| Jan 25, 2014
| 4:22 PM
At the time of last year’s Grammy Award ceremonies, Berks County native Taylor Swift had one of the biggest albums around, her fourth disc, “Red.” It had gone platinum just a month after its Oct. 22, 2012, release and by......
| Jan 27, 2014
| 4:22 PM
A lot of people in cyberspace Sunday night were loving on the performance of Kendrick Lamar and Imagine Dragons on the broadcast of the 56th Grammy Awards. And fair enough, the duo performance of Lamar’s “M.A.A.D. City” and Imagine...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 2:30 PM
In a week of huge bounces for some Grammy Awards winners and performers, the soundtrack album for "Frozen" prevailed at No. 1 on the U.S. album chart for a fourth non-consecutive stanza.
Disney's animated tuner held at the top with sales of 94,000 (up...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 11:05 AM
Mainstream indie-poppers Foster the People, enigmatic crooner Lana Del Rey and the charismatic rapper 2 Chainz will headline the fifth Sweetlife Music and Food Festival at Merriweather Post Pavilion on May 10.
Other artists scheduled to perform at...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 12:39 PM
Mayer Hawthorne has seen his share of rejection — and I'm not talking about music labels.
The suits-and-sneakers-wearing crooner with the thick-rimmed glasses said he wasn't the coolest kid in his Ann Arbor, Mich., high school and was often turned...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 10:28 AM
Beck, Neutral Milk Hotel and Kendrick Lamar will headline the Pitchfork Music Festival when it returns July 18-20 to Union Park.
The festival also announced Friday that disco pioneer Giorgio Moroder, the focal point of a key track on Daft Punk’s...
| Feb 15, 2014
| 10:39 AM
Kanye West knows he is often painted as a brooding egotist, but during his Baltimore Arena concert Friday night, the 36-year-old rapper wanted fans to know he was happy.
“Don’t believe the pictures of me looking mad,” West told the...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 10:37 AM
Imagine Dragons, the breakout rock group of the last two years, have made Billboard chart history. The group's hit single "Radioactive," performed at the Grammys last month as part of a mash-up with local rap star Kendrick Lamar, has spent a record-...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Got discerning taste? Interested in digging in the digital crates for the best music available in the cloud? Then you've no doubt been targeted by Beats Music in the past few months.
The much-hyped streaming service is the latest entry in an...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 7:01 AM
The first rap record to enthrall Zsuzsanna Ward was "Illmatic" by Nas.
Better known as ZZ Ward, the genre-defying singer-songwriter grew up in Oregon, far from the dangerous New York surroundings Nas memorably depicted on his 1994 album. But as all...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 11:12 AM
A Top Dawg is on top of the Billboard 200.
Schoolboy Q, part of the Black Hippy rap crew signed to L.A.'s Top Dawg Entertainment, debuted at No. 1 on Wednesday with "Oxymoron," the first of his three albums to be released by TDE in partnership with...