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August 5, 2013 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
If there is a poster child for the return of 1990s-era grunge fashion, it's Sky Ferreira. The singer and model, who was born in L.A. but now seems to live all over, was a muse for Saint Laurent designer Hedi Slimane's "California Grunge" fall 2013 collection. And the designer tapped her to star in the label's pre-fall ad campaign, decked out in black lace, leather and studs.  So it was only fitting that Ferreira, 21, would hit this weekend's Lollapalooza festival in Chicago, which was born out of the post-punk, alternative rock and grunge music scene, having been created in 1991 by Jane's Addiction singer Perry Farrell.
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February 27, 2014 | By Mikael Wood
The make-out session during "Adore You. " The dreamy cover of OutKast's "Hey Ya!" And, of course, the pot-leaf leotard. Miley Cyrus provided so much fodder for discussion at the Honda Center stop on her Bangerz tour last week that I didn't have room in my review to address Cyrus' two openers: Sky Ferreira and Icona Pop. No great loss in the case of the latter. Though its performance of "I Love It" was characteristically exuberant, the Swedish duo made even less of an impact on the Honda's gigantic stage than it did in December at the far cozier Fonda Theatre.
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ENTERTAINMENT
February 27, 2014 | By Mikael Wood
The make-out session during "Adore You. " The dreamy cover of OutKast's "Hey Ya!" And, of course, the pot-leaf leotard. Miley Cyrus provided so much fodder for discussion at the Honda Center stop on her Bangerz tour last week that I didn't have room in my review to address Cyrus' two openers: Sky Ferreira and Icona Pop. No great loss in the case of the latter. Though its performance of "I Love It" was characteristically exuberant, the Swedish duo made even less of an impact on the Honda's gigantic stage than it did in December at the far cozier Fonda Theatre.
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December 24, 2013 | By Mikael Wood
It's not exactly Beyoncé shocking the world by dropping an unannounced album on iTunes. But for fans of indie-aligned pop and rock, Sky Ferreira provided a jolt late Monday with a tweet that linked to a video featuring her and Ariel Pink performing Pink's song "My Molly. " Ferreira's collaboration with the L.A.-based eccentric -- in which they crash around a white-walled soundstage -- follows the release in October of her long-anticipated debut album, "Night Time, My Time. " The video was directed by Grant Singer, who also made recent clips for the record's title track and "You're Not the One. " And "My Molly" might be the first in a series of such surprises.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 24, 2013 | By Mikael Wood
It's not exactly Beyoncé shocking the world by dropping an unannounced album on iTunes. But for fans of indie-aligned pop and rock, Sky Ferreira provided a jolt late Monday with a tweet that linked to a video featuring her and Ariel Pink performing Pink's song "My Molly. " Ferreira's collaboration with the L.A.-based eccentric -- in which they crash around a white-walled soundstage -- follows the release in October of her long-anticipated debut album, "Night Time, My Time. " The video was directed by Grant Singer, who also made recent clips for the record's title track and "You're Not the One. " And "My Molly" might be the first in a series of such surprises.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 17, 2013 | By August Brown
The 21-year-old electro pop singer Sky Ferreira might be enjoying her "Night Time, My Time" a little too much. The singer was arrested Saturday in Saugerties, N.Y. , after a rough weekend with her boyfriend, Zachary Cole Smith of post-punks DIIV. The two face a bevy of charges ranging from heroin possession to driving with stolen license plates. As noted by Spin and Pitchfork , the police blotter of the local newspaper, the Daily Freeman , noted that Ferreira is facing " misdemeanor charges of criminal possession of a controlled substance and resisting arrest," with the substance reported to be Ecstasy.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 5, 2013 | By Mikael Wood
When Sky Ferreira turned up recently at an Echo Park watering hole to talk about her debut album, the singer's seen-it-all manner - joyless expression, slumped shoulders, eyes hidden behind dark sunglasses - hardly communicated the giddy excitement of an artist on her way up. But it wasn't entirely unexpected of someone who's been through what Ferreira has. In 2007, when she was 15, the Los Angeles native signed a major-label record deal after developing...
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November 10, 2013 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
What's the new black? You might say it's L.A. Jeremy Scott's appointment as creative director for Italian fashion brand Moschino is the latest development to highlight L.A.'s growing cool factor on the global fashion stage, its place as the next-generation crossroads of celebrity, art and youth culture and its importance as a gateway to the Asian luxury market. Scott's new role, announced in late October, follows the 2011 appointment of L.A.-bred Humberto Leon and Carol Lim as creative directors of the Paris-based fashion brand Kenzo, which they have reinvented with a SoCal surf-and-skate spin, and the decision of Saint Laurent designer Hedi Slimane to base his studio here, where there is easy access to up-and-coming music style muses such as Sky Ferreira.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 15, 2012 | By Mikael Wood
Close followers of B-list electro-pop ladies -- surely we're not the only ones? -- have been waiting since 2010 for Sky Ferreira to break. That's the year this former Angeleno released “One,” a delightfully slinky single produced by the brilliant Swedish duo Bloodshy & Avant. (Hear it below.) Alas, Ferreira's moment seemed to end before it began. Despite a boatload of fawning style-mag coverage and endorsement deals with Adidas and Calvin Klein, the singer's debut album -- originally scheduled for release on the numerically propitious date of Jan. 11, 2011 -- entered some kind of record-label purgatory from which it still hasn't escaped.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 2, 2013 | By Todd Martens, Los Angeles Times
It's April, which is good news for the roughly 180,000 music fans who have tickets to the sold-out Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, set for the weekends of April 12 and April 19. But for those who find themselves shut out of the annual festival in the desert, there are numerous noteworthy concerts happening closer to home. Most even feature modern amenities such as air conditioning, and many, in fact, include artists performing at Coachella. Granted, you won't be seeing 100-plus acts over a three-day span, but for less than the cost of one $349 general admission Coachella wristband, one can undertake a more than worthy pop-music crash course over the next four weeks.
