| Dec 21, 2013
Consider this a purge.
A necessary year-end draining of the snippets, moments and bolts of cultural lightning that burned hot in my skull, sometimes left a mark, sometimes faded quickly, but always jolted me awake in 2013 and became, if only for one...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 12:17 PM
A quick scan of this year's Virgin Mobile FreeFest reveals the type of lineup we've come to expect from the annual concert at Merriweather Post Pavilion: Smart, on-the-nose and balanced -- as long as you're the type of music fan who takes pride in genre...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 6:36 AM
Even in the coldest months, there is no slowdown in the Chicago concert season. Here's a sampling of some of the more notable shows in the next few months (listed chronologically):
Jay Z: After last summer's massive coheadlining stadium tour with Justin...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 9:56 AM
PHILADELPHIA – Nearly two decades into his unparalleled rap career, Jay Z hasn’t abandoned his lofty ambitions.
In the last year, the hip-hop magnate (born Shawn Carter) jolted the album release model when he struck a multimillion-dollar...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 3:44 PM
2 Chainz has a new album out. “B.O.A.T.S. II: Me Time” is another bass-rattling set of bouncy tracks that Miley Cyrus, and the world, can twerk to, and strippers can earn enough tips to rival any salary.
But that’s not the best part of...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 4:32 PM
What: BET Hip Hop Awards 2013 When and Where: Oct. 15 at 8pm ET/PT on BET. About: Uncle Snoop (Snoop Dogg) hosts the annual event, which honors the biggest names in hip hop music, along with recognizing new and rising talent, and which BET says has been...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 7:00 AM
There’s one thing that took a major backseat on the 2013 BET Hip-Hop Awards: actual awards.
The telecast, which aired Tuesday, didn’t parcel out many trophies during its two-hour telecast. Instead most of the night was dedicated to live...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 5:15 PM
Leonardo DiCaprio celebrated his 39th birthday in New York with a little help from rappers Kanye West and 2 Chainz.
Because that's precisely what Jay Gatsby would do if he was a real person.
"The Great Gatsby" star feted himself at Tao Downtown in New...
| May 14, 2013
| 8:20 AM
Lollapalooza presented festivalgoers with some difficult choices Tuesday when it announced its hour-by-hour schedule for the three-day, sold-out festival. Two headliners a day will play simultaneously at opposite ends of Grant Park: Nine Inch Nails and...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 4:26 AM
Here are the Top 5 Concerts of the Coming Week: 1 . STEVE EARLE If art imitates life, it’s no wonder Steve Earle’s songs are so gritty — and so good. Earle’s lived the struggles he’s sung about: drugs (heroin......
| Apr 25, 2013
| 4:26 AM
Welcome to Lehigh Valley Music's Ticket Box, listing new shows on sale. Jeff Dunham at Allentown Fair, Disney’s Bella Thorne at Crocodile Rock Café in Allentown, Steely Dan at Sands Bethlehem Event Center, Kellie Pickler at Mount Airy Casino in........