| Feb 9, 2013
| 4:25 AM
Every year, the Grammy Awards makes noise about freshening itself for a younger audience. And every year, it seems, it doesn’t. Or if it does, its efforts are clumsy. Yes, Adele, then 23, won six Grammys in 2012 — the......
| Feb 11, 2013
| 4:27 PM
Turns out the Grammy Awards weren’t as much fun. as we at Lehigh Valley Music thought they would be. That’s fun. – as in the indie pop-rock group that changed the landscape of music this year with its earnest, catchy,......
| Jul 16, 2013
| 1:01 PM
Sylvester was out-and-fierce long before Boy George warbled his way to the top of the charts.
Sylvester crossed racial and sexuality barriers before Frank Ocean was even born.
Sylvester did gender-bending glam before Adam Lambert knew a bugle bead...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 3:07 PM
In the past week Justin Timberlake launched his Legends of Summer stadium tour with Jay Z (they play the Rose Bowl on July 28) and premiered a new single, “Take Back the Night,” the lead track from Part 2 of his uber-successful comeback album,...
| Feb 10, 2013
| 9:50 PM
British roots music band Mumford & Sons took the top honor for its album "Babel" at the 55th Grammy Awards ceremony Sunday. The night mostly distributed honors broadly to an array of younger generation acts including New York indie...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 7:30 AM
On a recent afternoon Thebe Kgositsile, 19, wandered around his sparse central Hollywood apartment lugging a gallon of orange juice and thinking about the logo to his fledgling music imprint Tan Cressida.
A piano melody looped from a computer plugged...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 11:51 AM
The opening night of Drake’s annual OVO Fest in Toronto has been canceled due to Frank Ocean’s recent vocal injury, Live Nation announced on Tuesday.
The R&B crooner was slated to headline the first night of the two-day festival alongside...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 3:37 PM
Earlier this week, the K-Pop superstar G-Dragon posted an image to his Instagram account that shocked many U.S. fans with its resemblance to a widely shared image of the Florida shooting victim Trayvon Martin.
Though the post didn't mention Martin by...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 5:00 AM
It's possible to pare down the gist of "Magna Carta Holy Grail," the 12th solo studio album from New York rapper/businessman/new dad Jay-Z, to three simple words uttered in a track called "Tom Ford."
"I'm so special," declares the rapper, 43, and anyone...
| Jul 8, 2013
** 1/2 (out of 4)
Jay-Z has been rapping about having a lot of money for a long time: "Without rap, I was crazy straight/partner, I'm still spending money from '88" he spat on "Dead Presidents II" in 1996. Back then, though, there was a populist tilt...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 9:28 AM
Even though the coverage seems to have gone on for years, a mere five days have passed since users of a particular brand of smartphone (and anybody willing to illegally download music) first heard “Magna Carta Holy Grail,” the 12th solo...