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November 10, 2013 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
What's the new black? You might say it's L.A. Jeremy Scott's appointment as creative director for Italian fashion brand Moschino is the latest development to highlight L.A.'s growing cool factor on the global fashion stage, its place as the next-generation crossroads of celebrity, art and youth culture and its importance as a gateway to the Asian luxury market. Scott's new role, announced in late October, follows the 2011 appointment of L.A.-bred Humberto Leon and Carol Lim as creative directors of the Paris-based fashion brand Kenzo, which they have reinvented with a SoCal surf-and-skate spin, and the decision of Saint Laurent designer Hedi Slimane to base his studio here, where there is easy access to up-and-coming music style muses such as Sky Ferreira.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 5, 2013 | By Mikael Wood
When Sky Ferreira turned up recently at an Echo Park watering hole to talk about her debut album, the singer's seen-it-all manner - joyless expression, slumped shoulders, eyes hidden behind dark sunglasses - hardly communicated the giddy excitement of an artist on her way up. But it wasn't entirely unexpected of someone who's been through what Ferreira has. In 2007, when she was 15, the Los Angeles native signed a major-label record deal after developing...
ENTERTAINMENT
September 17, 2013 | By August Brown
The 21-year-old electro pop singer Sky Ferreira might be enjoying her "Night Time, My Time" a little too much. The singer was arrested Saturday in Saugerties, N.Y. , after a rough weekend with her boyfriend, Zachary Cole Smith of post-punks DIIV. The two face a bevy of charges ranging from heroin possession to driving with stolen license plates. As noted by Spin and Pitchfork , the police blotter of the local newspaper, the Daily Freeman , noted that Ferreira is facing " misdemeanor charges of criminal possession of a controlled substance and resisting arrest," with the substance reported to be Ecstasy.
NEWS
August 5, 2013 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
If there is a poster child for the return of 1990s-era grunge fashion, it's Sky Ferreira. The singer and model, who was born in L.A. but now seems to live all over, was a muse for Saint Laurent designer Hedi Slimane's "California Grunge" fall 2013 collection. And the designer tapped her to star in the label's pre-fall ad campaign, decked out in black lace, leather and studs.  So it was only fitting that Ferreira, 21, would hit this weekend's Lollapalooza festival in Chicago, which was born out of the post-punk, alternative rock and grunge music scene, having been created in 1991 by Jane's Addiction singer Perry Farrell.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 2, 2013 | By Todd Martens, Los Angeles Times
It's April, which is good news for the roughly 180,000 music fans who have tickets to the sold-out Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, set for the weekends of April 12 and April 19. But for those who find themselves shut out of the annual festival in the desert, there are numerous noteworthy concerts happening closer to home. Most even feature modern amenities such as air conditioning, and many, in fact, include artists performing at Coachella. Granted, you won't be seeing 100-plus acts over a three-day span, but for less than the cost of one $349 general admission Coachella wristband, one can undertake a more than worthy pop-music crash course over the next four weeks.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 15, 2012 | By Mikael Wood
Close followers of B-list electro-pop ladies -- surely we're not the only ones? -- have been waiting since 2010 for Sky Ferreira to break. That's the year this former Angeleno released “One,” a delightfully slinky single produced by the brilliant Swedish duo Bloodshy & Avant. (Hear it below.) Alas, Ferreira's moment seemed to end before it began. Despite a boatload of fawning style-mag coverage and endorsement deals with Adidas and Calvin Klein, the singer's debut album -- originally scheduled for release on the numerically propitious date of Jan. 11, 2011 -- entered some kind of record-label purgatory from which it still hasn't escaped.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 24, 2013 | By Mikael Wood
Kanye West caught plenty of flak last month when he premiered the (pretty fascinating!) music video for his song "Bound 2. " In the unlikely event that you don't remember, it's the borderline-NSFW clip in which West and his fiancee, Kim Kardashian, ride a motorcycle through a rather crudely digitized landscape resembling the American West. Now "Bound 2" is attracting a different kind of heat: the legal kind. PHOTOS: Best albums of 2013 According to Rolling Stone , Ricky Spicer of the '70s soul group the Ponderosa Twins Plus One -- whose song " Bound " provides the indelible vocal hook in West's track -- filed suit Monday in New York, alleging that the rapper used Spicer's voice without permission.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 1, 2014 | By Mikael Wood
It looks (and sounds) like something conceived by the jokers at Funny or Die. But evidently Bruce Springsteen wasn't kidding when he performed a rather growly cover of Lorde's "Royals" during his concert Saturday in that young pop star's hometown of Auckland, New Zealand. Strumming an acoustic guitar in the mournful-folky manner to which his fans are accustomed, Springsteen chews through Lorde's lyrics about never having seen a diamond in the flesh in a video clip posted on YouTube (and brought to the attention of Pop & Hiss by the devoted Springsteen enthusiasts at Rolling Stone)
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