María del Pilar could barely muster a song from her creative soul two years ago, much less plot an ambitious trilogy of albums. The former energetic frontwoman for Latin Alternative indie rockers Los Abandoned had lost nearly all enthusiasm for the craft as she was mired in a deep, unproductive fun ... More >>
By: Jessica Hopper[Editor's Note: Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist, and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for ... More >>
R&B singer/songwriter Sade announced that she will be joined by John Legend for her "Once and a Lifetime" tour. Yes, he will be at every single concert. The Live Nation-produced tour hits the Staples Center in L.A. Aug. 19 and 20. Since the demand was so high, they slated their last dat ... More >>
Do you think you've got what it takes to rap with Ms. Krazie? Well, mujeres, now is your chance! Female fans of the rapper have until the end of this week to throw their rhymes into the ring for an opportunity to record with the artist on her next studio album. The month-long "Rap Like Ms. Krazie ... More >>
Twenty year anniversary's comin' up for this one.The latest wacky, unsubstantiated Coachella rumor comes from Rolling Stone, which means it's maybe true! At least, it's something we don't feel dirty for repeating.
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Dan MonickSisters Leigh and Chandra WatsonThe Watson Twins' supporting roles on Jenny Lewis' femme-folk solo venture Rabbit Fur Coat may have brought the Twins to mainstream consciousness, but since then, the sisters have stepped out of the shadows and have come into their own by steadily rele ... More >>
Well, the latest Coachella rumor--and what would Coachella be without rumors?--seems to be that Sade has been added to the line-up.Though there's no official confirmation as of yet by Coachella or Sade, it seems pretty realistic, with Sade's first full-length album released (Soldier of Love) in 1 ... More >>
The Hype: Quetzal Guerrero's website boasts of multi-instrumental talent and that his "art, much like his Native American, Mexican and Brazilian heritage, bridges many cultures and styles." LA-based Guerrero's latest album, Vamos Convesar, came out on the Greek-based label Yoruba Records. Int ... More >>
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