White Lung’s “Paradise” signals shape of punk to come

White Lung may hail from Vancouver, Canada, but Los Angeles has molded the punk band’s adventurous new album, “Paradise,” into something entirely unique. Producer Lars Stalfors, who’s worked with some of LA’s most progressive artists (HEALTH, Chelsea Wolfe) and poppiest rock ’n‘ rollers (Deap Vally, Cold War Kids), brings little touchstones of the city’s diverse sounds to White Lung’s otherwise brutal punk, making this effort more expansive in its sonic range and, at times, more approachable.

Outlaw country legend Merle Haggard dies at 79

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country giant Merle Haggard, who rose from poverty and prison to international fame though his songs about outlaws, underdogs and an abiding sense of national pride in such hits as "Okie From Muskogee" and "Sing Me Back Home," died Wednesday at 79, on his birthday.

OMG: The top ten rows at any concert

Let's face it: Concerts are way, way better when you're in one of the #coolestrows. We've all shown up an hour late to see Death Cab for Cutie and tried not to think about what our lives would have been like had we only gotten there in time to be in row seven, five or, oh my god!

Bleached, “Welcome the Worms” album review

Sisters Jennifer and Jesse Clavin were going through rough patches when they started working on “Welcome the Worms,” a record with a title taken from a religious pamphlet about embracing the dark side of life rather than ignoring it.