Nas preaches positivity while closing out this year’s Sound in Focus series in style

Sound in Focus - Nas

SHOW REVIEW: If this was Nas’ reminder to the world that he’s still working and grinding like he always has, then a whole lot of fans got to hear that message loud and clear.

Deap Vally’s hard-rockin’ sound is gritty, raw fun

SHOW REVIEW: The bold duo from LA ripped massive guitar and pounded heavy drums when they opened for Band of Skulls at Regency Ballroom, compelling head-banging and toe-tapping to every outspoken song.

Band of Skulls hit LA for special acoustic show

Band of Skulls

PHOTOS: English alt-rockers Band of Skulls stopped off in LA for a special acoustic performance at the Hollywood Forever’s Masonic Lodge.

New Music Tuesday: Thievery Corporation • Band of Skulls • Nickel Creek • Cloud Nothings • JAMAICA • Mac DeMarco

Every Tuesday, we focus on new music releases by naming our top tracks, album highlights, lowlights and important takeaways for select albums.