| 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....
| Aug 18, 2013
| 12:09 PM
Who is the H2O Music Festival for?
On paper, Saturday’s hash of old school hip-hop (A Tribe Called Quest, Big Boi), buffed-for-radio Latin pop (Pitbull, Prince Royce), bro-down EDM (DJ Chuckie) and highbrow pan-Latino soul (La Santa Cecilia)...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 9:10 AM
For only the most devoted Nirvana fan, here comes a chance at the ultimate a collectors piece: the late Kurt Cobain's childhood home.
Cobain's mother, Wendy O'Connor, and his sister Kim have recently announced that she is selling the Aberdeen, Wash.,...
| Apr 21, 2013
| 9:24 AM
Major Lazer, like many dance-hall and EDM artists, traffics in nostalgia via sentimental ’80s and ’90s samples. New Order, a band that helped forge the sound of dance music decades ago, traffics in the nostalgia of its own songs. At...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 10:01 AM
Weekends are wonderfully musical around here, offering, more often than not, too many events for any one listener to take in, without benefit of helicopter or cloning. The choices I made last weekend paid handsome dividends.
On Saturday night at the...
| May 1, 2013
| 6:07 AM
There is no set criterion for a great dive bar. A dingy bar can have character. An unassuming exterior could hide a spectacular interior. Sometimes, the right jukebox is all it takes.
But all great dives are unified by one factor: They possess an...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 5:32 PM
Wednesday’s verdict absolving concert promoter AEG Live of responsibility for Michael Jackson’s untimely death in 2009 while preparing for what was to be a major career comeback raises the question of whether the spotlight will ever return...