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  • Coachella 2015: Vic Mensa, Charles Bradley satisfy at 'Chillchella'

    Coachella 2015: Vic Mensa, Charles Bradley satisfy at 'Chillchella'
    By early Friday afternoon the first day of weekend two of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival finally felt like, well, Coachella. Not that there was a lack of punishing heat, sunkissed bodies, lush vistas or grooves (Charles Bradley and his...
  • Coachella 2015: Ciara, DMX and more highlights from Day 1

    Coachella 2015: Ciara, DMX and more highlights from Day 1
    Day 2 of Weekend 2 of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is slowly getting underway and it’s a rough morning out in Indio for those of us who forgot how punishing it is to dart around the Empire Polo Club for over 10 hours. But now...
  • British Pop Crooner David Gray Explores Quiet Side

    British Pop Crooner David Gray Explores Quiet Side
    U.K. singer-songwriter David Gray first invaded mainstream American airspace in 2000, when "White Ladder," an album he'd recorded two years earlier, suddenly exploded, buoyed by acoustic-rock anthems-in-waiting like "Babylon" and "Sail Away" (and backed...
  • James Blake plays it both ways at the Roxy

    James Blake plays it both ways at the Roxy
    James Blake could’ve become Sam Smith. The two singers, both British men in their 20s, approach soul music as a kind of endlessly adaptable text, similar to the way Amy Winehouse and Adele did several years before them. Both have strong voices...
  • Grammy nominations live update: Daft Punk's 'Get Lucky' makes own luck

    Grammy nominations live update: Daft Punk's 'Get Lucky' makes own luck
    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'...
  • Grammys 2014: Sara Bareilles' 'Blessed Unrest' comes as a longshot

    Grammys 2014: Sara Bareilles' 'Blessed Unrest' comes as a longshot
    With so much music being streamed, swapped and downloaded from so many outlets these days, it's valid to ask whether we can arrive at any sort of Grammy consensus. The nominations for the 56th annual ceremony, announced late Friday, give us the answer:...
  • Grammys 2014: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis named best new artist

    Grammys 2014: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis named best new artist
    Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, the Seattle hip-hop duo, was named best new artist at the 56th Grammy Awards on Sunday, punctuating a whirlwind year in which two of the group's singles went to No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100. The new artist nomination was one...
  • Grammys: Alternative R&B largely overlooked in nominations

    Grammys: Alternative R&B largely overlooked in nominations
    Of all the narratives that can be spun out of the list of Grammy nominations, announced late Friday, came one head-scratching truth: The Recording Academy still doesn't quite know what to do with alternative R&B. When the academy announced it had...
  • Grammys 2014: Checking rock 'n' roll's vital signs

    Grammys 2014: Checking rock 'n' roll's vital signs
    Those looking for evidence that commercial rock 'n' roll music as we have known it — the kind featuring an electric guitarist — is in a coma need only examine a few recent incidents for proof. Most prominently, the major nominations for...
  • Grammys 2014: Top contenders and long shots in five races

    Grammys 2014: Top contenders and long shots in five races
    Betting on the outcome of the Grammys is always a losing game. And the nominations for the 56th annual ceremony prove the voting members of the Recording Academy are as broad as ever with their musical tastes. But history has shown that unpredictability...
  • Frank Ocean vocal injury cancels Drake's OVO Fest opening night

    Frank Ocean vocal injury cancels Drake's OVO Fest opening night
    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...