| Aug 11, 2014
| 11:53 AM
On the opening night on KCON, the relative tameness of live sets from South Korean boy bands such as B1A4, Vixx and Teen Top suggested that K-Pop artists playing the U.S. are still figuring out how to live up to the wonderful insanity of their music...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 12:50 PM
This past weekend, the security check-lines for the inaugural Moonrise Festival — which took place on Saturday and Sunday at Pimlico Race Course — looked like a sea of tie-dye, furry boots, baggy pants and T-shirts emblazoned with various DJ...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 12:21 PM
Kendrick Lamar always referred to his album "good kid, m.A.A.d. city" as a "short film" in the liner notes. Now he's got an actual short film to accompany it.
"m.A.A.d." is a 14-minute experimental documentary that will debut as part of the Sundance...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 8:30 PM
The 2014 BET Awards has kicked off at Nokia Theater and is sure to be a memorable one. In past years, Michael Jackson presented James Brown with a lifetime achievement award, Destiny's Child gave lap dances to Nelly, Magic Johnson and Terrence Howard, and...
| Jun 22, 2014
| 10:00 PM
According to our calculations, 42 bajillion albums are released between January and June of any given year. So there’s no reason to wait until December to discuss our favorites. With that, the albums and songs we’ve most enjoyed to this...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 2:26 PM
R&B singer SZA is keeping good company these days. Her latest EP, “Z,” features appearances from labelmate Kendrick Lamar and Chicago’s own Chance the Rapper, and recently she decamped to a studio with Coldplay singer Chris Martin,...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 12:26 PM
Kanye West and Iggy Azalea have been added to the West Coast lineup of the Budweiser Made in America festival slated to take place Aug. 30-31 at Grand Park in downtown Los Angeles, Live Nation unveiled on Wednesday.
West will topline the final night...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Kanye West and Iggy Azalea will join the lineup of this year's Budweiser Made in America Music Festival in Los Angeles, held Aug. 30-31, the weekend before Labor Day.
The Budweiser Made in America Festival is a two-day event held in Los Angeles' Grand...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 5:00 PM
“[Rolls eyes] I’ve heard of all of these bands. Don’t even try to help me out; I already know everyone to see at Pitchfork. You suck.”
If this is your attitude, goodbye. This story is not for you. For any non-grumps out...
| Jul 19, 2014
| 9:41 AM
Reports from Friday, day one at the Pitchfork Music Festival in Union Park, from Greg Kot (GK) and Bob Gendron (BG):
11:30 a.m.: Idyllic weather and what are likely to be capacity crowds are forecast as the Pitchfork Music Festival opens its ninth...
| Jul 20, 2014
| 8:19 PM
Reports from Sunday, day three at the Pitchfork Music Festival in Union Park, from Greg Kot (GK) and Bob Gendron (BG):
1:09 p.m.: College rock, circa 1990, lives on in the form of Speedy Ortiz. Unfortunately, the co-ed Massachusetts quartet is...