| Sep 19, 2014
| 1:14 PM
Amid the volume of musical frequencies and written online responses to said frequencies this week, a few stood out. Among them: an analysis of the Minutemen's "Double Nickels on the Dime"; a punk singer's remarkable essay; a tip on a fantastic, unheralded...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 12:38 PM
WHAT: The next generation of rock arrives a little early this weekend to show off the musical skills they have learned at the School of Rock in Oviedo. The teenage student body pays tribute to drummer-turned-frontman Dave Grohl in two public concerts,...
| May 30, 2014
| 12:58 PM
"Enlisted" (Fox, Sundays). Kevin Biegel's sweet, old-school stateside service comedy, though already canceled, is not quite dead quite yet. Like a spirit suspended between two worlds, it returns to the air this week to conclude its unfinished business:...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 8:23 PM
Pop music’s freshman class made a big splash on the sales charts in 2013, and now several can boast a raft of Grammy nominations, including Compton rapper Kendrick Lamar, hip-hop duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, 17-year-old singer-songwriter Lorde and...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 5:07 PM
Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert, Kacey Musgraves, Brad Paisley and Blake Shelton are among the artists performing Wednesday night on the CMA Awards show from Nashville, and Pop & Hiss will be with you all night live blogging the festivities.
| Jan 26, 2014
| 9:27 PM
French electronic duo Daft Punk’s “Random Access Memories” was named album of the year and its frisky hit single “Get Lucky,” with Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers, won for record of the year Sunday at the 56th Grammy...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 2:31 PM
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...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 9:06 AM
The Grammy Awards will end this year's ceremony with a bang.
A rock supergroup featuring Dave Grohl, Lindsey Buckingham, Nine Inch Nails and Queens of the Stage is to close Sunday night's telecast from Staples Center, organizers announced Tuesday....
| Apr 11, 2014
| 4:03 AM
The 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony may well go into the books for its "Who'd have thought?" surrealistic moments.
Yusuf, the artist formerly known as Cat Stevens, nailed one at the beginning of his acceptance speech when he quipped: "I never...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Thousands of old-style cardboard sleeves for Jack White's album "Lazaretto" sit in tightly packed checkerboard rows at Stoughton Printing plant in the City of Industry, 12.3-inch squares waiting to be stuffed with 12-inch circles.
Jack Stoughton Jr.,...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 12:40 PM
My, Lorde, you sure can sing — and swear too.
In case you missed it, the precocious New Zealand teen with the unique voice — and the performing style she copied from Joe Cocker — helped induct Nirvana into the Rock and Roll Hall of...