| Jul 2, 2014
| 1:35 PM
“How do you want to be remembered?” asks Nasri Atweh in the final song on his band’s debut album, "Don't Kill the Magic." The band, we should clarify, is called Magic! (complete with exclamation point). And in keeping with such a...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 12:08 PM
Folk-soul singer Aloe Blacc has been making albums since 2006, but until this year, he's been That Guy: the one you can't place, the one with a minor hit ("I Need a Dollar") you keep hearing in commercials, the one you keep confusing with other...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 11:12 PM
“You’re amazing,” Bruno Mars crooned, “just the way you are.”
Mars’ set-closing ballad Friday at the jam-packed First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre in Tinley Park had row upon row of fans swaying and singing along with...
| Jul 17, 2014
Here are the Top 3 Concerts of the Coming Week: 1. SARA BAREILLES In January, when Sara Bareilles performed a duet with Carole King at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards, you could have cut the symbolism with a knife. Since......
| Aug 20, 2014
| 11:21 AM
Roger Goodell has stated that he wants the NFL to more than double its yearly revenue by 2027, and apparently he's not above asking for handouts in order to do so.
Why else would a league that's already worth $10 billion suggest that some sort of...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Fans of parody artist "Weird Al" Yankovic have started a campaign for the musician to play the Super Bowl.
A petition on change.org started by Ed Ball asks the NFL to select Yankovic as headliner for the Super Bowl XLIX halftime show. In his description,...
| Aug 8, 2014
James Brown's effect on popular music need only listen to Prince or Bruno Mars. Fifty years after Brown's early hits and eight years after his death, the nickname Godfather of Soul becomes more evident every year.
But Brown's son Daryl says his father...
| Aug 9, 2014
The world knew singer James Brown as The Godfather of Soul — the singer who essentially invented funk and who from the mid-1950s through the 1990s put more than 100 songs on the R&B charts and influenced generations of performers......
| Dec 6, 2013
| 8:23 PM
Pop music’s freshman class made a big splash on the sales charts in 2013, and now several can boast a raft of Grammy nominations, including Compton rapper Kendrick Lamar, hip-hop duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, 17-year-old singer-songwriter Lorde and...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 7:40 PM
Nominations for the 56th Grammy Awards are being unveiled tonight at the Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles begining at 7 p.m. PST, and Pop & Hiss will be with you throughout the evening to live blog the proceedings.
Stay tuned to this post, and we'...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 2:32 PM
DJ Kreep has been making beats and mixing music religiously for more than a decade. Growing up in Fort Lauderdale, Kreep spent his earliest days as a DJ performing in punk bands and later diving head first into the electronic dance music scene. Kreep...