In advance of Adult Swim Festival, ‘Rick & Morty’ composer Ryan Elder ponders future episodes and reveals ‘Rick Dance’ origin story

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Active listening? Hi-fi bars arrive in Los Angeles as In Sheep’s Clothing and the Gold Line deliver vinyl-only audiophile sound

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California Sounds: New Los Angeles music from Julia Holter, Empress Of and Health

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California Sounds: Noname’s confident new record, Sarah Davachi’s secular reveries and Harriet Brown’s new synth-funk video

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‘Big Jay’ McNeely, whose honking tenor saxophone style helped turn R&B into rock ‘n’ roll, has died

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Video premiere: Watch an animated Loudon Wainwright III wrestle with demons while holed up at the Chateau Marmont in “Hollywood Hopeful”

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Patti Smith discusses activism in the age of Trump: ‘I’m not going down with the ship, that’s for certain’

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California Sounds: North Americans premiere ‘Cutty’ video featuring meditative guitar — and a suspicious frog

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California Sounds: A Lee Hazlewood-produced surf album by the Woodchucks is unearthed, and Mary Lattimore shares a song made for player piano

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ScottWorks will celebrate the fantastical ideas of Raymond Scott — big band composer, electronics inventor and cartoon-music guy

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Bishop apologizes to Ariana Grande for inappropriate touching at Aretha Franklin’s funeral

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California Sounds: Maria del Pilar, Masego and Cher

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California Sounds: Maria del Pilar sings of dreamers, Masego ponders older women and Cher revisits ABBA

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How a pre-med USC student came to sing — and redefine — a Coldplay song in ‘Crazy Rich Asians’

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California Sounds: Death Valley Girls, lovefingers remixes LCD Soundsystem, Mariachi Reyna

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Patti Smith on Aretha Franklin: ‘She’ll never be gone because she left us such an amazing body of work’

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California Sounds: Mia Doi Todd tackles ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream,’ Winnetka Bowling League premieres ‘On the 5’ video and Louis Cole celebrates ‘Time’

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Recorded in Watts, Aretha Franklin’s live album ‘Amazing Grace’ made gospel history on two days in 1972

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California Sounds: Dntel explores the hate in his heart, Anna St. Louis teases her debut album and Jerry Paper duets with Weyes Blood

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