Tim O\’Brien

James Pants, “Savage” review: A foray into vaporwave

Left-field funk producer James Pants came up in his native label Stones Throw on floor-forward tracks cut with a healthy dose of self-awareness. His loose collar electro-funk debut “Welcome” sounds like an (even more) irreverent LCD Soundsystem, a sly genre roast that sidles just a couple of strides closer to parody than tribute.

Singer Percy Sledge dies at 74

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Percy Sledge, who soared from part-time singer and hospital orderly to lasting fame with his aching, forlorn performance on the classic "When a Man Loves a Woman," died Tuesday in Louisiana.

Coachella 2015 photos: Drake, St. Vincent, AC/DC and more

Coachella 2015 wrapped up its first weekend in Indio Valley on Sunday, with headlining performances from Drake, Jack White and AC/DC. The weekend brought a few surprises, including an appearance by Madonna during Drake's set (and that really creepy kiss), Jack White played a career-spanning set, Este Haim joined both Hozier and Jenny Lewis on stage, while Blink-182's Travis Barker backed Run the Jewels.