| Nov 22, 2013
| 9:13 AM
Leave it to Virginia Beach's Pharrell Williams to inject some life into the dusty, old music video art form. The clip for "Happy," takes a familiar theme -- average people dancing down an everyday sidewalk -- and extends it to a gloriously absurd degree....
| Nov 15, 2013
| 1:38 PM
Robert Glasper has plenty of people he can call on for guest appearances at his gigs.
The jazz pianist’s acclaimed 2012 album, “Black Radio,” contains cameos by Erykah Badu, Meshell Ndegeocello and Lupe Fiasco, among others, while a...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 8:00 AM
When Madonna declared herself fed up over the "death of creativity" after a world tour in which religious conservatives protested her concert in Poland, fascist skinheads heckled her in France and she received terrorist threats in Russia, the pop...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 5:30 AM
In his penthouse condo on the toniest block of Westwood, one of the world's biggest dance music producers kicks back at his dining room table in an all-black Armani ensemble. A spread of magazine covers, featuring the producer's face, stares up at him...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 6:45 AM
Katy Perry's "Prism" is a shimmering, dynamic, heavy-duty modern pop album that's as unapologetically bent on moving bodies as it is on moving units. Longer by one song than her mega-selling 2010 record "Teenage Dream," the 28-year-old's follow-up is so...
| Oct 24, 2013
"If you find a cute kid, you might have a star. if you find a cute kid that can sing, you might have a cottage industry." — Jesse McCartney of Dream Street
McCartney is right on the money and pop svengalis are well aware of it. The music...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 2:30 AM
An anti-bullying allegory writ on the largest possible scale, "Ender's Game" frames an interstellar battle between mankind and pushy ant-like aliens, called Formics, in which Earth's fate hinges on a tiny group of military cadets, most of whom haven't...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 7:44 AM
What is rock 'n' roll, one may ask upon seeing the names Hall & Oates, Linda Ronstadt, Cat Stevens and Peter Gabriel on this year’s list of finalists for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Do any of them truly rock, let alone roll? Or is...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 7:30 AM
A few things dominated the pop music conversation this year. A British boy band, a pop comeback king, a pair of hip-hop outliers and a NSFW music video –- all of which drives the nominations for the 2013 American Music Awards, which were announced...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 6:00 AM
It’s not often today that a rising DJ team argues that it should get out of its own spotlight. But that’s precisely what the D.C. dance duo of Benoit & Sergio do on their loungey new single, “Adjustments.”
Atop some melancholy,...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 9:11 AM
With Wednesday’s verdict that concert promoter AEG Live was not liable in the death of Michael Jackson, the singer’s road to artistic redemption can move forward -- minus the depressing personal details.
The trial's revelations of the...