Patti Smith, took to celebrating this past weekend at none other than Yours Truly, the underground nightclub at Journal Hotels’ Mondrian Park Avenue. What was the occasion? Combating climate change.
The Beat Junkies Institute of Sound: Fueling DJ Dreams
In an era of YouTube tutorials and computer programs like Serato that do much of the dexterous work, Beat Junkies exists in a world of hands-on, real-world immersion.
Mondrian Park Avenue hosts celebration of Bill Murray’s New Worlds
The star-studded soirée folded into a G&R afterparty, kicking off what is sure to be a legendary run at Mondrian Park Avenue.
Pappy and Harriet’s: Music’s best-kept desert secret
A desert roadhouse that has hosted Paul McCartney, Lorde, Future Islands, and more.
Misfits to reunite for first time in 35 years for one-off show
“No tour, no BS, just one night of dark metal-punk hardcore brutality that will go down in the history books.”
Desert Daze returns to Joshua Tree this October
Desert Daze is taking over the Institute of Mentalphysics in Joshua Tree for the 6th straight year for a weekend full of live music, art, speakers, and other immersive experiences.
Breaking down Lollapalooza 2017
Lollapalooza runs August 3-6 in Chicago’s Grant Park.
When the stars come out at the Hollywood Bowl
Even in a city that prioritizes freeways over sidewalks, the stroll to the Hollywood Bowl is iconic, rite-of-summer.
The best free summer concerts to check out in Los Angeles
Hot summer fun that won’t burn a hole in your pocket.
Monterey International Pop Festival celebrates 50 years
The event that changed rock ‘n roll forever celebrates its legacy and lasting impact on contemporary culture with a new music festival and exhibition.
LA Pride hits West Hollywood this weekend
LA Pride is hitting the streets of West Hollywood this weekend with a packed lineup that includes Chromeo, Brooke Candy, Brandy, Erika Jayne, and Aaron Carter.
New video for Elton John’s “Tiny Dancer” is an ode to Los Angeles
From the the iconic Circus Liquor sign to the packed 405 freeway, the video captures Los Angeles.
Fairfax Ave and the pop-up merch shop
Music titans have transformed a sleepy stretch of pavement into the streetwear center of LA.
Enduring icons Blondie release their 11th album ‘Pollinator’
Punk icons Blondie are back and they’ve brought Dev Hynes, Sia and Charli XCX with them.
Björk Digital brings extraordinary artistry to Los Angeles
A fascinating and peculiar exploration of musicology, science and technology.
An interview with Liz Vap
There’s no one quite like Liz Vap, and I have doubts there ever will be.
Five street fests to hit in Chicago this summer
Within walking distance or a quick “L” or Uber ride from PUBLIC Chicago.
Chance the Rapper donates $1 million to Chicago Public Schools
You cannot mess with the light.
Daft Punk have opened a pop-up store in West Hollywood
Your favorite robots brought all their helmets and more to Maxfield’s Gallery space for one week only.
First Fridays returns to the Natural History Museum
The downtown Los Angeles venue will tackle foodie culture in a series of monthly after-hours events.
Coachella 2017 lineup announced
Radiohead, Beyonce and Kendrick Lamar headline an eye-popping list of acts.
A Tribe Called Quest is timeless
Cue “Can I Kick It?”
Emo Nite turns two
Get your Taking Back Sunday and side-parted bangs ready.
Making as much noise as possible: An interview with Diplo
Diplo defies any common convention.
Marty and Elayne Bridge Generations at The Dresden
The husband-and-wife jazz duo that has been in residence at the Dresden since 1971, play five nights a week at the bar.
Prince’s Paisley Park estate is now a museum
The late singer’s mythical creative sanctuary is open to the public.
Party Yoga Hits Los Angeles
The evening started with a set of Angelenos, spread out on mats, flowing through a 90-minute yoga practice. It ended with a rap trio screaming about “Hair Jesus.”
Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in Literature
The veteran troubadour becomes the first musician to be honored by the Swedish Academy.
Iconic Hollywood record store Amoeba Music has been sold
Damn the man! Save Amoeba!
Grace Jones, revisited
If you missed the “original fierce ruling diva” at this year’s FYF Fest, you messed up.
The return of DJ crates
The “vinyl revival,” as the uptick in record sales of the past decade has been named, has made its way into bedrooms and home sound systems.
Los Angeles punk scene in print
A seminal era of volatile music takes a new shape.
Guns N’ Roses partied hard at The Hollywood Roosevelt
Axl Rose and Slash were joined by a flock of models for an afterparty in the hotel’s penthouse.
Kanye West premiered his iconic new video ‘Fade’ at the MTV Video Music Awards
It’s a Flashdance-inspired video starring an oiled up Teyana Taylor and Iman Shumpert.
Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, and The Rolling Stones rock the desert
Desert Trip takes over the Empire Polo Field for three epic days of classic rock.
Frank Ocean finally drops new album ‘Blonde’
It’s an intimate, revealing, and poetic album, released in tandem with a visual mixtape and a zine.
Lupe Fiasco’s solo art show to open at Chicago’s Ed Pashke Art Center
His brilliantly colored geometric abstractions will be on display in Chicago this September.