| Jan 13, 2014
| 10:09 AM
It turns out Coachella is only the beginning.
Days after revealing that it will be among the headlining acts at this year's festival in Indio in April, OutKast announced Monday that it's to spend the spring and summer "as the marquee act at over 40...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 11:54 AM
A selection of jazz and jazz-adjacent shows that lie ahead:
Robert Hurst at the Blue Whale
A onetime member of "The Tonight Show" band who has also been a part of Diana Krall's touring group, Detroit bassist Robert Hurst has an eclectic, richly...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 2:30 PM
This year’s Grammy nominations may be as muddled as usual, but the Recording Academy sent at least one straightforward message with the picks it announced Friday night: Rock music didn’t matter in 2013.
No rock albums made the shortlist...
| Dec 14, 2013
| 1:17 PM
Note to music journalists crafting their year-end lists: Omitting Wale has dire consequences.
As most publications are rolling out lists of their top albums of the year – Pop & Hiss’ year-end review is right around the corner – Complex...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 10:04 AM
Music video’s wild ride...
| Jan 13, 2014
We could take the easy route and look ahead to the year in music with the basics: Yes, Justin Timberlake appears Feb. 16-17 at United Center and there may just be a new Adele album. But what would be the fun in that?
So without the need for "confirmed...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 2:51 PM
On Jan. 1, concert promoter Goldenvoice posted a video online of a giant incandescent snail motoring its way around revelers at the 2013 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. Since then, Goldenvoice has been hinting at artists performing at its annual...
| Nov 5, 2012
| 8:23 AM
Choose whether each song is on (A) Barack Obama’s campaign Spotify playist, (B) Mitt Romney’s campaign Spotify playlist or (C) Neither.
1. “I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow,” The Soggy Bottom Boys
2. “I Won’t Back Down,&...
| Aug 18, 2012
We know it's noisy out there in the restaurant world. Customers' complaints are growing, critics are including noise commentary in their reviews, and restaurateurs, to some extent, are trying to figure out ways to modify the acoustic mayhem. But just...
| Sep 24, 2012
| 11:05 AM
The ’70s was the era of the Big Family Band. Joe Cocker’s Mad Dogs and Englishmen toured with more than 30 musicians. The Grateful Dead, the Allman Brothers, Delaney and Bonnie and Friends (with Eric Clapton), Santana, the Mothers of...
| Mar 4, 2013
On NBC’s fantastic “Parks and Recreation,” Nick Offerman has turned Ron Swanson into such a spectacular, hilarious symbol of contained emotion and old-fashioned, meat-and-potatoes masculinity that it feels necessary to establish that...