Fiona Apple raises the bar again on ‘Fetch the Bolt Cutters – album review
It's hard to think of recent music with so few obvious points of reference--this is unmistakably Fiona Apple in a way that makes all her previous music seem like a warmup.
review: Charli XCX’s ‘Charli’ is the most complete realization of her artistry yet
'Charli' is the most perfect balance of Charli XCX's big mainstream pop side and her experimental side to date. It's entirely uninterested in trends, and instead forges a path of its own.
Charli XCX played guest-filled ‘Pop 2′ show in L.A. (review, videos)
Charli XCX's show featured Tove Lo, Carly Rae Jepsen, Mykki Blanco, Caroline Polachek and more.
Lorde played the Staples Center w/ Run the Jewels (review, setlist, videos)
Even in such a large setting, Lorde's highly relatable personality shined through to everyone in the room -- she seemed genuinely glad to be there.
Depeche Mode brought glamorous melancholy Hollywood Bowl (pics, review, setlist)
Depeche Mode are a band built for a huge venue like Hollywood Bowl -- their music all grand gestures. The band's historic four night run wraps up tonight.
review: Pinegrove impressed at the Echoplex with Lomelda & Florist
Once Pinegrove took the stage the place was rapt -- I can't remember the last show I've been to where the crowd sang along to every word like they did with Pinegrove.
Sheer Mag and Tenement played the Hi Hat in LA (review)
Sheer Mag and Tenement made for a great pairing, both cutting their punk with heavy doses of classic-rock melody and guitar histrionics.
FYF Day 3 pics/review (Run the Jewels, Nine Inch Nails, Iggy Pop, Solange, more)
FYF was stacked this year and went out with a bang
FYF day 2 pics & review (Frank Ocean, ATCQ, Cap’n Jazz, Sleep, more)
Following day one, day two of FYF Fest had Frank Ocean (joined by Brad Pitt and Alex G), Cap'n Jazz (joined by Devendra Banhart), A Tribe Called Quest (joined by Raphael Saadiq), and more.
FYF day 1 review (Angel Olsen, Slowdive, Oh Sees, Bjork, more)
Our review of FYF day one, which had the spectacle that is Bjork, the good-times Missy Elliott set, the much-needed punk scuzz of Oh Sees, the majestic back-in-action Slowdive, and more...